Obama, NSA Spar on Cyber-Spying
‘NSA wants companies to watch Internet traffic for attacks
White House officials cautioned the NSA that President Obama has opposed cybersecurity measures that weaken personal privacy protections. They also warned the head of the spy agency, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, to restrain his public comments after speeches in which he argued that more expansive legal authority was necessary to defend the nation against cyberattacks, according to several officials…’
Marketers Track Your Tweets
Is it time to delete your old Tweets?
‘Did you think Twitter was just for fun? That your tweets were just harmless irrelevant mutterings into the electronic ether?
‘You’re wrong. You’re taking part in a massive market-research study.
‘The news, which may surprise some, is that Twitter has found another way to monetise its service, having partnered with a firm which will make it simple for market researchers working for big companies to search and analyse the last two years of your Twitter updates.
‘Regular Twitter users can only search the site for messages posted in the last seven days or so, but Twitter has granted DataSift access to the full Twitter Firehose, allowing the UK-based firm to monitor and analyse tweets from the last 24 months, and even record sentiments and the location of Twitter users…’
Send Private Info That Self-Destructs
Sending confidential information such as passwords, account information and other sensitive data in emails and IM is not necessarily safe. That data is typically stored with remnants of the bits in places you don’t need it to be.
What you can do with it:
Define words: Type a word into the search box on the front page to retrieve a list of dictionary web sites that define that word. Be sure “Find definitions” is selected.
Find words: Type a pattern consisting of letters and the wildcards * and ? to retrieve a list of words matching your pattern. The asterisk (*) matches any number of letters or symbols. The question mark (?) matches exactly one letter or symbol. (More info on wildcards and the Reverse Dictionary.)
Translate words: Type a word into the search box and select “Find translations” to retrieve a list of dictionary web sites that have translations of that word into other languages.