Suicide stream?: Facebook 0, Justin.TV (now Twitch) 1 (that we know of)

A man in his last days wanted to stream those last days to the world, or at least on Facebook. He was met with an old fashion ban hammer and could not do so. Alain Cocq, 57, from Dijon in eastern France, has a rare incurable medical condition that causes his arteries to stick together. … Read moreSuicide stream?: Facebook 0, Justin.TV (now Twitch) 1 (that we know of)

Epic deserves to be kicked off “app stores”

30 percent cuts are industry standard. Few get away with less, see Amazon+Apple. Eddy Cue, an Apple senior vice president, and Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos negotiated directly on the deal, according to emails released Wednesday as part of a congressional hearing on anticompetitive behavior. The companies agreed to a 15% revenue share for … Read moreEpic deserves to be kicked off “app stores”

Blackface not OK, Whiteface is OK (according to society)

Photo by Francesco_G on Foter.com / CC BY-SA Let’s start with a basic understanding of “blackface:” In the United States the practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the spread of racial stereotypes such as the “happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation” or the “dandified coon”.[8] By the middle of the century, blackface … Read moreBlackface not OK, Whiteface is OK (according to society)

Remember the minorities: “Mask required for service”

Featured image by Marcho Verch There’s a post circulating around Facebook detailing why a mask is required for service. Let’s take a look: It should come as no surprise, or maybe it does(?) .. that I’m not in support of this stance at all. The general response of people is “stay inside if you have … Read moreRemember the minorities: “Mask required for service”

Harassment and Bullying of the Homeless (It’s a trend)

I would love to visit a few large cities to interview a few homeless individuals. Help me with this mission by donating (click here). Around the world there is an attack on the homeless and I am not sure why. I’ll admit every so often you do run across someone you should avoid at all … Read moreHarassment and Bullying of the Homeless (It’s a trend)

The “Laser” attack against Home Assistant devices is here

It’s here and how long has it been here? Who is to say. Given how quickly researchers picked this up is a safe bet it’s always been in place, but took matters of curiosity, time and money to pull it off. Kudos. Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are vulnerable to attacks that use lasers to … Read moreThe “Laser” attack against Home Assistant devices is here

“Social” Media: Known to create a rip in You (addiction?)

While you surf your feeds on Facebook, Twitter, once Google+, Reddit, whatever it could possibly be, some of us could be creating a feedback loop we crave far too often. I personally witness people “take breaks” from social media for bizarre reasons such as too much time on it, focusing on themselves, or general negativity. … Read more“Social” Media: Known to create a rip in You (addiction?)

Is Decrypting Your Files for Law Enforcement Legal?

Commentary Typically, you encrypt files for personal reasons. Maybe it’s because you travel a lot, and don’t want to risk someone ending up with your information, if you lose your device. Sometimes it’s because you are holding sensitive information that can’t be released. Maybe it’s because you’re a journalist and need to protect your sources … Read moreIs Decrypting Your Files for Law Enforcement Legal?