Latest Articles: Computers-Hacking
THERE'S NO GOOD REASON TO TRUST BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
Post Date: 2019-02-06 10:14:55 by A K A Stone
In his 2008 white paper that first proposed bitcoin, the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto concluded with: We have proposed a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust. He was referring to blockchain, the system behind bitcoin cryptocurrency. The circumvention of trust is a great promise, but its just not true. Yes, bitcoin eliminates certain trusted intermediaries that are inherent in other payment systems like credit cards. But you still have to trust bitcoinand everything about it. Much has been written about blockchains and how they displace, reshape, or eliminate trust. But when you analyze both blockchain and trust, you quickly realize that there is ...
How To Make a WordPress Website - 2019 - For Beginners
Post Date: 2019-01-19 21:03:56 by A K A Stone
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The Unique Pleasures of Watching Alexa Deny Children What They Want
Post Date: 2019-01-15 08:54:41 by Willie Green
Baby Shark, which landed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 32 this week, is a menace to listeners above the age of 5. With its insistent beat and doo doo, do do do do chorus, its a parasitically grating earworm that you will now have in your head until March, and Im sorry about that. But theres one thing that even the songs many haters seem to agree on: That viral video of the toddler repeatedly trying and failing to get her familys Amazon Echo to play the song is totally freaking charming. If you somehow havent seen it: A small girl in a winter coat stands on the floor facing an Amazon Echo device on her kitchen counter. ...
Worst Windows 10 version ever?
Post Date: 2018-10-26 13:56:05 by Willie Green
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been plagued by trouble.In September 2017, Microsoft boasted that it had just released the "best version of Windows 10 ever." A year later, as Windows engineers struggle with the most recent release of the company's flagship operating system, there's a compelling case that the October 2018 Update is the worst version of Windows 10 ever. The month began almost triumphantly for Microsoft, with the announcement on October 2 that its second Windows 10 release of the year, version 1809, was ready for delivery to the public, right on schedule. Then, just days later, the company took the unprecedented action of pulling the October 2018 ...
Trump Claims Google 'Rigged' Search Results Against Him
Post Date: 2018-08-28 14:27:37 by Willie Green
Poster Comment:The Dumfuck Donald suffers more paranoid delusions than Dickhead Nixon...
The Ordinary License Plate’s Days May Be Numbered
Post Date: 2018-07-28 12:03:14 by Willie Green
The mundane vehicle license plate, along with the windshield wiper a virtually unchanged vestige from the dawn of the automobile, is in the midst of a 21st-century makeover.Several companies are applying digital technology to what has long been just a slab of metal, in hopes of making it cheaper to update your vehicles registration and turning it into a portal to the connected world.Such changes benefit the vehicle owner as well as state motor vehicle regulators, according to Reviver Auto, a company in Foster City, Calif., that has developed technology to swap old-fashioned stamped plates for digital screens.This is not about a license plate, Revivers chief ...
5 Reasons You Should Switch From Windows To Linux Right Now
Post Date: 2018-07-23 13:36:14 by Willie Green
When I published the highlights of my journey switching from Windows to Linux on my everyday laptop, I was floored at the engagement it received across all corners of the web. I also voiced an admittedly wrong assumption within the article itself that it wouldn't attract many eyeballs, and yet it became one of my most viewed pieces this year. From where I'm sitting, that tells me a ton of people are interested -- are at least actively curious -- about ditching Windows and making the jump to Linux. With that in mind, I wanted to present five reasons that may lead you to consider switching. Know that these are subjective, and they're targeted at the average Windows user and not ...
Pressure To Break Up Facebook Builds
Post Date: 2018-07-10 10:01:27 by Tooconservative
Americas largest communications union, the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America (CWA), has joined an activist coalition called Freedom from Facebook that seeks to break up the monopolistic social media giant. So far the groups supporting the Freedom From Facebook coalition are predominantly left-wing. Among them are MoveOn.org and Public Citizen. Facebook has about 2 billion users worldwide. But the ideological makeup of the FFF coalition could change in a heartbeat if Facebook continues down its intolerant, authoritarian path. Thats because conservatives have long been abused by Facebook and this ill treatment has only intensified since the election of President ...
April 2018 Update hits 78 percent of Windows 10 PCs
Post Date: 2018-06-30 13:33:57 by Willie Green
The Windows 10 April 2018 Update continued its meteoric rise in June.According to the AdDuplex's latest monthly report, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update has reached 78.1 percent coverage of all Windows 10 PCs the firm has sampled. The surge continues a pattern that Microsoft has been on for a while, resulting in the April 2018 Update becoming the fastest feature update to roll out thus far. For comparison, the April 2018 Update was at 50 percent coverage in AdDuplex's May report. The Fall Creators Update took twice as long to hit that mark after its release. As for other feature updates, the Fall Creators Update now stands at 15.7 percent coverage, while the Creators Update is at ...
Bypassing Facebook on the dark web
Post Date: 2018-06-21 10:31:39 by Willie Green
If Liran Sorani has his way, the dark web a hidden internet badlands populated by hackers, drug runners, gun traffickers, pornographers and human part merchants will one day also be a haven for ordinary folk seeking privacy away from Facebook.Why it matters: Facebook is under intense pressure in the U.S. and Europe for its role in the Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and its general failure to safeguard user data. The dark web is a possible alternative.Facebook's flaws have energized privacy advocates, libertarians and others to seek out another, decentralized and encrypted cyberspace where no one is selling their data or deciding what they can and cannot ...
IBM: All current encryption methods will be broken "instantly" in 5 years' time
Post Date: 2018-05-26 12:48:10 by A K A Stone
Head of IBM Research, Arvind Krishna, attended a panel discussion in San Francisco last week and shared his thoughts about quantum computing and current ancryption methods. Quantum computing, a concept developed since 1980s, has taken massive leaps forward during the past couple of years, as technologies have advanced. Quantum computing isn't a "holy grail" for all kinds of computer solutions, but it is a technology that is extremely powerful in handling massive, large numbers. The problem? All modern encryption techniques are based on large numbers, namely, large prime numbers. According to Mr. Krishna, in just five years' time, the quantum computers will be able to ...
Are Google and YouTube Blocking Searches for Red Pill Videos?
Post Date: 2018-05-16 02:54:14 by Tooconservative
A year or so ago, there were a spate of articles about the red pill videos on YouTube millennials turning off to the bullying by feminists and race hustlers, thinking for themselves, becoming conservative, and posting a video of their personal journey from blue to red online. I googled red pill and had a cheerful time following links. I learned about Candace Owens at that time, and a lot of other black and white millennials who had posted articulate, heartfelt, intimate, sometimes funny YouTubes explaining why theyd become conservative. For months afterward, when I was sick of all the bad news about millennials becoming little fascists, I would turn to the ...
Here’s How To Make Your Old Slow Computer Like New Again
Post Date: 2018-05-02 11:51:59 by Willie Green
Clever new device is saving people hundreds (even thousands) and the big computer companies arent happy about it!Is your computer painfully slow? Have you considered buying a new faster computer but the price of even a basic one makes you cringe? Do you wish there was a cheaper, more affordable way to get a new computer? (Hint: there is keep reading.)Its incredibly frustrating when computers slow down or stop working for seemingly no reason at all. And even after all the diagnostics, upgrades, and money spent, the amount of time waiting for that spinning wheel or hourglass to disappear never seems to get any shorter. Your once new, lightning-fast, computer ...
Google Fuchsia is not Linux: So, what is it and who will use it?
Post Date: 2018-04-12 18:10:32 by Willie Green
Fuchsia, Google tells us in some recently revealed documentation, is not Linux. So, what is it then? And what's it good for? Google Fuchsia: What is it and which devices run it? Google has been working on this open-source operating system since the summer of 2016. At first, we thought Fuchsia was for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. We now know it can also power Chromebooks and smartphones. Is it a replacement for Android and Chrome OS? Good question. It's not clear what Google plans for it. We do know it runs on Google's high-end, Chrome-OS powered Pixelbook. You can also install it on Acer Switch 12 and Intel NUC and, eventually, on a Raspberry Pi 3. Unfortunately, on my ...
It's not just Facebook. Thousands of companies are spying on you
Post Date: 2018-04-01 13:02:22 by Tooconservative
Bruce Schneier is the author of "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN) In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, news articles and commentators have focused on what Facebook knows about us. A lot, it turns out. It collects data from our posts, our likes, our photos, things we type and delete without posting, and things we do while not on Facebook and even when we're offline. It buys data about us from others. And it can infer even more: our sexual orientation, political beliefs, relationship status, drug use, and other personality traits -- even if we didn't take ...
Mozilla launches Facebook Container add-on to isolate your web browsing activity from Facebook
Post Date: 2018-03-28 10:03:26 by Tooconservative
Mozilla was the first major brand to announce it was pausing its advertising on Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal. Today, the organization announced a new tool it said will help keep Facebook from tracking your browsing across the web. The Facebook Container add-on for Firefox promises to make it much harder for Facebook to track you when youre not on its site. Mozilla has been working on the technology for several years already, accelerating its development in response to what it called a growing demand for tools that help manage privacy and security, according to a statement issued by Mozilla today. Most ...
Facebook accused of massive fraud in new lawsuit filed by Cook County
Post Date: 2018-03-28 09:15:34 by Tooconservative
Cook County, Illinois, has joined the parade of lawsuits filed against Facebook in the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandalthe county is believed to be the first public entity to sue the social media giant and its former London-based business partner. The case, which was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Friday, March 23, lays out similar allegations to the six other cases currently pending in federal court. Cook County argues that Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and the SCL Group, its corporate parent, violated users' privacy en masse when they violated Illinois laws against fraud. Just over a week ago, The New York Times and The Observer, a British ...
There's No Such Thing As Free Data
Post Date: 2018-03-28 09:11:26 by Tooconservative
Believe me saidwell, not really said, but postedMark Zuckerberg. Raising Chico Marxs old question, Who are you going to trust, me or your lying eyes? Trust me again even though your eyes have seen how I abused it in the past is the essence of his plea. Zuckerberg feels our pain. And no doubt his own. Not because a few billion have been wiped off the value of his portfolio. He was going to give it away anyhow. In his telling the current furor is all about trust, and reputation, and we have no reason to doubt that his concern and regret are genuine, his solution the best that can be managed within the confines of the existing relationship between ...
What lies beneath: The things Facebook knows go beyond user data
Post Date: 2018-03-28 09:08:06 by Tooconservative
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations regarding the exposure of profile data for millions of users, Facebook is now facing an investigation into its data-collection practices by the Federal Trade Commission. In a statement issued on March 26, FTC Consumer Protection Bureau Acting Director Tom Pahl said that the FTC "takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook. Today, the FTC is confirming that it has an open non-public investigation into these practices." The FTC investigation will likely focus on what data Facebook shares with third parties. But third parties aren't the only entity hoping to ...
Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
Post Date: 2018-03-26 18:29:00 by Willie Green
While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldnt be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant The Mintbox Mini 2 makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).For ...
Microsoft tries out new must-use-Edge ploy in Windows 10 preview
Post Date: 2018-03-20 09:48:22 by Willie Green
In the latest preview of the operating system's fall feature upgrade, Microsoft has mandated that its built-in Edge browser handle the opening of links within the Windows Mail app.Microsoft will try a new way to push Windows 10 users into running Edge, forcing links opened from the Windows Mail app and its messages to display in the browser.Normally, links embedded in messages retrieved by the Windows Mail app open in the default browser, which may be an Edge rival if the user has set one.In the latest preview of Windows 10's fall feature upgrade, currently known as 1809 in Microsoft's yymm label format, Microsoft has mandated that Edge assume responsibilities for opening links ...
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Post Date: 2018-03-16 11:25:04 by A K A Stone
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Innovative Engineer Sentenced to Prison for Recycling Old Computers Instead of Trashing Them
Post Date: 2018-02-19 08:38:59 by Deckard
Eric Lundgren, an innovative computer engineer, may have to spend 15 months in prison for saving the environment and recycling computers. Even though Lundgren has a successful computer recycling business, the thought of throwing away or destroying so many PCs was unsettling. So he hatched a plan to copy and sell to refurbishers PCs with Microsoft restore discs. However, when the company learned what he was doing, they tried to put him in prison. Piracy is a crime and affects the bottom line profits of video game manufacturers, Hollywood films, and software companies like Microsoft. But a Microsoft restore disc is included when someone buys a computer and is available as a free download ...
Trump administration considering government takeover of 5G network
Post Date: 2018-01-29 13:15:34 by Willie Green
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and some in the wireless industry have come out against a proposal for the government to build the next generation wireless network.The Trump Administration is reportedly considering such a nationwide initiative, in part to prevent infiltration by China. The Trump national security team is in the early stages of deciding whether or not to build and operate a super-fast nationwide 5G wireless network, said a senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasnt authorized to discuss internal deliberations on a national security issue.A presentation recently made by a senior National ...
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