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If you have ever used the Nationwide Insurance company, or their website..

* Personal info of 1m compromised in Nationwide breach

The FBI is investigating a breach at Nationwide Insurance, where hackers recently accessed the sensitive information of about one million people, including policy and non-policy holders.Read more ..

[reminder: “breach” is geekspeak for “a hacker broke in”.]

If you “download”, Torrent, or “share” music, software, or videos.. you have a little more time.

* ISP piracy alert system now expecting early-2013 launch

The rollout of a piracy alert system backed by several major internet service providers (ISPs) has been pushed back to early next year.

* ISPs can slow or suspend web use under anti-piracy program

No surprise..

* Cloud decisions are no longer in the IT department’s hands – the suits have taken over

“A new report has revealed that decisions around cloud are increasingly being made by people outside IT departments.Read more..

(History shows how well things work once the beancounters take control of something.. [and there’s good reason it is a derogatory term.] Trying to get the suits to comprehend anything remotely IT-related, and budgeted, is one of the oldest headaches in the biz [ref: Dilbert character “pointy-haired boss“.])

Friday Fun Video (sing along if you like..)

Today’s quote:Doing what little one can to increase the general stock of knowledge is as respectable an object of life, as one can in any likelihood pursue.” ~ Charles Darwin

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November 30, 2012 - Posted by | cloud computing, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, News | , , ,


  1. “ISPs can slow or suspend web use under anti-piracy program”… I’ve sure been expecting it. As a retired software engineer, I know how many hours (sometimes thousands) go into a good application. If it’s intended to be shareware or freeware, that’s fine. Otherwise there is no excuse for such theft. Movies and music fall into a similar category. It will be stopped one way or another. Can’t really blame them, can we?


    Comment by KsTInMan | December 2, 2012 | Reply

    • KsTInMan,
      Automated behavior mod.

      I foresee no troubles with this use of algorithms at all .. ahem.


      Comment by techpaul | December 2, 2012 | Reply

      • Ha!!!


        Comment by KsTinMan | December 3, 2012 | Reply

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