Following the UN's report of ISIS' ghastly crimes against humanity, rogue vigilante hacker group Anonymous has released a video declaring a new campaign against the extremist outfit. They claim they've already shut down ISIS' access to social media sites, and they're not stopping there. "ISIS, we will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you," the video declares. "We are Muslims, Christians, Jews, we are hackers, crackers, Hacktivist, phishers, agents, spies, or just the guy from next door. We come from all races, countries, religions and ethnicity—united as one, divided by zero."
Anonymous has also leaked over one hundred Twitter and Facebook accounts they say belong to ISIS members, the links to which were posted in the YouTube video description. Anonymous' video ended with their usual calling card: "ISIS we are Anonymous, we are a legion, we do not forgive, we do not forget, expect us" ... Discuss
It has not been a great month for companies loved more for what they were than what they are. First, SkyMall went off to that great big SkyMall in the sky. Then, RadioShack followed suit, filing for bankruptcy. Frankly, it's impressive RadioShack has lasted as long as it has, and it's going to continue to struggle on with an assist from Sprint. However, RadioShack will have to close 1,784 stores by March 31. The first 162 will close by February 17. After that, 986 stores will shut down by February 28. And then the final 636 stores will close by the end of March. Good night, sweet prince.
So, will the RadioShack closing affect you? Probably not, unless you're in the market for a minidisk player or maybe a camcorder for your next family reunion. And if you are, here's a full list of where all the closings will take place ... Discuss
The Verge got their hands on an internal memo in which Twitter CEO Dick Costolo owns up to his company's very bad track record in handling Twitter trolls and online abuse. Among other things, the memo detailed Costolo's embarrassment about his organization's failure to address Twitter's seedier side.
We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we've sucked at it for years. It's no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day ...I'm frankly ashamed of how poorly we've dealt with this issue during my tenure as CEO. It's absurd. There's no excuse for it. I take full responsibility for not being more aggressive on this front. It's nobody else's fault but mine, and it's embarrassing.
Costolo's acknowledgment is encouraging but, of course, talk is cheap. It remains to be seen just how Twitter plans on addressing the actual issues ... Discuss
Yo, kids. Wazzzup. You know what’s just as cool as those iPhones everyone has these days? A smartphone from the dudes over at HTC. "H" to the "T" to the "C" what I mean? Don't Belieb us? Just check out this hip-hop music video. You're a teen, right? You love the hip-hop? Like Iggy Azalea? So dope. Check out these fresh beatz, and tell mom (lame) and dad (ugh!) you don’t want any lame Apple iPhone for your B-day this year. This new vid shows these HTC phones are too cool for school. Smooth move, Exlax! Catch you on the flip side ... Discuss
A glorious new website will turn any Twitter feed into works of incredible poetry. Poetweet is super simple: Just enter the name of any Twitter handle, select the type of poem you would like the tweets to be converted into and wait a few moments while some robotic literary genius crafts them into a surreal work of prose. Say goodbye to at least an hour of productivity today ... Discuss