WBEZ | Hacking http://www.wbez.org/tags/hacking Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Protests continue in Venezuela http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-02-24/protests-continue-venezuela-109757 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/(AP PhotoRodrigo Abd)_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Opposition forces took to the streets again today in Venezuela.Reuters reports that at least 12 people have died in violence related to the ongoing protests. We&#39;ll take a look at what&#39;s behind the recent unrest.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-protests-continue-in-venezuela/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-protests-continue-in-venezuela.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-protests-continue-in-venezuela" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Protests continue in Venezuela" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-02-24/protests-continue-venezuela-109757 Chicagoans prep for massive 'civic hackathon' http://www.wbez.org/news/chicagoans-prep-massive-civic-hackathon-107327 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/hackathon11.jpg" alt="" /><p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 11:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicagoans-prep-massive-civic-hackathon-107327 Should concealed guns be allowed on the CTA? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/should-concealed-guns-be-allowed-cta-105622 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/CTA riders.jpg" alt="" /><p><div><strong>&#39;YES, THAT WOULD SOLVE SO MANY PROBLEMS,&#39; SAID <em>NO ONE WHO ACTUALLY RIDES THE CTA.&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18341703-761/nra-let-bus-and-l-riders-pack-heat.html" target="_blank">The&nbsp;National Rifle Association wants public transit riders allowed to carry concealed guns on buses and trains</a>. A lobbyist tells the <em>Sun-Times</em> it&#39;s only fair for those who can&#39;t afford their own cars: &quot;They don&rsquo;t get the right to self-defense? They&rsquo;re supposed to roam around defenseless?&quot;<br />* From WBEZ&#39;s Tony Arnold: NRA lobbyist says &quot;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/wbez/from-springfield-conceal-carry" target="_blank">There will be no ... local rules about where you can or cannot carry</a>.&quot;<br />* And yet,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-gun-control-debate-0220-20130220,0,2603985.story" target="_blank">time&#39;s running out for the state to draft a concealed weapons law</a>.<br /><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" longdesc="&quot;Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.&quot;" name="Biden's gun advice" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EDU2LWwDNcs?rel=0" width="300"></iframe>* Emanuel&#39;s solution to Chicago&#39;s violence includes&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18338217-761/emanuel-launches-plan-to-raise-50-million-to-help-at-risk-kids.html" target="_blank">new $50 million fundraising drive for city&#39;s poorest kids</a>.<br />* The <em>Tribune</em>&#39;s John Kass: Why <em>is</em> New York&#39;s pro-gun-control Mayor Bloomberg &quot;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0220-20130220,0,810480.column" target="_blank">butting his way into Chicago politics</a>&quot;?<br />*&nbsp;<strong>Vice President Biden</strong>: Want to protect yourself? &quot;<a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283837-biden-buy-a-shotgun-buy-a-shotgun-" target="_blank">Get a double-barrel shotgun</a>.&quot;<br />* <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/02/10-social-media-moments-that-shaped-the-gun-control-debate051.html" target="_blank">10 social media moments that shaped the gun-control debate</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>DE-SIGNING DAY.</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130219/river-north/racy-billboard-above-river-north-portillos-removed" target="_blank">A billboard a residents group found offensive</a>&nbsp;has been removed from a River North neighborhood whose restaurants are popular as family destinations,&nbsp;<em>DNAinfo.com Chicago</em>&nbsp;reports.</div><div>* <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-taste-of-chicago-0220-20130220,0,419501.story" target="_blank">Taste of Chicago lost $1.3 million</a> last year.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>THE GUY WHO HACKED BURGER KING?</strong> <em>Gizmodo</em> says it&#39;s figured out <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5985353/exclusive-the-burger-king-and-jeep-hacker-is-probably-this-dj-from-new-england" target="_blank">who took over the @BurgerKing account on Twitter</a>.<br />* <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5985385/jeeps-twitter-account-has-been-hacked" target="_blank">@Jeep jacked</a>, too.<br />* MTV and BET <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-jeep-twitter-hack-0221-20130219,0,1949915.story">fake their own twitjackings</a>.<br />* Twitter&#39;s blog:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/a-friendly-reminder-about-password.html" target="_blank">&quot;Best practices&quot; for passwords</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>&#39;DO NOT VISIT THIS SITE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM.&#39;&nbsp;</strong>That&#39;s ZDNet&#39;s advice about the Web address linked to compromise of computers at Facebook and Apple.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/facebook-apple-hacks-could-affect-anyone-heres-what-you-can-do-7000011520/" target="_blank">Here&#39;s what it says you&nbsp;<em>should</em>&nbsp;do</a>.<br />* All Things D: &quot;... And&nbsp;<a href="http://allthingsd.com/20130219/this-is-the-site-likely-responsible-for-the-recent-major-tech-company-hacks/" target="_blank">there&rsquo;s probably more to come</a>.&quot;<br />* Andy Ihnatko: &quot;If any of you is driving a vintage Ford Pinto ...&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/technology/ihnatko/18340857-452/apple-hacked-and-java-is-the-weak-spot.html" target="_blank">get a Java bumper sticker for it</a>.&quot;<br />* What is a &quot;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-day_attack" target="_blank">zero-day attack</a>&quot;?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>SEN. McCONNELL, IS YOUR REFRIGERATOR RUNNING?&nbsp;</strong>The military&#39;s answer to&nbsp;<em>The Onion</em>,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.duffelblog.com/" target="_blank">The Duffel Blog</a></em>, fooled the U.S. Senate Republican leader into taking seriously a report that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/mcconnell-duffel-blog/" target="_blank">Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been getting post-Sept. 11 GI Bill of Rights benefits</a>.<br />* Columbia University prof under review&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57570198/columbia-professor-strips-shows-9-11-tape-during-class/" target="_blank">after stripping, showing 9/11 video</a>&nbsp;during quantum mechanics class, where student <a href="http://bwog.com/2013/02/18/frosci-gone-wil/" target="_blank">catches it on video</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>CUBS STRETCH INTO THE 21st CENTURY.&nbsp;</strong>Among the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-stretch-20130219,0,7801200.story" target="_blank">changes coming to Wrigley Field and on-air broadcasts this year</a>, the <em>Tribune</em> reports: During the seventh-inning stretch, more focus on ex-Cubs and Chicago natives; and more songs recorded <em>after</em> the 1980s. And the Cubs want your music suggestions,&nbsp;<a href="http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/help/email.jsp?c_id=chc&amp;prim" target="_blank">emailed to in-game programming director Jim Oboikowitch or&nbsp;senior marketing director Alison Miller</a>.<br />* Website <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-snafu-in-chicago-marathon-registration-20130219,0,6085495.story" target="_blank">glitches suspend Chicago Marathon online registration</a> until at least Thursday.<br />* <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-usoc-sounding-out-25-cities-on-2024-summer-games-bid-20130219,0,2561812.story" target="_blank">Chicago passes on 2024 Olympics</a> candidacy.</div><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.<br />* Looking for the most recent WBEZ Meyerson News Quiz? <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/are-you-news-quiz-whiz-105548" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/should-concealed-guns-be-allowed-cta-105622