YouPay.

Google’s plan to launch an ad-free, subscription-based service could be a potential harbinger (let’s hope not) for the ultimate demise of free video services (as the Internet continues to mature and firm’s seek what seems like everyday possible to squeeze consumers for money).

(Source) The Vancouver Sun: http://goo.gl/HZPg8o

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Hacking This!

Could a major US hospital as the latest organization to experience a security breech (which  reportedly originated in China).

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/3cA98f

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PG-13.

Google’s plan to allow children under 13 to have e-accounts is certain to face resistance. Nevertheless, as technology continues to mature and become more ubiquitous it is in all probability a foregone conclusion that this was an inevitability.

(Source) WSJ: http://goo.gl/HVKcVZ

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Participation Counts!

For all the supposed apathy in America (which does exist) there’s still a glimmer of hope that the General Public can / does and will make a difference (if they partake and contribute to the nation’s governmental process) as the prospect of the FCC actually holding public hearings on ‘net Neutrality (which like the ‘Patriot Act’ is a complete misnomer) in light of the 80% who expressed their opinion that keeping the Internet equally accessible for everyone is the right thing to do.

(Source) Tech Times: http://goo.gl/xuQkzv

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Next Up…

For the latest and greatest potential security threat to one’s Smartphone usage… gyroscopes were hacked and turned into microphones by researchers at Stanford.

(Source) Tech Spot: http://goo.gl/E8mzc3

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‘An Internet PSA’

Please see enclosed…

(Source) Renesys: http://goo.gl/r8ANrr

PS: The long of the short of this (technical) memo has to do with possible ‘net outages next week.

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Tech-Illness Monitoring.

While not directly involved, Michael J. Fox’s Foundation (dedicated to Parkinson’s Disease  Research) has teamed-up with Intel to equip patients with Smart-watches that can monitor the effects of different medications in real-time.

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/ubfmtD

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Not Done Yet.

Microsoft’s decision not to dump their ‘low-end’ phones proves (at least) the following: one) the firm is still planning on leveraging Nokia’s brand (which was a dominant player in developing markets; and, two) the company is seemingly still attempting to be ‘all-things-to-everyone’ which is a major reason why the company has been a laggard in a number of markets; products; services and technologies.

(Source) Engadget: http://goo.gl/4OmgOJ

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Fin-Cam.

For those who’ve waited for researchers / scientists to mount a camera on the back of a shark (in order to better track this amazing creature’s habits) the wait is over. Now, whether or not humanity can actually reverse their continued (utterly tragic and inexcusable) decline / destruction is another matter entirely.

(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/gOHpem

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Prioritizing Security?

While it does sound admirable and ‘the right thing to do’ given how the firm rigged results based upon key words, etc. it seems like a formality that Google’s announcement whereas the firm will prioritize secure websites will (at some juncture) run into problems be it seen and/or unforeseen.

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/kW22AH

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