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Cell Phone camera’s may soon be able to see in X-ray mode

Scientists have found a way to fit x-ray technology in your mobile device. Kenneth O, Ph.D., is the professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas in Dallas, and his team has been recently working on some material that may allow cell phone camera’s to see through objects. A new chip put forward by...
10 Guidelines on When to Give Out Personal Information

10 Guidelines on When to Give Out Personal Information

Have you ever wondered why you were being requested to give your personal information to a website? What do they do with your information? DO they keep it safe? In order to help you to answer those questions and more, here are ten tips on internet safety and how to keep your private information truly...
Google Encrypts User Keywords

Google Encrypts User Keywords

In today’s Internet marketing world, companies must implement a broad portfolio of strategies to succeed online. Social media is rapidly accelerating in importance, while email marketing is still a reliable strategy. The huge industry that has developed around the online coupon craze –contenders like Groupon, Facebook Deals, and Google Offers–represents an increasingly effective way for...
Place & Profit: Why would your movement profile be so valuable to companies like Google & Apple?

Place & Profit: Why would your movement profile be so valuable to companies like Google & Apple?

google and apple movementI remember the last week of October in 2010: there was a flurry around the office when we discovered that Google had merged place results with organic search results. I sat down and wrote an article about it right away. This change was actually really good news for our company and our...
Why would anyone want to hack my car?

Why would anyone want to hack my car?

car hacking, hack, target, cars, autoYour car could well be the next target for hackers... or is it? Why would anyone want to hack your car anyway? This past summer has seen numerous articles on the new threat of car hacking "the crime of the future"... The threat is simple, someone doesn't like...
China orders foreign computer security software out!

China orders foreign computer security software out!

Communist China continues to go to extremes and has ordered its banks and other major companies to limit the use of computer security software developed outside of China. That means popular antivirus vendors will lose existing and potential business inside mainland China, and setting up an impending trade clash with the USA and Europe....
ATM Biometrics Coming to a Corner Store Near You!

ATM Biometrics Coming to a Corner Store Near You!

“Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years,” But what's happening now is Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI), based out of New York City, has announced that it will use iris scanning technology to begin creating what it claims will be “the most secure city...
Big Banks force Weak Security on Members

Big Banks force Weak Security on Members

Do you bank online? Your account may not be as secure as you'd like to think it is! The other day I was setting up my online account for my television cable provider and was asked to select a password. As I normally do I created a unique complex password for the...

Kaspersky agrees, here comes Microsoft

eugene kaspersky In my most recent post: "MSE about to become major player in Antivirus solutions", I discussed the looming changes that are taking place in the antivirus industry as Microsoft Security Essentials begins to gain recognition and prominence. Shortly after writing that post I got some feedback as well as stumbled upon a few...

Some stats on Internet Crime

In 2009 the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Web site received 336,655 complaint submissions. This was a 22.3% increase over 2008. The total dollar loss from all referred cases was $559.7 million with a median dollar loss of $575. One of the more intriguing scams of 2009 was the “Hitman Scam,” a type...

Do the authorities plant torrents?

This is a thought I've heard very little about, but I have heard about it, and it makes me wonder - do the authorities plant torrents on sites and trace IPs? The FBI Cyber Investigations unit is responsible for investigating piracy and intellectual property theft, so if anyone was planting torrents it would be...

To torrent or not to torrent, Are Torrents Safe?

Are torrents safe? I've been getting asked a lot about torrents lately. Is it safe? I thought I'd write an ethics aside article about torrents. I'm not interested in giving my opinion on the legal side of torrents, and whether I think it is right or wrong. That is for you to...