Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:Attackers trick 162,000 WordPress sites into launching DDoS attack — Technique allows lone attacker hidden in the shadows to wage crippling attacks. — Security researchers have
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:Speed-Reader Startup Spritz Closing $3.5M Seed — Spritz, a Boston-based startup thats been developing a speed-reading technology in stealth since 2011, is in the process of closing
Bloomberg:Beats Music raise $60M-$100M to fund new music and features in challenge to Spotify — Jimmy Iovines Beats Music Is Said to Raise Up to $100 Million — Beats Music LLC, the subscription streaming service
Andrew Harris / Bloomberg:Mt. Gox U.S. Affiliates Assets Frozen by U.S. Judge — Mt. Gox Inc., the American affiliate of the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange that lost track of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of
Wall Street Journal:Amazon hopes to boost MP3 sales with limited music streaming service for Prime members — Amazon Working on Music-Streaming Service — To Spur Song Purchases, Limits Would Be Placed on Listening — Amazon.com
The Kochs’ ‘drops in a bucket’ Charles and David Koch have invested heavily in recent years to influence U.S. politics, to the delight of their Republican allies and the consternation of their Democratic foes. But no matter how freely the billionaire
After more than two months of consideration, passionate input from the public and a series of votes, a proposed ordinance to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in all Bay County employment practices and contract agreements, has
Thatll certainly feel good after the treacherous winter the area has seen. We arent out of the woods yet -- temperatures fall back into the 20s later this week -- but it is certainly some welcomed relief.
Theyre also more distorted : warped because of the barrage of messages we receive from television and movies and music and even corporations about what beautiful is supposed to look like, or what cool is supposed to look like, or
The Egyptian Militarys War on Alcohol Just before the Ahmed Hamdy tunnel, which links Egypts main bulk of land to the Sinai Peninsula, there are two consecutive checkpoints. One of them is run by the military, and the other by
Carry cash, take the metro and always look at peoples feet – Araz Fazaeli, who lives in Paris but runs the street style blog Tehran Times with a team in Iran, offers his tips about how to make the most
A Lie Agreed Upon: David Milchs Deadwood (SLVimeo, NSFW). A video essay by film and TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, narrated by Jim Beaver and edited by Steven Santos, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the shows premiere. Seitz and Deadwood
7 month old baby pulls tail of cat. Cat scratches baby. Father of baby kicks cat butt. Then things go rapidly downhill between the 22 pound house cat with a history of violence and the family... Independent.ie: The 911 operator
Brian Greene is now offering an online course on the theory of relativity. There are two versions of the class, one with math and one without. Additional information was provided during Greenes recent Ask Me Anything on reddit, during which
On April 7th, Quebeckers will head to the polls because of a snap election called by the PQ minority government. Of course, as in this part of Canada, election time is never without controversy. Between Liberal leader Phillippe Couillard touting
Melody Jo Samuelson, a staff psychologist at Californias Napa State Hospital (Previously), recently won a million-dollar judgement against the state and her supervisors. She had been told to declare mentally ill patients competent to stand trial. Samuelsons court complaint alleged
Last Friday, Chipotle filed a lawsuit against Frank Ocean for failing to deliver a song he was due to record for an ad campaign. Ocean was paid in advance but apparently thought he was promoting responsible farming, not Chipotles brand.
It has been said in half-jest that Pepsi was the official soda of the Cold War. Vice President Richard Nixon shared a Pepsi with Soviet Russias Premier, Nikita Khrushchev, at the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow on
Nils Horner was killed on the street early this morning. Here is a short article in English from a Swedish source. Reporter Nils Horner is from Borås. Nor surprisingly, the front page of Borås Tidning is full of the news
United States Senator Dianne Feinstein Publicly Accuses C.I.A. of Spying on Congress. The chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of improperly removing documents from computers that committee staff members had been using to
From writing about Tree-Living Anarchists to a recent GQ story on Drone pilots, Matthew Power wroteThe kind of stories Ive gotten to do have involved fulfilling my childhood fantasies of having an adventurous life. He had an adventurous life and
A collection of reader Top Tips from UK true life magazines. Occasional top tip roundups can also be found here, here and here. Unlike Viz, who have parodied this trope for years, one can only presume they are serious.
World Lite is a polemic against world literature published last year in the magazine N+1. It is the latest salvo in a long-running debate about the term. M. Lynx Qualey of Arabic Literature (in English) gave a response to N+1,