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Testing.

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New Day…

It seems like the same news as Sony’s PlayStation network has been temporally shutdown due to a DNS attack (amongst other fairly high-profile news that hit the firm). The ultimate irony in the on-going cyber-attacks, etc. that make the headlines … Continue reading

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In Another World.

Although now / oftentimes (unfortunately it seems based on being a Smartphone peripheral) considered a ‘throw-away’ item, the Grado family (makers of headphones since 1955 in Brooklyn) think and demonstrate otherwise! (Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/GRXXJ2

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Maturation.

Something has to give. In other words, as the Smartphone market continues maturing new phone app developers are facing the increasingly challenging task of attracting new users. Instead of the previous iterations, perhaps some sort of loyalty-model is in order … Continue reading

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Surrealistic.

Whether fact (anything is possible) and/or fiction (just another bogus distraction that’s gaining media traction) moles feeding The Tor Project with bug reports, etc. should not come as any real surprise in the post-Snowden era. (Source) CSO AU: http://goo.gl/83HyU0

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Counter Espionage.

Leaking Tor bugs… yes, according to the enclosed report, that’s correct. What’s surreal albeit not surreal in the post-NSA-Snowden period is how Orwell couldn’t write this stuff! Let’s review: the agency that’s supposedly in charge of covert activities is engaged … Continue reading

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Broken.

In light of all the NSA controversy (rightfully so) the enclosed is an interesting article arguing that said agency needs to be broken-up (which is not necessarily a bad idea) although the unfortunate reality is that this is a remote … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hack 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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