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Archive for the 'Internet' Category

Your Humble Correspondent Has Pissed Off Karl Rove

by @ Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Filed under Blogging, Twitter

I discovered earlier today that Karl Rove, yes that Karl Rove had blocked me from following his twitter feed:

Can’t honestly say what I said that pissed him off, but I’m glad I did

Google Says No To Chinese Censorship

by @ Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Filed under China, Foreign Affairs, Internet, Technology

The guys at Google have decided to move their Chinese search engine to another location to avoid having to comply with Chinese censorship:
SAN FRANCISCO — Just over two months after threatening to leave China because of censorship and intrusions by Chinese hackers, Google said that it would close its China-based Web site and instead direct [...]

Google’s Next Target: The Advertising Industry

by @ Friday, March 19th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Internet, Technology

Slate Ad critic Seth Stevenson checks out a new Google service that lets you run a national advertising campaign from your desktop:

Now To Make The Internet Uncool — Let Your Mom Explain It

by @ Thursday, February 11th, 2010. Filed under Humor, Internet, Technology

Facebook Provides Accused Criminal With An Alibi

by @ Thursday, November 12th, 2009. Filed under Facebook, Internet, Legal, Technology

Sometimes sharing the minutiae of your life with the world, can have unexpected benefits:
The message on Rodney Bradford’s Facebook page, posted at 11:49 a.m. on Oct. 17, asked where his pancakes were. The words were typed from a computer in his father’s apartment in Harlem.
At the time, the sentence, written in street slang, was just [...]

How A Computer Virus Can Land You In Jail

by @ Monday, November 9th, 2009. Filed under Internet, Technology

If this doesn’t make you check your security settings, I don’t know what will:
Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography.
Heinous pictures and videos can be deposited on computers by viruses — the malicious programs better known for swiping [...]

The Meghan McCain Cleavage-On-Twitter Hullabaloo Of 2009

by @ Thursday, October 15th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, In The News, Internet, Politics, Technology, Twitter

Last night, Meghan McCain, the daughter of Senator John McCain who’s made something of a name for herself (whether it’s for good or ill depends on who you ask) sent out a Twitter message that would’ve probably been the story of the day if it weren’t for Balloon Boy:
Meghan McCain, blogger and daughter of former [...]

A Lesson In Password (In)Security

by @ Wednesday, October 7th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Internet, Technology

People, you’ve gotta be smarter than this:
A researcher who examined 10,000 Hotmail, MSN and Live.com passwords that were recently exposed online has published an analysis of the list and found that “123456″ was the most commonly used password, appearing 64 times.
Guess I better go change my password….

The Future At 33.6 Bits Per Second !

by @ Sunday, October 4th, 2009. Filed under Internet, Technology

Another one of those always-fun-to-watch retro 80’s Internet ads:

How To Practice Safe Tweeting

by @ Monday, September 28th, 2009. Filed under Internet, Technology, Twitter

This CNN Video provides some useful advice for using Twitter:
Embedded video from CNN Video
Be careful out there.

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