Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

An anonymous reader writes Comcast agents have reportedly contacted customers who use Tor and said their service can get terminated if they don't stop using Tor. According to Deep.Dot.Web, one of those calls included a Comcast customer service agent who allegedly called Tor an “illegal service.

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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

An anonymous reader writes Comcast agents have reportedly contacted customers who use Tor and said their service can get terminated if they don't stop using Tor. According to Deep.Dot.Web, one of those calls included a Comcast customer service agent who allegedly called Tor an “illegal service.

Comcast Internal Memo: That Service Rep From Hell Was Following Orders

Remember that agonizing phone call Ryan Block recorded last week , where a Comcast rep spent 20+ minutes trying to will Block into not canceling his account? Even a Comcast executive thought the call was "painful;" but also that the rep was doing just what they'd asked him to do.Read more...

Telecom Workers: Send Us Your Customer Service Call Scripts

Comcast COO Dave Watson has admitted that company policy was at least as much to blame for the customer service call from hell as the sad, desperate employee heard on the recording. As Watson wrote in a memo, that customer retention rep was only doing what he was trained to do.

Comcast Employees Spill How Hellish Life Is on Their End of the Phone

Last week, the Comcast call heard 'round the world struck a major chord with nearly everyone. We've all had that maddening phone call with a sales rep who just won't quit. What you might not realize is that as we're slamming our heads against our phones, they are too. It's not they won't stop,

Aereo’s Dissent

I’ve been waiting for the Supreme Court ruling on Aereo all week. When it came down yesterday, it felt a little bit like Groundhog Day. If the Supreme Court sided with Aereo, winter would be over; if they didn’t, six more weeks of cold. Either way,

All The Important Stuff From TechCrunch Disrupt NY

So what happened at Disrupt NY? With 25 panels, 27 startup demos, and a hackathon, TechCrunch's annual gathering in New York produced plents of news, insight, and controversy. Even if you were there in person it was a lot to process, so we've compiled a cliff notes for the conference. Read More

7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015

From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world. Here are the visions that the general partners, managing directors and partners from firms such as NEA, IVP,

"In The Shower Eating Cherries" and More Tales of Nightmare IT Calls

We asked for your worst stories of working IT phone support — and boy, did you ever answer our call. You have the patience of saints and the fortitude of soldiers. We’ll never look at a phone the same way again.Read more...

Meet A Teenager Who Says He's A Swatter

A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched . When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step?

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

An anonymous reader points out this Vice story with new information about the NSA's search of Edward Snowden's emails. Last year,

Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

An anonymous reader writes If you use Twitch don't click on any suspicious links in the video streaming platform's chat feature. Twitch Support's official Twitter account issued a security warning telling users not to click the "csgoprize" link in chat. According to f-secure,

New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

An anonymous reader points out this Vice story with new information about the NSA's search of Edward Snowden's emails. Last year,

Pebble Steel Review: The Best Smartwatch, Now Also Beautiful

Smartwatches are awesome! Smartwatches look kinda dumb a lot of the time! They don't have to though, and the Pebble Steel is proof. The improved look isn't quite enough to make it the perfect smartwatch, but it goes a long, long way. Read more...    

用户需要“删除”搜索吗?

最近谷歌在欧洲地区允许用户申请删除搜索,并在短短的一天内,收到了来自欧洲居民的12000多个请求,要求行使他们的“被遗忘权利”。这个举动滑稽吗?为何有人会需要删除搜索?都是哪些人需要删除搜索呢?

This Nicolas Cage Prank Is a National Treasure

You just got Caged.Imgur user Timbo57 pulled off the Nicolas Cage prank to end all Nicolas Cage pranks when he planted nearly 3,200 pictures of the actor around his brother's home. No family photo, toilet seat or milk carton went un-Caged.See also:

Two US Government Agencies Are Working Together To Lower The Cost Of Installing Wi-Fi In Schools

The FCC is working with another U.S. Government agency to purchase WiFi equipment in a pooled fashion, allowing them to save money on new tools. This could help lower the cost of bringing WiFi to more American school, and perhaps allow us to move more quickly on the matter. Read More

为餐厅做前端订餐、等位服务的人太多了,“Farmlink(链农)”想从后端为中小餐厅提供更低价的原材料

对于身处传统行业的餐饮商家来说,互联网无疑是帮他们开源节流的一种很好的工具。

陈一舟谈人人未成为中国Facebook:受腾讯影响

我干了那么多年,现在要改变基因,改变自己的工作习惯,各种东西都要改。  机会与遗憾  问:现在会不会还是很多人问你,顶着中国 Facebook的头衔上市,为什么最终没有实现这样的结果?  陈一舟:很简单,F ... ...

Plex for Xbox One will be available on October 7th, coming very soon for Xbox 360

The popular media streaming app Plex has made its way to the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Plex enables users to stream their media to their devices. Now, Xbox owners can stream music, videos, and pictures from their home computer or Plex servers.

Do the Over-the-Top Twitter References In Chef Totally Ruin the Movie?

I finally got around to seeing Chef, the Jon Favreau film about a chef who (SPOILER ALERT) starts a food truck. Food trucks and Twitter go together like Korean BBQ and tacos but in this film the tweet-integration was ridiculously blatant—really, to the point of distraction.

Ayla公司CEO:未来两年内,物联网行业格局将变得清晰

尚处在早期阶段的物联网行业呈现出非常碎片化的状态。各大厂商都遵循着不同的协议,并没有一个强有力的系统来规范。对此,Ayla公司CEO David Friedman认为,未来两年内,物联网行业格局将变得清晰。

Death of Flash inches closer as Mozilla blocks Firefox plugin

It's not looking good for Flash.Mozilla's web browser Firefox blocked Flash Player, Adobe's once-ubiquitous browser plugin that brought us multimedia, games and video throughout the naughts, on TuesdaySee also:

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