22 January 2014

Most Americans oppose NSA program

The new reality: governmental surveillance, secret Courts, overreaching, NSA abuses, all in the name of "national security" are in themselves "advanced persistent threats" OR we have met the enemy and he is US --

Time for an international convention on government access to data - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs: "... The issues this time are even more complicated today than in the past. The War against Terrorism is more permanent than these prior wars. Hence, a moment has passed, but an era of concern continues. In addition, technology is more ubiquitous than ever, and the issues involved are more global. The issues of the last year have reminded the world that the strong protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution and in U.S. law seldom apply to other countries’ citizens. In addition, we’ve all been reminded that surveillance takes place by governments internationally. And as industry reports make clear, governments around the world demand access to customer data. As a result, we need to broaden the topic and bring together governments to create a new international legal framework..."

The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO: "Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company...." -- Matt Cutts of Goole (read more at link above)

Google bans Chrome extensions purchased to deliver adware | The Verge: "...The extensions in question, Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page, both started life as useful additions to Google's web browser, but were soon serving users pop-ups and other intrusive ads. The reason for the sudden change in behavior? In Add to Feedly's case, at least, it was purchased from its developer and quickly began serving ads to its 30,000 users...." 
Warning: Your Browser Extensions Are Spying On You - How-To Geek Discussion (go to link for list of extenstions)

Apple E-Books Case Shines Light on Compliance Monitors
Wall Street Journal
The fiery tit-for-tat that erupted in court last week between Apple Inc. and a court-appointed lawyer overseeing the company's e-book pricing shined a light on something that has annoyed corporations for years: compliance monitors. "The external ...

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