‘Something Is Wrong On the Internet’

“Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatize, and abuse children, automatically and at scale, and it forces me to question my own beliefs about the internet, at every level,” writes James Bridle. From the article: To begin: Kid’s YouTube is definitely and markedly weird. I’ve been aware of its weirdness for some time. Last year, there were a number of…

November 6, 2017
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BrandPost: Who’s Minding the Customer?

Customers are more than the data they produce, but it takes an understanding of that data to deliver what customers want. Advances in machine learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are helping organizations transform data from transactions, social media, and documents into more intelligent data that helps organizations better meet customers’ demands – sometimes even before the customers are ready to take action. CIOs need to focus their teams…

November 6, 2017
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A look at bot-made YouTube videos for kids, which deliberately target young children with traumatic imagery (James Bridle)

November 6, 2017

James Bridle: A look at bot-made YouTube videos for kids, which deliberately target young children with traumatic imagery  —  I’m James Bridle.  I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture.  I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking about here anywhere near my own site. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Comcast’s Xfinity Internet Service Is Down Across the US [Update]

Readers share a report: Comcast’s internet service, Xfinity, appears to be suffering an outage across the country. DownDetector.com shows it being down around the United States, including in large cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston. So far, online reports don’t suggest that TV service or home phones are affected. On Twitter, Comcast confirmed the outage. Adding, “Some customers are having issues with their XFINITY Internet service. We apologize…

November 6, 2017
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Comcast’s Xfinity Internet Service Is Down Across the US

Readers share a report: Comcast’s internet service, Xfinity, appears to be suffering an outage across the country. DownDetector.com shows it being down around the United States, including in large cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston. So far, online reports don’t suggest that TV service or home phones are affected. On Twitter, Comcast confirmed the outage. Adding, “Some customers are having issues with their XFINITY Internet service. We apologize…

November 6, 2017
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Hands on the Ethernaut CTF

November 6, 2017

Last week Zeppelin released their Ethereum CTF, Ethernaut. This CTF is a good introduction to discover how to interact with a blockchain and learn the basics of the smart contract vulnerabilities. The CTF is hosted on the ropsten blockchain, and you can receive free ethers for it. The browser developer console is used to interact with the CTF, as well as the metamask plugin. I was fortunate enough to be…

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