BART

  • Revenge Of The Killer Script Kiddies!

    Revenge Of The Killer Script Kiddies!

    They’re out there. Be afraid. They could be anywhere, everywhere, anyone. They are shadowy, deadly, mysterious, guided by intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic. Security consultants and antivirus firms whisper legends of them to their clients to scare them straight. They’re the Voldemort of online security, except that everyone is all too eager to say their name: the… Read More

  • BART Shuts Down Cell Service To Thwart Rumored Protests, Gets Actual Protests (And Has To Close Stations)

    BART Shuts Down Cell Service To Thwart Rumored Protests, Gets Actual Protests (And Has To Close Stations)

    Since shutting down cell service on Thursday to try to quell rumored protests which never came to fruition, the Bay Area Transit Authority (BART) has had an interesting weekend and Monday. Aside from getting investigated by the FCC as to whether it exceeded its authority in shutting off cellphones, the myBART website has been hacked by collective Anonymous on Sunday, with Anonymous claiming… Read More

  • WTF
    BART’s Interference In Subway Protests, A Step In The Wrong Direction For Digital Freedoms

    BART’s Interference In Subway Protests, A Step In The Wrong Direction For Digital Freedoms

    As many may be aware by now, Bay Area Rapid Transit, also known fondly as BART and San Francisco’s version of a municipal subway system, has been on the receiving end of quite a bit of criticism over the last 24 hours. The criticism stems from BART temporarily interfering with cell service in four of its stations in order to stifle potentially violent protests that centered around an… Read More

  • Foursquare-Using BART Riders Sometimes Use Foursquare, And Love The Color Blue!

    Foursquare-Using BART Riders Sometimes Use Foursquare, And Love The Color Blue!

    Between late January and early March of this year, BART riders were asked to take a survey about the partnership between BART and Foursquare. The results are interesting. Not really interesting in substance, but interesting in that they seem to mean almost nothing. For example, the crown jewel of the survey is that 38% said it was “more fun to ride BART” using Foursquare. How… Read More