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A group of Columbia University security researchers have uncovered a new and insidious way for a hacker to spy on a computer, Web app or virtual machine running in the cloud without being detected. Any computer running a late-model Intel microprocessor and a Web browser using HTML5 (i.e., 80% of [...]
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'Smart dust' is coming.
 
This functioning computer is smaller than a grain of rice and could have a wide range of applications in the Internet of Things. Read more about this incredible #technology: http://intel.ly/1FG68o4 #IoT
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The Internet troll is now studied and deemed 'antisocial'. He will be labeled and outcast. The dissident must be jailed.

In Internet troll language, my opinion:

Fuck off you tight-arsed stupid scientists with your ignorant repressive ideas and your new Nazi technology.*

*, I am not a good troll, I wish I could put it harsher.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1504.00680v1.pdf
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In ten years, a news headline: "Somewhat depressed teenager suicided after being banned by cyberwatch anti-troll algorithm." No thank you.
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Seems to be retracted anyway. I'll look it up again.
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"Maybe we should soften the ideological standpoint due to the special circumstances and issue some bonds ourselves?"
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Mentioned in the Minsk agreement.
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The troll isn't labeled anti-social anymore which is a step in the right direction because:

1. A troll isn't necessarily anti-social.
2. Labeling someone anti-social is something better done by psychologists, or rather, not at all because I wouldn't know what would make someone anti-social.
3. The idea of sticking such a badge unto someone with an algorithm is unethical by itself.

Moreover, I adore a good troll. The vulgar argument is by itself often a good manner of shaking firm believes, an argument which invites reflection, and is (often) correct in a humorous manner.

Maybe someone has a particular itch, maybe someone is fed up, maybe someone is a juvenile, maybe someone just has a different opinion on a subject.

Creating a black-triangle algorithm* will result in death. Exclusion from a community can be harsh for juveniles, even if they were just trolling to receive some attention. The last straw which can end in suicide.

This could be the first example of (socially engineered) death by algorithm. Some things you just don't want to automate.

Sorry, Google, invent something better.

*, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_triangle_(badge)
 
Trolls can now be spotted after just five comments. "Researchers from Stanford and Cornell think they can identify trolls before they ruin a community, after analyzing 18 months worth of Disqus threads from the news site CNN, the right-wing political site Breitbart, and the gaming site IGN. That amounted to 1.7 million users, almost 40 million comments, and 100 million up- or down-votes on those comments. They compared users who were later banned from a community with users who were never banned."

"They developed an algorithm that can "determine with 80% accuracy whether the troll will be banned in the future based on the content of their first five posts. The most powerful predictor is the reaction to (and deletion of) posts by moderators -- but even without manual labeling, the algorithm still works with 79% accuracy."
Can you imagine reading 18 months of Disqus comments on three news sites?
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Side channel attack on trezor bitcoin wallet with a cheap oscilloscope 
Extracting the Private Key from a TREZOR with a 70 $ Oscilloscope
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No 'color revolutions' in Russia.
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Научный совет при Совете безопасности РФ разрабатывает методы противодействия дестабилизации политической ситуации в России по сценарию «цветных революций». По сведениям «Коммерсанта», в СБ считают, что тема противодействия «цветным революциям» в России в последнее время актуализировалась и будет обсуждаться на одном из заседаний совета.
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