China pursues cyberpolitics by other means again with Github attack

March 30, 2015 at 09:42 (Uncategorized)

Fortune

Late last Wednesday, a San Francisco-based website used by software developers began being overwhelmed with requests in a classic type of attack that appears to be the work of Chinese hackers, according to a report.

The so-called distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that targeted Github was directed at pages that linked to copies of websites banned in China, including the New York Times’ Chinese site, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, citing anonymous cyber security sources.

The paper said Internet traffic intended for Chinese search engine Baidu [fortune-stock symbol=”BIDU”] was instead redirected to Github pages linking to content banned in the country. In China, Github is just as popular amongst coders as it is in Silicon Valley and because the site in encrypted, the sensitive content it linked to —sites run by the New York Times and Greatfire.org—can’t be selectively banned by Chinese censors without taking down the…

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Innovation On Two Wheels: How The Humble Bike Is Becoming Increasingly Smart – Forbes

March 30, 2015 at 09:31 (technology) ()

Innovation On Two Wheels: How The Humble Bike Is Becoming Increasingly Smart – Forbes.

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Video: Palestine-Hong Kong hip-hop collabration “Gaza Open Your Heart” | The Electronic Intifada

March 30, 2015 at 07:54 (activism, gaza) (, )

Video: Palestine-Hong Kong hip-hop collabration “Gaza Open Your Heart” | The Electronic Intifada.

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How Mushrooms Could Hold the Key to Our Long-Term Survival as a Species | Motherboard

March 30, 2015 at 06:27 (brainFOOd) ()

How Mushrooms Could Hold the Key to Our Long-Term Survival as a Species | Motherboard.

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Mardi Gras: Rare Vintage Photos From America’s Most Famous Party

March 30, 2015 at 05:05 (Uncategorized)

TIME

Early on in its decades-long run as a weekly magazine, LIFE turned its eye toward always-enticing, ever-vivid New Orleans and that great city’s signature annual event: Mardi Gras. In February, 1938, editors sent photographer William Vandivert to the Big Easy to chronicle the carnival, and to show LIFE’s readers how one American city — in so many ways a Caribbean, as opposed to a purely Southern, town — maintained a centuries-old tradition of refined debauchery and unalloyed fun in the midst of the Great Depression.

The story that ran in the March 14, 1938, issue of LIFE, alongside some of Vandivert’s photographs, was interesting enough, in its own way. Titled “LIFE goes to America’s Most Famous Party,” the five-page feature focused almost exclusively on the aristocratic Comus Ball, and the pomp and ceremony that attends the crowning of the ball’s king and queen.

In fact, in 1938, LIFE was

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Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight As California’s Last Active Nuke Plant Puts Millions at Risk » EcoWatch

March 29, 2015 at 12:01 (brainFOOd) ()

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight As California’s Last Active Nuke Plant Puts Millions at Risk » EcoWatch.

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Kerry cancels return to US as Iran talks deadline looms – Al Jazeera English

March 29, 2015 at 11:43 (iran) ()

Kerry cancels return to US as Iran talks deadline looms – Al Jazeera English.

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The Case for Negotiating with Iran – The New Yorker

March 29, 2015 at 09:42 (iran) ()

The Case for Negotiating with Iran – The New Yorker.

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Confused about the situation in the Middle East? This should help clear it up

March 28, 2015 at 10:16 (middle east) ()

Confused about the situation in the Middle East? This should help clear it up.

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Red Bull skydiving tandem – Business Insider

March 28, 2015 at 10:03 (brainFOOd) ()

Red Bull skydiving tandem – Business Insider.

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