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(Phys Org2)   Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize.' On the other hand, they didn't say who they're defending   (phys.org ) divider line
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2014-08-21 12:31:14 PM  
Probably defending the massive pile of data they are sharing about you to everyone.
 
2014-08-21 04:26:52 PM  
Today: "Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany on Wednesday won the new cash award for a paper outlining how to find flaws hackers could exploit"

Tomorrow: "Hackers use award-winning paper to find and exploit vulnerabilities in several prominent websites."
 
2014-08-21 04:27:00 PM  
2 Germans who are expert at probing defenses? What a shock.
 
2014-08-21 04:27:26 PM  
Rick? Baby Champagne?
 
2014-08-21 04:29:27 PM  
Is that like the White Knight of the Year award?
 
2014-08-21 04:29:44 PM  
Facebook just makes me think of the Balkanization of the web. I remember when the web was wide open and free. I remember browsing the web on an Amiga in, jeez, 1993 or so. The world was infinite and accessible all at the same time. And then, after the September That Never Ended, and the commercialization of the Web, we've gotten what I can only think of as Balkanized.

It used to be that anyone could go anywhere, pretty much. Now I'm missing out on who knows how much because I don't have a Facebook account. Huge portions of the web are behind paywalls and logins. What used to be accessible to anyone is now only accessible to certain people. What's worse, is the content creators are starting to target these walled gardens in preference to the open web - I've seen URLs for movies that were just "facebook/moviename".

It's a shame.
 
2014-08-21 04:40:16 PM  

Lord Dimwit:  I remember browsing the web on an Amiga in, jeez, 1993 or so. The world was infinite and accessible all at the same time.


Sure, but you had to Gopher into a nearby university, to get access to Telnet into a BBS, to find an FTP site full of ten-year old Playboy centerfold scans that took a half-hour to download, per picture.
 
2014-08-21 04:42:26 PM  

thesloppy: Lord Dimwit:  I remember browsing the web on an Amiga in, jeez, 1993 or so. The world was infinite and accessible all at the same time.

Sure, but you had to Gopher into a nearby university, to get access to Telnet into a BBS, to find an FTP site full of ten-year old Playboy centerfold scans that took a half-hour to download, per picture.


Heh. I actually broke into my local university's network. I was 13. It was glorious. They caught me eventually and very sternly told me not to do it again, and then gave me an account of my own.
 
2014-08-21 05:25:04 PM  
Probably protecting those poor women against those big meanies.
 
2014-08-21 06:07:34 PM  

fatalvenom: Probably protecting those poor women against those big meanies.


Are you saying women can't defend themselves?

REPORTED!!
 
2014-08-21 06:42:28 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Facebook just makes me think of the Balkanization of the web. I remember when the web was wide open and free. I remember browsing the web on an Amiga in, jeez, 1993 or so. The world was infinite and accessible all at the same time. And then, after the September That Never Ended, and the commercialization of the Web, we've gotten what I can only think of as Balkanized.

It used to be that anyone could go anywhere, pretty much. Now I'm missing out on who knows how much because I don't have a Facebook account. Huge portions of the web are behind paywalls and logins. What used to be accessible to anyone is now only accessible to certain people. What's worse, is the content creators are starting to target these walled gardens in preference to the open web - I've seen URLs for movies that were just "facebook/moviename".

It's a shame.



I heard some are even starting to crack down on misogyny!
 
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