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Anti-Government Hackers Hit Jay-Z's Android App

timothy posted about a year ago | from the maybe-they-just-like-jay-z-at-ft.-meade dept.

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judgecorp writes "Jay-Z's Android app has been hit by hackers who created a clone of the software. The app was supposed to deliver a copy of the rapper's single and provide footage and other goodies. The rogue app is a ringer for the real one, but has a time-based trigger to deliver anti-Government propaganda on 4 July. The app, and its service name NSAListener, appears to suggest be a protest against U.S. surveillance."

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because (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188629)

the best audience for anti-government proaganda are mindless drones that listen to crap rap?

Re:because (-1, Flamebait)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44188719)

Lets be honest most people who would listen to jay-z are obama voters. and they wont turn on obama for anything. being a supporter of obama is almost like being in a cult, he can do no wrong.

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188821)

This is total bullshit.

Signed, a non-Obama loving Jay-Z fan.

Re:because (0)

SeaFox (739806) | about a year ago | (#44192107)

This is total bullshit.

Signed, a non-Obama loving Jay-Z fan.

If I was a Jay-Z fan I'd post anonymously, too.

Re:because (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188851)

And how was that different from Bush before him, exactly? There were about as many naysayers, about as many ethical violations.

The only real difference is that he's black, and when you say "most people who would listen to jay-z are obama voters," what you're trying to say in a thinly veiled fashion is "most black people are obama voters." Thinly veiled racism -- I thought that sort of thing only got moderated up on reddit, but apparently it's made it's sleazy way to Slashdot as well.

I know being an ignorant cunt is probably very comfortable an easy a lifestyle for you, but I have some bad news...people of all colours are starting to question the current administration. The problem in this country is people like you, probably a homeschooler who was brought up to hate "them niggers and foreigners taking your jobs." That's the sort of person you are, you're just too passive-aggressive to admit it here. The real problem with this country is that it's run by people like you -- imagine that, even a black guy can be an asshole if you give him power. So have many powerful white men before him, you still don't have a point...other than that you're a xenophobe who is being given a startling amount of attention.

Really, Slashdot? This is "insightful?"

Re:because (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188889)

No No NO. That isn't racism anymore. You need to find a new word for suggesting one genetic makeup as superior to another. Racism is now officially when one does not support Obamacare. Or if someone is against any Obama policy, it is certainly because they are racist and not just objecting to the policy or program. What's worse is I voted for him. Well the first time. Fool me once and all that...

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188911)

Nope. It's still Democrats vs. Republicans. There's no race war in the policy.

Re:because (0)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44189253)

jay z is a cross over artist. I actually know more white people who like him than black people so thats just how YOU took it.(sure anacdotal of course) but it has nothing to do with race and only people who focus on race would have read it as such. as to the rest of your assumptions, just laughable and not worth responding to.

Re:because (1)

sixsixtysix (1110135) | about a year ago | (#44190679)

i'd wager that most rap artists have always had way more white fans than blacks fans. if it wasn't for all those white kids buying it, it'd never have gotten so mainstream.

Re:because (0)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44189349)

and to top it off ill make it easy. go to my posts pre 2008, you will see just as much hate on bush. but NO if I dont like obama, in your world I MUST love bush and be a racist. but guess what, bush isnt in power, we cant do anything about him anymore. get over it and look at the problems that the current president is causing.

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188901)

+1 Flamebait

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44189711)

+1 Truthhurts

Re:because (2, Insightful)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year ago | (#44188913)

Yeah, those obamo voters are fanatics! Almost as unlikely to be swayed by logic as those anti-obama people!

Re:because (-1, Troll)

aristotle-dude (626586) | about a year ago | (#44188959)

Yeah, those obamo voters are fanatics! Almost as unlikely to be swayed by logic as those anti-obama people!

Way to change the subject obama fan. Are you trying to tell us that you like having your rights and freedoms stripped from you? Are you a supporter of the policies?

Listen, if you could never bring yourself to vote for any other party than Democrat, do yourself and your country a favor and at least spoil your ballot or abstain from voting. If you vote democrat in the next election then you are giving tacit approval of those policies implemented by Obama.

Either find a third party to vote for or don't vote because otherwise you are voting in favor of destroying your rights and freedoms.

Re:because (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44189075)

Way to prove his point.
First, you're perpetuating the idea that there are only two choices and that his comment was an indication that he was supporting Obama. Nothing in his comment said that.
Second, that the other choice would have behaved differently.
Third, that the person you are replying to is even a US citizen.

I am not a US Citizen and would have replied to your post in the same way. People outside the use can have opinions too.
Unlike yourself, I can see that supporters on both sides (if you are only looking at two sides) are equally dogmatic, which is what the post you are replying to was saying.

Re:because (2, Insightful)

poity (465672) | about a year ago | (#44189733)

In my experience those who perpetuate the "two choice" myth on Slashdot are largely Democrats. Just look at past political discussion around here, and you will find that the opinions of Green/Libertarian supporters were most often shot down by people who argued that voting for a 3rd party would split the vote and give McCain/Romney the edge.

Re:because (3, Interesting)

xero314 (722674) | about a year ago | (#44189849)

There is logic behind that way of thinking. fire the most part third parties are very heavy on the liberal side of the equation. this means that a third party vote is a divided liberal vote. Tea party is a notable exception as are right leaning libertarians, but most third parties, such as green, workers, reform, progressive, socialist, classical libertarian, etc, fall on the liberal side. So in the first past the post system in the US, a third party vote is a one vote lead for the republican party two thirds of the time. And I say that as someone that votes third party almost exclusively.

Re:because (1)

poity (465672) | about a year ago | (#44190797)

Not true. This logic only applies to voters in battleground states. For the presidential election, most people live in states which are already decisively Red or Blue with a comfortable margin. Even a large showing from 3rd party voters in those states would not change the outcome due to the hundreds of thousands of votes that need to switch sides for a change to occur. Because of this, voting in line with your state's majority is as useless as voting against it. The only way a vote in a non-battleground state actually matters when it comes to presidential election is to vote 3rd party, and to help them achieve the 5% national threshold in order to gain federal funding.

Both you and parent AC ignore the winner-takes-all setup of the electoral college.

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44189891)

(not the same AC)

In my experience, it's about equal. Even the 3rd party guys perpetuate a "two choice" myth of their own, by saying that both the Dems and Reps are the same, grouping them as one choice ("Republocrats", "Democans", etc), and that *they* are the better choice

That's why I try to promote stance few dare to: no holds bar in your face tyranny! Not just any tyranny, but the likes of Cobra Commander or Palpatine or Megatron or Lex Luthor or Dr Evil /tongueincheek

Re:because (0)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year ago | (#44189235)

jajaja, no soy un gringo we!

Re:because (0)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year ago | (#44192555)

For the racists who can't understand what a troll modifier is. I'm basically saying I'm not a USian. I am a north american though, who is slightly ashamed at how my countries have let themselves be raped by the USA.

Re:because (0, Troll)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44189279)

actually yes. look at how many people voted for obama a second time, after the disasterous first term. And Its not about race its about party. Look at MSNBC , chris matthews still has a boner for obama as does maddow and the rest (all white, some gay and some female). I stand by my statement. IT was a knock at crappy music (jay z) and the people who tend to listen to crappy music tend to vote for crappy people.

Re:because (-1, Troll)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year ago | (#44189439)

Careful your prejudice is showing!!

Good thing you stand by your statement. Otherwise it might get lonely since nobody else would want to associate with anything so idiotic!

Re:because (2)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44189513)

I am. I am prejudiced against republicans and democrats. whats the problem?

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44192263)

If you're critical of Republicans, you are an intelligent person
If you're critical of Democrats, you are a Republican
At least that's what Slashdot moderation usually implies

Re:because (1, Funny)

Larryish (1215510) | about a year ago | (#44189953)

To the tune of "The ABC Song" (R)(TM)

ABCD-EBT, Jay-Z knows what's best for me.
So I will buy his new CD,
And listen to it so I can be a re-re,
I'll be living at ma-mama-how 'til I am 30
ABCD-EBT, Jay-Z knows what's best for me.
And since there once was slavery,
I can blame it all on ol' whitey,
And all the other re-re will nod and agree.
ABCD-EBT, Jay-Z knows what's best for me.
My son is on drugs and my dotta is a ho
'Cause they grew up watching Maury
And the Jerry Springer show.
But since I am too stupid to admit what is wrong,
I'll just whine like a little bitch,
About this frighteningly racist song.
ABCD-EBT, Jay-Z knows what's best for me.

Re:because (1)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year ago | (#44190169)

I guess I was wrong. Good to see even idiots have a notion of solidarity.

Re:because (1)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | about a year ago | (#44188919)

It's extremely funny that you would think that empty-suit Romney would be ANY different in this matter. There is no party differences on this one.

Re:because (-1, Troll)

aristotle-dude (626586) | about a year ago | (#44188967)

It's extremely funny that you would think that empty-suit Romney would be ANY different in this matter. There is no party differences on this one.

So because you believe that you are going to be a good little partisan and continue to vote democrat?

Re:because (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44189219)

Wow, man. You've got a huge chip on your shoulder.
If anything, the person you are replying to was promoting looking somewhere other than Republican or Democrat. Certainly nothing in the comment suggested voting Democrat.
Get your head out of your ass and start thinking instead of sending these knee-jerk responses to anyone who isn't 100% anti-obama.

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44192287)

Where were you 8 years ago to reply to every last off-topic anti-bush rant?

Re:because (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about a year ago | (#44189271)

So because you believe that you are going to be a good little partisan and continue to vote democrat?

Did you know that Obama's not going to be running again?

I'm pretty sure it's possible to "vote democrat (sic)" without voting Obama.

Re:because (1)

aristotle-dude (626586) | about a year ago | (#44190023)

So because you believe that you are going to be a good little partisan and continue to vote democrat?

Did you know that Obama's not going to be running again?

I'm pretty sure it's possible to "vote democrat (sic)" without voting Obama.

Your point is? You are still voting for the party apparatus that put him in power. Did you know that Obama was not expected to win the Primaries back in 2008? It surprised many of the people in the democratic party upper echelons and they had to scramble to get their party machine behind him.

Re:because (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about a year ago | (#44190313)

I'm not sure what you're asking. If you want to know who my candidate is for 2016, it's either Russ Feingold or Howard Dean.

Anybody who voted for the Patriot Act is dead to me. Anybody with an "R" after their name is dead to me. Anybody who has said that they would not have voted for the Civil Rights Act or the Voting Right Act (coughRandPaulcough) is most definitely dead to me.

That leaves a lot of governors and Russ Feingold.

Re:because (1)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44190439)

sad, rand paul seems to be the only smart member of congress right now

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44196037)

I helped vote Russ Feingold in. He only won the primary, because two nasty backstabbing Democrats killed each other and #3 underdog won. He's been an amazingly good. Anyone who compares him to Rand Paul is an idiot.

Re:because (1)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44190437)

did you know people still bitch B B BUT BUSH! eventhough hes been gone for years? obama cant run again but he can keep fucking up this country for at least 3 years

Re:because (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year ago | (#44188999)

Yep. It's even stronger than the Reagan worship. I think Hitchcock (maybe it was Steven King) wrote a film on the phenomenon. Hollywood fiction isn't so fictional.

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44190729)

Maybe because the largesse of the Republicans have moved way, way right of Reagan? You know the guy that raised taxes a bumnch, granted amnesty to a bunch of illegals, and so on. No way the dude would get on any Republican ticket these days.

Re:because (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year ago | (#44190849)

No, it's nothing like that. I'm only talking about the power of the old 'cult of personality'. Obama was the perfect choice, covers all bases. He is untouchable.

Re: because (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44189597)

I seems that we have a racist here.

Fuck off, you little twat.

Re: because (1)

aristotle-dude (626586) | about a year ago | (#44192791)

I seems that we have a racist here.

Fuck off, you little twat.

I have blood relatives from several ethnic groups. You assume that if I don't support Obama, that I must be racist. Let be guess, you have some token friends from another ethnicity? Family trumps fake friends and white guilt.

Re: because (1)

aristotle-dude (626586) | about a year ago | (#44192811)

I seems that we have a racist here.

Fuck off, you little twat.

Racists either support or oppose someone based on their race. If you voted for Obama because he had a black father then you are a racist. I judge people, not by the colour of their skin but by the quality of their character just like Martin Luther King wanted. A person's character can be judged based on their actions and how their actions line up with their words. Obama's actions have been inconsistent with what he promised.

Re:because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188847)

Yes, because they are the ones most likely to need the message. No sense in sending it to the already converted.

Re:because (1)

FuzzNugget (2840687) | about a year ago | (#44189029)

Given that those are the type of people who need the most convincing ... yes.

So, someone somewhere created a clone of this app? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188659)

And it's news how?

And this is why I choose to use Apple... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188691)

It's a trust worthy company which has a nice and secure app market place and they would never hand over our data to the government. Their stuff "Just Works" and it is why I sync all of my personal documents/photos/videos beautifully and securely into the easy-to-use iCloud service that they have conveniently provided for us all to make use of. I'd say the rest of /. get on this "band-wagon" and put trust into a company that *actually* cares about you and your security...

Android needs to shape up it's security practices plain and simple...

-- stoops

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (4, Funny)

ichthus (72442) | about a year ago | (#44188717)

No, you choose to use Apple so that you can post "And this is why I choose to use Apple" all around the interwebs.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (0)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44188723)

you DO know Apple is in on prism as well dont you? of course you do, but your just a shill for apple.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (2)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year ago | (#44188765)

you DO know Apple is in on prism as well dont you?

And you DO know it's a troll, right?

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (1)

ganjadude (952775) | about a year ago | (#44189283)

i noticed it as soon as i hit submit :( sometimes ya get trolled.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188767)

Whoosh!

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | about a year ago | (#44188727)

Apple doesn't care about your security, it cares about your money. There are pirated apps in the Apple store by the way, and developers have recently been complaining about it. As Apple gets their cut regardless of whether or not the app has been pirated it's not at the top of their priority list.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (2)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year ago | (#44188841)

Apple doesn't care about your security, it cares about your money.

News flash: that's all any of them care about.

Microsoft, Apple, Google, Sony, Netflix, Samsung, Oracle, Nokia, Motorolla ... every single damned one of them (and more) only cares about your money.

They will often sacrifice your security in order to make it easier for them to intrude on your privacy. Or they're so grossly incompetent to implement any actual security as to make it worthless. The only security they'll put effort into is their own DRM.

If you completely trust any of them, you've misplaced your faith. You can trust them to varying degrees as you see fit, but don't think for a minute this is unique to Apple.

None of these companies deserve blanket trust, some deserve some guarded trust where you disable/enable as you need them, and some of them you should probably neither trust nor reward with your money.

But every single damned one of them has one goal, and one goal only -- to maximize profits, and in the process, monetize anything about you they have access to.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | about a year ago | (#44188875)

I'm not addressing other companies here, I'm addressing Apple, and someone (who is probably trolling, but has been modde insightful by the faithful) thinks they care about his security. Security is not the primary reason they've locked down their platform. It bothers me that people think it is as now Microsoft and other are foaming at the mouth now they they have a good shot at locking their platforms and demanding a cut of all software installed as well.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (1)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year ago | (#44188961)

I'm not addressing other companies here, I'm addressing Apple, and someone (who is probably trolling, but has been modde insightful by the faithful)

Well, let's face it -- this is Slashdot. 30% will hate everything a given company does with no good reason, 30% will love everything a given company does with no good reason, 20% or so use lots of different things but aren't 'faithful' and buy on merit, 26.3% of us will just say "get off my lawn" and bitch about everything, about 42% will buy on the basis of "oooh, shiny", and 100% will piss and moan about the decision making process of other people being horribly flawed, irrational, and untenable.

You'll also find no correlation between how Slashdot does this, and how the rest of the world does since we tend to be polarized to the point of being collective screeching monkeys.

Yes, Apple led the way in terms of providing a closed shop they control. And, yes, as you point out, everyone is trying to do exactly the same thing right now.

I'm jut saying that instead of this pointless pissing contest everytime someone mentions Apple or Microsoft and we divide off into camps of idiots -- go no the assumption they're all greedy bastards who don't give a shit about your security and privacy.

Weigh the technology on how useful it is to you and your needs, balanced with how much you care about various bullshit any of them have done in the past and what you can do to mitigate it.

But don't think any tech company nowadays has your best interests at heart. Me, I'm just as apt to run both my Google Nexus and my iPad in airplane mode most of the time to minimize the stuff it is doing when I'm not looking.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | about a year ago | (#44189035)

I like to actively try to stop people from giving money to companies that are reducing my chances of having open platforms available to me in the future. I think it's extremely important. Just letting things go in the direction they are and saying "oh well" will probably end badly for me, and eventually most others as well. Sometime a little idealism is required. Perhaps not to the point of RMS, but enough to point out that if we keep allowing locked down platforms to succeed that eventually only locked down platforms will be readily available. As with freedom and many other things, most don't miss it until they realize it's gone.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (1)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year ago | (#44189083)

Sometime a little idealism is required.

Oh, I hear you my friend.

Sadly, the major players have no interest in open platforms. So your choices become "live in a cave and stop using technology", "find the middle ground you can live with", or "just use it and stop caring".

Obviously the 1st and 3rd choices suck, and the 2nd one is difficult, and quite possibly a losing battle.

Thee and me tilting at windmills won't change the way most people go about doing this. I'm not saying we should stop trying, but sometimes a little pragmatism can come in handy.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188855)

Troll success. Several angry replies, even managed to get marked insightful.....

And this is why (1)

future assassin (639396) | about a year ago | (#44188885)

I dont support any BIG comapny if I can. Fuck Apple, Google and etc....

>. I'd say the rest of /. get on this "band-wagon" and put trust into a company that *actually* cares about you and your security...

Take you shiny and shove it up your ass, I don't use any fancy phones so Im better than you, who thinks he's better than ./ I also don't store who whole life on a phone and in the cloud.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (1)

Khyber (864651) | about a year ago | (#44188893)

"Their stuff "Just Works""

No it doesn't. Their Maps app sucks (constantly telling me to turn on streets that have dead ends that stretch a mile before starting back as a road in some neighborhood, thinking the street runs the entire way)

The Camfrog App won't allow me to join 18+ rooms (saying iOS won't allow it) That's pretty broken if you ask me.

Apple - perfect products if you're a child. Useless for real-world applications.

Re:And this is why I choose to use Apple... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44190057)

Successful troll is successful!

Malevolent misdirection? (3, Interesting)

rmdingler (1955220) | about a year ago | (#44188739)

Perhaps these are anti-JZ hackers cleverly disguising their activities by posing as activists.

Jay-Z? Ain't he that dude from Morning Dew? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188741)

A midget said speak with an accent
So I did just so I could steal his
Porsche while he was tied to a stake
.
.
.
in the rain

Jay z (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188761)

I don't mean to come off as racist here, but niggers aren't exactly the best target audience for "anti-government propaganda". Surely white-ass cracker hackers would know this?

Re:Jay z (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188941)

I don't mean to come off as racist here[...]

Too late.

Hackers? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188785)

What did they hack? Sounds to me like a bunch of politically active developers with a flair for promotion, and perhaps a disregard for copyright. (Or is copying someone elses look and feel fair use in this context?)

Anti-governement propaganda? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188787)

You mean like what Snowden did?

Re:Anti-governement propaganda? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188951)

From what I can tell, the government provided its own anti-government propaganda!

Sounds promotional (2)

Animats (122034) | about a year ago | (#44188791)

This sounds like something a music promotion company would do.

Get out of my way (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188813)

You fucken everything I do up! God is perfectly just. I'll wait for it.

God says...
hallow Nevada complete Homer's terrible Guardian shone lowest

Another title that's basically a lie (4, Insightful)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about a year ago | (#44188823)

Jay-Z's app wasn't hacked at all. The story states that McAfee (the antivirus company, not the insane founder of that company) "found" an app that purports to be Jay-Z's app but does these things. It doesn't say where they found the app, nor if anyone has even been affected by this at all - it mainly seems to be a weird "Hey can we turn this whole Snowden story into a way to get our company so e attention" thing.

We rail about the Slashdot editors all the time; but come on. Shouldn't you guys at least make sure the title isn't out and out WRONG?

Re:Another title that's basically a lie (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about a year ago | (#44188831)

m -- oh there it is! I was looking all over for that.

Re:Another title that's basically a lie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44189321)

Time to change that sig. You finally caved in after 12 years of not reading TFAs.

Re:Another title that's basically a lie (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about a year ago | (#44189333)

Crap - BUSTED!

Re:Another title that's basically a lie (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year ago | (#44189433)

Update your sig FA reader.

Yet another app (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188837)

So this app just downloads his single, some video and other crap ?
Back in my day there used to be these things called 'websites' that artists used to do all that.

Can't mobile/tablet users do anything without needing a specific app for it ? Or is it just because marketing droids still see 'app' as a buzzword?

Re:Yet another app (1)

QRDeNameland (873957) | about a year ago | (#44189777)

That was along the lines of my first thought. Media has now gone from being static files to needing an executable "app" wrapper (pun not intended). I know it makes me sound like a crusty old bastard, but this whole "everything is an app" paradigm is one of the big reasons the whole smartphone/tablet space has little appeal to me.

Re:Yet another app (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | about a year ago | (#44190015)

Well, they could, but apps provide stuff that websites don't, and sometimes stuff doesn't make it in the spec. Like DRM support in HTML5. Since that seems to be a huge non-starter, it just means if you want DRM, you don't put it on the web, you release it as an app.

Whether or not HTML5 DRM is a good idea or not, or whether app-ificiation of the web is a good thing or not, is a debate for another day.

Profit (1)

future assassin (639396) | about a year ago | (#44188891)

Create explitable JAY Z app
Post that its been exploited to get on /.
???
Profit for Jay Z

Misguided, but funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44188931)

Like a group of enwards are going to listen to that

Hard to know (2)

amightywind (691887) | about a year ago | (#44188933)

It could be a protest against the NSA, IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, or general US ineptitude around the world. It is hard to know which. We do know that Jay-Z is a complicit Obama crony.

I would have been more impressed if it sent email (1)

erroneus (253617) | about a year ago | (#44188945)

I think it would be absolutely awesome if someone were to do something like this and have it send out emails making empty threats to political figures that would keep the secret service so ridiculously busy that they can't do their job.

But then again, that might be the cause they need to "increase the security budget and buy another billion bullets." Yeah, probably not a great idea but still. Having feds arrive at the doors of some of these people might be fun to watch.

Re:I would have been more impressed if it sent ema (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | about a year ago | (#44188975)

call it, "project: DOS the BOSS"

lol

Re:I would have been more impressed if it sent ema (2)

gl4ss (559668) | about a year ago | (#44189529)

well.. you do realize that the way the soviet union fell was exactly that their budgets for needless crap ballooned so much that they practically bankrupted.

so yeah, it might work. of course there's the inconvience of bankruptcy.

Anti-Obama ranters (0, Troll)

benjfowler (239527) | about a year ago | (#44189055)

I'm amused at the anti-Obama hate by the usual suspects here. This puerile, frankly stupid stunt is an extension of Obama Derangement Syndrome we see in the less-intelligent on the Left, the Right and from the looney-tarian lunar fringe.

I'm no leftie, nor a John Bircher, nor a libertarian. Which is probably why I have a lot of respect for the man.

You rarely get people who can show that sort of nous, effectiveness, ruthlessness and pragmatism in one individual, and I bet very few people would survive, let alone thrive with the sort of irrational, hateful opposition that man sees. Remember, we're in the midst of a once-in-a-century global economic crisis, and the West is fighting wars on two separate fronts, and Cold Wars on others.

We're not getting "HOPE", as it were. What the West is getting, is the tough, pragmatic leader it needs.

I'd wager that if he wasn't mixed-race or a Democrat, we'd be reading stories on CNN about how Obama would be considered of the greatest presidents ever.

Re:Anti-Obama ranters (2)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year ago | (#44189471)

We saw those (greatest presidents ever) stories six years ago. Some of the authors have woken up sense then, but there are always a few idiots that can't accept their savior is just a Chicago politician. Also many who never believed it, but wrote it anyhow.

Re:Anti-Obama ranters (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about a year ago | (#44189557)

pragmatic leader? name one thing that he actually did that could not have been done by a puppet.

obamacare? maybe. could have been done by a party puppet too. effective? in what exactly?

(he doesn't see the opposition anyhow). I'm not saying he's worse than bush, but he has not done a single personal level choice in any matter at all despite that being his entire campaign, that he would do the hard things like closing down gitmo and not act like a black bush.

Re:Anti-Obama ranters (1)

0111 1110 (518466) | about a year ago | (#44190223)

As a Libertarian, let me say that I don't hate Obama. Certainly no more than I hated Bush. What I feel towards Obama is some mixture of indifference and contempt. Pretty much the same as any other modern president. They're all basically idiots who really make no difference. They're just a part of a larger corrupt, evil system which exists for its own sake, to serve its own ends, to accumulate more and more power. I do like that at least Obama has some charisma. Unlike either of the Bush creatures who had all of the charisma of a rodent. I think it's important for a leader to be charismatic. So for that reason I think Obama is a better president than Bush. I also think it's kind of cool that he's not white. Our first non-white president.

I think it's the partisans who really seem to hate whatever president is from the other party. Democrats hate Republican presidents with a passion just as Republicans hate Democratic presidents with a passion. It's all so predictable. It's what happens when the public consists of mostly brainwashed drones who prefer stimulus-response to actual thought.

In the 80s and maybe even the early 90s the Democrats were often on our (Libertarians) side when it came to social issues. It was nice to have mainstream people on our side from time to time. I guess you could call them ACLU Democrats, an endangered species these days unfortunately.

I'd wager that if he wasn't mixed-race or a Democrat, we'd be reading stories on CNN about how Obama would be considered of the greatest presidents ever.

I'm guessing that ACLU democrats would see him as a fascist and I'd be curious to see an argument as to how he is any better or really any different than Bush. Well aside from the charisma thing. I'm also guessing that you would feel the same way about any Democratic president.

Re:Anti-Obama ranters (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44190327)

Wow, Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose indeed...

It's amusing to see how the Obama fans have divorced themselves completely from reality, with the same zeal and gusto as the Bush supporters were just a few years ago. Hell, I remember Bush shills desperatedly trying to lecture others on how their guy would eventually be vindicated as one of the greatest leaders to ever walk the earth. When morons invest themselves emotionally with any leadership, they always end up trying to convince themselves real hard that the emperor could not possibly be naked, those must be transparent clothes indeed....

Re:Anti-Obama ranters (1)

spartacus_prime (861925) | about a year ago | (#44193471)

You're a funny guy, Sully. I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last.

Re:Anti-Obama ranters (1)

ultranova (717540) | about a year ago | (#44194279)

You rarely get people who can show that sort of nous, effectiveness, ruthlessness and pragmatism in one individual, and I bet very few people would survive, let alone thrive with the sort of irrational, hateful opposition that man sees.

Dunno if Obama is particularly ruthless or not, but in any case it's a character fault, not a virtue, especially for someone in a position of power.

Remember, we're in the midst of a once-in-a-century global economic crisis, and the West is fighting wars on two separate fronts, and Cold Wars on others.

Economy is in a crisis, like it always is. And "the West" isn't fighting any wars; the US is fighting a Cold War on its own citizens and the rest of the world simultaneously, and occasionally invading random countries.

Government propaganda (1)

TheP4st (1164315) | about a year ago | (#44189095)

Cue Government propaganda on how only wide spread NSA surveillance can protect Jay-Z fans from infecting their Android phones.

android, lol (0)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | about a year ago | (#44189783)

Seems like it's about every week now we're hearing about Android vulnerabilities. Google shouldn't make open systems if they're incapable of securing them. That or they're trying to making something more busted than Windows.

LMFAO (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44191049)

At least they have a sense of humour! Lighten up.

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