Internet

February 21, 2019

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit record of lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers.
February 21, 2019

She was ‘on a mission’ for ranch dressing. Not even Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign event could stop her.

Hanna Kinney always gets the ranch.Every Monday night, the University of Iowa senior can be found at the Airliner, a restaurant in Iowa City where she and her friends gather for Bible study. They always order pizza, but only half the time does their food arrive with Kinney’s favorite homemade creamy dressing.
February 21, 2019

‘No a part of her life ought to be anybody’s clickbait’: Tabloid’s Malia Obama report attracts rebukes on social media

The Daily Mail might as well have just copied and pasted Malia Obama’s Facebook account and hit publish.
February 21, 2019

YouTube Creators Fear Second Adpocalypse As Disney, Epic Games and More Pull Ads

Nearly a dozen different companies have terminated or paused their ads on YouTube. Earlier this week, a viral video created by YouTuber Matt Watson that pointed out how simple it is to find videos of underage girls in compromising and sexually explicit positions, caused massive commotion on Twitter. #YouTubeWakeUp started to spread, with viewers contacting different companies whose ads were seen on these videos.
February 21, 2019

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 has Wi-Fi 6 and sooner LTE

They might not be the flashiest features, but Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 line has a subtler pair of upgrades that could meaningfully improve the experience of using them day in and out. All three new phones, the S10, S10 Plus, and S10E, include support for Wi-Fi 6 as well as 2 gigabit LTE speeds, up from 1.2 gigabits last year. The upgrades offer the potential for faster internet speeds, whether you’re connected to a cell network or just your home router.
February 21, 2019

The EPA stole music from Yoshi’s Island DS for a pro-recycling Flash recreation

The US Environmental Protection Agency stole music from a Nintendo title to play in the background of an educational flash game, according to GameInformer.
February 21, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg is ‘potentially interested’ in placing Facebook login on the blockchain

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “potentially interested” in putting the Facebook login on the blockchain as part of a public interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain. In particular, Zuckerberg said the blockchain could give users unique powers when granting data access to third-party apps.
February 21, 2019

How Apple’s enterprise app program grew to become the brand new Wild West of cell apps

Apple’s iOS platform has a seedy underbelly that, for years, has been lurking largely unseen, letting both app makers and iPhone owners bypass the App Store’s restrictions to load pirated games, media, and all manner of software that Apple forbids. The most staggering part of this illicit app underworld? Apple is responsible.
February 20, 2019

Don’t be fooled by faux photos and movies on-line

One month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an “Access Hollywood” recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women. The then-candidate and his campaign apologized and dismissed the remarks as harmless.
February 20, 2019

This alarmingly well-made illicit iPhone app retailer has been hiding in plain sight

Apple has long touted its iOS ecosystem for both the security and the tightly controlled approach the company has taken with its App Store, overseeing the approval of more than 2 million pieces of software to date for its mobile marketplace. But I’ve known for years that there are ways around that process, either by jailbreaking or by misusing what are known as enterprise certificates, which are designed for large companies to distribute apps internally that let you directly install software on an iPhone.