Posted: Nov 13, 2008 03:39 PM
Updated: April 21, 2009 07:01 PM
Imagine someone watching your every move, hearing everything you say and knowing where you are at every moment. If you have a cell phone, it could happen to you. 13 Investigates explains how your cell phone can be secretly hijacked and used against you - and how to protect… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 30, 2009 at 12:18pm —
UK outlines Facebook monitoring plans
By Tom Espiner and David Meyer ZDNet.co.uk
Posted on ZDNet News: Apr 27, 2009 6:25:52 AM
The UK government wants communications service providers to record, retain and process details of all communications that take place over their networks, the home secretary said on Monday.
Jacqui Smith was speaking… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 30, 2009 at 9:19am —
This site was created for the purposes of connecting, supporting and growing tech-related businesses in Sonoma Valley. When we created the site we defined Sonoma Valley as everything south of Santa Rosa and between the hill tops down to the Highway 37. We continued to get people from Santa Rosa (along with other parts of the North Bay) who had no identifiable relationship to Sonoma Valley. This lead to the question:
"Should we accept memberships from people who neither live… Continue
Added by Chip Roberson on April 29, 2009 at 1:31pm —
TWTRCON SF 09 | The Twitter for Business Conference | May 31 | Hotel Nikko, SF | http://twtrcon.com/
Companies are using Twitter to reach and engage customers, influence opinions and activate markets. Attend TWTRCON SF 09
and learn which applications will give you the opportunity to create revenue and customers, find out how to use Twitter to listen to what you customers are saying, and network and share ideas… Continue
Added by Chip Roberson on April 25, 2009 at 1:23pm —
After being challenged awhile back to a Syrah Shootout by friends from Washington (because they think Sonomans don’t appreciate wine from other areas) we decided that perhaps we had developed a bit of a “local palate.” So rather than spending the weekend at Sonoma’s “April in Carneros” off we flew to try Washington’s “Passport to Woodinville,” a two day event just outside of Seattle, featuring over 40 wineries. The weekend got off to a… Continue
Added by Margie Tosch on April 22, 2009 at 2:00pm —
In the first quarter of 2009, more than 84,000 tech jobs were lost in the United States, according to job-search firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Mergers and acquisitions have resulted in more than 44,000 job cuts so far this year — more than four times the merger-related cuts by the same point last year, the agency said.
Added by Dyann Espinosa on April 21, 2009 at 9:25pm —
Seems nearly daily now we're getting information about intrusions into places we once believed were secure, or have perhaps always falsely believed were secure.
In the past few days hackers have managed to infiltrate the US power grid, the Pentagon and some major web sites like Microsoft and Xerox.
High-profile New Zealand websites hacked
By Juha Saarinen ZDNet Australia
Posted on ZDNet News: Apr 21, 2009 8:49:54 AM
Hackers appearing to… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 21, 2009 at 2:46pm —
More than $500 million of the $3.1 billion released for California schools will go to the state colleges and universities, which are facing deep budget cutbacks.
By Carla Rivera
April 19, 2009
California's education leaders on Saturday lauded the release of $3.1 billion in federal economic stimulus funds for education, which includes more than half a billion dollars for hard-pressed colleges and universities.
The state's universities are facing… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 21, 2009 at 2:20pm —
Computer spies have repeatedly breached the Pentagon's costliest weapons program, the $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
The newspaper quoted current and former government officials familiar with the matter as saying the intruders were able to copy and siphon data related to design and electronics systems, making it potentially easier to defend against the plane.… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 21, 2009 at 2:07pm —
Little Brother Is Watching You
By Wired Staff EmailApril 09, 2009 | 9:49:01 AMCategories: Crowdsourcing, Video
LONDON — When London's mobile CCTV cameras were shut down by a legal ruling two days before the G20 protests in London, conspiracy theorists suggested that the blackout had been contrived so that the police could be let off the reins. Without CCTV, there would be no record of official wrongdoing.
It was a neat theory, but naively old-fashioned in its… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 14, 2009 at 9:19am —
You heard me announce at the Wired Sonoma mixer that the postings I wrote here inspired me to start my own blog. Acutally, I had been thinking about starting a blog for a long time, but took awhile to figure out my theme. With all the PR and marketing bloggers out there, I didn't want to do more of the same. As a PR pro, I've been closely watching the changing media landscape. Something I feel compelled to talk about.
So today I launched my blog on… Continue
Added by Gina Cuclis on April 10, 2009 at 3:52pm —
Privacy, what privacy?
New Website Lets Anyone Rate You
SEATTLE, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PersonRatings.com announced its public launch today, making it the first website where any American can be rated and reviewed by anyone. Unlike a… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 9, 2009 at 8:00am —
Or there's the more direct approach here in the US. Just bust in and take it when you need it.
FBI Defends Disruptive Raids on Texas Data Centers
Added by Blaine Transue on April 7, 2009 at 11:12pm —
It may not be law yet, but rest assured (or not rest) that it will happen if the NSA and other agencies continue to dominate the rules of communication. Your phone WILL be next on the list (actaully, it's already on the list). As voice to text becomes more and more accurate and common place, and people, many whom already have, switched to VOIP (Voice over Internet) and digital voice services like Skype and ComCast, expect that data to be stored and held as well.
I'd say, run out and… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 7, 2009 at 8:30am —
E-mail details, website visits and internet calls will all be stored by ISPs for use in ‘public and national security’ from today.
By Asavin Wattanajantra, 6 Apr 2009 at 12:44 Link
An EU directive forcing ISPs to keep internet data on customers for one year officially comes into force in the UK.
The start date of the EU directive was three weeks ago, but today the UK… Continue
Added by Blaine Transue on April 7, 2009 at 8:00am —
The Do’s and Don’ts for getting your music on Music Blogs
Music Blogs are the new A&R scouts for new music. Music Fans and Record Labels use influential music blogs to filter out and find new music. Some Music Blogs write about popular music and give reviews, gossip and MP3’s, but the most influential ones are usually written by one blogger who writes about music he loves and does not follow the mainstream music scene. Music readers on these sites go there… Continue
Added by Rand Rognlien on April 6, 2009 at 2:33pm —
A couple of us made it to the trade tasting at the Wine 2.0 event at CrushPad
on April 2nd. (Were you there too? If so, tell us
about your experience!). I hadn't been to CrushPad before, but of course it seems everyone has heard of them. If you haven't here's a brief description of CrushPad (taken from their website):
Make your own… Continue
Added by Margie Tosch on April 4, 2009 at 8:14am —
Federal Stimulus Package Action Shifts to State-Level: Department of Energy Allocates Billions for State and Local Expenditure for Energy Projects
By John McCaull
Environmental Attorney and Advocate and Western States Representative for Geothermal Energy Association
March 28, 2009. With the February passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), President Obama and Congress… Continue
Added by Christine Mason McCaull on April 1, 2009 at 8:00am —