Items tagged with: service
If #lenders cannot #price their #product in a way that allows them to recover costs, they'll simply stop providing that #service. Rather than face lower #interest rates on #credit #cards — as #Sanders and #Ocasio-Cortez imagine will happen — #high-risk #borrowers are more likely to not be able to borrow using credit cards at all. Given that default rates are generally higher for #low-income borrowers, the cost of #collecting #payments is higher. #Lending to high-risk groups then is only possible if the price of those loans is higher. Without the higher price, the service will go away.How does this not make sense to these two 1-brain celled #politicians? They are not helping the poor. you get what you vote for dummies.
government artificially lowers price of product -> manufacturer can't afford to sell product -> product goes away. -> ?
- government provides product by raising taxes on responsible people to help irresponsible people get by ("artificial" natural selection = #fail)
- government forces manufacturer to provide product anyway -> manufacturer goes out of business -> product isn't available
I used to volunteer at the chicken canning plant in Ogden, Utah. then I canned corn in Midvale, Utah. I pruned grapevines in Ogden.
They don't have a plant here in alabama. But there are thousands of church farms all over the world.
Öffentliche DNS-over-TLS- und HTTPS-DNS-Resolver
Die Digitale Gesellschaft betreibt schon immer Tor-Server für die vertrauliche Kommunikation im Internet. Zusätzlich zu diesem Service bieten wir der Öffentlichkeit seit Anfang 2019 neu auch DNS-Resolver über die verschlüsselten Kommunikationswege DNS-over-TLS (DoT) und DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) an. Damit möchten wir eine Alternative zu kommerziellen Betreiberinnen bieten.https://www.digitale-gesellschaft.ch/2019/04/11/oeffentliche-dns-over-tls-und-https-dns-resolver-neuer-service-der-digitalen-gesellschaft/
#dns #neuerservice #dnssec #service #infrastruktur
#digiges #schweiz #ch #suisse #svizzera #netzpolitik #digitalegesellschaft
#breakingnews #east #inspire #lart #middle #news #service #technologie
Dans ce nouvel épisode aux Emirats Arabes Unis, Inspire Middle East explore comment le numérique et les nouvelles technologies peuvent servir le monde de l'art.
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Bernie undermines..... #Bernie....with #capitalism....
Bernie's dreams of socialism destroyed by his best selling book:
- ### Providing an in-demand product justifies high incomes for those who produce it:
When confronted as being among those he has long villainized, #Sanders became defensive:
“I wrote a best-selling book,” he declared. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
"I made my money fair and square, so quit hassling me about it."
You can make a lot of money if you work at it:
...one of the central myths of the Bernie Sanders wing of the #American #left is that people who become #rich do so on the backs of the #poor.
"I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a #millionaire, too."
"You can make a lot of money if you work at it. It's just that easy!"
This sounds #suspiciously like the " #bootstraps" argument which the left so often and so vehemently rejects. And it's pretty odd to hear it from Bernie Sanders.
Millionaires and #Billionaires provide a #benefit to #society:
had Sanders merely written a book, he would not have made millions. But since he wrote a #best-selling book, that brought in a lot of #money. But if the key to getting rich is to sell something a lot of people want, doesn't that show that "millionaires and billionaires" are providing a benefit to society?
Bernie didn't #exploit anyone to become a millionaire:
As to the matter of #inequality, Sanders hints at its origins. What if not everyone writes a best-selling book? Wouldn't that mean some people have millions of dollars and other people have much smaller amounts of money? Wouldn't that create inequality?
Sanders apparently believes it is possible to produce a good or service without #exploiting the #workers. After all, his books did not appear by magic out of thin air. Human beings #worked to #print the books, #assemble them, and #distribute them. Sanders made money from their #labors. In fact, he made a lot more money than any truck driver who #delivered his books to stores. He made a lot more than any #factory worker who #assembled the books. Does Sanders believe he took #advantage of these workers? Apparently not. Sanders #justifies his #wealth as a matter of writing books. He doesn't mention anything about the workers at all.
1. He believes that #providing an #in-demand #product or #service #justifies high incomes for those who #produced it.
3. If you do the same, you can be a millionaire, too.
That's quite a little #capitalist #manifesto from Sanders. #funny #democrat #socialism #fail
#breakingnews #les #news #plein #portugal #refont #service #stations
Une grève des conducteurs de camions-citerne qui provoquait des pénuries de carburant au Portugal depuis le début de la semaine a pris fin jeudi matin après un accord entre syndicats et patronat.
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Scammers who make a living swindling Airbnb.com customers have a powerful new tool at their disposal: A software-as-a-service offering called “Land Lordz,” which helps automate the creation and…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19661046
Posted by feross (karma: 5801)
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#HackerNews #airbnb #land #lordz #powers #scams #service
Scammers who make a living swindling Airbnb.com customers have a powerful new tool at their disposal: A software-as-a-service offering called “Land Lordz,” which helps automate the creation and management of fake Airbnb Web sites and the sending of messages to advertise the fraudulent listings.
The ne’er-do-well who set up the account below has been paying $550 a month for a Land Lordz “basic plan” subscription at landlordz[.]site that helps him manage more than 500 scam properties and interactions with up to 100 (soon-to-be-scammed) “guests” looking to book the fake listings. Currently, this scammer has just four dozen listings, virtually all of which are for properties in London and the surrounding United Kingdom.
[IMG]The Land Lordz administrative panel for a scammer who’s running dozens of Airbnb scams in the United Kingdom.
Your typical victim will respond to an advertisement for a listing provided at Airbnb.com, and be assured they can pay through Airbnb, which offers buyer protection and refunds for unhappy customers. But when the interested party inquires about the listing, they are sent a link to a site that looks like Airbnb.com but which is actually a phishing page.
In the case of these particular fraudsters, their fake page was “airbnb.longterm-airbnb[.]co[.]uk” (I’ve added brackets to prevent the link from being clickable). The site looks exactly like the real Airbnb, includes pictures of the requested property, and steers visitors toward signing in or to creating a new account. The fake site simply forwards all requests on this page to Airbnb.com, and records any usernames and passwords submitted through the site.
[IMG]The fake Airbnb site used by the scammers logged all Airbnb credentials submitted by new and existing users.
Here’s a look at some of the properties listed for rent by these scammers. All of the names and images on these listings have been lifted from other legitimate listings.
[IMG]Fake properties for rent, as listed by the Land Lordz Airbnb scam service.
The Land Lordz service includes several sets of default positive comments from fake past reviewers that can be used to populate the phony listings. The non-existent home and apartment rentals offered by these scammers are all sold on monthly rates, and the seller’s page says buyers must pay a deposit of the first month before the date is locked in.
[IMG]A phony comments generator page.
The Land Lordz panel lets the scammer keep track of all messages with would-be victims, who are strung along and told the reservation on the residence will be lifted unless a cash deposit is made within 72 hours. Here’s one from would-be victim Shanon, on March 28, 2019, to the scammers.
Shanon: My partner wants to see the place before we send money over as we done this last time and someone scammed us I ain’t saying your not legit as you have send documents with details on name etc Scammer: “Hello, The property is still available for your dates. The price is € 250 + €500 secure deposit. As security deposit needs to be added ,discount needs to be applied please follow the airbnb link” (which goes to the fake Airbnb page).
Alex Holden, chief information security officer of Hold Security LLC and the researcher who shared screen shots of this fraud panel, said the scammers appear to be advertising their fake listings primarily via Gumtree, a free classifieds service in the U.K.
People who lose money in these scams fail big time on two things. First, they fail to notice they are not on airbnb.com. More importantly, they end up wiring money to secure the promise of a fake apartment or home in another country, and the thieves cut off all communications at that point.
Like they did to this poor sucker, who paid $1,200 in exchange for a piece of paper which promised they’d hand over keys to the apartment at a specific date:
[IMG]The subject of this victim’s message “pickup of keys” says it all.
This 2018 story from travel blog goatsontheroad.com tells the tale of a couple that was very nearly scammed by a Land Lordz-like trap, before the wife figures out they’re no longer on airbnb.com.
It’s important to note that these scams can just as likely target users of Airbnb as they can other services, such as craigslist.com and booking.com. Be wary of clicking on links in emails from property hosts, and make sure you are always on Airbnb or whatever site you think you’re on.
Airbnb could help by adding some type of robust multi-factor authentication, such as Security Keys — which would defeat these Airbnb phishing pages. According to twofactorauth.org, Airbnb currently does not support any type of multi-factor authentication that users can enable.
Airbnb.com says if the company detects something phishy about a login for your account it may ask you to enter a security code sent to your phone or email address, or verify some of your account details.
In case anyone would like to follow up on this research, other domains used by these scammers include airbnb.longterm-airbnb[.]co.uk, airbnb.pt-anuncio[.]com, airbnb.request-online[.]com, and airbnb-invoice[.]com. Some of the bank accounts and payment recipients from scams tied to these listings are pictured here.
[IMG]Tags: Airbnb scam page, alex holden, goatsontheroad.com, Gumtree, Hold Security LLC, Land Lords, Land Lordz
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Meanwhile... on #diaspora's discourse
I sent the guy to mastodon/pleroma or checking Get Together
This is kinda my first thread here.
I’ve used joindiaspora for a long time although I thought it was like the only social media site like this until I’ve heard of Hubzilla, Friendica and other pods of Diaspora.
Anyway, I sometimes take a quick searx.me browse for any open source dating sites and, to my disappointment, none turned up. So I wonder if it would be great if such a project existed.
What does anyone think?
#dating #service #free-the-love
If you’ve been on Twitter today, you’ve probably seen one story making the rounds. So the Secret Service stuck Zhang's thumbdrive into their computer. https://t.co/0T6LAfOtEl…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19609239
Posted by MagicPropmaker (karma: 966)
Post stats: Points: 116 - Comments: 78 - 2019-04-08T21:29:42Z
#HackerNews #even #not #one #plug #randomly #secret #service #should #stick #strange #the #usb
If you’ve been on Twitter today, you’ve probably seen one story making the rounds.
The case follows a Chinese national, Yujing Zhang, who is accused of trying to sneak into President Trump’s private Florida resort Mar-a-Largo last month. She was caught by the Secret Service with four cellphones, a laptop, cash, an external hard drive, a signals detector to spot hidden cameras, and a thumb drive.
The arrest sparked new concerns about the president’s security amid concerns that foreign governments have tried to infiltrate the resort.
Allegations aside and notwithstanding, what sent alarm bells ringing was how the Secret Service handled the USB drive, which cannot be understated — it was not good.
From the Miami Herald:
Secret Service agent Samuel Ivanovich, who interviewed Zhang on the day of her arrest, testified at the hearing. He stated that when another agent put Zhang’s thumb-drive into his computer, it immediately began to install files, a “very out-of-the-ordinary” event that he had never seen happen before during this kind of analysis. The agent had to immediately stop the analysis to halt any further corruption of his computer, Ivanovich said. The analysis is ongoing but still inconclusive, he testified.
What’s the big deal, you might think? You might not think it, but USB keys are a surprisingly easy and effective way to install malware — or even destroy computers. In 2016, security researcher Elie Bursztein found dropping malware-laden USB sticks was an “effective” way of tricking someone into plugging it into their computer. As soon as the drive plugs in, it can install malware that can remotely surveil and control the affected device — and spread throughout a network. Some USB drives can even fry the innards of some computers.
A Secret Service spokesperson said the device was “standalone,” but wouldn’t be pressed on details. It remains unknown why the agent “immediately” pulled out the drive in a panic.
It didn’t take long for security folks to seize on the security snafu.
Jake Williams, founder of Rendition Infosec and former NSA hacker, criticized the agent’s actions “threatened his own computing system and possibly the rest of the Secret Service network.”
“It’s entirely possible that the sensitivities over determining whether Zhang was targeting Mar-a-Lago or the president — or whether she was a legitimate guest or member — may have contributed to the agent’s actions on the ground,” he said, “Never before has the Secret Service had to deal with this type of scenario and they’re probably still working out the playbook.”
Williams said the best way to forensically examine a suspect USB drive is by plugging the device into an isolated Linux-based computer that doesn’t automatically mount the drive to the operating system.
“We would then create a forensic image of the USB and extract any malware for analysis in the lab,” he said. “While there is still a very small risk that the malware targets Linux, that’s not the normal case.”
Donated devices are doxing your data, says new research
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Apple today announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games from renowned creators.
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19484808
Posted by sahin-boydas (karma: 6069)
Post stats: Points: 140 - Comments: 107 - 2019-03-25T17:52:12Z
#HackerNews #apple #arcade #game #service #subscription
PRESS RELEASE March 25, 2019
Apple Arcade will Feature Brand New, Original Games from Acclaimed Indie Developers, Major Studios and Legendary Creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong and Will Wright
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from renowned creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and dozens more. Apple Arcade games will redefine games and be curated based on originality, quality, creativity, fun and their appeal to players of all ages. Apple Arcade will give customers the freedom to try any game from its handpicked collection of titles that are all-you-can-play, have no ads, ad tracking or additional purchases, and respect user privacy.
The App Store is the world’s most successful and vibrant gaming platform with nearly 300,000 free and paid games. Free games, supported by advertising or in-app purchases, are enjoyed by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Paid games are often critically acclaimed and beloved by the people who play them, but competing with free is hard, so even the best of these games have only reached a smaller audience. With the simplicity of a single subscription, Apple Arcade will bring games like these to the App Store’s more than 1 billion gaming customers. Apple Arcade is the perfect complement to the already enormously popular catalog of free games on the App Store, making iOS the premier gaming platform for players of all ages.
Apple is not just handpicking the games in Apple Arcade, but also contributing to the development costs and working closely with creators to bring the games to life. Made by some of the most critically acclaimed game developers in the world, Apple Arcade games will entertain customers with incredibly fun gameplay and immersive stories, while capturing imaginations with original art and music. The service will feature games from Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, ustwo games and dozens more.
“The App Store is the world’s biggest and most successful game platform. Now we are going to take games even further with Apple Arcade, the first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We are working with some of the most innovative game developers in the world to create over 100 new and exclusive games to play across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Apple Arcade games will be great for families, respect user privacy and will not have ads or require any additional purchases. We think players of all ages are going to love Apple Arcade.”
Apple Arcade will introduce an innovative way to access a collection of brand new games that will not be available on any other mobile platform or in any other subscription service. Rather than pay up front for each game, a subscription to Apple Arcade will give players the opportunity to try any game in the service without risk. Since every game includes access to the full experience, including all game features, content and future updates, no additional purchases will be required. Every game will be playable offline, and many games will offer support for game controllers. Because subscribers can play Apple Arcade games across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV, they can pick up where they left off in a game, even if they switch devices. New games will be added to the service on a regular basis.
Apple Arcade will launch in fall 2019 in more than 150 countries from a new tab on the App Store across iOS, macOS and tvOS. Developers interested in being considered for Apple Arcade should visit developer.apple.com/apple-arcade.
Apple Arcade will launch in fall 2019 in more than 150 countries from a new tab on the App Store across iOS, macOS and tvOS.
With the App Store, Apple ignited a worldwide app phenomenon that has revolutionized the way people work, connect, learn and play. The App Store drives the app economy and has earned $120 billion for developers worldwide. Today, the App Store is the world’s safest and most vibrant app marketplace, with over half a billion people visiting each week. Privacy, security, quality and curation are fundamental to the App Store. Every app must meet and maintain Apple’s strict guidelines to launch and remain on the App Store. For enhanced discoverability, experts create rich editorial content and curated collections of the best apps every day. The App Store is the single best place to explore the world of apps, and is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV and iMessage.
Images of Apple Arcade
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
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Posted by zulgan (karma: 154)
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#HackerNews #backup #baxx #service #show #unix-friendly
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