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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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Running time: 52:38

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.


TO MAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE FTC REPORT FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ft...
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