A recent USA Today article sums up our modern privacy dilemma with one sentence: “With tiny tech, a video little brother is always watching”. From the article — Welcome to the era of citizen journalism. “Video empowers the individual against big brother,” says Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center for the Digital Future at the […]
Gadgets & Tools
TechEBlog has published their list of the top five strangest webcams. The list includes such webcams as the “USB Webcam with Telescopic Lens” the “360-Degree Webcam” and a stuffed animal webcam called the “Puppy Dog Webcam”. You can view the entire webcam list along with descriptions and pictures @ Top 5 Strangest Webcams.
CNET News is reporting on a new use of cell phone mics by the FBI as eavesdropping devices. The FBI is using a “roving bug” technology that allows them to remotely activate a user’s cell phone mic to eavesdrop on nearby conversations. The “roving bug” technology allows for eavesdropping even in surveillance situations where the […]
Here is an interesting site that allows you to trace a networked computer’s IP address, down to the nearest country, city, zip code – and have the location plotted on a Google map. Search and Map IP Addresses
Wired News is reporting on a new technology startup called Reputation Defender that promises to help users delete and clean up their online reputation ( for a fee of course ). From the article — The mistakes you make on the internet can live forever — unless you hire somebody to clean up after you. […]