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Mobile malware infections race through Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution – Boing Boing “The protesters are dependent on mobile apps to coordinate their huge, seemingly unstoppable uprising, and someone — maybe the Politburo, maybe a contractor — has released virulent Ios and Android malware into their cohort, and the pathogens are blazing through their electronic ecosystem. The Android malware spreads via Whatsapp messages; the Ios version — “Xsser Mrat” — is spread through Cydia, an alternative to Apple’s App Store. They masquerade as messenger apps from the activist group Code4HK. The Apple version uses the same command server as the Chinese version of the Xsser cross-site scripting hacking tool.” “The protesters are dependent on mobile apps to coordinate their huge, seemingly unstoppable uprising, and someone — maybe the Politburo, maybe a contractor — has released virulent Ios and Android malware into their cohort, and the pathogens are… tags: IFTTT Delicious Diigo hong kong mobile malware hong kong ios virus android weekly future government Anonymous Gods : Marion Balac ! “Screen shots from Google Street View, where the Google robot automatically blurs every face it recognizes – including statues’ ones.” tags: IFTTT Delicious Diigo statues gods google streetview technology weekly Super Punch “The only countries competing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics are Kazakhstan and China. Ever other country pulled out after […]
So many interesting things. Retronaut Futility Closet The conscience fund During the Civil War, the U.S. Treasury received a check for $1,500 from a private citizen who said he had misappropriated government funds while serving as a quartermaster in the Army. He said he felt guilty. “Suppose we call this a contribution to the conscience fund and get it announced in the newspapers,” suggested Treasury Secretary Francis Spinner. “Perhaps we will get some more.” …. Many contributions are sent by citizens who have resolved to start anew in life by righting past wrongs, but some are more grudging. In 2004, one donor wrote, “Dear Internal Revenue Service, I have not been able to sleep at night because I cheated on last year’s income tax. Enclosed find a cashier’s check for $1,000. If I still can’t sleep, I’ll send you the balance.” Make for an interesting writing prompt. Neatorama Could we hear a 6 inch human? All sorts of interesting things to think about. Puritan Valentine’s Day cards for The Scarlet Letter. Nuns Forgive Break-in, Assault Suspect Home Depot Purchases Wallpaper, Blinds Retailers Utah Girl Does Well in Dog Shows Judges Appear More Lenient on Crack Cocaine William Kelly was Fed Secretary Autos Killing 110 a Day, Let’s Resolve to Do Better Dealers Will Hear Car talk at Noon Arafat Swears […]
more than 95 theses – Stanley was extraordinarily logical, inclined to… ” this basically involved the actors going so far beyond just being actors that they were either living the role by then in a Zen state of hypnosis, or they might go crazy and do something completely original, fresh and strange.”” tags: weekly stanley kubrick acting Shocking but true: students prefer jolt of pain to being made to sit and think | Science | The Guardian “But the most staggering result was yet to come. To check whether people might actually prefer something bad to nothing at all, the students were given the option of administering a mild atomic shock.” h/t Maria Funes tags: think research stimulus weekly We can, and will, destroy the world tags: weekly destruction machine tweet Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.