In light of yet another newly discovered, super-snooping, computer-bug (Regin) however, idyllic, wouldn’t it be nice if Mass Media actually did a better job of being a ‘watchdog’ for the General Public?
Bootlegging clearly knows no boundaries as cease-and-desist orders continue to rise regarding the theft of images of traditional watch-faces being downloaded for use on wearable, smart-watches.
(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/008GZE
For anyone that is even casually / passively paying attention (which, unfortunately, seems like is overwhelmingly not the case) the newly ‘discovered’ Regin virus has supposedly set a benchmark (arguably, that any given hacker will try to surpass) that’s unprecedented.
(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/3vNSFA
As the world’s e-enabled capacity and inter-dependency ceaselessly marches on, the spying technology that develops in parallel is also increasing more surreal (as evidenced by the latest discovery of surveillance software that is reportedly at least 6 years old!)
(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/zw9AS8
Google’s ‘Contributor’ allows end-users to pay a nominal-fee (at this juncture anyway) in order to view ad-free websites… look for lots of copy-cat ideas to continue as the ‘net matures and firms seeks additional revenue streams.
(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/hSQ9OA
Google Contributor: http://goo.gl/HGaTnp
Nokia’s announcement of their N1 Tablet seems to have taken everyone by surprise including Microsoft (which purchased their mobile-devices business). Like Surface, which has been a commercial failure, whether it is a hit-or-miss is unknown.
(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/tkFJ1R
This is an example of an almost surreal success-story; irrational excess and/or perhaps a bit of both (and, then some!) Whatever the case may be, this firm’s success demonstrates that consumers associate with micro-brands… how long before they become ‘uncool’ is another issue…
(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/beWFlt