And Yet More Bad News About The Tech…
Some recent headlines you
should might want to consider…
“A new report may change your perception of websites and malware. Michael P. Kassner ferrets out what Cisco is excited about.” Read more..
“U.K. intelligence agencies are planning to install surveillance ‘black boxes’ on phone networks and ISP servers that utilize deep packet inspection to monitor Web traffic—including Facebook, Twitter, and Skype, among others.” Read more..
["the power of the state to monitor every aspect of our lives".. That really shouldn't surprise anyone. Think about what your ISP sees.. ]
* The Year of Being Watched
“The FBI is reading David Petraeus’s email. Apple wants to help you find your phone, and your browser knows what kind of underwear you prefer. Welcome to the new paradigm of privacy: There isn’t any.” Read more..
[This one is highly reco'd... and the comments are interesting too.]
And yippee yahoo..
* Federal Reserve Hit by Hackers
“The Federal Reserve is the latest government agency to be hit by a cyber attack.” Read more..
Last but certainly not least..
* NY Times Hack Is Tip of a Cyber Iceberg
A Tool Kit:
* Staying Private on the New Facebook
“Facebook is a personal vault that can contain photos of your firstborn, plans to bring down your government and, occasionally, a record of your indiscretions.
It can be scoured by police officers, partners and would-be employers. It can be mined by marketers to show tailored advertisements.
And now, with Facebook’s newfangled search tool, it can allow strangers, along with “friends” on Facebook, to discover who you are, what you like and where you go.” Read more..
(I’m so *freakin’* glad I never signed up..!)
Lot of “food” for you thinkers out there. Have a happy day.
* “Before we work on artificial intelligence why don’t we do something about natural stupidity?” ~ Steve Polyak
* “…but it is better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) The Man with the Twisted Lip
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