The world really did change…We now have handheld personal computers and personal entertainment centres, yet they are no larger than a thin pack of cards. The device itself is beautiful as well...
The iPhone, the device that redefined the mobile phone and has helped make Apple the most valuable company in the world, marks its 10th anniversary on Monday.
It was on January 9, 2007, that late Apple founder and chief executive Steve Jobs went on stage at the company's Macworld event to announce the tech giant was to reveal "an iPod, a phone and an internet communicator" — but rather than three separate products being revealed, one of the first truly smart phones was unveiled. Toys for Boys
THOMAS SOWELL’S FINAL COLUMN: “If you want to understand the fatal dangers facing America today, read The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill. The book is not about America, the Middle East, or nuclear missiles. But it shows Europe’s attitudes and delusions — aimed at peace in the years before the Second World War — which instead ended up bringing on that most terrible war in all of human history.”
- Tax competition can never be the basis for fair competition: Airbnb, Uber, Amazon and eBay please note
- Chancellor failing to cancel 'tax giveaway' to banks, says Labour
- Tax giveaway for big banks truly shameful, says McDonnell
- Tax, not tech, gives Airbnb advantages in UK
- Juncker accused of blocking EU efforts against tax avoidance
The IP addresses that DHS provided may have been used for an attack by a state actor like Russia. But they don’t appear to provide any association with Russia. They are probably used by a wide range of other malicious actors, especially the 15% of IP addresses that are Tor exit nodes.The malware sample is old, widely used and appears to be Ukrainian. It has no apparent relationship with Russian intelligence and it would be an indicator of compromise for any website.
Mad Left: A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping’s new China Guardian
Mad Right: Seriously? Alt-Right Racist Leader Gets $250K Book Deal From Simon And Schuster
Announced yesterday, Milo Yiannopoulous’ book is #1 on Amazon today, despite Twitter ban ...
The War Against Alternative Information Consortium News. Quoting the NDAA: “… recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests” (whatever that might mean). Small blogs like this one are most definitely “non-state actors.” Snopes is, therefore, wrong. (I can’t vouch for the source, but this is the only post on the NDAAA’s legislative history I can find.)
We wrote about the Indonesian blasphemy scandal last month; at the time, police had agreed to investigate the complaint and the governor apologized for his comments, in an attempt to cool the rising tensions. But these gestures have hardly had the desired effect. If anything, hardline Islamists have been increasingly emboldened as they exploit the scandal to build support for their cause.For many years, the world’s most populous Muslim nation has resisted the siren call of fanaticism. That increasingly appears to be changing, with the rising influence of hardcore forms of Islam. Apart from its effect on Indonesia’s domestic politics, this changing climate could have significant effects on the Asian power balance. Indonesia is a key link in the group of coastal Asian countries, from India to Japan, that have tried to balance China’s rising power. Even shifts in the political balance in relatively small countries like the Philippines can ripple across the region; a shift in Indonesia would be a much bigger deal....