In the realm of Big Data analytics, a critical yet often overlooked issue is that of (big) data integrity and accuracy. Namely, the largest generators of Big Data—the major social and media sites—are known to be the most frequent and most attractive victims to various forms of security attacks and social engineering ploys. Almost by rule, the ultimate collateral victim of these attacks is the contextual integrity of the data being stored at or collected out of the target sites. One such form of attack, which is particularly potent when it comes to the compromise of contextual data integrity, is Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). The goal of our work was to examine the current state of CS...
The story of the controversial friendship between Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Gabriel García Márquez and Fidel Castro In Fidel and Gabo, Márquez scholars Ángel Esteban and Stéphanie Panichelli examine this strange, intimate, and incredibly controversial friendship between the beloved author and Cuban dictator, exposing facets of their personalities never before revealed to the greater public. For years, Márquez, long fascinated with power, solicited and flattered Castro in hopes of a personal audience, for he viewed Castro’s Cuba as the model on which Latin American would one day build its own brand of socialism. Fidel and Gabo is a vivid and in-depth look at two of the most influential men of the modern era, their worlds, and the effect this friendship has had on their life and works.
From 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, through 1959, when the Boston Red Sox became the last Major League team to integrate, more than a hundred African American baseball players crossed the color line and made it to the Major Leagues. Each of these players is profiled in this comprehensive book, which includes their statistics and capsule biographies, their triumphs and trials. Some of these players became superstars of the game and eventual Hall of Famers—Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Roy Campanella, and Bob Gibson; most were average players. All were pioneers, facing down the enormous difficulties of integrating organized baseball. The authors provide a new preface and appendix for this Bison Books edition.
Strange, wondrous things happen in these two short stories, which are both the perfect introduction to Gabriel García Márquez, and a wonderful read for anyone who loves the magic and marvels of his novels.After days of rain, a couple find an old man with huge wings in their courtyard in 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings' - but is he an angel? Accompanying 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings' is the short story 'The Sea of Lost Time', in which a seaside town is brought back to life by a curious smell of roses.
Gabriel García Márquez, author of the modern classic One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, is one of the greatest and most popular writers of the late-twentieth century. As Gerald Martin tells the story of the author's fascinating rise to wealth and international fame, he reveals the tensions in García Márquez's life between celebrity and literary quality, between politics and writing, and between power, solitude and love. Interviewing more than three hundred people including Fidel Castro, Felipe González, Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa, the author's large family as well as 'Gabo' himself, Martin immerses himself in García Márquez's world. This at first 'tolerated' and now 'official' biography is as gripping and revealing as the writer's journalism and as complex and involving as any of his fiction.
Prohibition, mobsters, murder, FBI agents and robbers may sound like script for a gangster blockbuster, but it is the very true story of the renowned gambling ships that anchored in Santa Monica Bay in the 1920s and 1930s. It's the story of Tony Cornero, the cockiest gangster who ever bootlegged a bottle of scotch, the man who helped found Las Vegas and the smooth operator of the most glamorous gambling ship in the Pacific, the Rex. Cornero's history is filled with every tantalising detail of the era representing 30 years of research and unparalleled material.
Constantine Vlacmose was anything, but weird. How could a weird man hold down a responsible job, a job that called for stability, mental clarity, intestinal fortitude, and fearlessness. You don't think being a cabby in New York is easy! Try dealing with the millions of pedestrians, the thousands of vehicles, blaring noise, accidents, and other distractions. (From: Are You An Ass, A Fool, Or A You-Know-What?) "It was a good interview," the television news personality declared to Jay Pripnet who he just interviewed. "Thanks for your help. The segment airs in two weeks. I'm certain we'll get a good response." Jay Pripnet extended his hand towards the man who he couldn't see. "No, no, no,” he answered. “Let me thank you for helping get the message out that, in this age of technology, blind people can perform today’s jobs as well as sighted people." From: A Soul Melting in the Darkened Sun. So begins two of Elias Sassoon’s short stories in Sassoon’s Sketches for a Saturday Afternoon.