going dark

going dark

A slang expression for a retail store closing its doors and discontinuing operations at a particular site. Many shopping center and strip center leases prohibit an anchor store—the one that draws traffic to the center and assists the smaller stores with business—from going dark. Without the clause,the anchor store would be able to move to another location,close operations at the old location but continue paying rent, and effectively destroy the business of all other tenants because of the reduction in traffic.

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"What's particularly interesting is Necurs' regular cadence of going dark to avoid detection, reemerging to send new commands to infected hosts and then going dark again.
The recent fires have all started in the evening when it is going dark, when people can make an exit and not be seen - they appear to be deliberate."
Going Dark is about law enforcement's lack of access to evidence--whether it is on devices, "evidence at rest" or transmitted across communications networks, "evidence in motion." Complicating law enforcement's ability to collect evidence is that a growing portion of the evidence necessary to prosecute a case exists only in the digital world.
Dennis Must's Going Dark Selected Stories is a series of 17 short stories beginning with Title tale Going Dark in which an aging actor tells us of his life, or theirs, or ours, who knows; as he offers the address, or name of spouse and children of characters he has played.
Though maybe she'd be happier being out of the spotlight by not going dark on social media and posting mysterious videos of snakes.
April the Giraffe's popular live stream will be returning after briefly going dark Friday, April 21.
Also going dark on DirecTV: The Lillys' NBC-affililated WICU-12 in Erie, Pa., and WSEE-16 in Erie, which airs CBS programming and The CW on its DT-2 signal.
For years the debate on encryption, privacy and security had been simmering, amid warnings from the FBI and others that law enforcement was "going dark" in an age of new mobile technology, where traditional tools like wiretaps don't always work and wrongdoers can increasingly operate unseen.
As reported by The Hill on January 26, 2016, she--like Burr--touted the idea of backdoors as a solution to the problem of terrorists "going dark. " The Hill reported, "Her remarks come the day after a newly released video from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) indicated those behind the Paris massacre last year were using encryption to hide their communications, " leading readers to the conclusion that popular encryption methods are tools of terrorism.
Going Dark, as this phenomenon has been called, has become a major debate.
Told through the lens of the museum's associate content producer Morgan Levey, this episode of SFMOMA Artcasts follows Levey; Peter Samis, associate curator of interpretation; and Kos 7,200 feet above sea level to learn more about his conceptual art practice.After almost a decade of producing original and edited archival materials, SFMOMA Artcasts is going dark. The museum is currently undergoing a huge expansion both physically and in its digital sphere.
He added: "Going dark is really when we lose the ability to see what's happening communications-wise and that's a real challenge.