Archive for the 'Technology' Category

English Teen Arrested for Twitter Comment

Posted by Q Ball on August 7th, 2012

From The Guardian: A 17-year-old boy arrested as part of an investigation into Twitter messages sent to the diver Tom Daley after he and team-mate Pete Waterfield missed out on a medal on Monday has been issued with a harassment warning.

Feds Want Way to Hack Xboxes and Wiis for Evidence

Posted by 3wire on April 9th, 2012

From: Threat Watch The Department of Homeland Security has launched a research project to find ways to hack into gaming consoles to obtain sensitive information about gamers stored on the devices. One of the first contracts for the project was awarded last week to Obscure Technologies, based in California, to devise a forensic tool that […]

Who is winning SOPA? Read Rupe Murdoch’s Twitter feed

Posted by 3wire on January 15th, 2012

From: CNET The White House raised concerns yesterday about controversial antipiracy bills being debated in Congress and one way to measure how furious some copyright owners are with the President Obama is to read the Twitter posts of Rupert Murdoch. more

EFF urged a federal court to block Microsoft Corporation’s attempt to misuse copyright law to thwart a competitor offering memory cards for the Xbox gaming system. Microsoft claims that Xbox users violate U.S. federal law — the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) — if they use third-party cards memory cards, such as those produced by […]

Tell Congress: It’s Time for Some Sanity when it comes to Security Posted by Gary in Law, News, Opinion, Threat Watch on 16/Apr/2011 12:44 It’s not often that the ACLU and I are on the same side of an issue. From: ACLU A 6-year old getting patted down at the airport — leaving her confused […]

Sony to Get PS3 Hacker’s PayPal Records

Posted by 3wire on March 16th, 2011

From: Threat Level A federal magistrate said Sony may subpoena the PayPal account of PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz, as the gamemaker ratchets up its civil lawsuit against the man who released the first full-fledged PS3 jailbreak in the console’s four-year history. Tuesday’s order came two weeks after Magistrate Joseph Spero in San Francisco granted […]

Early Lessons from the Tunisian Revolution

Posted by 3wire on January 25th, 2011

From: EFF Last week’s post about the increasingly draconian and desperate measures the Tunisian government was taking to censor bloggers, journalists, and activists online was rapidly made irrelevant by subsequent events. Over the next few days, Tunisian dictator El Abidine Ben Ali promised not to run for re-election in 2014, then offered widespread reforms, including […]

Dragon Gaming Speech

Posted by 3wire on December 9th, 2010

From: Nuance Dragon Gaming Speech Pack Adding voice control to today’s most popular PC games brings the gaming experience to a new level of intensity. Just bark out intuitive commands like release target, lay down, get out, up the ante, fly backwards – and hundreds more! Used together with the included Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home software, […]

Tech Support

Posted by 3wire on October 17th, 2010

From: xkcd see the whole strip

Convicted of Failing to Disclose Encryption Key

Posted by 3wire on October 7th, 2010

From: Slashdot “Oliver Drage, 19, of Liverpool has been convicted of ‘failing to disclose an encryption key,’ which is an offense under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and as a result has been jailed for 16 weeks. Police seized his computer but could not get past the 50-character encrypted password that he refused […]

Digital to Moleskine

Posted by 3wire on September 18th, 2010

I have been using Moleskine notebooks and journals for years and just recently started taping and gluing stuff to the pages. ( like Shoot-N-C dots) This is a cool idea. I wonder if Hathcock kept his dope in a Moleskine.

Steve Jobs Is Watching You

Posted by 3wire on September 7th, 2010

From: EFF While users were celebrating the new jailbreaking and unlocking exemptions, Apple was quietly preparing to apply for a patent on technology that, among other things, would allow Apple to identify and punish users who take advantage of those exemptions or otherwise tinker with their devices. This patent application does nothing short of providing […]

IFF/Blue Force Tracker for iPhone

Posted by 3wire on August 26th, 2010

From: Danger Room …a Hungarian company specializing in GPS tracking, has an app that functions as a makeshift version of Blue Force Tracker, the tech the U.S. military uses to map its friends and foes. That basically turns your iPhone into Land Warrior, the digital mapping-and-communications ensemble that the Army has been trying to roll […]

Flipboard for the iPad

Posted by 3wire on August 17th, 2010

Filipboard might be the killer app for the iPad. The integration with Facebook and Twitter is amazing. http://www.flipboard.com/

Saudis to Monitor BlackBerry Data

Posted by 3wire on August 7th, 2010

From  CNET via the Comms section of Warrior Times BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has decided to allow the government of Saudi Arabia access to BlackBerry users’ messages, in order to avoid a ban on the device in the country, the Associated Press reported Saturday.The AP quoted an official at the Saudi Communications and Information […]

Starbucks – Free WiFi at All Locations

Posted by 3wire on June 14th, 2010

Finally. From: Crunch Gear Starbucks just tweeted that, starting July 1, there will be free, one-click WiFi at all Starbucks locations. We’re very excited to announce that coming July 1st: Free. 1 click. No registration WIFI at all US locations! 🙂 This came from the official @starbucks Twitter account so either someone hacked them or […]

Facebook Responds to Privacy Criticism

Posted by 3wire on May 26th, 2010

WSJ After fierce criticism, Facebook is announcing changes to the site’s privacy controls. Liveblog: http://on.wsj.com/aKtEdA

Browsers May Reveal Online Activities

Posted by 3wire on May 17th, 2010

From: EFF EFF UNVEILED RESULTS FROM THE “PANOPTICLICK” BROWSER PRIVACY PROJECT, which demonstrated that more than 8 in 10 people use browsers with unique, trackable signatures. Having a distinct browser signature means your individual movements on the web may be easier to track, and several companies are already selling products that claim to use browser […]

“Smart Meters” May Invade Privacy – EFF

Posted by 3wire on March 22nd, 2010

From:  Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF IS DEMANDING BETTER PRIVACY PROTECTIONS FOR ENERGY CUSTOMERS RECEIVING “SMART METERS,” new devices that measure your home’s energy use in unprecedented detail. Energy usage data, measured moment by moment, allows the reconstruction of a household’s activities: when people wake up, when they come home, when they go on vacation, and […]

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Posted by 3wire on March 2nd, 2010

From: Google Public Policy The U.S. and other countries have been negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, known as ACTA, for the last two years. A number of consumer advocates and technology companies, including Google, have raised serious concerns about ACTA’s potential reach and the impact it could have on Internet users’ rights and innovation. From: […]