In a blog entry on last week, Facebook stated that about 600,000 log-ins every day are compromised. In it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, under update/10150335022240766. Facebook claims to have locked it’s site down with new clever security policies, the best of which is Call a Friend? Controlling how you share content on Facebook is quite complex and will probably make your head hurt, but it’s essential that you take a good look at the settings and decide for yourself what you want to share and with whom, from where. Whenever Facebook opens it’s considerable mouth, it seems to do the exact opposite to the words that fall out. Security site Sophos, was in the first to jump on the (what ever the opposite to security is . . . ) issues Facebook is having with it’s stats. The infographic Facebook has posted on it’s blog and scribd.com introducing it’s new security features, seems to indicate that Facebook in-fact has a considerable security problem?. Sophos dug deep into the numbers and pulled out a a stat showing 0.06% of 1 billion logins per day are compromised, 600,000 compromised users? Less than 0.5% of Facebook users experience spam on any given day. M★S READ MORE
Our favorite dicator, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il – aka Yuri Irsenovich Kim aka Dear Leader - has been in absolute power now for 18 years. Forbes ranks the Supreme Leader as 31st in it’s List of The World’s Most Powerful People. Don’t let his iron-fisted power fool you though. It seems the Genral has as much trouble as the next man keeping his family in-line. A quick rundown on our favorite dictator reveals some astounding facts: 1. Soviet records show that Kim Jong-il was born in the village of Vyatskoye, near Khabarovsk, in 1941, where his father, Kim Il-sung, commanded the 1st Battalion of the Soviet 88th Brigade, made up of Chinese and Korean exiles. Kim Jong-il’s official biography states that he was born in a secret military camp on Baekdu Mountain in Japanese Korea on 16 February 1942. Official biographers claim that his birth at Baekdu Mountain was foretold by a swallow, and heralded by the appearance of a double rainbow over the mountain and a new star in the heavens. There are more of these nuggets in the wiki at the end of this post. Back to those family problems! M★S READ MORE
Assange fronted the media at London’s Frontline media club to announce that the website would be forced to fold after Christmas unless it raised about $3.3 million in funds.
If this isn’t a monomaniacal smokescreen, put up by the a waning narcissistic hack, please explain Assanges last grab at headlines – 4 weeks ago - In a previous report, we pointed out that WikiLeaks had effectively been closed for new business, after the computer mastermind behind the site –The Architect – walked away from the organisation, taking with him code essential to the operation of the Wikileaks web site.
[read the full article] A Man is Not an Island: Julian Assange! To top-off his blatant hunt for celebrity, and in what can only be described as a narcissistic outburst, Assange stated “Across the general population of the world I have more than 84 per cent name recognition” We kid you not! :: Read the full article »»»»
Let me make this clear – it seems to have been slightly grey in previous posts – APPLE WILL PRODUCE A TELEVISION! It won’t be TV as we know it, IT WILL BE a new generation iMAC based überclever IPS panel Television! After all, Google already has a smart TV and everyone who’s anyone knows, Apple is way smarter than Google! Highpants has been trumpeting the possibility of an Apple-made TV set since the start of 2011, so far we’ve been wrong everytime, we think. Apple is inevitably going to launch into the Television market, when is clearly the 6 billion dollar question. The Apples ethos has always been to ADD gadgets to our lives, so it’s a No Shit Sherlock Moment when some fool stands up and says APPLE TELEVISION!. In the latest round of rumours – kicked off by 60 Minutes, watched by Hayley Tsukayama at the Washington Post and befuddled by the Wall Street Journal’s Mark Gongloff – experts are finally admitting to reading more than their own write-ups [don't even get us started on the foulness of the Huff Post!] in the form of Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography, out of all of this there are NO more concrete facts about Apple TV. We do hope Mr Isaacson sells a bucket load of books, reading is something we really like to push! After all, each hour of Television you watch cuts 22 minutes from your lifespan? M★C READ MORE
Our favorite billionaire, Richard Branson has opened the world’s first commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the brand new home for his space adventure company Virgin Galactic. The flamboyant British businessman, exuding his usual flair and cheesy grin, inaugurated the Spaceport by breaking a champagne bottle against the building, while rappelling down the side of it, hung 20 meters above the ground from the main terminal roof. Spaceport America”, will serve “as the operating hub for Virgin Galactic and is expected to house up to two WhiteKnightTwos and five SpaceShipTwos, in addition to all of Virgin’s astronaut preparation facilities and mission control. About 150 people are booked for lift-off on the first flights to orbit attended the opening event. Also attending were the head of Virgin Galactic, George Whitesides, commercial director Stephen Attenborough, and famed US astronaut – and second person to step on the moon – Buzz Aldrin. Branson said he hoped to launch a vessel into space within the next 12 months, which he said would kick off an era of commercial space travel. M★S READ MORE
“In two or three hundred years life on earth will be unimaginably beautiful, astounding. Man needs such a life and if it hasn’t yet appeared, he should begin to anticipate it, wait for it, dream about it, prepare for it” - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. In a study, published in Current Biology, researchers have confirmed an important role for dopamine in how human expectations are formed and how people make complex decisions. It also contributes to an understanding of how pleasure expectation can go awry. The study has found human beings are hard-wired to be optimistic, even in the face of a darker reality. Scientists led by Dr Tali Sharot at the University College London studied a group of people who were told they were likely to experience something bad. The results found most people stayed highly optimistic. And the researchers say the study shows why people are often foolhardy, naive or overly ambitious. The research team examined estimated pleasure of future events before and after the administration of a drug called L-DOPA which is known to enhance dopamine function in the brain and is commonly used to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. M★S READ MORE