Microsoft announces plan to combat government spying
Microsoft has referred to government surveillance of online activity as an “advanced persistent threat,” comparing it to malware, and said the company is introducing comprehensive measures to strengthen online security.
In a blog post late Thursday, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith accused “some governments” of circumventing online security measures and legal protections, undermining confidence in the security and privacy of online communications.
While Microsoft has traditionally focused its encryption efforts on hackers, Smith said the company is currently pursuing a “comprehensive engineering effort” that will prevent unauthorized government access. Microsoft will take “immediate and coordinated action” by expanding encryption, strengthening legal protections, and increasing transparency, Smith said.
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This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry.
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
Going to the Christmas parade in a tank and shorts, because, we don’t have winter in Florida.
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This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
I HAVE SAID THIS FOR SOO LONG! *giant applause*
I saw this on facebook and felt like I had to share it. The blogger said she may delete it at a later date if the company tries to fight back, so I’ve blocked her name and links out.
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Basically, SheInside (who I already thought were a bit of a poor business for my own reasons) told this poor blogger that yes, she had enough followers and a good enough blog to be allowed to advertise their shit for them, but that she was too fat.They actually demoted her from reviewer to affiliate because they said her looks were not good enough.After seeing her body, they dismissed her completely. What’s even worse is, they approached her; it’s not like she begged to represent their frankly awful quality clothes. They liked her follower count, but have no concept of building good relationships with their customer base if this is how they treat the people giving them free advertising.
I would urge you NOT to support this business with your reviews. There are plenty of small Storenvy shops who deserve your effort much more than these awful body shaming people; and they will be far more appreciative!
Please please please reblog! If possible I want the popular bloggers to see it. SheInside will treat people like this for as long as there are still people giving them positive reviews, and if this can urge one 10k follower blog to stop, it’d be enough for me :,c
This is awfully upsetting. This blogger turns out to be one of my friends and anyone who has followed me for a long time knows I don’t condone fat shaming. Fashion is for everyone and this girl is a sweetheart and did NOT deserve to be rejected for her size which honestly should never have been a problem to begin with.
I JUST started a giveaway with SheInside and I’m so heated up about this I can’t go through with finishing it. So many people are looking forward to winning but today I’m going to find out a way to graciously retract (if there’s even a way) and announce to all my readers because I’m pretty scared of backlash too. They’ve been sponsoring me for over a year now and they’ve been kind to me but I don’t want to be associated with a company that would fat shame.
I hope everyone who entered my giveaway understands and I’m sorry for wasting your time with registering on their site. If I had seen this sooner I wouldn’t of posted that giveaway but this may have been for the best to get the word out.
I really don’t know how I’m going to handle this :\ It’s very awkward for me. If anyone has any suggestions or advice, or even support, I’m willing to listen. I originally started my blog to encourage people of all sizes and styles and looks to be themselves. If SheInside continues to be discriminate like this, I just can’t be with them but yeah, as my friend stated, I am pretty scared of the backlash.
Can’t even tell you how pissed off I am right now. What the actual hell? Poor girl.
I sent sheinside a email because i wondered if they really had done it. Because it sounded awful and mean. No one deserves to be treated like that.
We do not do that to shame the bloggers.
I hope you can trust us.”
They also sent me a attached file of the email they last sent to the girl in question.
I can’t see anything that is mean to her personally. Since the original poster don’t have any actual proof i choose to take their word over someone i don’t even know.
If it shows up that they have lied to me i won’t continue to work with them because then i won’t trust them anymore.
"Murderers! Stop murdering. Everyone will die eventually. Just sit down and be patient."
What This Man Found In A Bag Of Mulch Will Blow Your Mind. What He Did With It Will Melt Your Heart.
A Florida man opened a new bag of mulch and, to his surprise, he found a baby squirrel inside. We found the man on Reddit, where he is known by the handle “Nadtacular,” but now the Internet is starting to know him because of his compassion. The baby squirrel appeared to be only days old when he found it. It was so young, he initially mistook it for a mouse or rat. But he decided to take care of it, and lucky for us, document his its development.
As you can see from the photographs, a bond developed between the man and the squirrel, which he named “Zip.” There is no definitive answer to how baby Zip found its way into the bag of mulch, but it’s safe to say Zip appears to be enjoying his new home. It’s also safe to say that this man’s selfless act has restored our hope in humanity. Way to go!
Via Slightly Viral
Naki’o lost all four of his feet to frostbite when he was abandoned as a puppy in a foreclosed home. Now has 4 prosthetic legs and is able to run around happily at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
(Source: io9.com, via the-doctor-hu-stole-christmas)