When criticism of public officials and law enforcement officials is silenced, what you effectively have is a police state. Wired.com’s Threat Level blog has posted a piece about web hosting provider GoDaddy.com’s removal of a police-watchdog website called RateMyCop.com. RateMyCop.com allows people to rate and post opinions on the uniformed police officers in their community. […]
ComputerWorld.com has published an interesting test of two popular social networking sites Facebook.com and LinkedIn.com to find out how they rank against each other for business-related purposes. They compared the two social networks on 6 different measurements. Here is a summary of the areas tested and results: 1. The ability to look for a job […]
The Times Online is reporting on a unique FaceBook group that is being used to contact blood donors to let them know what blood types are needed and the locations that are in need of the blood. A New York charity called Takes All Types collects information about the blood types that are needed in […]
In this short YouTube video, CNN interviews Chinese hackers, who claim to have broken into high-level private and government websites, including a Pentagon website. The hackers claim that they have been paid by the Chinese Government to conduct these security breeches.
In our wired world of Big Brother, Little Brothers, socially networked smart mobs, tagged images and RFID implanted humans, George Orwell is more timely than ever before, even when he didn’t get everything quite right. Below are some of my favorite Orwell quotes for our networked age. —————————————- Orwell foresaw Big Brother, but not all […]