RWB files complaint about cyber-attack on its website

first_img FranceEurope – Central Asia October 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB files complaint about cyber-attack on its website Receive email alerts Organisation News The DDoS attack began minutes after RWB posted a release about a hacker’s harassment of a journalist News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders has lodged a complaint with the public prosecutor’s office in Paris against persons unknown about a cyber-attack on its website just minutes after it posted a release in August about the aggressive methods used by a hacker to harass Benoît Le Corre, a journalist with the Rue 89 website, and Le Corre’s family.Rue 89, Mediapart, Libération and Arrêt sur Images have also filed complaints about similar cyber-attacks on their websites, while several journalists, including Le Corre and Pierre Haski, have lodged complaints accusing the hacker of invasion of privacy and making death threats. Reporters Without Borders filed its complaint on 17 September with the public prosecutor’s office, which has begun an investigation.The hacker is Grégory Chelli, a French citizen living in the Israeli city of Ashdod who is known by the online pseudonym of Ulcan. He has been targeting journalists and news media that, in his view, have been defaming him.In a press release on 7 August, Reporters Without Borders described how Chelli had threatened Le Corre by telephone and had even posed as a police officer in a phone call to his parents, telling them he had been murdered.Less than half an hour later after the release was posted, the main Reporters Without Borders website ( was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service attack with traffic surges of more than 6 gigabytes as second, which rendered all of its content unavailable.During the attack, Chelli laconically tweeted “ down” from his Twitter account, @ulan_violvocal, which Twitter has since closed.Le Corre’s father meanwhile died on 30 September from the consequences of the heart attack he suffered a few days after Chelli managed to send 20 police officers to the family’s home in the middle of the night by making a bogus emergency call and claiming that they were in the process of being murdered. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on France “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more News News FranceEurope – Central Asia May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Just the fax

first_imgMost of us associate the word “fax” with that big machine that sits — largely unused — in the corner of the office. A device for sending documents over a phone line, it seems to belong to an era when cell phones were the size of walkie-talkies.Indeed, the machine’s mechanical and chemical antecedents go all the way back to 1843, and the first wireless transmission of a photo facsimile was sent from New York to London in 1924. (A picture of President Calvin Coolidge.)Now there is a very modern twist to an old technology: “FAX,” a traveling art exhibit on view through April 10 at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. The idea — first executed two years ago at The Drawing Center in New York, and still co-organized from there — is to invite artists and others to use the fax machine to marry the art of the hand with the foibles of electronic transmission.The fax was a foreshadowing of Twitter and YouTube, said Joao Ribas, creator and curator of the original “FAX” exhibit in New York, and it represents the beginning of when artists got the tools to create communication networks.The work, beamed to a fax machine in the gallery, is posted on the walls. And all the while the show is up, faxes still roll into the exhibition space from scientists, architects, filmmakers, painters, and others. This is art on the fly, and shows off the humble fax as an artistic medium that is still largely untapped, despite experimentation that started four decades ago.The Carpenter Center show also revives some of the early rebellion of the fax, a fluid, democratized defiance of convention that now seems to reside wholly on the Internet. After all, the technology that started as a mainstay of business was also soon a medium for subversion, urban legend, and humor — the “faxlore” of office spoofs, crude jokes, and even transmissible body parts. (Ever see a squashed bum on paper? Of course.)The fax was a foreshadowing of Twitter and YouTube, said Joao Ribas, creator and curator of the original “FAX” exhibit in New York, and it represents the beginning of when artists got the tools to create communication networks.The show itself becomes a “network of collaboration in experimental time,” said Ribas, who is now curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Earlier this month, he led a scrum of viewers on a tour of the latest iteration of “FAX,” which is co-organized by Independent Curators International.Multiple faxes from multiple contributors in multiple shows create a cumulative exhibit, and there’s no end in sight. “FAX” has already been on display in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and elsewhere — with each show having its own invited list of up to 20 contributors. The faxed work, whimsical and weird, is posted on exhibit walls or filed in thick binders for viewers to peruse.As Ribas spoke, someone was just getting over the hiccups. Not a bad analogy for fax art though. The medium requires capricious airwaves, and a receptor technology that occasionally stutters, smears, or streaks the finished product.Leave it in, said Ribas. The caprice of the fax itself is part of the fun. “We wanted the machine,” he said, “to become a collaborator.”Painter and printmaker Tauba Auerbach was invited to contribute to the Harvard iteration of “FAX,” so she called Ribas and said she wanted to stop by and listen to the fax machine. While he sent faxes from across the street, she stayed in his MIT office “listening to it as an instrument,” he said. The result is a six-panel array, “What a Fax Says,” converting into letters and punctuation the familiar electronic noise the machine makes — a symphony of brrringgg!!! and purrrrr….“The fax machine is kind of this dumb thing in the room,” said Ribas, but it is also “essentially a printmaking machine” — an art medium that began when art did, with rubbings. It is also a machine that people treat as a camera, he said, or appropriate for a kind of “collage sensibility” suggestive of early Dada.Then there is the plebian heritage of the fax itself — the opportunity to be zany, and spread it around. So in the show you will find a faxed detail, courtesy of Cabinet magazine, from “spaghetti junction” by Ernst Falzeder. It’s part of his “family tree of psychoanalysts and their patients,” the card reads. Look for the circuitry of influences that connect Hermann Hesse, Jean Piaget, William Burroughs, Wilhelm Reich, and boxed names ending with “Freud,” including Oliver, Ernst, and Anna.In the archived faxes, gathered in three-ring binders, there is art worth looking at, too, including a series of closely edited press releases — along with faxed responses. And look for the faxed Ronald Reagan doodles, the faux eye chart (WTF, OMG, etc.), a faxed Post-it note conversation, and — yes — instructions on how to fax a smoke signal.“FAX,” being the creation of defiant creators, also includes at least one example of pure defiance. Boston artist Andrew Witkin was invited to send a fax to the show. He thought it over, typed a message out on yellow paper, made his corrections in Wite-Out, and hand-delivered it.A detail of Matt Sheridan Smith’s untitled piece (contrast test), 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Lisa Cooley Fine Artlast_img read more

Two Charged Following Late-Night Fight In Jamestown

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Two people are facing charges following a late-night fight on West 13th Street in the City of Jamestown Tuesday.Jamestown Police say Amber Harrington, 20, of Jamestown, and Amani Welisevich, 20, of Hamburg, were taken into custody following the alleged 10:30 p.m. altercation.Through investigation, it is alleged that Harrington smashed the windshield of a Toyota Corolla using a heavy floor scraper. In retaliation, Welisevich allegedly smashed four windows in a nearby home and threatened Harrington with a bat.Police said the alleged actions additional took place in front of two juveniles under the age of 15 who were sitting in the rear of the Toyota. Both were charged with third-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.last_img read more

Woods shrugs off shaky start to lead in Japan

first_img First Published: 24th October, 2019 18:11 IST Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits 10 months ago WWE 2K20 Gaming: Unhappy PlayStation users granted refund FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Tiger Woods couldn’t have scripted a better scenario for the PGA’s first tournament in Japan despite his shaky start. After a layoff from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago, Woods shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Zozo Championship. Woods was tied with Gary Woodland, with local favorite Hideki Matsuyama one stroke behind.Teeing off from the 10th hole, things didn’t start well for Woods who sent his opening shot into the water. That led to the first of three straight bogeys. “The start I got off to wasn’t very good, I hit bad shot after bad shot … and the next thing you know, things aren’t looking so good,” Woods said. But the Masters champion quickly found his game at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, with birdies on four of his next six holes to get to 1 under.“After the start, the ball striking was better, the putting was really good,” Woods said. “I was hitting a lot of good putts, the ball was rolling tight which was nice. ” Woods is making his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour, needing one victory to reach 82 wins and tie the career record held by Sam Snead. Woods last played in an official tournament in Japan in 2006 at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington. He won the Dunlop Phoenix the two previous years.As pleased as Woods was with his day, the Japanese fans couldn’t have been happier. The American is hugely popular in Japan and drew the biggest galleries on Thursday. “The people here in Japan have come out and supported this event,” Woods said. “It’s been a lot of fun to play in front of them again, I haven’t done it in a while. I’ve missed it. They’ve always been fantastic with golf and supported their golf here.” Woodland had six birdies, including one on the par-5 18th. “I played well from top to bottom,” Woodland said. “I drove the ball well and anytime I can control the ball on the greens from the fairway, that adds up to a pretty good day.”Matsuyama led early with four birdies on the front nine, but faltered with a bogey on the final hole. “I am just one stroke behind the leader so think I am in a good position,” Matsuyama said. “Tomorrow I need to minimize my mistakes.” The Zozo tournament is part of three tournaments that make up the PGA Tour’s Asia Swing, including the CJ Cup in South Korea won last week by Justin Thomas and the HSBC Champions in Shanghai next week.Organizers said more than 20,000 fans attended the opening day. Heavy rain from a storm over the Pacific Ocean is expected on Friday. With weather issues predicted for the second round, the tee times have been moved up an hour but play could still be affected. Among the other big names, Rory McIlroy (72) struggled with the windy conditions and Thomas had an even-par 70. Jason Day, who beat Woods in a Skins game on Monday at the same venue, finished with a 73 while Jordan Spieth shot a 74. center_img WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino COMMENT Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 18:11 IST Woods Shrugs Off Shaky Start To Lead In Japan Tiger Woods couldn’t have scripted a better scenario for the PGA’s first tournament in Japan despite his shaky start. Associated Press Television News LIVE TVlast_img read more