by on December 29, 2017
Library of Congress The Library of Congress is going to start being more selective about which tweets it decides to save in its archives. Since 2010, the research library for the United States Congress has been archiving all public tweets dating back to Twitter’s launch in 2006. Not anymore. Beginning in 2018, the Library of Congress says it will “continue to acquire tweets but will do so on a very selective basis.” “Generally, the tweets collected and archived will be thematic a...
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by on January 30, 2018
A new coalition of Canadian companies is calling on the local telecom regulator CRTC to establish a local piracy site blocking program. The plan is the first of its kind in North America, aimed at lowering local piracy rates. Opponents, however, believe the proposal goes too far and equate it to a censorship deal. In recent years pirate sites have been blocked around the world, from Europe, through Asia, and even Down Under. While many of the large corporations backing these blocka...
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by on January 27, 2018
The first ones may hit the rails by mid-2020. A prototype of the R211 subway car is displayed at the Hudson Yards station in December. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to spend nearly $4 billion to replace more than 1,600 subway cars over the next decade. MTA officials chose Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. to potentially design and manufacture more than 1,600 cars for more than $3.6 billion, officials said Monday. The Japanese company would get $1.4 billion to build 535 cars ...
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by on February 17, 2018
The charges against 13 Russians allege they tried to discourage Americans from voting and communicated with “unwitting” people in the Trump campaign. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office brought an indictment Friday charging the alleged Russian propaganda outfit called the Internet Research Agency, two affiliated groups, and 13 Russian nationals with an elaborate plot to interfere with the 2016 election through metric-driven social media campaigns, using the same techniques as sophis...
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by on February 9, 2018
Councilman Brad Lander saw a good opportunity to use the existing kiosks for an additional use. A LinkNYC kiosk in Park Slope where you can check when the next bus comes. Could the WiFi kiosks that continue to dot the city double as bus countdown clocks? Down in Park Slope a trial is underway to do just that, led by City Councilman Brad Lander. “The Links [LinkNYC kiosks] came to Park Slope over the last year and so many of them are located close to bus stops and they have all ...
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by on December 3, 2017
Even an unlimited plan won't save you. With the Federal Communications Commission likely set to abolish net neutrality at its next meeting on December 14, a big, obvious question is just what the internet will look like after the change. A feature AT&T rolled out late last year to reduce users’ bandwidth when streaming videos to their phone may provide a suitably grim preview of an internet without net neutrality — the principle that internet service providers can’t play favorites with...
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by on December 31, 2017
Here's what you need to know about mesh networking.  ast week, the Federal Communications Commission went ahead with its deeply unpopular plan to end net neutrality protections, giving internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast unprecedented control of our experience online. But what if you and your community could become your own internet service provider? Congress can still reject the FCC’s decision, though at least one proposed billsuggests there’s reason not to be overly op...
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by on January 28, 2018
THE EMAIL ARRIVED just as Megan Squire was starting to cook Thanksgiving dinner. She was flitting between the kitchen, where some chicken soup was simmering, and her living room office, when she saw the subject line flash on her laptop screen: “LOSer Leak.” Squire recognized the acronym of the League of the South, a neo-­Confederate organization whose leaders have called for a “second secession” and the return of slavery. An anonymous insider had released the names, addresses, emails, pass...
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Twitter quietly purged thousands of bots overnight—cutting several prominent pundits’ follower counts down to size. Conservatives were enraged last month when activist James O’Keefe published a series of undercover videos purporting to show Twitter engineers boasting of their ability to “shadow-ban” far-right users, or hide their tweets from appearing online. Those claims were quickly debunked, but fears that Twitter—an alleged bastion of Bay Area liberalism—is censoring conservative sp...
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by on February 10, 2018
Successful activism is going to take more than a few shares on Facebook, retweets on Twitter, or likes on Instagram. U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a rally against child poverty on April 9, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif. On Wednesday, 77-year-old House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi walked onto the House floor in 4-inch heels to deliver what would become the longest-recorded speech to have been delivered in the House of Representatives. She spoke on behalf of the D...
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by on December 9, 2017
With a teaser for the movie released yesterday, we now have the full trailer for Alita: Battle Angel and it looks like it could be actually decent. Now, it is worth understanding the history behind James Cameron’s involvement with this project. In that, this is something that he has been working on in the background since the 1995 Ghost in the Shell anime film came out. This is definitely a passion project for him and much of what held the film back was the limitations of special effec...
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by on December 31, 2017
In the domain environment, often need to use the command line management domain users, then you can use the Active Directory command line tools Dsquery.exe, or CSVE, and Ldifde, in fact, the use of Windows Powershell to manage the operation is quite convenient. The following to create a user example: Create a domain user The most basic Windows Powershell script looks like this:   $objOU=[ADSI]”LDAP://OU=People,DC=contoso,DC=com” $objUser=$objU.Create(“user”,”CN=Mary North”) ...
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