13-6-2011 – 7-6-2011


US building ‘stealth’ internet

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 13, 2011 at 11:22 PM Comments comments (0)
US engineers are building a stealth internet network that could be smuggled into countries such as Syria and Iran to allow dissidents to communicate without government interference. A prototype of the device disguised as a suitcase has been designed in Washington as part of a $US70 million ($66m) State Department program dedicated to communications systems that could be installed without the knowledge of hostile regimes. US officials are believed to have installed an independent mobile tel… Read Full Post »



Advertising statistics show social networking platform Facebook is starting to lose friends

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 13, 2011 at 11:06 PM Comments comments (0)
FACEBOOK was the phenomenon that dragged our social lives into the computer age. It was the idea that would eventually conquer the planet, destined to manage the connections between you and almost everyone you know. But it appears that the world’s most popular social network is beginning to lose millions of the friends that it had once gained so rapidly. Figures released yesterday suggest that an exodus from Facebook may have begun in the United States, Britain and Canada, countries where … Read Full Post »


Anonymous targeting Federal Reserve in next attack

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 13, 2011 at 11:04 PM Comments comments (0)
The Anonymous hacker group says it plans to target the Federal Reserve starting tomorrow, most likely with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack designed to shut down the agency’s Web site. In a YouTube video, the group is calling for public protests until Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down. The campaign, dubbed Operation Empire State Rebellion, is timed to coincide with Flag Day in the U.S., which is June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the national flag in 1777… Read Full Post »



Predator’ jailed for Facebook sex images

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 13, 2011 at 10:47 AM Comments comments (0)

A 21-year-old British “sexual predator” who posted explicit images of a teenage girl on Facebook in revenge for being jilted has been jailed for six years.

Bernard Volk targeted three vulnerable girls aged under 16, including a girl who he later humiliated by posting indecent images online after they split up.

His relationship with the girl – who was just 14 when they first met – developed from a friendship to a sexual nature o…

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McDonald’s says offensive Twitter picture was a hoax

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 13, 2011 at 10:44 AM Comments comments (0)

MCDONALD’S appeared to be the victim of a Twitter hoax over the weekend as an image of a sign claiming that African-American customers were required to pay a $1.50 transaction fee made the rounds in the blogosphere, FOX Business reported yesterday.

The picture, which was posted with the hashtag #SeriouslyMcDonalds and has since been removed from Twitter, displayed a sign taped to a window outside what appeared to be a McDonald’s restaurant.

The …

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Where to get audio books

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Audio books can be tricky to locate; you might love the book, but hate the narration, or think you’d rather not pay triple the price just to hear the dulcet tones of Stephen Fry telling the story of a scampish young wizard.

Fear not, o sophisticated and scholarly friends. There are indeed caches where one can find vast reserves of literary aural stimulation.

Your local library

How long has it been since you’ve visited your local library? Well, now it’s …

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LimeWire settles with record labels

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 13, 2011 at 10:32 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Limewire and its founder Mark Gorton have agreed to pay record

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Pretending WikiLeaks DoesnÂ?t Exist: Government Secrecy Reaches Absurdity

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 13, 2011 at 6:56 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit after the State Department failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking the declassification of 23 State Department cables disclosed by WikiLeaks and widely disseminated online and in the press. The cables we seek reveal the diplomatic cost of policies that the Bush and Obama administrations have tried to kee…

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Facebook Status emoticons

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 12, 2011 at 12:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Some people don’t know how to alt – to create special alt symbols and alt characters with your keyboard. Well it’s simple:
How to alt


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Facebook chat emoticons

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM Comments comments (0)







Charges Dropped In Facebook Spy Vs. Spy Case

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 11, 2011 at 12:46 PM Comments comments (0)

JUNE 9–In an embarrassing about-face, federal prosecutors yesterday abruptly dropped criminal charges against an Indiana man who they accused of bugging his ex-wife’s automobile.

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Asus boasts it’ll outship other tablet makers, except iPad

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 10, 2011 at 8:24 PM Comments comments (0)
Asus CEO Jerry Shen was quoted yesterday in the Taiwan Economic News saying that he plans to outship all other tablet makers this month. Except for the iPad. Asus will ship 300,000 of the 10-inch Android tablets in the month of June, according to Shen. That, he points out, is an increase over the 200,000 per month Asus was shipping in April and May. Shen believes the tablet will account for 10 percent of Asus’ revenue. His comments appeared to be aimed mostly at one of its biggest rivals, Acer… Read Full Post »





Top note-taking apps for iOS

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 10, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)



Citibank Reveals One Percent Of Credit Card Accounts Exposed In Hacker Intrusion

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 10, 2011 at 12:14 AM Comments comments (0)

The string of megabreaches that has rocked major corporations throughout 2011 continues, and its latest target is one of the world’s biggest banks. Citibank has revealed that it detected a …

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Facebook Security Best Practices

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 9, 2011 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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Facebook Again in Spotlight on Privacy

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 9, 2011 at 2:44 AM Comments comments (0)

Facebook Inc. stoked fresh concerns from privacy advocates and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe by rolling out technology that uses facial rec…

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‘Friends’ you never knew are watching you

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 9, 2011 at 12:53 AM Comments comments (0)

A SYDNEY executiv…

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Top 29 Laptop Apps, Downloads, and Services

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 8, 2011 at 10:16 PM Comments comments (0)
To help you get the most out of your laptop and stay secure while on the go, we’ve selected 31 applications and services that are particularly laptop-friendly. These tools are useful for protecting your laptop, enhancing connectivity, managing files and media, and/or customizing your Windows laptop. And most of them are free. Let’s start with security downloads. Laptop Security The TrueCrypt Volume Creation Wizard walks you through the steps of creating encrypted volumes on your drive.Tru… Read Full Post »



Apple Updates App Store Guidelines to Ban Most DUI Apps

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 8, 2011 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)
DUI checkpoint apps may be DOA on the iOS platform, after Apple quietly updated its App Store Review Guidelines to effectively ban apps that warn drivers of nearby police checkpoints. The move comes after members of Congress had put pressure on both Apple and Google to remove such offerings from their respective mobile app stores. The update to Apple’s guidelines—-which was posted on June 6–includes a new entry in Section 22: Legal requirements. The last subitem on that list, number 22.8, … Read Full Post »



Microsoft Upgrades Bing Webmaster

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 8, 2011 at 10:13 PM Comments comments (0)
Microsoft has improved the tools it provides for webmasters to track their sites’ visibility on Bing search engine results, so that they can make any necessary adjustments to improve how Bing crawls their content and ranks their pages. Among the new features are the capability to control how quickly the Bing crawler indexes a site at different times of the day, which lets webmasters slow down the crawling activity at peak traffic hours, so that Bing doesn’t put additional stress on the Web se… Read Full Post »



How to get around Facebook’s new face recognition

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 8, 2011 at 10:08 PM Comments comments (0)
FACEBOOK wants to know what you look like, and it wants you to like it. The social networking website has been rolling out a facial recognition feature called Tag Suggestions since late last year. Now the feature has become available for Australian users, and by default, it’s turned on. Tag Suggestions is designed to make it easier for you to tag photos of friends. When you upload a photo, the site will make suggestions based on who it thinks appears in the picture. Professor Brian L… Read Full Post »



Facebook under fire for photo tag feature

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 8, 2011 at 10:07 PM Comments comments (0)
FACEBOOK is coming under fire for a feature that uses facial recognition software to allow members to tag pictures of their friends on the social network. The “Tag Suggestions” feature made its debut on Facebook in the United States six months ago but has drawn renewed attention this week after the social network began rolling it out to other countries. Justin Mitchell, a Facebook engineer, said in a blog post that Tag Suggestions was now available in most countries. Tag Suggestions use… Read Full Post »



CNN to Air Documentary on Julian Assange – WikiWars

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 8, 2011 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Julian Assange says he is on a mission to change the world, by fighting corruption and what he sees as injustice, through exposing secrets. He has launched a cyber war over the control of sensitive information, inciting a debate over the power of secrecy and who has the ?right? to release confidential information. Exposing everything from secret war logs, to diplomatic cables, to explosive videos, the 39-year-old Australian founder of the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has been called b… Read Full Post »







Google Over Email Accusations

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 7, 2011 at 3:43 AM Comments comments (0)

BEIJING—A leading Chinese government newspaper lashed out at

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Microsoft Unveils New Games

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 7, 2011 at 3:37 AM Comments comments (0)

LOS ANGELES—A three-way race between the videogames industry’s biggest hardware makers kicked off Monday, as

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Sony’s next-gen PlayStation Vita priced to compete with Apple’s iPod touch

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 7, 2011 at 3:34 AM Comments comments (0)

During a keynote at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Sony confirmed its next-generation gaming device, formally named the PlayStation Vita, will cost $250 when it arrives in the U.S. later this year.

Late last year, Sony gaming boss Kazuo Hirai

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Security ‘Tokens’ Take Hit

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 7, 2011 at 3:12 AM Comments comments (0)


RSA Security is offering to provide security monitoring or replace its well-known SecurID tokens—devices used by millions of corporate w…


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Tour of Apple’s iOS 5

 Posted by Caspertwin on June 7, 2011 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)



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