Archive for 2011/02/13
Google has hired photographers to take panoramic pictures inside hundreds of shops and other businesses in Wellington and Auckland so their interiors can be viewed within Google MapsPosted: 2011/02/13 in Education / Awareness, Google, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Mobile phone operators are stepping up their campaign to charge internet content providers such as Google that are unleashing an explosion of data traffic on telecoms groups’ networksPosted: 2011/02/13 in Education / Awareness
The founder of whistleblowing-website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has accused the Australian Government of helping the United States to investigate Australians involved in the websitePosted: 2011/02/13 in Education / Awareness
Just a few years ago, all anyone could talk about was how to make the internet more free. Now all anyone can talk about is how to control itPosted: 2011/02/13 in Education / Awareness
Newspaper and book publishers look for ways to protect their original content. Parents seek to shield their children from cyberbullying. Legislators explore mechanisms that will defend people’s privacy. Governments try to find the means to keep Julian Assange’s Wikileaks at bay. Entrepreneurs and public figures struggle to keep rivals or enemies from slandering them or their businesses. And more and more of us are terrified of being watched, filmed and uploaded, about as terrified as other people are titillated by watching, filming and uploading.
Directed by award winning investigative reporters Paul Moreira and Luc Hermann, the film travels to London, Washington, Reykjavik and Paris to meet the WikiLeaks journalists and hackers who are fighting for transparency and are challenging the all-encompassing rules of military secrecy.
Someone very close to me called moments ago and told me that when she logged into her Bank of America account earlier this evening she saw, rather than her credit card account, the mortgage and home equity account of someone else. That’s right, Bank of America was showing her, instead of her own credit card account, the accounts for a Bank of America account holder in Randolph, NJ.Posted: 2011/02/13 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection
NJ. The only similarity between the two? The same last name.
Fighting as a remedy to the cubicle existence
Wael Ghonim, the Google product manager who helped pull together the popular demonstrations that forced Hosni Mubarak to step down as Egypt’s president, is the hero of the hour. But not everywhere. For many in Silicon Valley, he’s their worst nightmarePosted: 2011/02/13 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
The Internet was designed to survive a nuclear war, but researchers claim they’ve found a way to take down the InternetPosted: 2011/02/13 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Network Security, Organized Crime, Stats / reports
In a report from New Scientist, Max Schuchard a computer science graduate student and his buddies claim they’ve found a way to launch DDoS attacks on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) network routers that could crash the Internet.
According to reports, the European version of Killzone 3 (BCES01007) has hit sites like BlackCats-Games and weighs in at 41.40GB in size under the label Killzone.3.EUR.PS3-MIRSUPER with another version coming without 3D dubbed Killzone.3.EU.JB.PS3-MrBLACK weighing in at 22.3GB.