He said he would destroy me, and he would hunt me down and kill me if I would endanger a source, although I never gave him reason to suspect I would. He also threatened to have me locked up.
Archive for 2011/02/18
President Barack Obama has included funding in his 2012 budget proposal for development of the next generation of supercomputers, an exascale system. The money is going to the U.S. Department of Energy, which has led in developing the world’s fastest computers.
If Congress approves Obama’s request, DOE will get $126 million for exascale development, with about $91 million for the DOE’s Office of Science and $36 million for the National Nuclear Security Administration.
“The really big question for everybody is: What is the business model?” Holger Forst, telecoms expert at accountant firm Ernst & Young, said on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest wireless trade show.
Last Thursday the Dutch website Rijksoverheid.nl has been DOS-sed. Rijksoverheid.nl is the gateway to the webpages of all the ministries of the Dutch government. The website went down for hours. It is not known who is behind the attack.
Dutch language article: http://www.nu.nl/internet/2450048/rijksoverheidnl-slachtoffer-van-aanval.html
How to prevent a pro-WikiLeaks DOS attack – DOSarrest
Here’s the money shot from the President’s dinner with the leaders of the tech industry last night, including Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Schmidt, at the home of venture capitalist John Doerr in Silicon Valley. I wonder what they talked about! Sustainable energy? Nationwide broadband? Jersey Shore?
Other guests, according to NYT:
Carol Bartz, president and C.E.O., Yahoo; John Chambers, C.E.O. and chairman, Cisco Systems; Dick Costolo, C.E.O., Twitter; Larry Ellison, co-founder and C.E.O., Oracle; Reed Hastings, C.E.O., NetFlix; John Hennessy, president of Stanford University; Art Levinson, chairman and former C.E.O., Genentech; and Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, the Westly Group.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Twitter just suspended the crazy popular BlackBerry and Android Twitters apps UberTwitter and Twidroyd—among others—because they “violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of waysPosted: 2011/02/18 in Blocking, Education / Awareness
Comcast is ushering in the launch of a 24-hour 3D channel by enlisting the help of Kings of Leon and the National Hockey LeaguePosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
Given the US Government’s track record in keeping data secure, what makes anyone think moving Federal IT operations to the cloud is a good idea?Posted: 2011/02/18 in Uncategorized
Obama takes a leap of faith and trusts the government to the cloud
Contrary to those that hate all things Facebook and Twitter, over-sharing the inappropriate is not the fault of social media toolsPosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness
“We have download traffic, upload traffic, BitTorrent traffic, and we have HTTP traffic. So we can answer questions like: I live in this city in the world–it could be anywhere, literally anywhere–which ISP should I use? Which is the fastest? Which ISP is messing with BitTorrent traffic? Because we have this data, we can see the difference in speeds by time of day.”
The Catholic Church tried to ban the printing press with increasingly harsh punishments, up to and including the death penalty for using a printing press to copy booksPosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness
Digital Natives see music as the pervasive soundtrack to their interactive, immersive, social environments. Ownership matters less. Place of origin matters less. Context and experience is everything. In a world beyond content scarcity, experience is now everything. With “free” infecting everything, the content itself is no longer king. Experience now has the thronePosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Father Of The Great Firewall Defends Chinese Internet Censorship By Noting The US Does The Same Thing: “As far as I know, about 180 countries including South Korea and the US monitor the Internet as well”Posted: 2011/02/18 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Filtering, Public Policy
More HBGary Federal Fallout: The Government Wants To Buy Software To Fake Online Grassroots Social Media CampaignsPosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
The Canadian Government has inexplicably consumed yet another year without modernizing its copyright regime, leaving a legal structure in place that is not adequate to respond to present challengesPosted: 2011/02/18 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Legislation, Public Policy
Anonymous is the first internet-based superconsciousness. Anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. How do you know they’re a group? Because they’re travelling in the same direction. At any given moment, more birds could join, leave, peel off in another direction entirelyPosted: 2011/02/18 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Network Security, Organized Crime, Privacy / Data Protection
A study from Pingdom looked at 130 countries to find where Facebook is not in the top five most visited websitesPosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
The president and the business leaders discussed shared goal of promoting American innovation, and commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy
Google has asked the US patent office to reexamine four of the Java patents that Oracle is using to sue the company over the design of the Android operating systemPosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness, Google, Litigation
New, more persistent cookies pose an increasing risk to the privacy of consumers online, according to an EU security agency reportPosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy, Stats / reports
The US Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission have begun looking into Apple’s new iOS subscription planPosted: 2011/02/18 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
Thus has been born the “AllVid Tech Company Alliance”—named in honor of the FCC’s suggested gateway interface