Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Max Baucus (D-MT) explain why the Internet sales tax bill, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, is bad for America.
Israel is busy changing passwords, increasing bandwidth and strengthening computer firewalls in preparation for an assault by the cabal of hackers who call themselves Anonymous. The collective has announced it will target Israeli websites, not only those of the government and military but also banking and commercial interests.
One wonders: Does Anonymous hide behind the cloak of secrecy because the hackers fear reprisals, or because it’s a front group performing dirty tricks for some sovereign nation? If it later turns out these hackers are stooges for Vladimir Putin, no one should be surprised or shocked.
Previous generations dealt with the scourge of pirates on the open seas. Our curse involves coping with the various rogues, ranging from the Anonymous hackers to everyday garden-variety spammers, trolling the electronic waters of the Web. If you’ve encountered delays and service interruptions going online this week, the cause might be traced to what authorities are calling the most massive cyber attack in the history of the Internet.
The Glove and Boot puppets, Mario and Fafa, go surfing on the Internet and identify 10 websites that leave them perplexed. These range from an Emergency Yodel site to another one presenting Nic Cage as anyone and everyone.
The faceless hackers who belong to the collective Anonymous want to wipe Israel from the Internet. It’s time these slugs who hide under the cloak of secrecy were exposed to the sunlight. These vigilantes not only mistakenly think they have a right to police the Internet, but also to serve as its self-appointed judges and executioners. They fashion themselves as modern-day Robin Hoods, when in reality, they’re low-life criminals and ego-frigging maniacs. H/T SourceFed
Whatever the question, Google has the answer. The search engine is ubiquitous and ever-expanding. If George Orwell was alive today, perhaps Big Brother would not broadcast over a big TV screen, but instead via the Internet.
Alex Gibson, Molly Gallagher, Josh Israel, Olivia Dunn, Jake Satterfield and Elizabeth Oldak star in this AVbyte original musical.
Fraudsters in West Africa show Vice how they use internet scams to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims all over the globe.
While Nigeria’s 401 scammers may have written the book on West African internet fraud, their shtick looks like Compuserve compared to what’s going on in Ghana. Unsatisfied with the meager winnings from emailing thousands of random Westerners in hopes of convincing one poor sap they’re the treasurer of the Ivory Coast, Ghana’s scammers decided to stack the odds in their favor the old-fashioned way—witchcraft.
Taking a page from cyberpunk, traditional West African Juju priests adapted their services to the needs of the information age and started leading down-on-their-luck internet scammers through strange and costly rituals designed to increase their powers of persuasion and make their emails irresistible to greedy Americans. And so “Sakawa” was born.
More than 4,000 videos exist starring Keyboard Cat. The original cat, Fatso, owned by Charlie Schmidt of Spokane, Wash., died in 1987. But the Keyboard Cat videos didn’t become a big craze until two decades later. Vice interviews Brad O’Farrell, who popularized the cat and forever changed how we perceive the Internet.