Category Archives: Technology

First Snowden. Then tracking you on wheels. Now spies on a plane. Yes, surveillance is everywhere | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/15/spies-plane-surveillance-us-marshals I first saw this latest revelation of our own government’s continued disregard for our privacy late last week.  I agree with this article’s closing question: Why are my Senators and Congressmen silent on this issue? Posted from WordPress for … Continue reading

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Internet traffic jams are widespread in the US, and are probably about to get a lot worse | The Verge

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/31/7138449/m-lab-netflix-comcast-verizon-isp-business-dispute-congestion-traffic-interconnection ISP interconnection has a substantial impact on consumer internet performance –sometimes a severely negative impact — and that business relationships between ISPs, and not major technical problems, are at the root of the problems we observed. An interesting study … Continue reading

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Article: Windows 10 Technical Preview Gives Microsoft New Shocking Spying Privileges

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gives Microsoft New Shocking Spying Privileges http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/10/06/windows-10-spying/ Wow!  Yet another reason I prefer open source operating systems. Be very wary of M$ OS 10 and read your EULAs and Privacy Agreements very carefully. Posted from WordPress … Continue reading

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NPR: Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

 But every time you write on a computer, play a music file or add up a number with your phone’s calculator, you are using tools that might not exist without the work of these women. — Laura Sydell, The Forgotten … Continue reading

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That Time Stargate: Universe Hid Cryptographic Messages In Plain Sight

http://space.io9.com/cryptography-embedded-in-stargate-universe-is-a-lesson-1634445198/1634612853/+rtgonzalez Now I wish I still had Stargate Universe on my DVR.  Guess I’ll see if Netflix has it. I should have stuck to my math guns.  Cryptography is so cool! Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. … Continue reading

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Article: Big solar storm heading toward Earth

Big solar storm heading toward Earth http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/11/tech/innovation/solar-storm/ Should be here Saturday.  Keep a flashlight handy.

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Article: How to protect yourself against hackers (or at least make it difficult for them)

How to protect yourself against hackers (or at least make it difficult for them) http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/09/03/protect-hackers-least-make-difficult/ My good deed for the day: providing the link above to you and asking you to take note. Better safe than sorry. Posted from WordPress … Continue reading

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Why the federal court record system PACER is so broken, and how to fix it — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/2014/08/27/why-the-federal-court-record-system-pacer-is-so-broken-and-how-to-fix-it/ So what happened? Why has the federal courts’ IT system stagnated despite more money? The answer, unsurprisingly, is that the money has gone elsewhere. Bureaucracies and budgets … if there is money unspent in one at the end of … Continue reading

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Article: Internet down for 12m Americans as Time Warner Cable suffers outage

Internet down for 12m Americans as Time Warner Cable suffers outage http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/27/internet-down-time-warner-cable-outage Per my earlier Tweet, we (the Mosses) are victims of this outage. What do you want to bet that my bill will not reflect a credit for the … Continue reading

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Article: Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem

Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/23/just-another-white-dude-writing-about-diversity/ Maybe, just maybe, a perception of the tech industry as a toxic environment for women has had something to do with that decline. Maybe the pipeline problem is not independent … Continue reading

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