This situation has been simmering for years. In 2006, for example, the entire editorial board of Topology, a mathematics journal published by Elsevier, resigned, citing similar worries about high prices choking off access. And the board of K-theory, a maths journal owned by Springer, a German publishing firm, quit in 2007.
When AT&T announced plans to develop a collar that lets you wirelessly track your dog, the wags at Gizmodo asked whether anyone would be willing to leave their pet's fate to AT&T's network. The carrier upped the ante Tuesday with a new device that lets parents track their children. The palm-sized Amber Alert GPS V3 works with computers or smartphones and can send alerts when kids stray from designated zones. Would-be buyers who aren't stopped by the network issue may well choke on the cost. The device runs an iPhone-like $199, with rate plans starting at $20 a month.
More worrisome than sidejacking is the wholesale interception of unsecured web traffic by governments. This allegedly happened in Tunisia and is believed to occur routinely in many countries. The open internet in many countries passes through a series of chokepoints at which interception is trivial and may, in fact, be mandated. HTTPS does not solve the problem entirely—tracking internet addresses accessed by users may provide indirect information about contacts. But encryption hampers governments or other parties that want to view the content of messages. It also makes it more difficult to maintain that interception did not occur.
There are other niggles. A widely known proof of concept from 2009, called sslstrip, intercepts unsecured web traffic on an open network and rewrites HTTPS links into plain HTTP or redirects them to malicious secured sites that use lookalike domain names.
'Cobalt supply could be the choke point for the mass production of electric cars.'
In computer science, session hijacking is the exploitation of a valid computer session—sometimes also called a session key—to gain unauthorized access to information or services in a computer system. In particular, it is used to refer to the theft of a magic cookie used to authenticate a user to a remote server. It has particular relevance to web developers, as the HTTP cookies used to maintain a session on many web sites can be easily stolen by an attacker using an intermediary computer or with access to the saved cookies on the victim's computer (see HTTP cookie theft).
intr.v., -gled, -gling, -gles.
- To be preoccupied with trifles or petty details.
- To find fault constantly and trivially; carp. See synonyms at quibble.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]niggler nig'gler n.
or choke point (chōk'point')
- A narrow passage, such as a strait, through which shipping must pass.
- A point of congestion or obstruction.
|The lateral vascular neck restraint by soldiers of the Maldives Armed Forces|
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chow_ChowThe Chow Chow (sometimes simply Chow) is a dog breed originally from northern China,