- Who Makes the IoT Things Under Attack? , the source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released.
- Introducing the Open Images Dataset , we introduce Open Images, a dataset consisting of ~9 million URLs to images that have been annotated with labels spanning over 6000 categories.
- The Moral Economy of Tech Companies that perform surveillance are attempting the same mental trick. They assert that we freely share our data in return for valuable services. But opting out of surveillance capitalism is like opting out of electricity, or cooked foods—you are free to do it in theory. In practice, it will upend your life.
- Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops 60 percent of the world’s cobalt originates in Congo… The Post traced this cobalt pipeline and, for the first time, showed how cobalt mined in these harsh conditions ends up in popular consumer products. Artisanal cobalt is usually cheaper than product from industrial mines. Companies do not have to pay miners’ salaries or fund the operations of a large-scale mine.
- Examples of How City Services Privatization Leads to Inequality Are Piling Up Dillon Beach, California, residents pay four to six times more for their water than residents of neighboring towns. the transit system of Nassau County, New York, privatized in 2012, the company reduced service on 30 routes, and eliminated several lines all together. A year later, fares increased.
- If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives Monomaniacal focus on a single goal is perhaps the ultimate success stratagem. It’s a pattern found in everyone from Edison to Einstein. When you’re able to focus on a single goal, constantly, your achievements reach their theoretical limit
- The Fascinating Company That Tears Cars Apart To Find Out Exactly How They’re Built