Category Archives: Convergence for a Converging World

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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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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The ‘Snap-pening!’

Another day… another (reportedly) massive data leak from Snapchat no less! (Source) Sydney Morning Herald: http://goo.gl/l2iYTl

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Party Foul!

Microsoft’s CEO’s boneheaded comments on women not asking for pay raises (aside from bad form; dumb and foolish) personify so much of what is actually wrong with the entire (Tech) industry and why it is still male-centric! (Source) Reuters: http://goo.gl/FJKkZy

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Sustained Pressure…

As reports of the demonstrations in Hong Kong have to be filtering into the PRC (from people who are returning from overseas travel, using a VPN, etc.) one has to give pause to: when will Beijing realize that it cannot … Continue reading

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Bravo!

Perhaps the America (aside from the remainder of the world) could take a page out of what’s happening in Hong Kong currently… While Social Networking is all fine and well: People matter and can be a ‘force’ for positive change!

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Civil Unrest.

As Hong Kong’s (current) tumult continues, it will be interesting to see how long Mainland China will be able to block / suppress relevant (media) reporting aside from Social Networked feeds abounding.

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Social Blackout.

In light of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, it will be interesting to see the degree that the ‘Great Firewall of China’ will be circumvented regarding the nation’s official media blackout on said civil unrest.

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