Monday, August 06, 2012

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Internet Security ::: Beware the CLOUD!

My daily readers know I DESPISE Cloud Computing ::: Here is another reason you should buy and keep an 'old fashioned" pc or lappy ::: This article explains in-depth why you want to avoid advice given by well-meaning but poorly-informed "blogging gurus" like Kikolani - SEPERATE you online accounts! OR read a chilling preview of what can and will happen - "In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.

In many ways, this was all my fault. My accounts were daisy-chained together. Getting into Amazon let my hackers get into my Apple ID account, which helped them get into Gmail, which gave them access to Twitter." ~ Mat Honan

Ellen Page has been the target of two recent death threats made on Twitter, according to The Washington Post::: One of the threatening messages — tweeted out via two accounts from which said messages have since been removed — promised to “K-1-L-L [Page] in public in the next year” if she continues to date Alexander Skarsgaard. (The actors were photographed at a hockey game in June on what may or may not have been an official date.) Los Angeles police have issued a search warrant to Twitter in the hopes of determining the source of the tweets...

Brazil: Will the Pioneering Internet Bill of Rights Pass?

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The Marco Civil, a “bill of rights” for Internet users proposed in Brazil, will come to a vote on August 8. While the majority of the community seems to support the approval of the law, some are against the broad freedom that the initiative will bring about. Whatever the result, Brazil once again has the opportunity to pioneer in the arena of digital policymaking.

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