Uptime is a new way to watch YouTube with iPhone-using friends, no matter where they are | Macworld

Uptime is a new way to watch YouTube with iPhone-using friends, no matter where they are | Macworld

Uptime is a new way to watch YouTube with iPhone-using friends, no matter where they are | Macworld

Last year Google launched a startup incubator called Area 120, which was designed to give its employees a place within the company to flesh out their own ideas. At South by Southwest, we got a look at the first project to come out of it, and somewhat surprisingly, it’s an invitation-only, iOS-exclusive app for watching and sharing YouTube videos.Called Uptime, the free app is sort of like a souped-up comments section for just your friends. As you watch a video you’ll see a series of floating avatars around the border (including your own), and you can record your reactions in real time with text, emoji, stickers, or likes. It’s similar to how Facebook Live and Periscope let you respond to broadcasts in real time, but applying it to prerecorded videos is an interesting concept, and the quirky interface seems tailor-made for encouraging engagement.

Källa: Uptime is a new way to watch YouTube with iPhone-using friends, no matter where they are | Macworld

GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat – BBC News

GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat - BBC News

GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat – BBC News

Attacks by Russian hackers could threaten British democracy, GCHQ has warned politicians.The spy agency’s computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to The Sunday Times.US intelligence officials have accused the Kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the November election.But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there was so far no evidence of successful attacks in the UK.National security threatsIn a letter to politicians, Ciaran Martin, chief executive of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said: “You will be aware of the coverage of events in the United States, Germany and elsewhere reminding us of the potential for hostile action against the UK political system.

Källa: GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat – BBC News

Latvia, the UK and Europol disrupt an organised crime group involved in phishing | Europol

Latvia, the UK and Europol disrupt an organised crime group involved in phishing | Europol

Latvia, the UK and Europol disrupt an organised crime group involved in phishing | Europol

On 7 March 2016, the German Police (Hessisches Landeskriminalamt) from Wiesbaden, in close cooperation with law enforcement officers from Latvia, the UK and Europol, disrupted an international criminal group involved in phishing, hacking bank accounts, spreading malware, fraudulent transactions and money laundering. Losses incurred by the criminals’ activities are estimated to be several million euros.

In the framework of the whole operation, 3 targets were arrested on Tuesday 7 March, from 12 main suspects. During the operation, police were able to confiscate numerous computers, mobile phones, bank cards, SIM cards and digital storage media.

This operation resulted in multiple house searches and the arrest of the main suspects of the organised criminal group. Police officers were deployed on the spot in Schwerin (Germany), Latvia and the UK. Two Europol officers were also deployed to Germany and Latvia to provide analysis of new data found during the house searches.

 

Källa: Latvia, the UK and Europol disrupt an organised crime group involved in phishing | Europol

Illusions

Illusions

Illusions

 

Sometimes even the tragic accidents could lead to most happy endings..
‘Illusions’ was completed during my final year in Edinburgh College of Arts in 2016.
Film is done entirely in screen-printing technique, which means that all the frames were drawn by hand, turned into colour separations and screen printed on A3 sheets of paper, then scanned back in to create an animated sequence. More than 400 screen prints were created while making the film.
Film is based on a story “Goats Eyes” by Max Frei.
Cast:
Dominica Harrison – Director/Animator
Tom Angell – Sound Design and Music
Kenny Blyth, Amandine Vincent – Voice Overs
Watch the Making Of: vimeo.com/168081280
Order original prints from the film on-line: nicaharrison.com/shop

 

Sex års helvete på grund av ett skrivfel

Sex års helvete på grund av ett skrivfel

Sex års helvete på grund av ett skrivfel

En lördag morgon i juli 2011 knackade det på Nigel Langs dörr. Utanför stod en man och en kvinna som undrade om han bodde på adressen. Det blev inledningen på sex års helvete och allt på grund av ett skrivfel.

De som knackat på Langs dörr var poliser och han greps och anklagades för att vara pedofil och för att ha distribuerat bilder på sexuellt exploaterade barn, barnporr. Nigel Lang förnekade alla anklagelser medan polisen anklagade även hans sambo och beslagtog all elektronisk utrustning i huset.

Socialkontoret

Han fördes till polisstationen, förhördes under fyra timmar medan socialkontoerwts personal gjorde ett hembesök och beslutade att Nigel Lang inte fick bo kvar i sitt hem och inte träffa sin son utan övervakning.

När arbetsgivaren fick veta vad som hänt, Nigel Lang, berättade det, så stängdes han av från sitt arbete.

Tre veckor

Tre veckor senare hade polisen gått igenom hans dator utan att finna någonting misstänkt. Polisen lämnade flera olika förklaringar men kontrollerade aldrig grunden till misstankarna – de uppgifter som de fått av ett annat polisdistrikt.

Nigel Lang fick finna sig i att jobba tillsammans med polisen samtidigt som han försökte få veta vad misstankarna baserades på.

IP-nummer

Allt byggde på ett enda enskilt IP-nummer där en extra siffra hade skrivits in. En enda enkel siffra som gjorde att helt fel person pekades ut på en helt annat plats.

Först sex år senare fick Nigel Lang en ursäkt och 60 000 pund i skadestånd för det han tvingats genomgå.

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