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nbcnews:

Teenager arrested for threatening tweet to airline
(Photo via Twitter)
Dutch police have arrested a 14-year-old girl in Rotterdam after she sent a tweet threatening American Airlines on Sunday.
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nbcnews:

Teenager arrested for threatening tweet to airline

(Photo via Twitter)

Dutch police have arrested a 14-year-old girl in Rotterdam after she sent a tweet threatening American Airlines on Sunday.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

— 1 day ago with 5225 notes
#American Airlines  #internet  #news  #social media  #tech  #Twitter 
Urgent security update

support:

Bad news: A major vulnerability has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr. Our team took immediate action to fix the issue, but you should still take some time to change your password, not only here but on any other sites you visit. 

You should also strongly consider enabling two-factor authentication. It’ll go a long way to ensure that no one besides you can access your account. Thanks, and take care.

— 5 days ago with 172329 notes
#online privacy  #password  #news  #internet  #tech  #Tumblr  #social media 
procrastinaut:


Alessandro Scali [has] made a public Google Map based on @giphy artists list that gives visitors an easy way to see the glitchy, DIY animations from creatives all over the world. Explore the animation: here.

(via GIFography: Explore A Map Of GIF Artists All Over The World | The Creators Project)

procrastinaut:

Alessandro Scali [has] made a public Google Map based on @giphy artists list that gives visitors an easy way to see the glitchy, DIY animations from creatives all over the world. Explore the animation: here.

(via GIFography: Explore A Map Of GIF Artists All Over The World | The Creators Project)

— 1 month ago with 22 notes
#gif  #maps  #internet  #tech 
brit:

Too many smartwatches, too little time? Here’s one you can build to be juuust right. 

brit:

Too many smartwatches, too little time? Here’s one you can build to be juuust right. 

— 1 month ago with 11 notes
#design  #gadgets  #geeky  #smartwatch  #tech 
mobilewire:

A freelance designer’s vision of a beautiful smartwatch
From The Verge:

Gábor Balogh is a freelance designer from Hungary who, like many of us, wants an attractive, watch-like watch that just happens to be smart. The difference between Balogh and the rest of us is he went ahead and designed an interface he believes could enable regular watch designs to include a full bevy of smart features.
After posting his concept for a smartwatch on Behance, Balogh took some time to talk through his interface ideas with The Verge. The actual watch pictured in the mockups is almost incidental, as the concept simply takes the Swedish watchmaker Triwa’s Havana timepiece (with the company’s permission) and replaces its face with a circular display. This proposal is about interface paradigms, not product design. “In this concept the UI does not have a predefined style,” says Balogh, “but it would match the housing. Only the navigational patterns have to be taken into consideration.”

Read more by clicking on the source link.
Image credit: Gabor Balogh

mobilewire:

A freelance designer’s vision of a beautiful smartwatch

From The Verge:

Gábor Balogh is a freelance designer from Hungary who, like many of us, wants an attractive, watch-like watch that just happens to be smart. The difference between Balogh and the rest of us is he went ahead and designed an interface he believes could enable regular watch designs to include a full bevy of smart features.

After posting his concept for a smartwatch on Behance, Balogh took some time to talk through his interface ideas with The Verge. The actual watch pictured in the mockups is almost incidental, as the concept simply takes the Swedish watchmaker Triwa’s Havana timepiece (with the company’s permission) and replaces its face with a circular display. This proposal is about interface paradigms, not product design. “In this concept the UI does not have a predefined style,” says Balogh, “but it would match the housing. Only the navigational patterns have to be taken into consideration.”

Read more by clicking on the source link.

Image credit: Gabor Balogh

(Source: theverge.com)

— 1 month ago with 40 notes
#design  #geeky  #smartwatch  #tech 
The New Worst Thing About Email →

parislemon:

Alex Wilhelm:

Yet a startup called Rebump has found a way to make email even worse. How is that possible, you ask.? Well, Rebump is a service that automatically re-pings people — via email, of course — that haven’t answered your original message. It will keep doing so until you get a response.

Note that this implies that your initial email was both worth reading, and worth replying to. In reality most email fails both tests. So, Rebump is essentially a brilliantly passive aggressive way to force people into responding to you, or the flood of notes will not fucking stop.

Finally, someone has created my worst nightmare in startup form.

— 1 month ago with 43 notes
#email  #Rebump  #startups  #tech 
Why the Internet Will Soon Be Two-Tiered →

When it comes to accessing the Internet, mobile-phone networks are of particular importance to marginalized communities, including people of color and those with lower incomes. A recent Pew survey found that a full 21 percent of cell phone owners in the United States mostly use their phones to access the Internet, as opposed to a desktop or a laptop. The elimination of net neutrality for cell phones could make conducting essential activities, such as applying for jobs or furthering one’s education, much harder if service providers chose to block access to those necessary sites.

The Pew study also found that “young adults, non-whites, and those with relatively low income and education levels are particularly likely to be cell-mostly Internet users”—and ­it’s people in those demographic groups who will therefore be stuck at the lowest tier of access. Advocacy groups also worry that ISPs will use their powers of prioritization to silence activists working toward social justice, particularly in communities of color.

(Source: azspot, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

— 1 month ago with 257 notes
#digital culture  #internet  #smartphones  #tech 
latenightseth:

So Kanye West just signed our production coordinator’s framed embroidered Kanye tweet.

latenightseth:

So Kanye West just signed our production coordinator’s framed embroidered Kanye tweet.

(via laughterkey)

— 1 month ago with 64534 notes
#design  #Kanye West  #social media  #Twitter