Archive for 2011/10/05
Students at a number of universities nationwide staged walkout demonstrations at noon on Wednesday to show support for the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in New York CityPosted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness
CNN’s Alison Kosik Ridicules Occupy Wall Street Protesters, Later Reports Traders “Hit Hard In This Economy”Posted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness
The American Dream has disappeared for students, whose reality is debt and unemployment. The dream disappeared for workers forced to take wage cuts by employers sitting on billions of dollars in profits. The dream disappeared for working families who paid too steep a price for Wall Street’s greed, stupidity and fraudPosted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness
“It’s clear what this movement is all about. It’s about taking America back from the CEOs and billionaires on Wall Street who have destroyed our nation’s economy. It’s about creating good jobs. It’s about corporate America treating its workers and customers with honesty and fairness and paying its fair share to stimulate the economy.
Michael Moore last night told a sold out audience at Vanderbilt University to “occupy everything” in order to restore democracy in an AmericaPosted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness
George Clooney on Occupy Wall Street: “every time I turn on the TV and see it, it seems like a good idea.” – Also discusses state of the mediaPosted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness
Regarding media, Clooney says, “I’m not really as concerned with the delivery system we have…I worry about content,” adding:
“I always appreciated the idea that part of the responsibility of news…is to put things in context. I find that when I was growing up, there were three networks — CBS, NBC, and ABC — and you basically got the same version of the news…and from that news, depending on your political views and your social views, you would take that information and make decisions based on it. And now, much like what had happened earlier with newspapers, people go to the place that best represents their beliefs. So I believe that they’re starting from a different fact-base, which seems to polarize us further and further apart…it makes it much harder for us to come together. I find that to be the most disturbing part of broadcast journalism.”
White House Chief of Staff on Occupy Wall Street: “I think people want to see fairness in the system”Posted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
Organizers are predicting the largest turnout yet for Wednesday afternoon’s anti-Wall Street march, which is expected to draw thousands of people past City Hall and into the small park that protesters have occupied for nearly three weeksPosted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness
DigiNotar aftermath: Dutch Socialist Party making plea for dedicated “fire brigade” dealing with cyber emergenciesPosted: 2011/10/05 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Network Security, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
Socialist Party member of parliament Sharon Gesthuizen argues that setting up meetings to discuss cyber incidents is all nice and well, but whenever there’s a fire, one will simply call the fire brigade.
Dutch language news article:
In relation to the DigiNotar security breach, government regulators had failed to regulate and other government organizations were lacking the proper mandate, or the right knowledge to take immediate action.
This also prevented the Dutch Minister of the Interior Piet Hein Donner, from being able to provide the right information to Dutch parliament, stating at first, that the damage would be minimal and the proper remedies were being put in place. He had to retract that at a later stage.
Moreover, the Dutch government had to hire an outside firm to deal with the issue and both compile a full report on the matter and implement effective security measures.
Commissioner Kroes believes Europe needs to focus efforts in sectors that provide direct sources of growth. Information and communication technology is one of the sectors with the greatest potential to create jobs, increase productivity growth and boost competitiveness. But for all this, a sound infrastructure is essential.
Payment card and banking fraud losses fell this year against a rise in cash pilfered through old-school cheque and telephone banking fraud, according to figures released today for the UKPosted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Released today, version 11 of Nero’s one-stop multimedia suite adds a more integrated interface, photobook printing, picture-in-picture video support, and so much more to what was already an impressive list of editing, burning, back-up, and organization toolsPosted: 2011/10/05 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
ith its solid basic features and its new higher-level additions, it appears to be a potential workflow solution for casual media enthusiasts and prosumers alike.
From today their anti-censorship client now includes a feature to bypass DNS blocking not only on Newzbin2, but on the world’s most famous torrent site, The Pirate Bay