Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

And Yet More Bad News About The Tech…

Some recent headlines you should might want to consider…

* Guess what? Your favorite websites are more likely to serve malware than p0rn sites

A new report may change your perception of websites and malware. Michael P. Kassner ferrets out what Cisco is excited about.Read more..

Uh, oh..
* U.K. spy agencies plan to install Web snooping ‘black boxes’

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

Last week’s reports that the Chinese government hacked into The New York Times were just the tip of the iceberg.Read more..

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.

Today’s quotes:

* “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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February 7, 2013 Posted by | advice, cloud computing, computers, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, hackers, Internet, News, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment