But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing."
…when I saw so many people blaming a girl who drank so much that she passed out and was raped multiple times after when I commented on the story on my facebook page this morning.
I had to issue this statement that I think should really be taken to heart:
Im super disappointed in so many of you slut shaming a girl who was sexually assaulted when she was passed out drunk.
Its not as some of you put it “Blaming the sharks when a person jumps into a shark tank”. The only way that is true is if ALL MEN RAPE WOMEN ALWAYS. How dare a girl who thought that she was surrounded by friends who would protect her drink alcohol.
Reevaluate your views on life. Too many people blame the victims. I hope nothing like this ever happens to you, your daughter, your sister, your friends and you dont have to learn that the hard way.
If she cant say yes, that’s a no.
This is a must read about men who hack women’s computers through RATs (Remote Access Tools) to spy on them and capture their images which are then shared for others to comment and make fun of.
Click on the link which includes screen captures of the unsuspecting victims and details of how the hacks take place.
oh my god
This is so disgusting. It’s not even safe to be a woman IN MY HOME.
One poster said he had already archived 200GB of webcam material from his slaves. “Mostly I pick up the best bits (funny parts, the ‘good’ [sexual] stuff) and categorize them (name, address, passwords etc.), just for funsake,” he wrote. “For me I don’t have the feeling of doing something perverted, it’s more or less a game, cat and mouse game, with all the bonuses included. The weirdest thing is, when I see the person you’ve been spying on in real life, I’ve had that a couple of times, it just makes me giggle, especially if it’s someone with an uber-weird-nasty habit.” Of course you have no guilt. Because you don’t realize that we’re people.
It just dawned on me that RATs could ruin women’s futures even if they never agreed to share anything and though they were innocently hanging out naked (or whatever) in their houses alone. This has the potential to create massive amounts of next-level revenge porn. (Online privacy and freedom for whom again, nerd-bros?)
People on the ShitRedditSays community have pointed out that the (male) hive mind only approves of nude pictures of everyday women when they’re taken or posted nonconsensually. I’m not completely on-board with the agenda over there, but they’re disturbingly right about that.
And people call me paranoid for covering my webcam lens with a Band-Aid.
I don’t use my webcam so excuse me while I black over it with a marker
Keep in mind that while your webcam creates the most invasive situation, these guys can listen to you via your computer microphone, control your computer remotely and look at every file you save including to remote cloud services like Dropbox. In the article it talks about how they use this to steal passwords, and look at where you save pictures from your phone (in case you have nude selfies) but the implications here are big. Do you work from home? Bank or deal with your finances on your computer? Are you a teacher who creates class material like tests on your computer? A therapist, legal consultant or social worker with highly confidential client material? Do you make important confidential phone calls within earshot of your microphone? All of that is affected.
I had to bug out of the article because it was creeping me so hard but we really need to compile strategies to make sure you don’t get infected with this software and resources for checking for it and removing it. In the wrong hands, this ability could be devastating.
wow. can we get together a prowomen. women-only hacktivist group together, stat? so we can prevent this shit from happening. ugh.
Is there any way to protect myself besides taping up my cam and mic?
I’ll look in to things.
Theoretically, if they put something on your computer you should be able to find it. Also I’m told computers keep access logs and even if they’re tampered with there are usually signs of tampering.
Also you can change your password regularly and make sure to use a strong password. But coming up with and memorizing strong passwords is hard so for a lot of people that’s kinda an impractical tip. Especially since good password hygeine is to use a different password for everything.
Signal boosting in the hopes that these fuckers can be found and doxed.
this is some really disturbing stuff, please be careful when reading that article,
When I first started learning about this stuff, it was absolutely INSANE to think that there are so many people who do this, and and how little the repercussions against them are. I got into the hacking scene a while back and have had to personally deal with some really shitty situations similar to this. A few notes on how to protect yourself: it is IMPOSSIBLE to record anything through the webcam without the light turning on. If your webcam light is on, and you’re not running any programs that control your webcam, and you can’t access your webcam when you try, you may have been hacked. Also, it’s in their pathology to only “listen in” while watching through the Webcam, so if your webcam has a light, be sure to check it if you think you might have been infected.
Many of these “hacks” are done very sloppily/amateurish, and can easily be found and disabled in your computers startup menu, which can be accessed by typing “msconfig” into “Run”, and clicking on the “startup” tab. They often disguise their virus as trustworthy programs, so disable anything that you don’t ABSOLUTELY need upon computer startup. Granted, there are more sophisticated hacks, but this is the easiest way to weed out a large number of these petty freaks getting their jollies off from the safety of their rooms.
Unfortunately, antivirus isn’t the most helpful tool in this situation, as contrary to popular belief, it is rather easy to bypass and “hide” within the confines of a legitimate application. Antivirus is still a good tool to have [especially ones that scan runtime applications], but it’s not the only thing you should rely on.
FINALLY, those of you running on Macs are [for the most part], safe. These RATs are specifically tailored for Windows machines, as the filesystem Apple uses in their Mac systems are not susceptible to these attacks. You can still be infected on a Mac, but it requires physical access to the computer you’re trying to infect, as well as knowing what that computer’s administrative password.
*Kisses and hugs my mac*