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Friday, December 31, 2010

Build a Proxmox Virtual Environment - Recycle that old PC

This time on Hak5 Darren brings new life to an old editing rig with Proxmox-VE, an open source virtualization platform.

Security Now 281: The Portable Dog Killer

Hosts: Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
An encore presentation of an enlightening story from Steve's past.
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Friday, December 24, 2010

FCC Rolls Out New Rules for Regulating Internet Traffic

PBSNewsHour--December 21, 2010--The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved new rules, known as net neutrality, for regulating how information and traffic flow on the Internet. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Post reporter Cecilia Kang for more.

"A lot of steps." My fear is that the government - once again - will limit access which limits information. The government continues to make laws which take away individual liberties and hide their criminal activities.This is just the first step. First accept the FCC authority to control the net which they didn't legaly have before.And then control info just like the press, radio,television and put cute little media representatives like this one out there to ease us into it.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Google Chrome Cr-48 Computer : First Look

Google's Chrome Cr-48 Computer: First Look

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Google lists world's top search queries for 2010

As 2010 draws to an end, internet search engines have begun releasing their lists of top search queries.

Google Inc, the world's largest internet search engine, has released "Zeitgeist 2010: How the world searched", an aggregation of billions of search queries the company says "captures the spirit of 2010".

In a nutshell, 2010 has been a year of global struggles ranging from the debt crisis, soaring unemployment, political turmoil to achievements in the medical and scientific fields, and catastrophic tragedies caused by both man and nature.

So what did most people search for?

Kevin Anderson, a freelance journalist specialising in digital strategy, tells Al Jazeera what dominated search queries in 2010. (Dec 11, 2010)

How A DDoS Attack Works

December 10, 2010 BBC World News How A DDoS Attack Works

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Google Search Ranking Now Takes Into Account User Reviews

"According to PCWorld, Google has acknowledged it has modified its search engine to identify businesses with poor reviews and lower their search results rankings accordingly.
The move comes after a recent NYTimes story that outlined how one online vendor took advantage of the search engine system. The online eyeware store owner claimed that his site ranking on Google's search results was directly proportional to the number of complaints posted about his business by upset customers.
Vitaly Borker, founder and owner of DecorMyEyes, said, ""I've exploited this opportunity because it works. No matter where they post their negative comments, it helps my return on investment. So I decided, why not use that negativity to my advantage?""
However, Google said Wednesday the tactic will no longer work, noting that its team has developed an algorithm that flags merchants with bad reviews and assigns them lower rankings.
Amit Singhal, a Google Fellow, wrote in a blog post, ""I am here to tell you that being bad is, and hopefully will always be, bad for business in Google's search results."" Singhal also claims that user complaints did not benefit DecorMyEyes' ranking. Rather, it was news articles discussing the site that propelled it to the top of the rankings.
Google is still working on a way to factor user sentiment into its ranking system without disproportionately affecting the ranking of controversial people or topics."

The Public Switched Telephone - Time Division Multiplexing

This time on the show Darren continues his series on the Public Switched Telephone Network with Time Division Multiplexing and some of the more interesting elements of T1 signalling. signaling.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

FTC Releases Recommendations Report on Internet Privacy and Tracking

The Federal Trade Commission has outlined their plan for cracking down on internet tracking. The FTC, among other public and private organizations, have been eyeing tighter regulations on the web for some time. Currently, advertisers and tracking companies benefit from being able to install devices such as cookies on web-browsing devices. Personal or professional computers, iPads, and mobile devices can be tracked. The idea is for advertisers to follow you long or close enough to get to know your preferences. Then they can present you with ads that suit those interests. The data of likes, dislikes, location, purchases, sex and more are collected in a profile. Those databases are then sold to advertising company's who seek ready consumers.

The FTC has been researching this process and suggests a "do not track" option, so people can opt out if they feel their privacy is at stake. The agency believes that consumer protection has not kept pace with the quickly evolving modes of technology and intelligent business strategy.

In addition, the commission calls for a more transparent explanation of website's privacy policies. Currently most website's have a long entry of legalese for this field. Plus, they say data collectors should allow consumers access to data compiled on them.

The report can be found not the commission's website. Public comment on the framework is encouraged.

A Congressional subcommittee will review the FTC's recommendations at a hearing on Thursday.


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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Online Streaming Overwhelming Internet?

Experts warn video streaming boom could bring web traffic to a crawl

Monday, November 29, 2010

82 Counterfeit Websites Shut Down on Cyber Monday

"Reuters is reporting that 82 websites selling counterfeit and pirated goods were shut down on Monday in a move that was timed with the start of the online holiday shopping season.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said, ""As of today -- what is known as 'Cyber Monday' and billed as the busiest online shopping day of the year -- anyone attempting to access one of these websites using its domain name will no longer be able to make a purchase.""

The crackdown, also known as ""Operation In Our Sites II,"" was aimed at counterfeit retailers, including sports equipment and apparel, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and illegal copies of DVDs, music and software.

Visitors to these sites are greeted with a message declaring the domain name has been seized by federal law authorities and warning that buying counterfeit goods is federal crime with penalties of up to 10 years in jail and a $2million fine."

A Tech-Savvy Wish List

Nov. 24 2010 | Consumers and investors are gearing up for another holiday shopping season, with Lance Ulanoff, PCMag.com.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

China Unicom Binds iPhone 4 Users

In a measure to attach mobile service plans to the iPhone, China Unicom says it will freeze deposit monies if the SIM card is removed from the iPhone 4.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

DNS Spoofability Test - Security Now 276

Hosts:Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
Safari update, HTTPS Everywhere, FBI wants to wiretap the Internet, comprehensive DNS spoofability test, and more.
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Flexible phones & graphene gadgets in RT Technology Update

What exactly is 'nano'? It's become a buzzword, spawning many gimmicky products over the recent years, but what role will the real nano technology play in our lives? From smart metro tickets to futuristic flexible electronics, RT's Technology Update's got the future covered.

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Challenger to the iPad

FNC's Clayton Morris on how Samsung's Galaxy compares to the Apple iPad.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy 719 & 720

The Tech Guy Video for November 20 & 21, 2010 - Shows 719 & 720
Host: Leo Laporte
Syncing the iPhone, TV tuners for Macs, creating a podcast, upgrading to Windows 7, camcorder recommendations, and your calls.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who Really Edits Wikipedia Articles?

Who Really Edits Wikipedia Articles?

Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over six hours in San Francisco on Saturday, October 16, 02010. Interpreting the Long Conversation in real time was a data visualization performance by Sosolimited; an art and technology studio out of M.I.T.

Long Conversation was presented with a live performance of 1,000 minutes of composer Jem Finer's Longplayer. - Long Now Foundation

Danese Cooper is a programmer, computer scientist, and advocate of open source software. Known as the "Open Source Diva" after stints as an open source community builder at Sun Microsystems, Intel, and REvolution Computing, she is currently Treasurer on the board of the Open Source Initiative. Since February, 2010, she is the Chief Technical Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Stuart Candy, a.k.a. the sceptical futuryst, is an experience designer, consultant, writer, educator, and activist. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa for work on experiential scenarios, an approach to immersive storytelling at the intersection of foresight, design, and politics. Originally from Australia, he also holds an LLB and a BA in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Melbourne.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Security Now 275: Your Questions, Steve's Answers #105

Hosts:Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
Big Apple update, IE6/7 0-day unpatched, infected Chinese cell phones, Stuxnet's probable target, your questions, and more.
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China Tianhe-1A Becomes World Fastest Supercomputer

With horsepower equivalent to 175,000 laptops, China's Tianhe-1A supercomputer has been named the fastest computer in the world, overtaking rival units in the U.S. and Germany.

Located at China's National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, the Tianhe-1A has topped the 'Top 500 supercomputers' list.

Tianhe-1A is nearly 1.5 times faster than its closest rival and reaches peak speeds of 2.57 petaflops, while the US XT5 Jaguar performs at 1.76 petaflops. One petaflop is the equivalent of one-thousand-trillion calculations per second.

The supercomputer will be used by scientists across several fields and also be made available to other countries. It will also be used to create simulations to aid Chinese weather forecasts and to help locate undersea oil fields.

According to computer chipmaker Nvidia, 7 of the world's most powerful computers are in the United States, then 2 in China and 1 in Germany.

Facebook Launches Integrated Messaging Service

Facebook Launches Integrated Messaging Service November 16, 2010 BBC World News

Microsoft Office President on Lync

Microsoft Office Division President Kurt DelBene on how its new communications server will drive sales for the company.

US Cellular Plans To Begin Customer LTE Trial Next Year

"U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) has been conducting a technical trial of LTE in Wisconsin for the last nine months and plans to begin a customer trial next year, according to a Light Reading report, followed by commercial launches.

CFO Steven Campbell first announced the company's plans at a Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) conference last week.

CTO Michael Irizarry says, ""We believe in femtocells and think it's an important technology, but one thing we believe in is having a diverse product ecosystem. We figured out pretty quickly that interoperability between different femtocell gateways and boxes isn't quite where it needs to be. The management algorithms between macrosystem and femtocells still need some work to optimize the experience."""

China Hijacked The Internet For 18 Minutes On April 8th

China Hijacked The Internet For 18 Minutes On April 8th
November 16, 2010 News Corp

Sunday, November 14, 2010

DNS Rebinding - Security Now 260

Hosts:Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
Windows .LNK vulnerability fixed, Google's WiFi "overcollection" in the UK, news from Blackhat, DNS rebinding, and more.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Apple Amps Up iPad & iPhone

Nov. 12 2010 | Apple is turning the heat on Google, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

Steve Gibson Answers Your Questions

Security Now 273: Your Questions, Steve's Answers #104

Hosts:Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
Firesheep firestorm, Flash 0-day exploit in the wild, another iPhone lock screen bypass, your questions, and more.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Benchmarking DNS - Security Now 274

Hosts:Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
Second Tuesday updates, critical Outlook fix, Android risks, Google expands "bug bounty", GRC's DNS Benchmark, and more.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

The MacBook Air - Daily Giz Wiz 1217

Hosts:Dick DeBartolo with Leo Laporte
Thin, fast, and wakes from sleep in an instant, it's the new MacBook Air.
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HP Dell new tablets

HP Dell new tablets

Droid Pro Now Available to Verizon Customers

The Droid Pro, the first Android smartphone made for business use, by Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) will be available for Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Wireless customers starting on Nov. 9 online and in stores on Nov. 18.

The Droid Pro features a QWERTY keyboard, pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite and wireless voice service in more than 220 countries and data coverage in about 200 countries.

The phone will be priced at $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. The $100 rebate will be sent to customers who purchase the Droid Pro in the form of a debit card.

Motorola closed flat at $8.20 and Verizon closed flat at $33.43 on Friday.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


By Ralph Forbes

Longtime AMERICAN FREE PRESS readers may recall that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has some creepy tentacles: the Information Awareness Office (IAO); TIA (Total Information Awareness, renamed Terrorism Information Program); and TIPS (Terrorism Information and Prevention System). By 2003, an irate American people forced the government to drop these spooky command-and-control police state operations—or did they?

The “vampire coven” was seemingly dead and buried—but was the stake actually driven through its evil heart?
In 2002, Divya Narendra had an idea for a social network site. By the fall of 2003, she and twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were looking for a web developer who could bring their idea to life. On Nov. 30, 2003 they hired Mark Zuckerberg to finish their program’s codes. Little did they know what a monster Zuckerberg would hatch.


Above, Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg bragged about taking their money so he could make his own social networking site. He boasted that his creation, which became the popular “Facebook” online social network, would naturally succeed. While pretending to work on college projects, he was sabotaging his clients by stalling. He claimed he was backed by the “Brazilian Mafia”—but AFP’s revelations will show, it is dangerous to believe anything Zuckerberg says.

Notably, The Social Network, is a new movie based on Zuckerberg and the pre-CIA founding years of Facebook, starring Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg. Check upcoming issues of AFP to see how closely the script depicts the shocking facts.

But as bad as the beginning of Facebook is, the parallels between the CIA’s backing of Google’s dream of becoming “the mind of God,” and the CIA’s funding of Facebook’s goal of knowing everything about everybody are spookier.

Congress stopped the IAO from gathering as much information as possible about everyone in a centralized nexus for easy spying by the United States government, including internet activity, credit card purchase histories, airline ticket purchases, car rentals, medical records, educational transcripts, driver’s licenses, utility bills, tax returns, and all other available data. The government’s plan was to emulate Communist East Germany’s STASI police state by getting mailmen, boy scouts, teachers, students and others to spy on everyone else. Children would be urged to spy on parents.

Facebook, however, does what no dictator ever dreamed of—it has a half billion people willingly doing a form of spy work on all their friends, family, neighbors, etc.—while enthusiastically revealing information on themselves.

The huge database on these half a billion members (and non-members who are written about) is too much power for any private entity—but what if it is part of, or is accessed by, the military-industrial-national security-police state complex?

We all know that “he who pays the piper, calls the tune,” therefore, whoever controls the purse strings controls the whole project. When it had less than a million or so participants, Facebook demonstrated the potential to do even more than IAO, TIA and TIPS combined. Facebook really exploded after its second round of funding—$12.7 million from the venture capital firm Accel Partners. Its manager, James Breyer, was formerly chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and served on the board with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital front established by the CIA in 1999. In-Q-Tel is the same outfit that funds Google and other technological powerhouses. One of its specialties is “data mining technologies.”

Dr. Anita Jones, who joined the firm, also came from Gilman Louie and served on In-Q-Tel’s board. She had been director of Defense Research and Engineering for the U.S. Department of Defense. This link goes full circle because she was also an adviser to the secretary of defense, overseeing DARPA, which is responsible for high-tech, high-end development.

Furthermore, the CIA uses a Facebook group to recruit staff for its National Clandestine Service.

Ralph Forbes is a a free-lance writer who lives in Arkansas. Email him at at rforbes@centurytel.net.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Secrets of the Digg Algorithm

This week Alex and Kevin Rose come at you from the PayPal X Developer Conference! to cover the top Dugg stories including Google's test 1GB internet speed, the truth behind being intelligent and an alcoholic, DeNA planning to buy ngmoco for $403 million, Myspace is getting a facelift, and Kevin addresses all the layoffs at Digg.

iPhone vs. Android

Nov. 5 2010 | Which company stands to win the iPhone vs. Android wars, with James Brehm, mobile and wireless senior consulting analyst, Frost & Sullivan; and Gene Munster, senior research analyst, Piper Jaffray, and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy 713 & 714

The Tech Guy Video for October 30 & 31, 2010 - Shows 713 & 714
Host: Leo Laporte
Google TV first look, rules for safe computing, Mac recommendations, fixing upgraded routers, and your calls.
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cryptosystems Backdoors - Security Now 268

Hosts:Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
New 0-day for Windows, HDCP decryption software, Stuxnet & Iran, COICA, cryptography systems and backdoors for law enforcement, and more.
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Security Now 272: Firesheep

Hosts:Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
Mozilla and Real Player updates, Firefox 0-day, Wall Street Journal tracking and privacy series, session hijacking for the rest of us, and more.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy 711 & 712

The Tech Guy Video for October 23 & 24, 2010 - Shows 711 & 712
Host: Leo Laporte
Keeping your email in sync, digitizing cassettes, LCD vs. LED, fake pop-ups, wiping an old hard drive, and your calls.
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy 709 & 710

The Tech Guy Video for October 16 & 17, 2010 - Shows 709 & 710
Host: Leo Laporte
Latest smartphones, video streaming, eBay issues, local phone service, bluetooth headsets, wifi range issues, and your calls.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The king of Spam busted

Bogus Biz Busted: Russian 'Spam King' flees junk mail jail

Internet users across the globe can now breathe a slight sigh of relief, after an investigation busted the man thought to be the world's biggest spammer. Igor Gusev is now on the run. The Russian's blamed for a fifth of the world's junk emails.

Top 12 Christmas video games revealed

Gaming experts have revealed what they think will be the top 12 best video games this Christmas. . .

iPad Today Radio Apps

iPad Radio Apps

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LimeWire Ordered to Shut Down Operations

"A Manhattan U.S. District Court judge has ordered LimeWire to halt the distribution of its file-sharing software because the service is used ""overwhelmingly for infringement,"" reports CNNMoney.com.

LimeWire shut down Wednesday, leaving a notice on its website saying the company ""is under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software.""

Officials from LimeWire said in a statement, ""While this is not our ideal path, we hope to work with the music industry in moving forward. We look forward to embracing necessary changes and collaborating with the entire music industry in the future.""

CEO George Searle posted a message on LimeWire's website, as well: """"The injunction applies only to the LimeWire product. Our company remains open for business. Our team of technologists and music enthusiasts is creating a completely new music service that puts you back at the center of your digital music experience. We'll be sharing more details about our new service and look forward to bringing it to you in the future."""

Monday, October 25, 2010

Microsoft Hints At 2012 Release Of Windows 8

Reports are indicating that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is hard at work to roll out what some say may be their Windows 8 edition in 2012, however, we emphasize that these are merely rumors at this point.

According to a post celebrating the one-year anniversary of Windows 7, the fastest selling OS in history, Microsoft's Dutch Website briefly mentioned the creation and release of its successor.

On the Dutch website, the company said, "Microsoft is on course for the next version of Windows. But it will take about two years before 'Windows 8' is on the market."

Reports from last year indicated the company was building a 128-bit version of its OS, which could very well be Windows 8.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Google to Upgrade Stanford University Broadband Network

"Officials from Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced that the tech giant will build an ultra-high speed broadband network at Stanford University, PCMag.com reports Thursday.

The network will be built for a residential community at the university, which houses 850 faculty and staff.

Officials said Internet speed through the broadband network will be one gigabit per second, which is over 100 times as fast as what most people have access to today.

The project is scheduled to begin in early 2011.

The company has reported $27.6 billion in sales over the past 12 months and is expected to report $25.1 billion in sales in the next fiscal year."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Juniper CEO on Future of I.T. Technology

Juniper Networks CEO Kevin Johnson explains the company's efforts to become the largest networking company in the world.

Monday, October 18, 2010

eBay CEO: PayPal Will Be Bigger Than eBay

eBay CEO John Donahoe on the evolution of the online auction site and the future of PayPal.

Apple MacBook Air Refresh May Include Larger Battery, Two Sizes, Smaller Price Tag

Apple MacBook Air Refresh May Include Larger Battery, Two Sizes, Smaller Price Tag

"Apple's OS event is a few days away and according to a Gizmodo report a MacBook Air refresh has been a long time coming.

The new versions may come in two sizes, 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch, and include a 50% larger battery with a lower price tag.

The laptop is also expected to have two side USB ports and an SD card slot for expandable memory, along with a Mini DisplayPort adapter and a MagSafe power plug.

SmarTrend is bullish on shares of Apple and our subscribers were alerted to buy on September 08, 2010 at $261.74. The stock has risen 20.4% since the alert was issued."

LinkedIn CEO on Privacy, Business Model

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on the companys ongoing efforts to make the site a relevant resource for business professionals.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

iPad Today 15: The Apps of October

Hosts:Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane
Baseball apps, home button controversy, why 3G iPads aren't being activated, and more.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Government Spying via Facebook

You could be friends with government agents on Facebook, and not even know it. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents that show two ways the government has been tracking people online to investigate citizenship petitions. Jennifer Lynch Staff Attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses the ethical issues involved if the government is creating fake profiles. She also says that the government memo opens the door to many questions.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phones

Microsoft will launch new smart phones ahead of the holiday shopping season. The phones will run on Microsoft's new mobile software in a test of whether it can catch up with rivals in the fast-growing smart phone market. (Oct. 11)

Investors Signing Into Facebook

With 500 million members and counting, Facebook is attracting more than just users, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bill Gates learns Arabic

Bill Gates learns Arabic

Friday, October 1, 2010

Facebook And Skype To Merge

Facebook and Skype are rumored to be joining forces. The deal would integrate Internet phone calling into the social network's pages.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Top Five iPhone Apps

FBN's Elizabeth MacDonald breaks down the most popular iPhone apps.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Government cannot wiretap skype and Blackberry communications

The Government cannot wiretap skype and Blackberry communications as of yet ....

FBN's Shibani Joshi on law enforcement officials pushing new rules to make it easier to listen into private conversations

Samsung Epic Review

Sprint's second 4G device, the Samsung Epic, adds another Android to the mix.
Mon 09/27/10 05:00 AM EST -- Scott Moritz
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Battle of the Browsers

Sept. 23 2010 | Microsoft's latest version of its browser, Internet Explorer 9, will allow Mozilla and other developers to go further in improving the web, says Mitchell Baker, chairperson at Mozilla Foundation. She sheds light on what it is working on, with CNBC's Bernard Lo.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Free Phone Calls From Facebook

Jeff Kahn, chief strategy officer of AudioCodes, on the company's role in offering Facebook users free mobile calls directly from their friends lists

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Linux Screen Recording, Boxee Python Development and Qnext - Hak5

Darren checks out screen recording solutions for Linux while Jason improves his Boxee app with a little Python and Shannon is all about combining instant messaging, file sharing and remote access with Qnext.

Max Cornelisse the best Hacker of all time

Max Cornelisse shuts down the 2 tallest buildings in Amsterdam

Two office buildings in Amsterdam Dimmable using the X10 protocol and the iPhone!(IPhone turning out the lights of a skyscraper)
1. This building is clearly an office building. So in this case in any of these stories there is a UPS capable of keeping the energy in a data center computer in case of power outage? And if the power is cut from a single point (attacked by the command given on the iPhone) then why the floors and rooms do not shut off all at once but in successive waves? It makes no sense ...
2. And turn the lights? These are not all linked in the same second? ... Well ...
Hunch Veracity: February 10

Saturday, September 11, 2010

TV program hack - subtitled

This Dutch guy hacked the teleprompter of a famous Dutch television program :). You won't believe this! With subtitles!! vary funny

Apple Releases New iPod Lineup

FNC's Clayton Morris reviews the tech company's latest music players.

New Virus Infects Corporate Computers

FBN's Shibani Joshi on the Trojan virus that is crippling corporate e-mail systems.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy 693 & 694

The Tech Guy Video for August 21 & 22, 2010 - Shows 693 & 694
Host: Leo Laporte
Backup strategies, configuring Ustream feeds, recovering dead hard drives, and your calls.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

How to backup data on your computer, mobile phone?

This week on the PLAN-B special of Tech Toyz CNBC-TV18 takes planning to a whole new level! On the show, you get Plan-B to your Plan-B!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Facebook Phenomenon - Coast to Coast AM

Date: 08-25-10
Host: George Noory
Guests: David Kirkpatrick

Google Offers Gmail Phone Calls

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Google Offers skype like Gmail Phone Calls(Source: Bloomberg)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jailed Iranian sues Nokia Siemens

An Iranian journalist imprisoned since 2009 is suing telecommunications giant Nokia Siemens in the United States.

Isa Saharkhiz says the company sold surveillance equipment to the Iranian government , and that's what led to his capture.

Tom Ackerman reports.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dual-core Atom netbooks - Tech News Today 59

Hosts:Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar, and Erik Lanigan
Apple's nefarious jailbreak plans, dual-core Atom netbooks, and North Korea does NOT socially network.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tech News Today : Oracle sues Google

Tech News Today 53: Ten Wookies On A Corner

Hosts:Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robert Heron, and Erik Lanigan
Oracle sues Google, no special deals for RIM, and why Wookies will gather on corners.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Google Amps Voice Control

Tech Take: Google's new Android OS let's you use voice commands for just about anything

Thursday, August 12, 2010

U.K. Bank Customers Attacked by Computer Virus

FBN's Ashley Webster on U.K. banking customers who had their online accounts emptied by a virus called Zeus.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Google May Create Facebook Competitor

Thompson Says Google May Create Facebook Competitor

May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Nicholas Thompson, a Bloomberg Television contributing editor, talks with Mark Crumpton and Julie Hyman about Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt's plan to double the anticipated pace of acquisitions this year. Google, the search engine with almost two-thirds of the U.S. market, is making acquisitions every couple of weeks, more than the once-a-month pace Schmidt projected when Google began buying companies again last year after the recession. (Source: Bloomberg)

Cops love iPhone data trail

Source: SunTimes

Detective Josh Fazio of the Will County Sheriff's Department loves it when an iPhone turns up as evidence in a criminal case.

The sophisticated cell phone and mobile computer is becoming as popular with police as it is with consumers because it can provide investigators with so much information that can help in solving crimes.

"When someone tells me they have an iPhone in a case, I say, 'Yeah!' I can do tons with an iPhone," said Fazio, who works in the sheriff's department high-tech crimes unit.

The iPhones generally store more data than other high-end phones -- and investigators such as Fazio frequently can tap in to that information for evidence.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Android Captivate With Amazing Screen, Battery Life

Contributror Gary Krakow takes a first look at AT&T's model from the new Samsung Galaxy S line of super Android smartphones and finds a beautiful 4-inch color screen and the best Android battery life to date.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

iPhone - iPad Voice Recognition now!

Here is an easy-to-use voice recognition app that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your SMS, email or social networking updates on the iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod touch™. Dragon Dictation 2.0

Monday, July 5, 2010

Flash security threats Explained by Steve Gibson

Flash security threats Explained by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Computer Forensic and Investigation

Computer Forensic & Investigation

How Anonymous are your web based emails ?

How Anonymous are your web based emails ?

Steve Gibson explains that your web based emails yahoo hotrmail are not at all anonymous as you thought , unlike google mail , so it is time for you to sign up with gmail

Smoothwall - Built a Router DMZ from Old Computers for free

Patrick Norton and Leo Laporte reviewing Smoothwall Firewall

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Facebook to Simplify Privacy Controls

Facebook is simplifying its privacy controls amid growing unrest from many of its users. (May 26)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pakistan blocks Facebook indefinitely

May 20, 2010Pakistani authorities have decided to block access to the popular video sharing website, Facebook because they say the site contains "blaspemous" material.

The country's telecommunication authority asked Internet service providers to block Facebook indefinitely.

The order follows the announcement of an online competition to draw pictures of the Prophet Mohammad.

Al Jazeera's Kamal Hayder reports from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

May 20, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Growing Facebook Privacy Concerns

Growing outcry over Facebook privacy changes

May 15, 2010An online backlash against the social website Facebook is gathering strength - and the company's executives have held an emergency meeting to discuss growing concerns about the privacy of its users.

According to Google search results, there's been a spike in the number of Facebook users looking to delete their accounts.

Some of the site's 400 million user charge that it is trying to exploit users by controlling access to their private information.

But despite the backlash, Ben Parr, the co-editor of the social networking blog Mashable.com, says the social website continues to grow.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Leo Laporte explains what is Ajax !

Leo Laporte during the Lab with Leo explains what is Ajax how it is used , the server side and client side scripting Javascript ASP MySQL and lot more ...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

YouTube Turns 5

April 23, 2010Ben Tracy runs the numbers on the cultural phenomenon known as YouTube. Five years after its inception, it is the third most popular website in the world.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Using Twitter Effectively

Katie Couric asks Twitter co-founder Biz Stone how she and other Twitter users can use Twitter effectively.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lorrie Norrington eBay president on the future of eCommerce

Mobile Commerce to be next driver of growth: eBay

April 17, 2010 — In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Lorrie Norrington, President, eBay Marketplaces spoke about business at eBay and the road ahead for the global online auctioneer.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Best laptops to buy for work

Since you spend most of the day with laptops, Techtree updated you on the best picks in the market.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Does Twitter Mean Business?

CNBC's Julia Boorstin looks ahead to Twitter's expected announced Tuesday of its profit strategy.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

3D TV is the public Ready ?

HDMI Licensing LLC President Steve Venuti on how the company is working to adjust to the future of 3-D television.

iPad Apps Review and Prices

Review: iPad Apps Cool, but How Many to Buy?

Because its large touch screen is interactive and inviting, Apple's iPad offers media companies, game makers and other content providers a way to display material that consumers supposedly will be more likely to pay for. (April 7)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Facebook Said to Limit Employees From Selling Shares

April 6 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deirdre Bolton reports on today's top technology news. (Source: Bloomberg)

Cyber Attacks Create Surging Demand for Security Experts

April 6 (Bloomberg) -- A growing threat of cyber attacks has created a demand for computer security experts. Bloomberg's Monica Bertran reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Apple Sells 300K iPads on First Day

FBNs Shibani Joshi on the initial sales of Apples new tablet. One Million Apps downloaded , 250K ebooks bought on the first day the Apple shares volatile with huge volume ...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

IPad Goes on Sale in New York

Apple's IPad Goes on Sale

April 03, 2010Apple has begun selling its much-anticipated iPad, drawing eager customers intent on being among the first owners of the tablet-style device that the company is hoping to convince more people they actually need. (April 3)

Friday, April 2, 2010

How to Avoid Scams on eBay

Pick up tips on how to not get scammed on the online auction site from one couples experience.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Hands On: CTIA 2010

LAS VEGAS (TheStreet) -- Windows Phone 7 makes its CTIA debut. TheStreet gets a hands-on demo.

NVIDIA Tegra Powers Tablets: CTIA 2010

LAS VEGAS (TheStreet) -- NVIDIA's Neil Trevett reveals Tegra powered tablets, including the first look at Wired magazine's tablet.

4G Android vs. 3G Android - CTIA 2010

We put the Sprint EVO 4G android phone head to head with a Motorola 3G android phone to see the difference in speed and performance.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

How to recompile Linux Kernel with Chris DiBona

Rootkit exploitation explained by Kevin Rose

How a Rootkit can take over your system

A rootkit is a software program or coordinated set of programs designed to gain control over a computer system or network of computing systems. In virtually all cases, the purpose and motive being to perform any manner of malign act upon a host computing system. The term rootkit is actually a compound word derived from - and originally referring to - the administrative (superuser) account (or "root" account) in historical operating system terminology - primarily Unix and its various, hybrid incarnations (esp. Linux flavors). The kit suffix refers to either: (a) the individual program mechanism or, (b) a collective of interoperative or interactive mechanisms designed to perform a set of predefined (encoded) tasks. In essence, one part of the kit may initiate the actual entry into the target / host computer system while another part of the rootkit mechanism will act to modify the same process for later, and more simplified means of access (and almost exclusively, surreptitiously).(source wikipedia)

Unix BSD FreeBSD Clusters TechTV 2003

How min rack is stacked

Unix BSD FreeBSD Clusters TechTV 2003 with Leo Laporte , how to build a Beowulf cluster , how Hollywood movie makers are using cluster farmers to edit their videos ...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Google Nexus One (AT&T 3G) Review

Google Nexus One Vs. iPhone 3GS

Complete Review and Hands-On / Hands On of Google's latest AT&T 3G powered Nexus One! The Nexus One is arguably one of the world's most powerful Mobile Phones out on the market today, featuring a crazy fast 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor. Will all of these features be worth the moderately high price tag
Comparing the Google Nexus One Vs. or versus Apple iPhone 3GS Matchup . Video Preview and Full Hands On / Hands-On covering specs, browser, speed, navigation and more inside Android.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Verizon Nexus One RELEASED

Yes! The Google Nexus One is now available on AT&T's 3G Network so now the iPhone has a little competition
Concept commercial using Jay-Z as a celebrity endorser to promote Google's Nexus One.

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