Archive for February, 2011
26-year old author is making millions self-publishing through Kindle, selling 100,000 copies of her books each month and keeping 70% of the proceedsPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
China is not only copying consoles, iPhones and Rolexes. They are also in the business of copying web sitesPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness
Despite congressional criticism, Facebook is planning to resume the aborted rollout of a feature that allowed the optional sharing of addresses and mobile phone numbersPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
Cross-dressing, occasionally smelly man-child webmaster Julian Assange – catapulted to global fame after publishing colossal amounts of classified-yet-humdrum US government data – has applied for a UK trademark on his own namePosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness
Millions of Vodafone customers were disconnected this morning after an overnight break-in. Calls, text and data are intermittent west of London with a fix in progressPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness
Thieves apparently broke in to Vodafone’s data centre, which resulted in kit getting damaged
Cloud-based gaming is again in the limelight today with the announcement that game service Gaikai has gone live in the UK for all to trialPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution, The Cloud
Bank of America is bringing pay-by-tap to the masses, or at least a small trial group of BlackBerry users, by using a removable card and a replacement batteryPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Tens of thousands of Gmail users have at least temporarily lost months or years of messages and chat dialogues after Google accidentally reset their accountsPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, Google
The Daily Mail does not have to identify the people behind two anonymously posted comments on its website because to do so would breach their rights to privacy, the High Court has saidPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, Jurisprudence, Privacy / Data Protection
Amazon Prime will form the basis of its ‘free’ online video offering
German data regulators move to tighten IP address laws – Marketers shouldn’t pass on your IP without your OK. Switzerland is also tightening its privacy lawsPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, Legislation, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
Passing along IP addresses of web visitors to a third party without their permission could become illegal in Germany
European researchers will introduce the world’s first microprocessor made with organic semiconductorsPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution
Apple Design Guru Considers Move To UK – Jonathan Ive’s desire to move back to the UK could force Apple’s board to make its working policies more flexiblePosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness
just too valuable to Apple
PConTV Windows/Mac is the first device that can show all content of your Windows as well as Mac computers on your TV wirelessly. You can easily control up to 8 computers with your mouse and/or keyboard. You can share any content from your computers with your friends and family in your living roomPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
So what makes this phishing attack stand out from the rest?
Phishing websites that use SSL are uncommon and are typically seen in very small numbers. To create a phishing site that uses SSL, the phisher would either have to create a fake SSL certificate or attack a legitimate certificate to attain an encryption for the site.
Google Bets $20,000 You Can’t Hack Chrome
The famous Denis.Stalker BitTorrent tracker is now hosted on the main domain of the influential hacker organization Chaos Computer Club. One of the main motives of CCC is to strive for “freedom of information,” which fits well with the operation of one of the largest BitTorrent trackers on the InternetPosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness
A new anarchist group within Anonymous has formed… Introducing Anonymous (A)narchist Action or A(A)APosted: 2011/02/28 in Education / Awareness
Communique from A(A)A. Anon Anarchist Action
A sizable number of neuromarketing companies already brain test movie trailers for the major studios through fMRI, EEG, galvanic skin response, eye-tracking and other biometric approaches. For now, the test data helps the studios and distributors better market the movie.
But what about using brain feedback to help make the movie?