Researchers craft Android app that reveals spyware; barred from doing so on iOS

Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy’s devastating report on the dozens of invasive, dangerous “trackers” hidden in common Android apps was generated by writing code that spied on their target devices’ internal operations, uncovering all manner of sneaking trickery. it would be great if we had effective regulatory oversight and the power to seek legal relief from these companies for lying to us and/or sneaking spyware into our lives; but every bit as important is the right to independently audit their actions (as Privacy Lab and Exodus have…

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Using ads to train bots to generate race-based meta data

This post is going to take a more casual tone because, I fear, it’s the only way to convey the seriousness of its contents. My name is Patrick Ryan. I’m the voice of Nightmare in Soul Caliber 3. (That page stretches my face lol) It was my very first voice over gig and it was the very first voice over gig I ever auditioned for. I was told it was for a “necromancer” and the booth director had no idea what that was, so I said I’d give him a…

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The most censored racist website on the Internet

The Daily Stormer has just become one of the most censored websites by all major domain and web hosting providers. They’ve been jumping between new TLD domain names, web hosting and dns server providers since they got kicked off from their original network. But for those who don’t know about this website… What is The Daily Stormer? It is an American neo-nazi – white supremacist website founded by Andrew Anglin, its current editor. The website is one of the most popular neo-nazi websites who share news and comments worldwide for…

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The Greatest Computer Network You’ve Never Heard of (PLATO System)

Nearly 60 years ago, in the modest college towns of Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, an educational computer system, built with federal funding acquired amid the space race, took its first formative steps toward existence. It took more than a decade, and four iterations, for the mainframe machine and its many terminals to reach their full potential—everything had to be be built from scratch. And when these educational terminals finally became good enough for regular use, the thousands of connected high school and college students immediately used them to program numerous…

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The Missing 23rd of the Month

Previously, I explained why the 11th of most months is mentioned far less than the other days in the Google Ngrams database of English literature from 1800-2008. This was to solve a long-standing question posed in an xkcd comic. While researching this, I encountered another mystery: the 2nd, 3rd, 22nd, and 23rd are unusually low as well—but only until the 1930s, at which point they become perfectly normal days. Last time, I set this question aside to focus on the 11th. In this installment, I explain the strange behavior of these four days. To remind everyone, the graph below is the…

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The Ultimate Guide to Passing Job Interviews

This  guide to job interview is an encyclopedia of all the information that job seekers and interviewees of different forms need to know. It encompasses every minute detail of a job interview, starting from the point of getting an interview schedule to professionally acing the interview. It also contains how to be effective and efficient in the first hundred (100) days at work. It is very quintessential for potential job interviewees to have this, as it is not just a guide to interviews but also a tool for sure success…

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Programming in 2018

Programming in 2018 1 point by newbieweb 9 minutes ago | hide | past | web | favorite | discuss I’m looking to get into Web development. I’ve learned somethings about PHP and Javascript just never really made anything. Read a bunch of books and online courses. What does one need to learn in 2018 to become employable as a Web developer? any advice would be useful. Thank you I’m thinking starting with HTML, CSS first but there is so many new things in the Web is hard to know…

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Is Anyone Good Enough for an H1-B Visa?

Advertisement Six months ago I won the lottery — the H-1B visa processing lottery for skilled foreign workers. I called my thrilled parents and celebrated with friends. I’m from northeastern China and have an M.B.A. from Stanford, and was planning to stay in Silicon Valley to help start a company based on a promising new technology to improve the use of data. I was overjoyed because, historically, being selected in the lottery was a near guarantee that an applicant could remain in this country at least three more years. But…

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