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” A BOARD showing a G-string-clad woman has been removed after she became the accidental attraction in a real estate advertising campaign for a house sale in Mt Martha.
An ambitious agent enlisted a drone to take an aerial photograph of the property, which includes a sweeping image of the beach.”
” But the picture also captured small business owner Mandy Lingard, a mother of three and grandmother of one, sunbaking topless in the privacy of her back yard.
— Jayde Vincent (@JaydeVincent) November 16, 2014
The image, which includes Ms Lingard lying face down wearing just a G-string, was on the display advertising board outside her neighbour’s house before being removed today.
“I heard a noise and then I saw this odd thing flying around and thought it was a kid’s toy. It hovered around and luckily I was face down at the time,” Ms Lingard said.”
” Two Twitter accounts belonging to American racial segregation org Ku Klux Klan, @KuKluxKlanUSA and @YourKKKCentral, have been seized by Anonymous as part of the hacker-activist entity’s new campaign, #OpKKK.
At 6:31pm PST Anonymous said it has knocked the website belonging to “Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” — the group responsible for the Ferguson threats — offline.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) November 17, 2014
ZDNet has also received an unconfirmed statement that Anonymous has compromised KKK member email accounts, and a phone harassment campaign is being conducted on KKK members. The message is in full at the end of this article. “
” Barack Obama’s reelection campaign pioneered a pathway for political campaigns to reach voters through Facebook when it released an app that helped supporters target their friends with Obama-related material.
But as the 2016 presidential campaign approaches, Facebook is rolling out a change that will prevent future campaigns from doing this, closing the door on one of the most sophisticated social targeting efforts ever undertaken.
“ It’s a fairly significant shift,” said Teddy Goff, who was Obama’s digital director in 2012, and oversaw the effort that helped the Obama campaign gain a Facebook following of 45 million users that year. Goff’s team used Facebook and other tools to register more than a million voters online and to raise $690 million online in 2011 and 2012.
“ The thing we did that will be most affected — by which I mean rendered impossible — by the changes they’re making is the targeted sharing tool,” Goff said.
More than 1 million Obama supporters in 2012 installed the campaign’s Facebook app. These supporters were given the option to share their friend list with the Obama campaign. Goff said most of the app users did so. And when they did, Goff’s team would then “run those friend lists up against the voter file, and make targeted suggestions as to who [supporters] should be sharing stuff with.” “
It’s served it’s purpose in giving us eight years of Obamaville and now must be eliminated before someone of a less liberal political stripe makes use of it .
” First Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, compared net neutrality to “Obamacare for the Internet,” and now outspoken businessman Mark Cuban has tweeted that President Barack Obama’s proposed policy is something “straight out of Ayn Rand.”
Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and numerous entertainment outlets, tweeted a series of comments about net neutrality on November 13. (Tweets are below.) The tweets centered on comparing net neutrality to the extreme overreaches of government authority depicted by pro-capitalist author and philosopher Ayn Rand in such novels as “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead.”
In one of his tweets, Cuban wrote, “If Ayn Rand were an up and coming author today, she wouldn’t write about steel or railroads, it would be net neutrality.” “
” In July 2014, FireEye mobile security researchers have discovered that an iOS app installed using enterprise/ad-hoc provisioning could replace another genuine app installed through the App Store, as long as both apps used the same bundle identifier. This in-house app may display an arbitrary title (like “New Flappy Bird”) that lures the user to install it, but the app can replace another genuine app after installation. All apps can be replaced except iOS preinstalled apps, such as Mobile Safari. This vulnerability exists because iOS doesn’t enforce matching certificates for apps with the same bundle identifier. We verified this vulnerability on iOS 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1 and 8.1.1 beta, for both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability both through wireless networks and USB. We named this attack “Masque Attack,” and have created a demo video here: ” (see above)
” We have notified Apple about this vulnerability on July 26. Recently Claud Xiao discovered the “WireLurker” malware. After looking into WireLurker, we found that it started to utilize a limited form of Masque Attacks to attack iOS devices through USB. Masque Attacks can pose much bigger threats than WireLurker. Masque Attacks can replace authentic apps,such as banking and email apps, using attacker’s malware through the Internet. That means the attacker can steal user’s banking credentials by replacing an authentic banking app with an malware that has identical UI. Surprisingly, the malware can even access the original app’s local data, which wasn’t removed when the original app was replaced. These data may contain cached emails, or even login-tokens which the malware can use to log into the user’s account directly.
We have seen proofs that this issue started to circulate. In this situation, we consider it urgent to let the public know, since there could be existing attacks that haven’t been found by security vendors. We are also sharing mitigation measures to help iOS users better protect themselves.
By leveraging Masque Attack, an attacker can lure a victim to install an app with a deceiving name crafted by the attacker (like “New Angry Bird”), and the iOS system will use it to replace a legitimate app with the same bundle identifier. Masque Attack couldn’t replace Apple’s own platform apps such as Mobile Safari, but it can replace apps installed from app store. Masque Attack has severe security consequences:
- Attackers could mimic the original app’s login interface to steal the victim’s login credentials. We have confirmed this through multiple email and banking apps, where the malware uses a UI identical to the original app to trick the user into entering real login credentials and upload them to a remote server.
- We also found that data under the original app’s directory, such as local data caches, remained in the malware local directory after the original app was replaced. The malware can steal these sensitive data. We have confirmed this attack with email apps where the malware can steal local caches of important emails and upload them to remote server.
- The MDM interface couldn’t distinguish the malware from the original app, because they used the same bundle identifier. Currently there is no MDM API to get the certificate information for each app. Thus, it is difficult for MDM to detect such attacks.
- As mentioned in our Virus Bulletin 2014 paper “Apple without a shell – iOS under targeted attack”, apps distributed using enterprise provisioning profiles (which we call “EnPublic apps”) aren’t subjected to Apple’s review process. Therefore, the attacker can leverage iOS private APIs for powerful attacks such as background monitoring (CVE-2014-1276) and mimic iCloud’s UI to steal the user’s Apple ID and password.
- The attacker can also use Masque Attacks to bypass the normal app sandbox and then get root privileges by attacking known iOS vulnerabilities, such as the ones used by the Pangu team. “
” The best thing about technology is that it has granted us access of information in our hand held devices. Your smart phone has more computing power than the Apollo spacecraft. Instead of downloading wallpapers and different applications it is time for your phone to be updated with something more powerful.”
” 4: Tinfoil for Facebook
This free software available on Google Play store for those of us who oppose governments and spying agencies and know that Facebook is one of those platforms where information is easily available and can be taken even if we set up our Facebook with a tight security.
This is when Daniel Velazco developed Tinfoil, the application runs Facebook’s mobile site in a sort of an incognito type environment, keeping the cookies and tracking applications out thus limiting Facebook to track you. “
Read the rest at AnonHQ
” As a wave of “evil clowns” terrorizing passers-by spreads over France, a 14-year-old dressed as a clown was arrested Monday near Paris for attempting to attack a woman.
Another teenager in the southern city of Montpellier was sentenced to four months in prison for hitting a passer-by 30 times with an iron bar overnight Saturday, reported AFP. The teen was also dressed as a clown.
Complaints have poured in recently over “armed clowns” wreaking havoc in various parts of the country – some carrying pistols, knives or baseball bats – and police have detained several people over the violent trend.
The phenomenon has even prompted anti-clown vigilantism, forcing police to step in to try and quell the hysteria by saying there have only been a few sightings of the grotesque pranksters.
On Monday, a woman who had just got out of her car in Chelles, near Paris, called the police, saying two clowns – one of whom was armed with a fake axe – had attacked her, a source said.
They escaped when a passer-by armed with a baseball bat tried to stop them, and one of the pranksters was subsequently detained when police spotted him, white make-up still all over his face.”
” Look, if #EBOLA is going to make the leap from “thing everyone is freaking out about” to “thing everyone is freaking out about for good reason,” it needs to find a new method of transportation. Something with more scope than sterile hospital rooms and guarded medical workers. Something like… a bottle of delicious Fireball Cinnamon Whisky at a wedding. “
Published on Jun 19, 2014
” I wrote a full story about this video and getting detailed by the Chinese police! Check http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2014/06… – I also have more about how I made the video, equipment, etc etc.
This music is by the great Jon Hopkins. This song is called “A Drifting Up.” “
” Data from the Pew Research Journalism Project shows that conservatives are less likely to have their views challenged on social media — but liberals are more likely to block or unfriend someone online because they disagree with something they have posted.
Those that Pew describes as “consistent conservatives” are twice as likely as the average Facebook user to say that posts about politics on the social network are “mostly or always” in line with their own views, according to a survey the organization performed this spring — with 47 percent saying their views dominate the conversations they see.
However, that doesn’t mean liberals necessarily like all of the ideas they see. Consistent liberals were the most likely group to block or unfriend someone because they disagreed with their political postings, with 44 percent saying they had “hidden, blocked, defriended, or stopped following someone” on Facebook due to their political postings. Only roughly one-third (31 percent) of consistent conservatives had done the same — although this might be attributable to lower levels of ideological diversity in their online ecosystem. “
” Liberals were also more likely to drop a friend in real life over politics. Nearly a quarter, or 24 percent, of consistent liberals told Pew that have stopped talking to or being friends with someone over politics, compared to 16 percent of consistent conservatives.”
” Facebook can’t stay on top forever—not with so many new social apps nipping at its heels, anyway. A new survey of 7,200 U.S. students by research group Piper Jaffray suggests that the social giant is in fact dramatically losing teen users, despite what COO Sheryl Sandberg might want us to believe. In spring 2014, 72 percent of respondents between the ages of 13 and 19 reported that they used Facebook; by fall 2014, that number fell to 45 percent. By all accounts, that’s a massive drop for a company that’s downplayed its waning popularity among the key demographic of younger users for the last year.
Facebook proper may have fallen from grace, but Facebook-owned Instagram is on the rise among teens. The number of teens using Instagram nudged upward from 69 percent to 76 percent in the same time period while Twitter fell slightly from 63 percent to 59 percent, Google+ dropped considerably from 29 percent to 12 percent and Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit held steady.”
” Life is good in Iran, if you’re young and filthy rich. That is, if the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram account is anything to go by.
Inspired by the Rich Kids of Instagram account which showcases the glamorous lives of twenty-somethings with more money than sense, the Iranian version is packed with images of luxury cars, fashion, watches, pools and jewelry.”
” It’s gained more than 55,000 followers since starting on 13 September and administrators told news.com.au they wanted to show the side of Iran that doesn’t get seen on the news.
“ We love all Iranians, rich and poor doesn’t mean anything to us. All people are equal, our object is to show the world the good side of Iran-Tehran which I think everybody should see before they judge us.”
“ We are in no now way political and we are just showing how beautiful Tehran and people from Tehran are. Especially with all the bad press in Middle East currently we want the world to see Tehran is nothing like that.” “
Don’t get us wrong , we have nothing against earned wealth , but it is more than a tad hypocritical of the parents of these kids to espouse hatred of the west while at the same time basking in the very same luxury that the western lifestyle has to offer .
The article and pictures also make the reader aware of the fact that Obama blew a great opportunity by failing to support the Iranian youth and their protests at the beginning of his presidency as the young people of the country , along with many adults , obviously desire the worldly goods and lifestyle of the west .
The most powerful anti-depressant in the world has four paws and a wagging tail …
” Two weeks ago almost no one had heard of Ello. But that was two weeks ago. September 24th, BetaBeat referred to Ello as “the mysterious social network”. September 25th, TechCrunch declared that Ello was “blowing up”. September 26th, The Daily Beast said “the service’s problems far outweigh the benefits”. September 28th, Ello experienced its first DDoS attack. September 29th, The Washington Post called Ello “hopelessly, irredeemably naive”.
We were curious how much truth lay in all the hype. But other than claims that Ello was adding 3,000-4,000 new users per hour , there wasn’t much data about the rising star. So we decided to get our own. To conduct this research, we pulled Ello directly from the site — all post, follower, and following data is publicly available to all users — and collected a sample size of nearly 160,000 Ello users. Next, we loaded the raw data into RJMetrics for analysis. “
Read the entire analysis at RJ Metrics
” Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.
They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders.
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people.
The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.
The announcement at the annual party conference in Birmingham will come as the Conservatives position themselves as the party toughest on the terror threat.”
Paging George Orwell … Who’s extremist and who gets to decide ? This is not a winning strategy for a liberty-loving party to advance … Read more at the Telegraph
” In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the “anti-Facebook” for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.
Created last year as a “private” social network, Ello (www.ello.co) recently opened its doors on an invitation-only basis.
Because of the limited supply and strong demand, the invitations have been selling on eBay at prices up to $500. Some reports said Ello is getting up to 35,000 requests per hour as a result of a viral surge in the past week.
Ello appears to have caught on with its simple message which seems to take aim at frustrations of Facebook users.
” Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties,” the company says.”
” A little known independent social network might be having its big moment. As the debate around Facebook’s naming policy rages on, a growing swath of Facebook users appear to be jumping ship into a smaller, social lifeboat of sorts. It’s invite-only, anti-ads, and it’s called Ello.
Short of Google+—distrusted by many thanks to a similar recently reversed “real name” policy—no single social network could withstand a mass influx of Facebook’s 1.32 billion monthly active users. But if this week’s rumblings are any indication, disenchanted Facebook users could look to smaller, independent social networks like Ello for their next move.
After seeing chatter about Ello in my own social circles, I reached out to Paul Budnitz, creator of this buzzy new anti-Facebook. Budnitz is the founder of designer toy maker Kidrobot and also owns and operates Budnitz Bicycles. I explained what I’d observed in my own social circles (my 1,000+ Facebook friends admittedly skew toward LGBTQ identities) to see if users from what some are calling Facebook’s “queer mass exodus” had started showing up on his own social experiment.
Why Ello? And why now? “
From Ello’s About page:
” What is Ello?
Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.
We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.
Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties.
Virtually every other social network is run by advertisers. Behind the scenes they employ armies of ad salesmen and data miners to record every move you make. Data about you is then auctioned off to advertisers and data brokers. You’re the product that’s being bought and sold.
Collecting and selling your personal data, reading your posts to your friends, and mapping your social connections for profit is both creepy and unethical. Under the guise of offering a “free” service, users pay a high price in intrusive advertising and lack of privacy.
We also think ads are tacky, that they insult our intelligence and that we’re better without them.
Read more about our no-ad policy here.
Ello is completely free to use.
We occasionally offer special features to our users. If we create a special feature that you really like, you may choose to support Ello by paying a very small amount of money to add that feature to your Ello account.
You never have to pay anything, and you can keep using Ello forever, for free. By choosing to buy a feature now and then for a very small amount of money you support our work and help us make Ello better and better.
When you use Ello we collect some information related to your visit. This information helps us understand in a general way how people are using Ello, so we can make our social network better.
Unlike virtually every other social network, on Ello you can opt out of information sharing. Read How Ello Uses Information to learn how.
Ello is currently invitation-only. To join Ello, you need to know someone that is already on the network. Alternatively, you can request an invitation by visiting the Ello Home Page.”
” In order to access Facebook, users must agree to a lengthy terms of service contract that outline everything Facebook has permission to do. That includes tracking users, even when they aren’t on Facebook, for advertising purposes.
Facebook tracks users by placing a cookie, or a small text file, on the computers of its users. The cookie communicates with so-called pixel code installed on many popular websites.
Pixel code is often included in Facebook services that allow companies to take advantage of Facebook in several ways. Online publishers can install “Like” and “Share” buttons on content. Those buttons increase sharing on Facebook, which increases traffic to publishers’ sites. Online retailers can use pixel code to purchase Facebook ads targeted to people who were just about to buy something, then got distracted and later ended up browsing Facebook.
The pixel code also lets Facebook know what its users are looking at on the Web. That information is invaluable to Facebook, because it gives the company a better idea about the interests of users. That increases the effectiveness of Facebook’s targeted advertising, which means Facebook can charge companies more for ads.”
It’s looking more and more like Facebook needs to be abandoned by those desiring privacy … read more at the Wall Street Journal
” There’s not much that can be agreed upon between the left and the right in America, unless of course we’re talking about people who park like idiots. We all run into them, and we all can’t stand them.
Rather than just pass by someone he found parking like a jerk, Reddit user AnotherCJMajor decided he was going to get sweet revenge on the owner of a Corvette who thought they were entitled to two front row parking spaces. When he saw the man’s poor park job, CJMajor said he couldn’t resist the urge to do something about it.”
There is video of the idiot Corvette driver’s response at the link .Thanks to Mad World News
” It doesn’t take much for President Barack Obama to run afoul of his detractors these days, so when he stepped off Marine One and tried to salute two U.S. Marines with a COFFEE CUP IN HIS HAND!!!!, well, the fuse was lit.
After all, the salute is “the most important of all military courtesies”, according to a Marine Corps manual cited on The Daily Caller web site. By the outrage across Instagram and Twitter, you’d think Obama had just given them the one-finger salute instead.”
” On the White House Instagram account, shouts of “disgusting!”, “shocking” and “disrespectful” rung out. One commenter wanted to send Obama off to a Hague Tribunal for it. You know, where they put Slobodan Milosevic on trial.
On Twitter, the “latte salute” backlash was in full force.”
The amazing thing about the “Latte Salute” video is the fact that it comes from the White House itself . These progressives are so out of touch with the average American that they actually believed that this was a video that portrayed their “leader” in a positive light .
Read more at Market Watch
” In 1879 Thomas Edison patented the incandescent light bulb. Over the next hundred years the light bulb largely remained unchanged. It was inefficient and it used an excessive amount of energy. Thanks to Phil Bosua and the team behind LIFX that’s all changed. LIFX is a Wi-Fi enabled, multi-color, LED light bulb that’s controlled by your smartphone. LIFX was launched on Kickstarter in October of 2012 and raised $1.3 million in just six days.
Here’s how it happened (from founder Phil Bosua):
Q: What were your business goals and objectives for your Kickstarter campaign?
A: The goal of our Kickstarter campaign was to first find out if people liked the idea. We really wanted to know if it resonated before we built it. Secondly, the pledges help fund your first production run so the money we raised was a big part of it.
Q: Why did you decide to seek funding on Kickstarter as opposed to seeking funding from investors or other more traditional sources?
A: I was only just becoming aware of the more traditional sources of funding. We’re from Australia and we don’t have the same well-worn paths to investment that exist in the US so Kickstarter was the only real choice.
Q: Why did you choose Kickstarter over other crowdfunding platforms?
A: Kickstarter was the best crowdfunding platform at the time and with such an engaged user base we thought it would be a perfect way to find out if people liked LIFX.
Q: Many crowdfunding campaigns have difficulty gaining traction. Did you do any marketing or promotion to draw more traffic to your campaign?
A: We didn’t use any marketing or PR for the Kickstarter project, not even one out bound email. This was a conscious decision. Early on I remember saying that all the effort we were going to put into PR and marketing should be put that into the Kickstarter project itself. If the product and the project was good enough, people would back it on its own merits.”
” LIFX is the smartest light bulb you’ve ever experienced. It’s a wifi-enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android. LIFX gives you unprecedented control of your lights, reduces your energy costs, lasts up to 25 years and delivers an amazing range of experiences we think you’ll love.
LIFX is incredibly easy to set-up. Simply replace your existing bulbs with LIFX smartbulbs, download and install our free app from the App Store or Google Play and you’re good to go.”
Read the rest of the interview here and learn more about this revolutionary new light bulb that can change color and last 25 years at the company’s website .
” LIFX® is a wifi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you can control with your smartphone.
With LIFX there is no need for electricians or complicated control boxes. Just replace your existing bulbs with LIFX bulbs. The LEDs in LIFX bulbs are also rated to last up to 40,000 hours. That’s 27 years at 4 hours use per day, so sit back and relax.”
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” Participation on Facebook could prove very dangerous to your future well-being. There is a reason that Facebook is aligned with both the CIA and the NSA. I have several credible sources tell me that all data posted on Facebook goes into series of cataloged files which culminates with each person being assigned a “Threat Matrix Score”. The mere existence of a Threat Matrix Score should send chills up and the collective spines of every American.
When, not if, martial law comes to America, this Threat Matrix Score, of which Facebook data is used to help compile an “enemies of the state” list, your future longevity could be seriously imperiled. It is too late for people like Steve Quayle, Doug and Joe Hagmann, John B. Wells and myself to avoid being placed on this list. However, it is not too late for the average American to limit their exposure by NOT posting and participating on Facebook. Facebook participation should come with a black box warning:
“ WARNING: The views expressed on Facebook can and will be used against you. Participation in Facebook could prove detrimental to the length of your life. All political dissident views are immediately reported to the CIA and the NSA. Risk of repeated exposure on Facebook could result in you and your family being hauled out of their homes at 3AM, separated from your family and sent to a re-education camp”. “