Posted: June 11th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: American Civil Liberties Union, AOL, apple, Barack Obama, china, Cybersecurity, facebook, FBI, google, Internet Privacy, Justice Department, Microsoft, NSA, PRISM, Skype, The Guardian, Twiiter, US Centre for Constitutional Rights, Washington Post, Yahoo, Youtube | Comments Off on UPDATED! PRISM Data Mining
Catch-up! June 7 20113: The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald and Ewan MacAskill reported that PRISM was the source for more than 2,000 intelligence reports each month. More than 24,000 reports were issued in 2012. A total of 77,000 intelligence reports have cited PRISM since the program began six years ago.
US intelligence agencies are accessing the servers of nine internet giants as part of a secret data mining program, according to reports from the US and Britain. The Washington Post reported that the National Security Agency NSA and FBI had direct access to servers which allowed them to track an individual’s web presence via audio, video, photographs, emails and connection logs.
Seems ALL of Silicon Valley’s behemoths are involved in the program, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Apple, PalTalk, AOL, Skype and YouTube, amusingly they’ve ALL denied any participation in the program. Presently, Twitter seems to be the ONLY techbehemoth NOT taking part in PRISM?
The USA’s top spy James R. Clapper said the stories contained “numerous inaccuracies,” but he did not offer any details. And he said the law that allowed US government agencies to collect communications from internet companies only permitted the targeting of “non-US persons” outside the United States :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, They Said What | Tags: facebook, Nike, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods Nike Ad | Comments Off on SERIOUSLY? Tiger Woods Reckons Winning Takes Care of EVERYTHING!
Tiger Woods has climbed back to the top of the world golf standings, the first time since his multiple – ooops – affairs came to light, and crumpled his marriage to the gorgeous Ellin Nordegren, way back in 2010 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG!, Technoid Computer News | Tags: facebook, Mobile Device, smartphone, Smartphone Addiction, Social Media Addiction, Technoid Computer News, twitter | Comments Off on Australians Addicted to Smartphones, The World Addicted to Social Media
Blogger and ABC contributor Peter Ryan has a superneat post on a new report confirming what most of us already knew: Australians are addicted to their smartphones. The survey of smartphone users by tech behemoth Cisco reveals that the daily ritual for Gen Y Aussies kicks off with a quick txt.
Many of the survey participants admitted that they checked for messages, emails and updates at least twice an hour, many becoming anxious when their phone goes astray.
Kevin Bloch isn’t alone, our favourite news agency – Reuters – has an ubercool post on our latest addiction, Social Media.
Social media is now apparently a recognised addiction, a study undertaken last year by the University of Chicago found that Liking and Tweeting can be even more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol. The research showed that social networking sites gave users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 26th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: World of the News | Tags: Adobe, Business Spectator, Echo Entertainment, Eureka Report, facebook, Fairfax Media, Fox Sports Australia, Foxtel, James Packer, Kim Williams, News Corporation, News Limited, Rupert Murdoch, Social Media, The Wall Street Journal, twitter | Comments Off on News Limited Shakes It ALL Up
Australia’s media landscape has been through the ringer over the past few weeks and months, the ground is changing at a pace not seen since the eighties. The latest shake-up comes from the ever stoic News Limited – the Australian arm of News Corporation – the company has announced a massive restructuring of the way it delivers news.
The announcement on last week, which included job cuts and a reduction in east coast operations from 19 divisions to five, came days after Fairfax Media outlined plans to axe 1,900 staff, move jobs offshore, close two major printing presses and downsize its flagship newspapers to tabloids, as well as it’s ongoing boardroom battles with billionaire Gina Rinehart.
Despite the cuts, News Limited CEO Kim Williams has told staff that the organisation remains committed to print :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 20th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Business News, Celebrity News | Tags: facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Wedding, Marriage, Priscilla Chan | Comments Off on Ready, Steady, Go… STOP!
Just a day after we posted, Ready, Steady and Go! the Facebook IPO lift-off, we’re stunned to hear Mr Zuckerberg has taken a second HUGE plunge
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has wed long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan, announcing the nuptials through a status update on the social networking site. The 28-year-old billionaire’s wedding took place a day after Facebook’s initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock exchange on Friday.
In the photo – above – the famously casual billionaire is wearing a dark blue suit and tie, a departure from his trademark ‘hoodie’, while Ms Chan has on a sleeveless white dress with lace overlay :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 4th, 2012 | Author: The Socialist | Filed under: Business News | Tags: facebook | Comments Off on Facebook Share Price Proposal
Facebook plans to raise as much as $12 billion from its initial public share offering, dwarfing the coming-out parties of tech companies like Google.
The eight-year-old social network that began as Mark Zuckerberg’s college dorm room project has priced its initial public offering at between $28 and $35 a share.
This will see Facebook attain a valuation of as much as $95.9 billion at the high end and grant the world’s largest social network a market value close to Amazon.
If an over-allotment or “greenshoe” option is triggered, Facebook could end up raising close to $13.6 billion, according to a prospectus. Investors are expected to flock to the highly anticipated IPO, though some have voiced concerns about Facebook’s longer-term growth :: Read the full article »»»»