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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Wrapup

This very important article for humanity was removed from the net but has been archived on a server and I found it again today.
Better read it before it is gone forever...


Here is my original post on this from August 30, 2008 .


So why do they want a switch to kill the internet?

 If and when Marshal law is enacted in America and people are taken to the FEMA camps, will cell phones be "killed."

On another similar front of a sort...

 These people have a way around that; but the powers that be are pushing for a kill switch in cell phones under the guise of disabling stolen phones remotely...ya right!

 Hong Kong's mass protest is networked. Activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any cellphone connection

 Since the pro-democracy protests turned ugly over the weekend, many worry that the Chinese government would block local phone networks. 

In response, activists have turned to the FireChat app to send supportive messages and share the latest news.

 On Sunday alone, the app was downloaded more than 100,000 times in Hong Kong, its developers said.

 FireChat relies on "mesh networking," a technique that allows data to zip directly from one phone to another via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Ordinarily, if two people want to communicate this way, they need to be fairly close together. 

But as more people join in, the network grows and messages can travel further. Mesh networks can be useful for people who are caught in natural disasters or, like those in Hong Kong, protesting under tricky conditions.

 FireChat came in handy for protesters in Taiwan and Iraq this year."

 This is not good.

 News that the CDC has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed on U.S. soil

An unnamed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas was placed in isolation while awaiting test results for the dreaded virus. 

Apparently, the patient had traveled recently to a West African country, where the disease is spreading, and later developed symptoms that suggested Ebola.

 A blood specimen from the patient was sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, a testing process that can take 24 to 48 hours to confirm an Ebola infection — or not.

 The results came back about 3:32 p.m.

In other Ebola news, outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to be completely contained.


 As announced earlier today, the next version of Windows is Windows 10.
Windows 10 in pictures. 

I totally dislike windows 8.1 with the annoying stuff that happens when my cursor moves in certain directions.

 Very irritating when your typing on your blog and suddenly a new window pops up and you have to take a moment to get back to where your currently working.

Heres more;

 Today at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the new version of their flagship operating system, called Windows 10.

(Yes, t-e-n. I don't know.)

With the new version of the operating system, they'll be unifying the application platform for all devices: desktops, laptops, consoles, tablets, and phones.

 As early leaks showed, the Start Menu is back — it's a hybrid of old and new, combining a list of applications with a small group of resizable tiles that can include widgets. Metro-style apps can now each operate inside their own window (video).

 There's a new, multiple-desktop feature, which power users have been demanding for years, and also a feature that lets users easily grab objects from one desktop and transfer it to another.

The command line is even getting some love.

The Technical Preview builds for desktops and laptops will be available tomorrow through the Windows Insider Program.

They're requesting feedback from customers. Windows 10 will launch in late 2015.

I used to get on-board to preview new OS from Micro$, but these days not so much.

Been slowly turning Apple, there I said it.


 While Windows-based tablets haven't exactly set the world on fire, Microsoft hasn't given up on them, and its hardware partners haven't either.

 HP has announced a series of Windows tablets, with the 7-inch low-end model, the Stream 7, priced at $99.

 The Stream brand is also being used for low-priced laptops intended to compete with Chromebooks (which HP also sells). All are running Intel chips and full Windows, not Windows RT.


Microsoft will monitor users in the new Windows 9 ( being called Windows 10) Operating System in order to determine how the new OS is used, thus decide what tweaks and changes are need to be made. 

During Windows 8 testing, Microsoft said that they had data showing Start Menu usage had dropped, but it seems that the tools they were using at the time weren't as evolved as the new 'Asimov' monitor.

 The new system is codenamed 'Asimov' and will provide a near real-time view of what is happening on users' machines.

 Rest assured, the data is going to be obscured and aggregated, but intelligible enough to allow Microsoft to get detailed insights into user interactions with the OS. Mary Jo Foley says that the system was originally built by the Xbox Team and now is being used by the Windows team.

 Users who will download the technical preview of Windows 9, which is said to get unveiled today, will become 'power users' who will utilize the platform in unique scenarios. 

This will help Microsoft identify any odd bugs ahead of the final release.

A new feature being added to the LTE protocol that smartphones use to communicate with cellular towers will make it possible to bypass those towers altogether.

 Phones will be able to "talk" directly to other mobile devices and to beacons located in shops and other businesses. Known as LTE Direct, the wireless technology has a range of up to 500 meters, far more than either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

 It is included in update to the LTE standard slated for approval this year, and devices capable of LTE Direct could appear as soon as late 2015. ... 

Researchers are, for example, testing LTE Direct as a way to allow smartphones to automatically discover nearby people, businesses, and other information.

 Just as a matter of principle I often use Tor network browsers to frustrate those who follow other browsers gathering data.

 Several major tech firms are in talks with Tor to include the software in products that can potentially reach over 500 million Internet users around the world. 

One particular firm wants to include Tor as a "private browsing mode" in a mainstream Web browser, allowing users to easily toggle connectivity to the Tor anonymity network on and off.

 "They very much like Tor Browser and would like to ship it to their customer base," Tor executive director Andrew Lewman wrote, explaining the discussions but declining to name the specific company.

 "Their product is 10-20 percent of the global market, this is of roughly 2.8 billion global Internet users." 

The product that best fits Lewman's description, by our estimation, is Mozilla Firefox, the third-most popular Web browser online today and home to, you guessed it, 10 to 20 percent of global Internet users.

You can use this great browser to try out the TOR network.

U.S. authorities have arrested and indicted the CEO of a mobile software company for selling spyware that enables "stalkers and domestic abusers.

" The U.S. Department of Justice accuses the man of promoting and selling software that can "monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on mobile phones without detection." 

The agency pointed out this is the first criminal case based on mobile spyware, and promised to aggressively pursue makers of similar software in the future. Here's the legal filing (PDF). The FBI, with approval from a District Court, has disabled the website hosting the software.

"The indictment alleges that StealthGenie's capabilities included the following: 

it recorded all incoming/outgoing voice calls; it intercepted calls on the phone to be monitored while they take place; it allowed the purchaser to call the phone and activate it at any time to monitor all surrounding conversations within a 15-foot radius; and it allowed the purchaser to monitor the user's incoming and outgoing e-mail messages and SMS messages, incoming voicemail messages, address book, calendar, photographs, and videos.

 All of these functions were enabled without the knowledge of the user of the phone."


CIA's Starbucks...
 The new supervisor thought his idea was innocent enough. He wanted the baristas to write the names of customers on their cups to speed up lines and ease confusion, just like other Starbucks do around the world. 

But these aren't just any customers. 

They are regulars at the CIA Starbucks.

 "They could use the alias 'Polly-O string cheese' for all I care," said a food services supervisor at the Central Intelligence Agency, asking that his identity remain unpublished for security reasons.

 "But giving any name at all was making people — you know, the undercover agents — feel very uncomfortable. It just didn't work for this location."


The state-run OAO Rosneft has discovered a vast pool of crude in the Kara Sea region of the Arctic Ocean, arguably bigger than the Gulf of Mexico. 

From the article: "The discovery sharpens the dispute between Russia and the U.S. over President Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine.

 The well was drilled before the Oct. 10 deadline Exxon was granted by the U.S. government under sanctions barring American companies from working in Russia’s Arctic offshore.

 Rosneft and Exxon won’t be able to do more drilling, putting the exploration and development of the area on hold despite the find announced today."


Gull Island has a very large oil field that has been hidden

This will blow your mind.


OK listen up...your going to want this real bad


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