Tech – for Everyone

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

Mid-April

Tuesday is my usual day for posting what I call “Tuesday Tidbits”; tech headlines (or other tech articles) I find interesting.

But this week there are none. At least, not that I noticed.
I found one.

There’s not even any I think you might find interesting (or that I think you ‘ought to know’).

* Now you can download your entire search history from Google

Earlier this year, Google quietly rolled out a new feature that lets users download their search history.Read more..

Today’s quote:Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.” ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

April 21, 2015 Posted by | advice, Backups, browsers, computers, consumer electronics, Google, Internet, privacy, searching, tech | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I may start surfing with Chrome…

I won’t use Google’s Chrome browser; but this headline has me considering switching to it. (I hope the other browsers will do the same.)

* Google boots China’s main digital certificate authority CNNIC

Google says a future update in Chrome will remove trust for all certificates from China’s main root certificate authority.Read more..

And yet more good news:
* Inexpensive table-top robots will disrupt light manufacturing

Collaborative robots for light industry are coming along at precisely the right moment. They’re primed for quick adoption, and that means big changes for small- and mid-sized manufacturers.” Read more..

[ .. I think “disrupt” has now come to mean “eliminate all jobs”. ]

* Lebanon Believed Behind Newly Uncovered Cyber Espionage Operation

Middle East, US, and other targets hit in nearly three-year-old ‘Volatile Cedar’ cyber attack campaign.Read more..

Best for last * Healthcare Is Ignoring Cyber Risk Intel, Academia Even Worse

For all of 2013 and 2014, the healthcare sector was abuzz with cyber activity invisible to most. As the weeks rolled by, the cyber event data collected and analyzed by our analytic data warehouse increasingly brought an image into sharp focus — and it was beginning to look a lot like an active radar console of the skies over Iraq circa 1991.” Read more..

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Today’s quote:The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” ~ Andy Rooney

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

April 2, 2015 Posted by | browsers, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, Google, Internet, News, tech | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s about time!!!

Talk about waking up to danger years after the war is already lost..

* US declares cybercrime a ‘national emergency’, threatens sanctions against hackers, online espionage

Sanctions will hit cyber criminals where it hurts – in the pocket – says the White House.Read more..

But.. better late than never.. right?

Wonder how/if that’ll affect relations with China.. or, since they own us, and manufacture all our goods, they’ll get a pass? (Since we know they’re major actors.)

(Sounds good, but good luck with that.)

Kinda related: No free pass for Google

Google’s vaunted “Do no evil’’ credo is taking a beating. Leaked documents show that Federal Trade Commission investigators wanted to sue the search giant on antitrust charges, but the push melted away into modest changes after Google executives made numerous trips to the White House.Read more..

Today’s quote:Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own
.” ~ Adam Lindsay Gordon

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

April 1, 2015 Posted by | computers, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, Google, hackers, Internet, News, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New use for a bag of chips

This new technology is another reason to place video cameras everywhere.

Spying just keeps getting easier.

Related reading: Worldview-3 — Satellite That Could Allow Google and U.S Government to See Your Face from Space

Majority of my articles are related to government spying, privacy and security issues of your online stuffs and also measures that you can adopt in protecting yourself from being spied on. But, your all efforts will soon be of no use – someone is about to secretly track your every footstep. Google will soon get an eye in the space that will be enough powerful to see your face, thanks to the ...” Read more…

[ um.. I could be wrong.. but I think they already can.. (maybe not Google, but the gov.)]

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Today’s quote:If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” ~ George S. Patton

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

August 14, 2014 Posted by | Google, News, tech | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Read all of this

Folks, truly a ‘must read’ for you today. Please read the whole article, and please have your thinking caps on.

Google turns in a user for allegedly possessing criminal material

Find out how Google detected illegal activity on their systems and how they responded to the discovery.Read more..

[ .. and you may want to peruse the numerous comments as well .. ]

And if that wasn’t enough for you, More Good Reading: Hacked Canadian ISP leads to virtual currency theft

A hacker who gained privileged access to a Canadian ISP’s network hijacked net traffic from foreign networks and stole more than $83,000 in virtual currency.

The hacker, who experts believe may be a former employee of the Canadian ISP and is working alone, compromised the servers of firms that generate virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin.” Read more..

[ um.. “firms that generate virtual currency”..? ]

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Today’s quote:There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.” ~ Aristotle

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

August 13, 2014 Posted by | cyber crime, Google, hackers, Internet, News, security | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Use Tor or Hotspot Shield? You’re a terrorist!

(Or even Google’d those words?)

One “must read” for all you thinkers out there.

The NSA Thinks You Are an Extremist If You Care About Privacy

You don’t have to perform a search about pressure cooker bombs or terrorism to get on the National Security Agency’s radar. Just being a little privacy-conscious and curious about Tor is enough.Read more..

I suggest forwarding that to your friends and family, as well.

Wow. It’s a fair bet I am on The List because of typing those words… Double “wow”!

Today’s quote: “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”  ~ Aldous Huxley

Today’s relief: Another one of those ‘buried into my subconscious’ songs..

“Googled” is a word. How nuts is that?

And speaking of Google: I received an info-Email informing me that Orkut is Kaput (soon).

After ten years of sparking conversations and forging connections, we have decided it’s time for us to start saying goodbye to Orkut. Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut’s growth, we’ve decided to focus our energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them.”

I had to say, “Who? What the ___ is an “Orkut”? (jk)
“Outpaced growth”…
Snicker.

Too bad they didn’t pitch it/mod it to be the place where all the kids go (now that grown-ups [parents and grandparents] have flooded Facebook). Then it might be “monitize-able”….

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 7, 2014 Posted by | computers, consumer electronics, Google, Internet, privacy | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment