The Associated Press is reporting on an interesting public records story. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has requested that The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana pay nearly $210,000 for a public records request that requires the agency to produce over 2 million pages of documents. The Advocate is investigating FEMA’s response to hurricanes […]
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.