It seems that the French backed Junta which took control of the English colony of Virginia is desperate to populate its Big Brother databases on its citizens using its award winning "no taxation without representation" laws.
A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, claiming that they seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans under the pretext of investigating one of its employees.
Sociologist, philosopher, computer industry pioneer and inventor of the term “hypertext” Ted Nelson is claiming that he knows the identity of Bitcoin inventor “Satoshi Nakamoto”.
In a rambling – and, let's face it, odd – 12-minute post on YouTube, Nelson spins out the suspense, throws in a dialogue with himself as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, and finally ends with the statement that the mystery developer of the cryptocurrency is Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki, research professor of mathematics at Kyoto University.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney doesn't shy away from controversy. In fact, he may gravitate towards it. His previous works cover the fall of Enron (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), the Elliot Spitzer saga (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer), and torture during the war in Afghanistan (Taxi to the Dark Side).
Osier-Mixon says that documentation is a high-impact, visible way to contribute to open source projects, but how do you pick which project to help?
"In general, open source works best when people scratch their own itch, like I did," says Kaplan-Moss. When Kaplan-Moss first contributed to the Python project, he says he did so for purely selfish reasons. "I ran into a bug that got in the way of a project I was doing — something having to do with reading and writing files on OSX — and needed to write a patch to fix my problem," he explains.
A website that accepts payment in exchange for knocking other sites offline is perfectly legal, the proprietor of the DDoS-for-hire service says. Oh, it also contains a backdoor that's actively monitored by the FBI.