Last March, Auernheimer was convicted of accessing a computer without authorization and sentenced to 41 months in prison. As a member of the computer security team Goatse Security, Auernheimer discovered a major security flaw in AT&T's network, which allowed him to download the email addresses of some 114,000 iPad users. Goatse Security reported the flaw to Gawker and provided journalists with the information, who then published it in redacted form."
there is nothing evil about getting free clicks out of people to dumb or lazy to read the entire link before they click it.
Just like there is nothing evil about throwing mountains of legalese inside a EULA before you are able to use a piece of software?
Now it seems it's just a mire of bitcoin spam and pro/anti government flames.
Instead of wasting precious cycles mining bitcoins one could have used them for protein folding or increasing social welfare rather than harvesting some arbitrary commodity for self-enrichment.
FB is the new cigarettes, I'd say. It used to be cool, but now everyone who started when it was cool wishes they hadn't.
So, like cigarettes, people are starting to pick it up again for the image that it offers?
The "Green Mountain" in their company names refers to the piles of green dollars that they are making with this crap.
Or it could be a reference to the Green Mountains of Vermont near to where they were founded.
So much hate for really rather an insignificant and mundane product...
Except that it is not. There are currently about two million practicing engineers in the USA, and that number is growing by about 70,000 per year. So we are not "shedding" STEM jobs. The unemployment rate for computer professionals and engineers is about 3% compared to an overall rate of over 7%.
I apologize for interrupting this whine-fest with actual facts.
Actually for equivalently educated Americans (those who concluded accredited undergraduate degree programs) you're looking at around 4% unemployment versus a overall computer/math degree unemployment of 3.4% (as quoted in the original article).
It isn't that large of a gulf as it may appear with the general populace.