It feels nasty when you re working for lead generation ROI so hard that you start sacrificing your integrity.But you need more leads for your company – what can you do?You ll ask why that s relevant.This time, the community of marketing pro s tackled a specific case of using cold emails in business.Like business in general, any marketing strategy can be done ethically – or not.And you re completely in control of that.
Have you ever done something that you knew was bad, but did it anyway?And then later you felt really bad about it, and wanted to make up for what you did?Well that's exactly what happened to one group of ransomware makers.TeslaCrypt is a particularly nasty bit of ransomware that we've covered in the past.While earlier versions could be worked around with a fair amount of effort, TeslaCrypt 3.0 was pretty much unbreakable.If you visit the group's page, you'll be greeted with a brief apology, and the master key for decrypting files.
You can also use it for the opposite — having it pull out and start when you're ready to get in and drive.The new update, posted by a Tesla owner on Imgur, will require users to choose the direction they want their car to go in before they physically exit it, the Verge first reported.The update could be in response to a particularly nasty crash that occurred in early May by an owner using the Summon feature.The owner, Jared Overton of Utah, said the car drove itself into a trailer.Tesla told Overton that the crash occurred from him not being attentive while using the Summon feature.It's unclear whether the update was in fact rolled out in response to the crash.A Tesla spokesperson did not immediately return Tech Insider's request for comment.Read the original article on Tech Insider.Copyright 2016.More from Tech Insider:Nobody sends mail in Finland anymore, so postal workers are mowing lawns insteadThe internet is obsessed with these stunning 'mirror cakes'Bill Gates says everyone should read this book about the moon blowing upEating breakfast isn't actually all that important, according to scienceThe entire country of Portugal ran on wind, solar, and hydropower for four days straightNOW WATCH: Here s what it s like to drive the Tesla Model X — 'the best car ever according to Elon MuskLoading video...
Credit: Rob SchultzThis morning, the unthinkable happened: My wife, an avowed PC user who long ago swore to never touch an Apple device, started shopping around for a Mac Mini.The changeIn December, the Get Windows 10 GWX pop-up changed it s verbiage in a way that mimicked malware: The only immediate options were to Upgrade Now or Start download, upgrade later.But here's the icky part: The redesigned GWX pop-up now treats exiting the window as consent for the Windows 10 upgrade.So after more than half a year of teaching people that the only way to say No thanks to Windows 10 is to exit the GWX application, and refusing to allow users to disable the pop-up in any obvious manner so they had to press that X over and over again during those six months to the point that most people probably just click it without reading by this point, Microsoft just made it so that very behavior accepts the Windows 10 upgrade instead.By now, every existing Windows 7 and 8 user has seen and declined the Windows 10 update numerous times.Again: I personally use and love Windows 10.
Photoplethysmography algo error could be nasty for those who target their trainingScabs caused by wearing a FitbitScientists have tested a pair of wearable fitness gadgets from Fitbit and found they get heart rates wrong by as much as 25 beats per minute.The study didn't use a colossal sample – just 43 people were tested – and only tested subjects once.In those tests the subjects were hooked up to an electrocardiograph know to produce valid readings, then provided with a Fitbit Charge HR on one wrist and the Fitbit Surge on the other.Participants were then asked to undertake 65 minutes of exercise and once the numbers had been crunched the authors concluded that the PurePulse technology embedded in the Fitbit optical sensors does not accurately record heart rate, and is particularly unreliable during moderate to high intensity exercise.If the devices under-report, users may be straining to reach heart rates beyond their optimal peak levels.Stories on the topic are like buses: none for ages then two at once.
Microsoft s putting away the carrots and breaking out the sticks in its quest to migrate 1 billion users to Windows 10 over the next couple of years.For the past six months, the Get Windows 10 pop-up asked permission to start an update, but lacked a No thanks option, so the only way to avoid it was to close the window by pressing the X in the upper-right hand corner.Now, the pop-up says We will upgrade you at this time, and pressing the X counts as consent.Further reading: You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft s strong-arm tacticsIt s a nasty bait-and-switch after months of using an incessant pop-up—which can t be disabled without the help of registry hacks and other advanced tricks—that wore down users, encouraging them to simply X out of the irritant when it appeared each and every time they opened their computer.Stop it from happening againOnce you ve upgraded a PC to Windows 10, you ll always be able to do so again in the future.But if you aren t enticed by Windows 10 s best features and more subtle awesome tweaks—a feeling I completely understand after a non-consensual upgrade—you can turn to a pair of helpful tools to disable the Windows 10 upgrade prompts from returning.
The Xen project has revealed a new bug, XSA-180, but warns its patch for the problem is itself problematic.This output is not rate-limited in any way.So large that The disk containing the logfile can be exausted sic , possibly causing a denial-of-service DoS .But the Xen project has put a stern caveat into its release notes, warning that the patches adopt a simple and rather crude approach which is effective at resolving the security issue in the context of a Xen device model.And here's the nasty part: They may not be appropriate for adoption upstream or in other contexts.Good luck with this one, Xen users.
TypicalWe're not going to berate you for being wrong, because there's no denying that this rather odd structure looks exactly like a flying saucer stranded at sea.Everything from its central bulge to flat outer disc screams UFO, which is, unsurprisingly, why creator Jet Capsule has called it an Unidentified Floating Object.We can however assure you that the Saturn-like structure is strictly limited to the safe ish salty waters of planet Earth, and any resemblance to a giant collared R2-D2 going for swim is purely coincidental, and byproduct of your overstimulated imagination.Well, a floating house to be more precise.Apart from that though, there s something to be said for waking up to a glorious display of tropical fish surrounding your bedroom, before eating pancakes surrounded by the glittering emerald beauty of the ocean.Granted, we ll be the first to cower below deck hugging our blankets and crying during a particularly nasty storm, but given that it s only a prototype and yet to hit Kickstarter at the time of writing, we can hold back those tears a little while longer.
The news concerns British troops serving abroad, who have complained of experiencing particularly nasty side-effects after taking the drug.These include hallucinations, nightmares, severe depression and all manner of psychological issues.Malaria, meanwhile, can trigger fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and death.The Commons defence committee is now arguing that Lariam should only be prescribed to soldiers as a last resort, and has criticised the Ministry of Defence for its lax attitude to concerns.The dangers appear to be so well-known that a number of troops are claimed to have preferred to ditch the drug completely than risk the side-effects, and according to retired Lt Col Andrew Marriott between 25% and 35% of personnel who'd taken Lariam -- many of whom plan to sue the MoD -- suffered side-effects.The MoD is currently considering the report's recommendations and will respond in due course.
Image copyrightMicrosoft has faced criticism for changing the pop-up box encouraging Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10.Clicking the red cross on the right hand corner of the pop-up box now activates the upgrade instead of closing the box.And this has caused confusion as typically clicking a red cross closes a pop-up notificationThe upgrade could still be cancelled, when the scheduled time for it to begin appeared, Microsoft saidThe change occurred because the update is now labelled "recommended" and many people have their PCs configured to accept recommended updates for security reasons."Deploying these dirty tricks only frustrates long-time Windows users who have very valid reasons to stick with operating systems they already know and love," he wrote.Microsoft said: "With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ending on 29 July, we want to help people upgrade to the best version of Windows."As we shared in October, Windows 10 will be offered as a 'recommended' update for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'recommended' updates.
The news concerns British troops serving abroad, who have complained of experiencing particularly nasty side-effects after taking the drug.These include hallucinations, nightmares, severe depression and all manner of psychological issues.Malaria, meanwhile, can trigger fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and death.The Commons defence committee is now arguing that Lariam should only be prescribed to soldiers as a last resort, and has criticised the Ministry of Defence for its lax attitude to concerns.The dangers appear to be so well-known that a number of troops are claimed to have preferred to ditch the drug completely than risk the side-effects, and according to retired Lt Col Andrew Marriott between 25% and 35% of personnel who'd taken Lariam -- many of whom plan to sue the MoD -- suffered side-effects.The MoD is currently considering the report's recommendations and will respond in due course.
Users were angry that clicking the cross to dismiss the box meant that they had agreed to the upgrade.Based on "customer feedback", Microsoft said it would add another notification that provided customers with "an additional opportunity for cancelling the upgrade".Mr Chacos has been a vocal critic of what he described as the "heavy-handed tactics that Microsoft's been using to force people into the upgrade".Previously, users had to press the cross to cancel the suggested upgrade, he pointed out, so the latest move is counter-intuitive - "akin to swapping out the brake and the accelerator in your car"."Windows 10 update ran on my PC despite all my efforts to stop it, including dismissing the update several times and frantically trying to abort the installation as it started when I was halfway through writing an important e-mail.I now have to reinstall my home computer from scratch because of this so-called 'free' upgrade.
However, users who dismiss the notification by clicking the traditional red X are activating and agreeing to the update, rather than cancelling it.In order to opt out of the update, Windows 7/8.1 users are required to manually change the schedule or cancel the upgrade.Microsoft told the BBC it wants to help as many users as possible update to Windows 10 before the free period expires at the end of next month.See also: Windows 10 system requirements harming laptop market With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ending on 29 July, we want to help people upgrade to the best version of Windows, a spokesperson said."As we shared in October, Windows 10 will be offered as a 'recommended' update for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'recommended' updates.However, the editor of PC World Brad Chacos called Microsoft s move a nasty truck.
The company has been accused of playing a nasty trick on those people who haven t yet upgraded their PCs to Windows 10.Anyone who hasn t upgraded yet has been receiving fairly regular hints and popups suggesting that they do so.Well now Microsoft has gone a step further: When a user tries to close the popup box by clicking on the X in the top right-hand corner the computer registers that as a consent to upgrade.This has unsurprisingly gone down about as well as a USB drive full of ransomware and experts are already taking to Twitter to express their anger.https://t.co/OdVMYBb2kD— Simon Roth @SimoRoth May 24, 2016This is incredible, this is precisely why UWP worries me Microsoft can t be trusted https://t.co/wD3gxwmNEl— Byron, game designer @xiotex May 24, 2016Microsoft claims that the update can still be cancelled pointing out that the popups are only appearing because Windows 10 is listed as a Recommended update.Deploying these dirty tricks only frustrates long-time Windows users who have very valid reasons to stick with operating systems they already know and love, In a post on the update, Chacos goes on to explain that there are countless small business owners who have created very stable working environments using Windows 7 or 8.1 and are reluctant to move over to Windows 10.
Criticism over nasty and deceitful truck as recommended Windows 10 update causes concernMicrosoft has been accused of tricking customers into upgrading to Windows 10 in what some users called a deceitful trick .Previously, simply clicking the red cross X in the top right hand corner was enough to close the notification and postpone the update.However, some noticed that clicking this X now activates the upgrade instead of closing the pop-up box.Microsoft said that the move is set to help push out Windows 10 to as many users as possible before it stops being offered as a free upgrade in July, after which the only way to upgrade will be to purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119 £82 .With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ending on 29 July, we want to help people upgrade to the best version of Windows, Microsoft said in a statement.A TechWeekEurope poll showed that 75 percent of readers plan to download Windows 10, which has been greeted by a strong critical response.
Earlier in the month it emerged that just 7.5 percent of Android devices were running on the latest version, Android Marshmallow.And that's despite the fact that it's been available for some seven months.Some of the key new features Google releases with each new version of Android don't make their way to prominent handsets for a number of months.Related: Best Android phones 2016It also damages the Android platform's security, because emerging threats such as the Stagefright bug aren't closed off as quickly or widely as they should be.Google committed to monthly security updates soon after Stagefright bug emerged, but its hardware partners have struggled to keep pace.Mobile operators also clog the system up with their own specific tests and custom software.
I'm a bit late to the party with this.Looking to migrate over to this now.Will mean the "business manager account" claiming ownership of the companies ad account and Facebook pages.Anything I should know?Any nasty surprises in terms of restrictions, losing functionality, etc?I'd rather stay on normal pages and ad account stuff for now if it's going to cause us any problems.
Mark Zuckerberg says he believes in freedom of expression.To prove it, he should ask Peter Thiel, who funded a legal campaign designed to drive media company Gawker Media out of business, to step down from Facebook's board of directors.What Zuckerberg saidEarlier this month, an anonymous former Facebook employee accused Facebook showing liberal bias in the story selection for its Trending News box.Every tool we build is designed to give more people a voice and bring our global community together.It's not the first time Zuckerberg has defended freedom of expression.After terrorists attacked the offices of France's Charlie Hebdo magazine for publishing parody cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, Zuckerberg wrote:A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed that offended him.We stood up for this because different voices — even if they're sometimes offensive — can make the world a better and more interesting place.What Thiel didThis week, Peter Thiel acknowledged that he's spent about $10 million funding various legal campaigns against the media organization Gawker, including one brought by former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan.Thiel admitted this only after Forbes broke the story, even though Gawker founder Nick Denton and others had been speculating about Thiel's involvement for some time.Thiel was partly upset about a 2007 article in Valleywag, a Gawker publication, about Thiel's being gay — the first article about Thiel's sexuality.The law in the United States is very favorable toward free speech, no matter who's funding that speech or how much money they're spending.Gawker has written a lot of nasty, personal stories about people over the years." The courts are hearing a number of cases against Gawker, and it might lose one or more of them on appeal.But spending years looking for people who have potential grievances against a publication, then secretly funding their lawsuits, is not consistent with the principles of free expression.
Image caption Microsoft has been keen to get users of Windows 7 and 8 to upgradeMicrosoft is facing criticism from Chinese users about the way it is trying to persuade people to upgrade to its Windows 10 operating system.The complaints in China follow criticism from IT experts who said Microsoft was using a "nasty trick" to make people upgrade.Boxing clever"The company has abused its dominant market position and broken the market order for fair play," Zhao Zhanling, a legal adviser for the Internet Society of China told the official Xinhua news agency.The outcry on Weibo has led Microsoft to post information on the site to help people revert to older versions of Windows.The box was changed so that closing the pop-up by clicking on the "x" in its top- right corner was taken as permission for the scheduled upgrade to start.Typically, clicking an "x" stops a pop-up taking any further action.
Security papers have previously shown how an attacker might be able to craft pages on target system to exploit this timing difference in order to discover that certain pages exist in the system.To validate the attack technique, the Dutch team put together a proof-of-concept JavaScript-based attack against the new Microsoft Edge browser, configured with in-built security defences enabled.Deduplication is a system feature and Rowhammer is a hardware bug, and a combination of these two allows for a nasty attack that exploits a secure browser such as Microsoft Edge without relying on a software bug, he added.We pwn the Windows10 Edge browser from JavaScript by flipping a pointer and diverting control.Our main recommendation at the moment is turning off memory deduplication whenever possible until Microsoft releases a patch that limits the ability of the attackers to gain insight into security-sensitive information like randomized pointers, Razavi told El Reg.Microsoft Edge has been redesigned from scratch with security in mind but the attack developed by the Vrije Universiteit researchers means that despite this, it's still possible to gain control of the browser without assuming a single bug in the browser software.
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