The embarrassment of diplomatic partners is not the same thing as a threat to national security, or to the integrity of the judicial process, and diplomatic embarrassment cannot justify withholding information relating to serious criminal activity from the public.
It’s not that crazy an idea that websites might charge broadband providers for access to their content. After all, cable companies pay for the right to carry TV channels.
Rep: I’m just trying to figure out here what it is about Comcast service that you’re not liking.
Block: This phone call is actually a really amazing representative example of why I don’t want to stay with Comcast. Can you please cancel our service?
Rep: Okay, but I’m trying to help you.
Block: The way you can help me is by disconnecting my service.
Rep: But how is that helping you? How is that helping you? Explain to me how that is helping you.
Block: Because that’s what I want.
Rep: Okay, so why is that what you want?
« OkCupid definitely works » (via We Experiment On Human Beings! « OkTrends)
Is it possible an unknown one-woman toy-reviewing YouTuber is making as much money as the average S&P 500 CEO ?
Steganography is useful when it’s important to obscure not only the content of a message, but the fact that a message exists at all, making it hard for law-enforcement agencies to detect. In digital form, it can be useful for good causes—for example, allowing a journalist facing censorship to communicate without attracting attention. But more often it has been used to infect computers and secretly steal data, or as a communication tool for criminal organizations.
« Nobody knows for sure. But if streaming can continue growing and reach Swedish levels, the music business might not be doomed after all ». (via An epic battle in streaming music is about to begin, and only a few will survive – Quartz)
« If you don’t think welfare should be replaced by high-nutrient sludge, or are irritated by Google Glass, you’re not backwards – you’re a human being » (via The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful | JR Hennessy | Comment is free | theguardian.com)