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This interview is part of the “Tomorrow Lives Here” Conversation Series presented by Miami Business School.
–DraftKings CEO and co-founder Jason Robins grew up in Miami.
–And it was that upbringing that turned Robins into a sports fanatic from an early age.
-He took that passion into the business world with the launch of DraftKings in 2012.
-The company is in the daily fantasy sports industry and allows its customers- people who manage fantasy sports teams, to compete for cash prizes.
-In a wide-ranging conversation with Miami Business School Dean John Quelch, Robins talked about how he and his two co-founders got the company off the ground despite fierce competition, what he learned from his UM economics professor father and about the power of differentiation in startups.
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The hacktivist group Anonymous is ramping up its war on ISIS with the release of information how to take down social media accounts associated with the terrorist organization.
“This system coordinates all of the efforts so that they are all working together and sharing to ensure a highly effective fighting force. Its results are staggering. When people work together, they are unstoppable,” the group said in explaining their tactics.
The guides provided by Anonymous detail such things as DDoS-ing, cracking passwords, and how to take down an account. In response, members of ISIS have sent around information on how to not get hacked, recalling details such as not talking to strangers or changing one’s IP repeatedly.
The group has also received recognition from official antiterrorism groups. Retired American General David Petraeus said in an recent interview that what he has seen so far of Anonymous’ work “would be of considerable value to those engaged in counter-terrorism initiatives.”
But could this form of vigilantism actually be of any help? Computer security blogger Olivier Laurelli told AFP that it could harm police operations to find members of ISIS.
“To close those accounts is to leave police deaf and blind around some matters,” Laurelli the French news service. “It is important to know that one account is in France, another in Syria or in Iraq.”
Furthermore, the wrong person could be accused or attacked.
Sunil Tripathi was identified by members of Reddit as the man who had coordinated the Boston Marathon bombing. News outlets such as the BBC reported him as the prime suspect by the FBI, but Tripathi was found dead shortly after the brothers Tsarnev were arrested.
Not only did the Reddit users’ actions take away from the actual perpetrators of the crime, it applied guilt onto a person who wasn’t guilty and may have led to their deaths.
It is unclear whether Anonymous will have a similar record in combating ISIS.
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IF YOU GO:
Date: November 11th and 12th from 10 AM- 5 PM.
Location: Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd
This weekend, people in South Florida will have a rare opportunity to come aboard a Greenpeace ship.
But don’t worry- you won’t have to fight off whalers during your time on ship.
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While more than 30 South Florida schools walked out to protest America’s gun laws on Wednesday, one Florida school district was not prepared to let its students do the same.
The Levy County School board said that they would expel students who participated in the National Student Walkout on Wednesday.
The statement came in a Facebook post made on the official school board page.
“While students have a first amendment right of freedom of speech it cannot be done so in a manner that is disruptive to the school environment,” The official school board communication said. “We cannot have students just leaving campus without the proper checkout procedures being followed.”
Thousands of students in South Florida walked out from their schools to protest what they perceive as America’s weak gun laws.
In some cases in South Florida, schools let their students out early to facilitate their right to protest.
The Coral Springs Police Department even deployed officers to keep students safe while protesting near busy streets.
For Coral Springs students participating in the walkout, please stay on Sample Rd. and Coral Springs Dr. We have personnel on those roads to ensure your safety. Motorists, please proceed with caution or avoid those areas. Walkout is scheduled to begin at noon.
— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) February 21, 2018
The walk out movement has sprung up in the aftermath of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week.
Despite an incredible upswing in youth activism since the shooting, the Levy County School Board seems unmoved.
The Miami Monster called the Levy County School Board for comment but no one was available to speak to us in an official capacity.
The person who answered the phone said that students would be able to participate in a walkout, but only if a parent signed them out of school to do so.
“We do encourage supporting keeping our schools and campuses safe and encourage students to make their voices heard to policy makers,” The statement on the Facebook page reads. “I encourage you to encourage them to make sure that their opinions and voices are heard in a positive manner.”
The statement then went on to cite the official board policy:
“Any student who participates in a boycott, walkout, sit-in, strike, or any similar
disruptive action which interferes with the orderly operation of the school shall be
deemed guilty of serious misconduct and shall be subject to suspension or
expulsion from school.”
Levy County is located in Northwest Florida and is one of Florida’s smallest and most conservative voting counties.
The School Board oversees 12 schools in total and serves a population of just over 40,000 people.
Over 70% of the county voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
So what do you think? Should students run the risk of being punished for walking out of school to protest America’s gun laws? Tell us in the comments.
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