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June, 2011

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June 30, 2011  7:28 AM

Your Social Site Exploits May Be Retained for 7 Years



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Background Check, Facebook, Social media

There is a new trend happening lately that you may run into the next time you apply for a job. Next to the box on the application asking if they can run a criminal background check on you there may be another one asking if they can run a Social Media background check. Basically what this means is...

June 29, 2011  8:03 AM

More Happens in 60 Seconds Than You Think



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Internet Statistics, Network Traffic

Have you ever seen one of those infographics? They display some interesting or not so interesting information in a color graphic. I come across one a few times a week and most of them don't really interest me. But I stumbled across one the other day that I found quite interesting and just have to...


June 28, 2011  5:38 PM

This Laptop Has its Head in the Clouds



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Chromebook, cloud computing

Imagine a laptop that was able to run only one program. If Google's idea works, not only will you imagine one, but may one day own one. Recently Google, working with Acer and Samsung, have announced a a new laptop called the Chromebook. Basically, it is a laptop that runs Google's Chrome browser...


June 28, 2011  8:08 AM

Your Next Computer Interface May Be Imaginary



Posted by: Dave Bateman
computer interface, Kinect

Most people today use a number of different interfaces to access and control all of the computing devices that they use. For example, people use a keyboard and mouse when using a computer game console controller when playing a video game. When it comes to cell phones, the physical interface may be...


June 22, 2011  5:33 PM

Own Your Very Own TLD



Posted by: Dave Bateman
ICANN, TLD

The current Top Level Domains (TLD) are so boring - dot com, dot org, dot gov. What we really need is a bunch of TLDs that will make it easier and more fun to surf the Internet. If you didn't notice, I am being sarcastic. I personally don't have a problem with the current TLD structure. There...


June 21, 2011  9:41 AM

The Cloud May Not Be as Safe as You Think



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Cloud, dropbox, Security

Dropbox is great. I love being able to simply drop a file in my Dropbox folder on one PC and have it appear on all my other systems. I also love taking a photo with my iPhone and have it on my PC automatically (an app called Quickshots allows this to happen). Like I said, I love Dropbox, but don't...


June 15, 2011  5:18 PM

Why Should Sony Care About Security When Most of Us Don’t?



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Security, Sony

Unless you have been living off planet for the last few months, you most likely have heard that Sony has had a of couple security issues. OK, that may have been a bit of an understatement. Some would say that Sony hasn't had any security issues because you can't have an issue with something you...


June 7, 2011  7:41 PM

World IPv6 Day



Posted by: Dave Bateman
IPv4, IPv6

Less than an hour in and all seems OK. No major Internet outages and Google is still up and running. What am I talking about you ask? Today is World IPv6 Day, well actually it's tomorrow, June 8th, but since it starts according to UTC time, it started at 5:00 EDT. If you haven't heard, we are...


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