Dolphin selfie. / Selbe Lynn
The Baffler,  February 18, 2016

Daily Bafflements

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• Rochester bafflers: don’t miss your chance to see contributing editor Jacob Silverman speaking at RIT’s MAGIC Center tonight! Jacob will be discussing privacy concerns in our digital age, the subject of his recent book, Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Connection. The mission of the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) at RIT is to advance and expand the conversation surrounding digital media.

• Argentina’s Wildlife Foundation reports that at least one dolphin has been killed recently by beachgoers who held the animal on land in order to snap some inter-species selfies.

• Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center recently paid a roughly $17,000 ransom to hackers who had kidnapped its IT systems for over a week. The ransom was demanded in trendy bitcoin (this is Hollywood, after all). The hospital claims patient data has not been compromised.

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