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In an attempt to kill Saddam Hussein and intimidate the enemy, United States military forces conducted a shock and awe campaign that saw a barrage of bombs dropped on Baghdad and other parts of Iraq over a decade ago. Fast forward to today and the U.S. is still dropping bombs on enemies, albeit instead of explosives they're now of cyber variety.It's not that the U.S. military lacks explosives, but the landscape is different now, and so is the target. The Islamic jihadist militant group known as ISIS conducts much of its effort online, and that's where they're perhaps most vulnerable. So in addition... Read more...
ISIS is apparently pretty peeved with the deletion of social media accounts belonging to members of the terrorist organization. As a result, ISIS has issued a threat to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, saying that for account they delete, ISIS will hack 10 others.The threat was part of a 25-minute video created by ISIS and posted to Telegram, a social media messaging app with a claimed 100 million monthly active users. It was discovered and viewed by Vocativ, which reports that the video contained pictures of Zuckerberg and Dorsey strewn with bullet holes.... Read more...
The hacking group known as Anonymous wants your help in fighting back against ISIS, though not by taking up guns or through illegal cyber activities against the terrorist organization. Instead, Anonymous is calling on all web users to post mocking photos of ISIS and generally just poking fun at the terrorist group today, a day that Anonymous has declared "Troll ISIS Day." Anonymous posted several tips on how to troll ISIS in an online post to Ghostbin. The hacking group is asking for anyone and everyone to post their shenanigans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and in the real world, if... Read more...
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is giving new meaning to the term photobomb. We’ve talk about the much-loathed “selfie” quite a bit here on HotHardware. After all, we can’t get away from the term given that smartphone manufacturers have made it a point to cater to the market with higher-quality front-facing cameras complete with their own LED flashes. However, one Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant has found out the hard way that posting selfies on social media is a quick way to find ridicule — or in this case, an untimely death. The eager terrorist took a selfie while standing in front... Read more...
Paying for things with a traditional credit card may feel normal today, but what's it going to feel like in 20 years? 30? Will those thin slips of plastic still be around? Mobile payments haven't exactly skyrocketed to mainstream success, particularly in the United States, but it seems that the trends are changing. With Google Wallet, Isis, Square, NFC and all sorts of other technologies in the mobile payment space finally getting their wings, we could be in for a sea-change that will completely disrupt how we pay for goods. Following news of Starbucks and Square teaming up, the Electronic Transactions... Read more...
Mobile payments are slowly but surely growing in popularity here in the U.S., and it's initiatives like this one that are paving the way for more and more innovation. VeriFone, Ingenico, ViVOtech and Equinox have just announced integration of Isis, which is a joint venture created by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The agreements with leading payment systems providers will help accelerate the wide scale introduction and adoption of mobile commerce. "Payment systems suppliers provide critical infrastructure for the development of mobile commerce," said Scott Mulloy, chief technology officer, Isis.... Read more...
There's one thing that just can't be overstated enough in this business: competition is great. Mobile payments have been spinning around for years, mostly in places outside of North America, but recent developments have brought all sorts of interest to that region. PayPal, Google and legions of carriers are all taking notice, realizing that the future of payments is probably something other than a printed note or a credit card. Isis is one initiative that has been receiving on-again/off-again support from companies and carriers alike, and a new Bloomberg Businessweek report suggests that Verizon... Read more...
All the rage in the mobile payment space has centered around NFC, but there's a new game in town, now. Well, at least in Utah. Isis, which is described as a mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, has just announced plans to pilot a payment program in Salt Lake City in early-to-mid 2012. It's rare to see these three rival carriers work together on anything, but we're sure having a unified system would benefit their wallets equally well. Isis has also entered into an agreement with Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to make the entire UTA transit system... Read more...