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Verizon Users, your call records are being recorded

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 in Culture, Mobile by Nick

Hey Verizon users, all your calls are being logged and given to the government. In a court order, that prohibits Verizon from discussing its existence, issued by Judge Roger Vinson of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Verizon must “on an ongoing daily basis” give the National Security Agency “call detail records”. The order has been issued under Section 215 […]

Iran attacked by AC/DC

Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 in Culture by Nick

According to F-Secure’s chief research officer, Mikko Hypponen, hackers have attacked Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization. Using the tool Metasploit, they managed to shut down the automation network and hardware. The interesting thing is that apparently music started to play randomly at full blast at various different workstations. That music was the song Thunderstruck by the […]

Google sued for not removing a photo of Miami Heat owner

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 in Culture, Internet by Felica Grenda

Welcome to 2012. Strange and ugly pictures of people pop up on social-network systems all the time, right? It shouldn’t be that big of a deal. And most of the time, it’s not. Unless you’re Ranaan Katz, the owner of the Miami Heat NBA team. Katz has decided to go and sue Google over a picture, […]

Apple Silently Pulls Claim of “Virus Immunity”

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 in Culture by Felica Grenda

After the Flashback botnet attack, which was targeted only Mac computers, Apple has removed the statement on their website that the Mac OS isn’t susceptible to viruses. Apple removed their statement “It doesn’t get PC viruses” and replaced it with “It’s built to be safe.” As well as “Safeguard your data. By doing nothing,” with […]

Valve releases long-awaited “Meet the Pyro” video

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 in Culture, Gaming by Felica Grenda

The last video of the Team Fortress 2’s “Meet the” videos came out today. The purpose of the videos are to introduce the different classes in the multiplayer first-person shooter game created by Valve. After releasing Meet the Medic last year, there was only one video in the series left. Meet the Pyro. The timer […]

“Google Glass” and Emerging Optical Technology

Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 in Culture by Nick

Optical technology is a tech field growing fast with the likes of Google leading the charge.  Below is a pretty cool infographic about the new, emerging optical technology. Infographic provided by Zenni Optical

25 Most Used Passwords Revealed

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 in Culture, Internet by Felica Grenda

With the latest leaking of a ton of LinkedIn, last.fm, and eHarmony passwords, there’s been a buzz going around about how secure one’s account really is. It doesn’t really help that most users on the internet put in a joke password that anyone could guess. IT security consultant Mark Burnett has created a list of […]

Online activists have decided to found an “Internet Defense League” in hopes of fending off anti-piracy bills like SOPA and PIPA in the future. Users who choose to sign up receive code that they can put on their websites to let visitors know about a threat to Internet freedom from anywhere, legislation or not. The […]

Facebook Co-Founder Gives Up American Citizenship

Posted on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 in Culture, Internet by Nick

Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of facebook.com along with Mark Zuckerberg, has renounced his American citizenship in favor of living in Singapore. Having his name first pop up on the April 30th list from the United States Office of the Federal Register, the story was picked up by Bloomsberg News and instantly shot up to the most […]

Woman cuts off Internet to Georgia and Armenia

Posted on Saturday, April 9th, 2011 in Culture by Nick

A 75 year old woman cut off internet access to the countries of Georgia and Armenia. The woman was digging in the ground for scrap metals (copper in this case) when she found a fibre-optic cable that runs though Georgia and Armenia and just so happens to provide all the internet access in those countries. Georgian interior ministry spokesman […]