Happy Halloween, kittens! Before you go out a-haunting this evening, it’s best to catch up on your cybernews, for safety’s sake. You never know who you might meet out there in the darkness: A would-be loverboy ready to sell you out to the feds for the price of a donut; a famous, charismatic hacker who wants to hear all about your private correspondence with Julian Assange; an affable, didactic young geek with a pole-dancing girlfriend and six terabytes of secrets; a lanky, snow-topped Aussie with an Ecuadorian passport and a monitor tan; a group of roving ninja-clad figures, poking away at their phones, hacking into the Twitter account of the Times of London. You know, the usual suspects.
So, it’s best to do your homework, for the sake of the small talk (and figuring out what you shouldn’t say in front of whom). Here it is!
How to name yourself (CCTVNews)
cam0 couldn’t hide, gets four years (BostonGlobe)
9-year-old web developer Lauren Boyle is named Digital Girl of the Year (SiliconRepublic)
How to spell “Doxing” (Stallman)
Handy tips from the 70’s on surviving nuclear attack (DangerousMinds)
Burkina Faso vs the Arab Uprising (AbuAardvark)
What running robots can learn from turkeys (Kurzweil)
Barclays bribed Saudi royalty (NYPost)
Steve Jobs epic rant supercut:
Featured Image Ervik Graveyard at Midnight by Fairy Heart on Flickr