Archive for 2011/03/28
What Newzbin2 have done is set up what is known as a ‘hidden service’ with the world-famous TOR anonymity network. This means that by using the above URL with a TOR-enabled browser, anyone can access Newzbin2, even if its domain name is blocked or seizedPosted: 2011/03/28 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Tech Evolution
Judge Howell previously worked as an RIAA lobbyist and as the Managing Director of a pirate-chasing outfitPosted: 2011/03/28 in Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing, Jurisprudence
For Google, Android is not even a product with a business plan. It’s just a weapon at the service of their master domination strategy, a way to destroy any potential threats that may eventually kill their search monster. This is how they are doing it and the potential consequencesPosted: 2011/03/28 in Education / Awareness, Google, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
What are the potential threats to Google’s castle? Basically, any product that stands between the user and Google and has the potential to distract the choice of search destination is a threat.
John Doerr, once said “The Internet is the greatest legal creation of wealth in history.” Android may be the opposite of that, the greatest legal destruction of wealth in history.
Yahoo senior director of corporate development is skeptical that Google has recouped the $1.65 billion the search company paid in October 2006 to acquire YouTubePosted: 2011/03/28 in Education / Awareness, Google, Stats / reports
The folks who run Facebook are laughing all the way to the bank. They’re making money hand over fist, and all they have to do is sit back and watch as the people who comprise their product volunteer tons of incredibly personal information. Then they sell access to that information to any advertiser or other business who wants itPosted: 2011/03/28 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Privacy / Data Protection, Tech Evolution
Privacy: Facebook’s Achilles heel
James Gosling, the notable programmer who founded Java at Sun Microsystems, has joined Google, a company locked in a lawsuit over how the technology is used in AndroidPosted: 2011/03/28 in Education / Awareness, Google, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
When Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems last year, Gosling decided not to join.
Oracle’s ways evidently didn’t agree with Gosling. He called Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison “Larry, Prince of Darkness.” And, he said, “During the integration meetings between Sun and Oracle, where we were being grilled about the patent situation between Sun and Google, we could see the Oracle lawyer’s eyes sparkle.”
Cybercriminals are dropping the focus on personal information to spend more time swiping corporate intellectual capital, according to a report by McAfee and Science Applications International Corp.
The upshot: It’s far more profitable for cybercrooks to steal intellectual capital from big name corporations
obtaining exclusive subscription television rights to all first-run films
Composers and songwriters are feeling the pinch as the CD disappears from the High Street, and tight-fisted internet giants refused to pay for musicPosted: 2011/03/28 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
MasterCard and Citigroup will be deploying NFC payment applications into Google’s Nexus S phone, with other handsets to follow, as part of the chocolate factory’s bid to turn phones into walletsPosted: 2011/03/28 in Education / Awareness, Google, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
MySQL.com was hacked over the weekend via an attack which used a blind SQL injection exploit to pull off the pawnagePosted: 2011/03/28 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Hackers extracted usernames and password hashes from the site, which were subsequently posted to pastebin.com. Any easy to guess login credentials could be easily extracted from this data using rainbow tables to match dictionary passwords to their hash values
This information revealed that the director of product management at WordPress used a four digit number as his password, among other snippets, net security firm Sophos reports