US cybersecurity firm White Ops says the innovative scam allowed Methbot to scale beyond anything the industry has seen before and placed it in a new class of bot fraud .A cybersecurity firm says it has uncovered a massive online scam that employs an army of automated web browsers to siphon millions of dollars of advertising per day away from US media companies and brand-name advertisers.The firm, New York-based White Ops, has dubbed the operation Methbot, because of references to meth buried in the computer code underlying the scam, and says it is the largest and most profitable fraud operation yet to strike digital advertising.The company says the scam, which it believes originated in Russia, is using a so-called bot net to fake views of as many as 300 million video ads per day and trick advertisers to pay for views that were never seen by humans.With Russian government hacking dominating headlines around the world, White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany said this scam is probably not being run by the Kremlin even though it has enormous size and sophistication.We really see no signs of state sponsorship, it looks to us like this is really a private criminal group, Tiffany said.
The glider's data helps ensure the accuracy of these maps—maps that could be used, say, by a US Navy submarine traversing the South China Sea.Whether it was used for scientific research or strictly military purposes or a mix, as it likely was ...China has every right to seize anything that close to their sovereign boundaries.The PRoC is basing it's territorial claim off a map published by the Republic of China Taiwan in 1949 which didn't follow any established international or maritime law.They're also trying to make it appear that the international courts are biased against them whenit's well established international/maritime law that you can't claim territorial waters around sea mounts that don't crest sea level, regardless of how much crap you dump on top of them.And don't forget "The Hainan Island incident" in 2001, because you can bet the Chinese haven't.
We are subconsciously more careless with our iPhones when looking for a reason to upgrade to the latest model, according to a new study which has documented the phenomenon.Researchers at the Columbia Business School found that incidents of loss peak shortly before the launch of a new device, with a peak in damage occurring after the new model is released.It s called the upgrade effect, and is a result of the gotta have it consumer culture we live in.Marketers bombard us with reasons why we need to get the latest and greatest, and apparently we respond to it — even if we don t realize it.Our need to upgrade isn t unique to the Apple faithful.Researchers in the past have linked an increase in cavalier attitudes toward other possessions when newer and better versions are available.
The preamplifiers of the National Ignition Facility are the first step in increasing the energy of laser beams as they make their way toward the target chamber.NIF recently achieved a 500 terawatt shot—then they had to turn it down.In order to investigate something called or ICF, which we'll talk about below , scientists at the National Ignition Facility built the biggest damn laser in the world.Located in Livermore, California, the NIF's laser is capable of producing something like 500TW of power per pulse, and the facility is so futuristic that parts of were filmed there.
Are there any models to follow?Any examples to look at?
View photosMoreCompany HE3DA President Jan Prochazka shows qualities of a new battery during the official start of a battery production line in Prague, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.The new battery is based on nanotechnology and is supposed to be be more efficient, long-lasting, cheaper, lighter and above all safer.The battery is designed to store energy from renewable electric sources and cooperate with smart grids.Michal Kamaryt /CTK via AP PRAGUE AP — A Czech company opened on Monday a production line for batteries based on nanotechnology, which uses tiny parts invisible to human eyes.The batteries are touted as potentially more efficient, longer-lasting, cheaper, lighter and above all safer.
Sometime in the last year, Omaha Steaks inexplicably began routing phone calls to our unpublished Google Voice number.We re averaging 20 to 50 voicemails a day and the number is increasing as we get closer to Christmas.I ve emailed them, contacted them on Facebook, and still can t get them to respond to the 800 or so cranky phone calls that are reporting delivery issues or questions regarding orders.If you know someone from their executive team, I d love to see these consumers taken care of and the routing issue corrected… this is really annoying.What it also points to is how critical shipping is to every ecommerce purchase.Without reliable and cost-efficient shipping options, the value of the service or the taste of the steaks is forever lost.
In this YouTube video, father-son duo Dan and Lincoln Markham cut open an internet-carrying undersea cable to get a glimpse of the web s inner workings.With a little help from two Google staffers, the presenters from the What s Inside?channel managed to get their hands on a stretch of undersea cable originally destined to be part of a link between Florida and Brazil.The majority of the cable protects the thin fibre-optics hidden deep within its core.Under a plastic coating, two layers of steel wires protect the cable s precious innards from being ripped apart by fishing boats and hungry fish.Inside the steel layers is another much thinner plastic tube.
Managed By Q, a service that automates office management, has raised $30 million in Series C funding, according to SEC filings.Managed By Q started off as a NY-based platform that let office administrators more efficiently deal with the tedious housekeeping of an office, from cleanings to supplies to IT to handy work.Upon signing up with the service, Managed By Q drops by to install a wall-mounted iPad in the client s office.From there, office managers and admins can schedule deliveries, cleanings, and other office maintenance tasks directly from the app.You could think of it as a Handy for the enterprise.However, there are a few key differences between Handy and MbQ, the most significant of which being that Managed by Q employs full-time W2 workers instead of contractors.
These seem to have been triggered by the recent dust-up between Vanity Fair magazine and our Tweeter-in-chief.In sum: Vanity Fair wrote an unkind review of Trump Grill under the subtle headline: Trump Grill could be the worst restaurant in America.To wit: The allure of Trump s restaurant, like the candidate, is that it seems like a cheap version of rich.The inconsistent menus — literally, my menu was missing dishes that I found on my dining partners — were chock-full of steakhouse classics doused with unnecessarily high-end ingredients.Trump was not amused, and tweeted:LOL.Right?But then, humanity decided to weigh in on Yelp.I shat myself within hours of eating this microwave slop.
When Fujifilm announced the original X100 back in 2010, there was a real buzz around what might be next to follow in the X-series.Speculation on the production of a rangefinder-meets-Compact-System-Camera finally came to fruition in early 2012 and the X-Pro1 set the benchmark in the X-series for being the first interchangeable lens camera to flaunt the X-mount and accept a brand new range of XF-series lenses.This new sensor spreads phase-detection pixels across a broader area to improve autofocus accuracy and response, which I ll touch on more shortly.This spans from ISO 200-12,800 extendable to ISO 100-51,200 and there s now the option to shoot in both raw and JPEG file formats at all sensitivities, including the expanded settings.Behind the X-mount lies an all-new 24-million-pixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensorBy pairing the new sensor with Fujifilm s latest EXR image processor, the X-Pro2 presents multiple speed benefits.
Forget about email encryption - if you want to communicate securely, you're better off using encrypted messaging apps like Signal or WhatsApp Open Whisper SystemsTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.A security engineer is advising that internet users stop bothering to secure emails with PGP encryption and instead just use encrypted chat messenger apps like WhatsApp or Signal if they really want to communicate securely.Filippo Valsorda is an engineer working in the Cryptography team at leading internet security services firm Cloudflare, and he is currently working to improve the HTTPS web browsing security protocol.Security experts have been touting the benefits of PGP encryption for the last two decades, and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden himself advocates using it, having taught journalist Glenn Greenwald to use it in early 2013 when he first contacted him about leaking classified documents.
Forget processor speed, storage, memory, screen resolution, and even apps.The real test of a gadget s worth is whether or not it can run Doom, which means that the Optimus Maximus keyboard, with it s re-programmable LCD keys, is finally worth dropping £1,200 on.Look down at one of the keys on your computer s keyboard and imagine it were a tiny screen.Now imagine trying to play Doom on a display that size with a resolution of just 48x48 pixels.It would be almost impossible to see monsters coming before they were on top of you.Trying to aim and shoot them would be an even bigger challenge.
Gabriel owns Haki Creatives, a design firm that specialises in building websites for social activist groups like Black Lives Matter BLM –and for that work strangers want to kill her.When these people aren t hurling threats at the site s designer, they re hurling attacks at the BLM site itself–on 117 separate occasions in the past six months, to be precise.They re renting servers and wielding botnets, putting attack calls out on social media, and trialling different attack methods to see what sticks.And it s a story taking place in the background whenever you type in the URL of a controversial site.Searching for a provider that could handle a high-risk client, BLM site admins discovered MayFirst, a radical tech collective that specialises in supporting social justice causes such as the pro-Palestinian BDS movement, which has similarly been a target for cyberattacks.In a report published today, eQualit.ie has analyzed six months worth of attempted attacks on BLM, including a complete timeline, attack vectors, and their effectiveness, providing a glimpse behind the curtain at what it takes to keep such a site running.
Northzone har inte gått ut och kommunicerat investeringen - men Catawiki finns sedan en tid tillbaka med på riskkapitalbolagets sajt där innehaven listas.Det är bolagets nya London-baserade partner Michiel Kotting som ligger bakom investeringen, enligt Northzone.Han arbetade tidigare på riskkapitalbolaget Accel när det investerade i Catawiki - och skötte Accels investering i auktionssajten.Helt kort kan bolaget beskrivas som en holländsk branschkollega till svenska Barnaby's och Auctionet, som också säljer antikviteter på nätet men med lite olika affärsmodeller.Catawiki har enligt Crunchbase tagit in minst 95 miljoner dollar, alltså närmare 900 miljoner kronor i riskkapital.
Following the path blazed by Jaguar, Aston Martin will dig into its archives in order to resume production of the DB4 GT The iconic model was originally built between 1959 and 1963.The sought-after, lightweight version of the GT will serve as the basis for the modern-day continuation car.Offered only as a coupe, the 21st-century G.T.will boast a curvaceous body made out of thin-gauge aluminum and a tubular frame.Visually, the two cars are expected to look all but identical right down to the period-correct wire wheels.The story will be different under the skin, where the continuation model will benefit from improvements in performance, braking, safety, and handling, though Aston is keeping full details under wraps.
In an ever-escalating retail game of chess or anything you can do, I can do better, Adidas has opened up a new high-tech retail outpost in New York City.You ll recall that Nike recently did the same thing.Some things never change — these two sneaker titans have been battling it out for the hearts, minds, feet and wallets of the American consumer since the late 1970s, when Nike finally got a waffle-soled foothold into American culture.Adidas NYC is a massive multi-storied edifice with the usual industrial touches, reminiscent more of Q Branch in the latest 007 movie than the usual shoe store.Indeed, these huge retail stores are more about sending a message to the consumer than merely selling sneakers, shirts, and socks.These buildings are a mission statement of purpose, a huge multi-dimensional sales tool designed not only to get shoes on your feet, but to suck you into the brand name here lifestyle.
In a previous life he was also a golfer.Data and minimization, two words that have rarely been used in the same sentence, now represent one of the critical product design rules we must apply if we re to build products that deliver value, meaning and engagement to the human beings we aim to serve.Let s Simon Sinek this article and start with why.And yes, organizations must comply.If you re based in Australia, you may now be aware of the Australian Productivity Commision s Data Availability and Use Report.In short, the Comprehensive Right the commission wants consumers to have means consumers:
Här är världens alla kärnvapentester.Grafiken kan förstoras till full storlek med den gula markeringen uppe till höger.Detta fungerar för tillfället endast på desktop och läsplatta.Teknikhistoria har sammanställt världens alla kärnvapentester sedan 1945.USA står för flest, med totalt 1 032 provsprängningar.Ibland räknas flera explosioner ihop som ett och samma provtillfälle.
If you want a smartwatch, but don't want to spend too much money, the Pebble was generally a very good option.Now that Pebble is no more, getting one of its watches isn't quite so appealing.Maybe try out a Martian Notifier.Now only £24.99 at Zavvi, this cross-platform device mixes smart features with a traditional analogue watch.It's not quite as functional as most smartwatches, but if the smart stuff runs out of juice you'll still be able to tell the time.If you want something a little bit fancier, and feel like getting a curved TV, try getting this Samsung V27F39S Smart 27" Curved LED TV, which is only £199 at Currys.