caption Google CEO Sundar Pichai source Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Internet pioneer Paul Vixie publicly ranted about Google this week after he bought a Chromecast device and tried to stream videos to his TV over his home network. The Chromecast was trying to do something Vixie hadn’t allowed any device on his home network to do: blab about his network to an outside entity, in this case, to Google. It led to an ironic situation where the streaming stick was trying to circumvent some of the very internet technologies that Vixie helped to invent. Of course Vixie found a way to outsmart the Chromecast, for now, and he explained to Business Insider why he got so ticked off. “Google, this is bogus as hell,” Paul Vixie ranted on Internet Engineering Task Force mail list this week. The IETF mail list is where the people who create the internet’s technologies converse. The post was noticed because Paul Vixie is an Internet Hall of Fame … [Read more...] about ‘Google, this is bogus as hell’ — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by yesterday in styles After the 2000 dot-com crash and the Sept. 11 attacks, it seemed as if the era of cocky young Silicon Valley techies minting easy millions was over for good. Ha. ByAlex Williams Oct. 8, 2018 “ Yesterday in Styles ” is a regular column that looks back at Styles stories that got people talking. This is one of them. Original Headline: “Dot-Com Is Dot-Gone, and the Dream With It,” from November 2001. A Cloudy Crystal Ball: In terms of historical hot takes that missed the mark, there have been some doozies. n 1946, the film executive Darryl F. Zanuck predicted that television would never be able to hold a market because “people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.” In 1955, the year before Elvis Presley recorded … [Read more...] about 2001: When the Internet Was, Um, Over?
The intersection of copyright and harassment On December 15th, 2014, a full en banc panel of 11 judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sat for oral arguments in Garcia v. Google. Cris Armenta, the attorney for the plaintiff, began her argument: Cindy Lee Garcia is an ordinary woman, surviving under extraordinary circumstances. After YouTube hosted a film trailer that contained her performance, she received the following threats in writing: Record at 218: “Are you mad, you dirty bitch? I kill you. Stop the film. Otherwise, I kill you.” Record at 212: “Hey you bitch, why you make the movie Innocence of Muslim? Delete this movie otherwise I am the mafia don.” Record at 220: “I kill whoever have hand in insulting my prophet.” Last one, Record at 217. Not the last threat, just the last one I’ll read. “O enemy of Allah, if you are insulting Mohammed prophet’s life, suffer forever, never let you live it freely, sore and painful. … [Read more...] about The Internet of Garbage by Sarah Jeong
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by tech fix When it comes to online comments and discourse and what you can do to limit their toxicity, you only have a certain amount of power. The real leverage lies with the tech companies. ByBrian X. Chen Aug. 8, 2018 This column is going to be a bit unusual. Typically, I write about a broad tech problem and offer some solutions. But this week, I’ve stumbled into a topic that many agree has no easy fix: online comments. Over the last decade, commenting has expanded beyond a box under web articles and videos and into social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. That has opened the door to more aggressive bullying, harassment and the ability to spread misinformation — often with difficult real-life consequences. Case in point: the right-wing conspiracy site Infowars. For … [Read more...] about The Internet Trolls Have Won. Sorry, There’s Not Much You Can Do.
On Saturday afternoon, enterprising eight-year-old Jordan Rodgers was selling bottles of water for two dollars each from a cool box to thirsty baseball fans in the San Francisco sunshine. She had hoped to earn enough money to fund a dream trip to Disneyland, however the young girl’s entrepreneurial spirit was crushed when a woman passing by threatened to call the police and report her for selling drinks on the street without a permit. Just a few hours later, millions of people worldwide would watch and pass judgement on the footage, uploaded to Twitter by the girl’s cousin, resulting in the woman on the phone becoming an online hate figure and being dubbed ‘Permit Patty’. “So my little cousin was selling water and didn't have a permit ... so this lady decided to call the cops on an 8-year-old,” the girl’s cousin Rajé Lee tweeted alongside the footage, which has been viewed more than six million times and been shared worldwide. “You … [Read more...] about Online shaming: The dangerous rise of the internet pitchfork mob