You've heard the stories about the dark side of the internet--hackers, #gamergate, anonymous mobs attacking an unlucky victim, and revenge porn--but they remain just that: stories. Surely these things would never happen to you.
Zoe Quinn used to feel the same way. She is a video game developer whose ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, along with a rallying cry to the online hordes to go after her. They answered in the form of a so-called movement known as #gamergate--they hacked her accounts; stole nude photos of her; harassed her family, friends, and colleagues; and threatened to rape and murder her. But instead of shrinking into silence as the online mobs wanted her to, she raised her voice and spoke out against this vicious online culture and for making the internet a safer place for everyone.
In the years since #gamergate, Quinn has helped thousands of people with her advocacy and online-abuse crisis resource Crash Override Network. From locking down victims' personal accounts to working with tech companies and lawmakers to inform policy, she has firsthand knowledge about every angle of online abuse, what powerful institutions are (and aren't) doing about it, and how we can protect our digital spaces and selves.
Crash Override offers an up-close look inside the controversy, threats, and social and cultural battles that started in the far corners of the internet and have since permeated our online lives. Through her story--as target and as activist--Quinn provides a human look at the ways the internet impacts our lives and culture, along with practical advice for keeping yourself and others safe online.
Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac
By Hart-davis, Guy
This fully updated guide helps you get the most from your iMac As the iMac continues to evolve and become more sophisticated, this full-color, step-by-step guide becomes more and more essential. Veteran author Guy Hart-Davis guides you through everything you need to know about the capabilities and features of the iMac and the latest OS. Helpful screenshots and illustrations walk you through the multi-media features offered by the iMac line, including how to surf the web with Safari, using iCal to track appointments, and sync and control your iOS devices. Plus, straightforward instructions and easy-to-follow guidance walk you through the many possibilities of this amazing machine. * Gets you comfortable with getting up and running with a customized desktop, working with the OS, working with e-mail, and troubleshooting, and maintenance * Zeroes in on editing photos in iPhoto, creating award winning home movies with iMovie, and connecting all the amazing iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads * Demonstrates how to browse the web with Safari, use iCal to track appointments, and what to do if something should ever go wrong with your iMac For visual learners who want a straight forward "show me, don't tell me why" approach to learning about iMacs, this colorful, easy-to-follow guide is ideal.
Visual; 3 edition
How the Internet Happened
By Mccullough, Brian
Tech-guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything.
The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first "dotcom."
Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape's Marc Andreessen and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet's rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.
8 pages of photographs
IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR EVERYBODY
By Krages, Bert
60 Recipes for Apache CloudStack
By Goasguen, Sébastien
Planning to deploy and maintain a public, private, or hybrid cloud service? This cookbook’s handy how-to recipes help you quickly learn and install Apache CloudStack, along with several API clients, API wrappers, data architectures, and configuration management technologies that work as part of CloudStack’s ecosystem.You’ll learn how to use Vagrant, Ansible, Chef, Fluentd, Libcloud, and several other open source tools that let you build and operate CloudStack better and faster. If you’re an experienced programmer, system administrator, or DevOps practitioner familiar with bash, Git, package management, and some Python, you’re ready to go.Learn basic CloudStack installation from source, including features such as DevCloud, the CloudStack sandboxGet a step-by-step guide for installing CloudStack from packages on Ubuntu 14.
O'Reilly Media; 1 edition
My iPad for Seniors
By Miller, Michael R
My iPad for Seniors, 5th Edition, is a comprehensive guide to using all of Apple's iPad models. It includes everything from basic setup information to finding and installing new apps to using the iPad for communication, entertainment, and productivity. The information presented in this book is targeted at users aged 50 and up; whenever possible, one best way for any given task is presented, and instructions are simplified with older users in mind. In addition, much content specific for people 50 is included. This edition features completely new content from front to back. The emphasis is on how this audience uses their iPads, covering those apps and features in simple step-by-step fashion. Coverage of relevant apps is included in the appropriate content chapters, instead of taking up space in their own chapters.
The Ultimate Guide to Advanced Combat
By Books, Triumph
Minecraft's recent, highly anticipated Combat Update has completely overhauled the combat system and the end of game experience, adding tons of new strategy and special attacks. And Minecraft's new multiplayer competitive mode, Battle, brings combat to the forefront. With The Ultimate Guide to Advanced Combat, explore the new End City, End Gateway, and End Island, in addition to planning the perfect way to overcome the Ender Dragon and Wither. Learn how to effectively dual wield weapons and tools in various combat scenarios. And master the latest combat techniques and strategies for out-witting your Battle opponents. Perfect for long-time Minecrafters ready to put their skills to the ultimate test in the new Battle mode, or new players looking to catch up on all that the Combat Update has added, this guide is everything you need to know to survive the night and prepare for the final fight.
Triumph Books (IL)
By Spencer, Lawrence