Daily Archives: July 4, 2017

Vegan Mayonnaise Company Starts Growing Its Own Meat In Labs, Says It Will Get To Stores First

The maker of vegan mayonnaise has been working on getting lab-made meat onto dinner tables everywhere. It’s just that nobody knew about it. Hampton Creek — a company that built its name on plant-based condiments and vegan-friendly cookie doughs — today revealed that, for the last year, it has been secretly developing the technology necessary for producing lab-made meat and seafood, or as the industry likes to call it, “clean meat.” Perhaps even more surprising is that Hampton Creek expects to beat its closest competitor to market by more than two years. Since it was founded in 2015, Memphis Meats has raised at least $3 million from five investors for the development of its meat products, according to Crunchbase. By contrast, Hampton Creek — just a 20-mile drive from its Silicon Valley rival — has raised more than $120 million since 2011. It’s one of Silicon Valley’s unicorns — a company that has a valuation that exceeds $1 billion.

Source: Vegan Mayonnaise Company Starts Growing Its Own Meat In Labs, Says It Will Get To Stores First – Slashdot

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Criminalization of DNS for phishing continues to advance

Cybercriminals have been shifting their tactics markedly, by registering more and more domain names, rather using web servers and domains they have hacked into. These “malicious domain registrations” accounted for half of all the domain names used for phishing in 2016, according to APWG.

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A new global phishing survey from APWG documents that in 2016 there were at least 255,065 unique phishing attacks worldwide – an all-time high. Of the 195,475 domains used for phishing, the authors identified 95,424 domain names that the authors believe were registered maliciously by phishers – almost three times as many as they found in 2015.

“It was disheartening to see the registration of so many malicious domain names to mount attacks, after all the great work that’s been done to curtail phishers in recent years,” said Rod Rasmussen, Founder of R2 Cyber and co-author of the study. “This should be a wake-up call for the domain name industry.”

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Social media can be used to ‘predict future’ – study

Facebook, Twitter and other online social media platforms are more than a place to post photos and status updates, according to a new research which says they can also be used to foresee the future.

The research published earlier this month, notes that “because user behavior on SM [social media] is a reflection of events in the real world, researchers have realized they can use SM in order to forecast, making predictions about the future.”

Conducted by a team from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington, which is a Department of Energy (DOE) government research laboratory, and the University of Washington, the study examines existing literature, citing examples of successful and unsuccessful predicting of future events using social media.

Preliminary results do largely show positive findings,” the research claims.

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How to fake a hate crime for fun and profit. 

St. Petersburg’s former City Attorney Brian Telfair said on February 16, 2016 the first threat came in the form of an email the previous Saturday.

“It basically said Petersburg was a city full of N words,” Telfair told Hipolit that day.

He said the second threat was made on February 16, 2016 over the phone.

“It was a physical threat of physical harm to certain individuals, council members, city staff, members of the administration,” Telfair told Hipolit that day.

You’ll never believe who sent them. Or maybe you will.

Former Petersburg City Attorney Brian K. Telfair asked a city employee to buy a prepaid cellphone that he later used to make a phone call to himself — a call that Telfair told police was made by an unknown “redneck” caller who made racist threats to the mayor and two other city officials, according to court records.

“Telfair stated he made the telephone call to himself that was reported to Petersburg Bureau of Police as a threatening phone call,” according to a police narrative in the court file of a Jan. 30 interview of Telfair by Virginia State Police special agents. “Mr. Telfair also stated that he made the telephone call to preserve the institution of the city.”

According to the police narrative in Telfair’s court file, Nykesha Jackson, clerk of the Petersburg City Council, told investigators that Telfair asked her whether she knew of a store that sold telephones, and she mentioned Family Dollar. Jackson said Telfair then gave her some money to purchase a “burner phone” and have it activated, which she did.

Telfair told investigators that between 4 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 16, he received a call on his office phone from a “male who he assumed was white because he spoke redneck,” according to the police narrative.

But remember black on white racism doesn’t exist. According to the left, that’s something called “reverse racism” and is a myth.

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