I really don't get the uproar. The crux of the issue seems to be that an update to the software running all the various instances of Wikipedia enabled a new slideshow viewer by default, and removed the ability for site admins to disable it by default (but users still can individually choose their preference).
Tempest in a teapot?
This is great news for stopping this particular batch of spam.
You just posted the same point twice in this thread, and its completely wrong both times, and shows a total lack of reading comprehension on your part.
They are NOT emailing these addresses, they are attempting to log in to them.
Read the fucking summary, at least. You are what's wrong with the internet.
If you are curious why so many children are killed in Gaza, look at this footage:
A lot of people miss this element - "spying" is very different from "legally admissible evidence in court by a police agency". I care a lot less about intelligence agencies, than police agencies.
And yes, that why the supposed collaboration with DEA is so bad, that is far worse than almost anything else that's come out in my mind.
I am excited for a google-less android phone. Read this article, and realize that this phone is our best and only hope:
That's absolutely not true, and is in fact totally backwards. The "National Guard" is under control of the State Governor, except when federalized, and as such is completely constitutional.
Spoken like a man who's never used RHEL.
It's a bit immature for people to be blindly making fun of this. At the risk of RTFA:
An unclassified memo from January unearthed by Bitcoin Magazine detailed solicitations for CTTSO projects. The memo states that one of the mission requirements is for "innovative...solutions to develop and/or enhance new concepts and constructs for understanding the role of virtual currencies" in financing threats against the United States.
The memo said the blurring of national lines is facilitating the transfer of virtual currencies: "The introduction of virtual currency will likely shape threat finance by increasing the opaqueness, transactional velocity, and overall efficiencies of terrorist attacks," it stated.
This sounds like a perfectly valid thing for someone to think about, and consider the implications of. Honestly, whatever your business (or governmental responsibility), if you aren't thinking about the impact of crypto-currency, you might be being negligent.
It is on Grand Street, btw.
Note that there was a major security hole in this last year:
No, that is not American Culture!! I take a stand against that attitude.
Please, take 2 and half minutes from your day and watch Jon Stewarts' speech from the Rally to Restore Sanity from 8:05 through 10:40.
Somehow people have forgotten what used to be a basic assumption - email is not that private:
See the first comment on this article (or ask anyone who was around in the 90's):