When Columbia Law School let Black students postpone their final exams because they might be “traumatized” by recent protests, they really let the cat out of the bag. Now students at Oberlin College, one of the most liberal college in the country are demanding African-American students be completely exempt from failing this semester because they’re so deeply affected in “times like this.” So far, the Ohio college has said they will allow professors to exercise “flexibility” in “emergency incomplete requests,” but has not given a flat out “pass” to all Black students. Read more at http://theblacksphere.net/2014/12/petition-demanding-black-students-exempt-failing-grades/
German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available.
The flaws, to be reported at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, are the latest evidence of widespread insecurity on SS7, the global network that allows the world's cellular carriers to route calls, texts and other services to each other. Experts say it's increasingly clear that SS7, first designed in the 1980s, is riddled with serious vulnerabilities that undermine the privacy of the world’s billions of cellular customers.
I’M NOT SAYING THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE RUNNING INTO IBM PROCESSORS IN OUTER SPACE. IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, THIS INTELLIGENCE WILL BE WAY MORE SOPHISTICATED THAN ANYTHING HUMANS CAN UNDERSTAND.