Author Archives: John

Coming Up For Air?

After 2 years and $2 billion in losses (a fairly standard move by Redmond) Microsoft’s Surface has finally turned a profit. The question now is: is this a sustainable trend and/or a pre-Christmas holiday blip? (Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/lhSv5o

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Test.

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Testing.

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Battling Inside Out.

Believe it or not, there is actually one (US) Senator that is pro-privacy as well as in favor of repelling one of the more draconian / Orwellian aspects of the post-9/11, Patriot Act… (which, arguably, had little to do with … Continue reading

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iPRC Hack?

After a few months of what was at least non-news regarding potential Chinese governmental hacking, it looks as though with the launch of iPhone 6 in the PRC that might have changed… (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/dXLWDi

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Plug Pulled.

Anonabox, a Tor-enabled, router that raised more than 1/2 million dollars (not without controversy) was pulled by Kickstarter due to a number of concerns ranging from authenticity to security… (Source) Ars Technica: http://goo.gl/kwep0g

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Minecraft City Limits.

After two years, Titan City (a virtual city within said game) has been built… will they come? (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/bGeqP0

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Yosemite.

Despite some recent missteps (i.e., a bendable smartphone that was in all probability missed / unintended when prototyping) Apple’s latest OS X Yosemite has a chance to both change the way people work (as well as crack the coveted Enterprise … Continue reading

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FAIL!

The still flawed (yet still in-effect) DMCA struck again as the ‘victims’ this time were non-DMCA-related, bloggers / videos that were essentially taken-down akin to how snare-net fishing can potentially capture everything in one fell-swoon. (Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/qQndNE

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Proof-of-Concept Worms…

One has to wonder if this is every cyber-thugs dream? (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/brfYrt

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