We have seen multiple reports so far focusing on how websites use their visitors’ machines to mine for cryptocurrencies, especially Monero. The epidemic that first made it to the headlines thanks to ThePirateBay appears to have grown at an alarming speed. Security researchers have now revealed that up to 1 billion users of streaming services may have been victims of cryptojacking.
Some Republican lawmakers have also joined the fight against FCC's net neutrality repeal Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, Steve Wozniak, Apple’s cofounder, and a number of other pioneers and leaders of the industry are calling on the Congress and the FCC to cancel the vote on net neutrality repeal tomorrow, saying that the repeal is “based on a flawed and factually inaccurate” understanding of how the internet works.
Three Americans have pleaded guilty to building and running the Mirai botnet that was used to take down large swaths of the internet last year. Federal indictments unsealed this week reveal Paras Jha pleaded guilty to six charges related to creating and operating Mirai in the the US District Court for Alaska on November 28. Along with Jha, Dalton Norman and Josiah White have also agreed to plead guilty to using the Mirai botnet for criminal purposes.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".