Nude Surfing (And More Friday Fun)
A former White House CIO and security consultant says people are giving away too much data and personal information online — to the point where the average American is stark naked in a digital sense.
“Payton described one consulting client that actually thought its offices were bugged by competitors — but then realized that employees were spreading too much confidential information through social media. “Nobody needs to bug you,” she said. “They just follow you around on FourSquare.“” Read more..
I wonder if people are ever going to wake up? (It is the final days of Internet Safety Awareness Month Stay safe online. Stop. Think. Click.)
Friday Fun 1 (Seems appropriate to revisit)
“You know all those people who push their Foursquare and Gowalla locations out onto Twitter? Now there’s an aggregator for aspiring crooks who want to rob their houses.” Read more..
Friday Fun 2
Friday Fun 3
Just for giggles, why don’t we play a game. Recognize these?
Let’s spend the day clicking completely random links/entering random search terms, bounce around all over the ‘net, and click on every one of these we see. Let’s do it for, say, an eight hour stretch. You can start with mine.
Friday Fun 4 Need some ideas for good movies to relax and watch this weekend? Check out my Top 30 Movies list, here.
Friday Fun 5 (For the Techies) Paul Vixie (a member of the heroic “Conficker Cabal“) is a very smart man. How do I know? He (seems to) think as I do, but said it long before I thought it (ha!). Here’s his noteworthy 2005 DefCon 13 lecture: The Internet’s March of Folly
(For those of you not holding a Networking cert, watching this might be .. challenging, but you’ll learn all you need to know about this Inter-web-thingy.)
Definition of FOLLY
1: lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight2: criminally or tragically foolish actions or conduct3: a foolish act or idea4: an excessively costly or unprofitable undertaking
5: an often extravagant picturesque building erected to suit a fanciful taste
Today’s quote: “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
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