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Too cute! -- A parody of a famous scene from "Annie Hall." Watch Frothy get blown out of the water by Jesus himself...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=32111Too cute! -- A parody of a famous scene from "Annie Hall." Watch Frothy get... more
TheTechnoFiles.com reviews the first Tablet entry from Sony. How does it stack up against the competition? Find out here.
http://www.thetechnofiles.com/2012/03/09/sony-tablet-s-review/TheTechnoFiles.com reviews the first Tablet entry from Sony. How does it stack up... more
YouTube Restricts Video Of Engineer Proving How Useless TSA Scanners Are
Google/YouTube has placed restrictions on yet another video that exposes the fraudulent claims of the TSA and highlights how the federal agency’s security theatre is part of a wider social manipulation agenda.
Engineer Jon Corbett of the popular blog TSA Out of Our Pants! posted a video yesterday that demonstrates how the TSA’s radiation firing body scanners can easily be bypassed.
The video shows Corbett carrying a metal case through the scanner, away from his body in his side pocket. Corbett explains that because metallic objects appear as black on the image the scanners produce, the machines do not pick up such objects if they are obscured by the background, which is also black.
Watch the video.
“The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort.” Corbett writes on his blog. “The TSA has been provided this video in advance of it being made public to give them an opportunity to turn off the scanners and revert to the metal detectors. I personally believe they now have no choice but to turn them off.” he adds.
Within hours of the video being uploaded, blogs and news sites, including Yahoo News and the Mail Online had begun to pick up an the video, saying it was sure to go viral.
Now, despite the fact that the video contains no nudity, violence, abuse or other explicit content, YouTube has placed it behind an age restriction wall, meaning anyone who wants to view it on YouTube has to login or sign up for an account and verify their age.
more at link...YouTube Restricts Video Of Engineer Proving How Useless TSA Scanners Are... more
Google in its blog post has introduced Google Play. Which according to the company is one place which can be used to access music, apps, books, movies, games etc. The main objective behind Google play seems to create a platform for accessing all your digital content under one domain. Earlier, one has to go to Google music, Google Books to download the content. From now on everything will be under one domain there by making the job of surfing the apps more easy!
http://hoowstuffworks.blogspot.in/2012/03/google-unveils-google-play.htmlGoogle in its blog post has introduced Google Play. Which according to the company is... more
Turning the tables on Big Brother: Now internet users can watch who is spying on them in blow against Google's new snooping policyMozilla, the maker of Firefox, has unveiled a new add-on for the popular web browser that gives web users an instant view of which companies are 'watching' them as they browse.
The Collusion add-on will allow users to 'pull back the curtain' on web advertising firms and other third parties that track people's online movements, says Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs.
Google's business is built on advertising - the company earned $28 billion from its AdWords service in 2010.
Mozilla's Firefox is the world's second most popular web browser, a position under threat from Google's own Chrome browser.
The Collusion add-on is an official Mozilla product, and was unveiled at the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference this week by Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs.
It creates a 'web' showing web users exactly which advertising firms are watching as they browse.
'Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web,' Mozilla said. 'It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.'
'Collusion will allow us to pull back the curtain and provide users with more information about the growing role of third parties, how data drives most Web experiences, and ultimately how little control we have over that experience and our loss of data,' said Kovacs.
Mozilla aims to build up a database of the worst offenders - and make the data available to privacy campaigners.
'When we launch the full version of Collusion, it will allow you to opt-in to sharing your anonymous data in a global database of web tracker data,' says the company. 'We’ll combine all that information and make it available to help researchers, journalists, and others analyze and explain how data is tracked on the web.
Vivian Reding, the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship said, 'Any company which wants to utilise the European market of 500 million citizens - which we've made borderless, a golden opportunity - then the European rules apply.'
'Citizens should have the possibility of buying into more extensive use of their data - but that should be their freedom to choose, not done by a sneaking way of taking the freedom away from the citizens,' said Reding in an interview with The Guardian.
CNIL, the French privacy agency in charge of the investigation, said Google’s explanation of how it will use the data was too vague and difficult to understand ‘even for trained privacy professionals.’
A coalition of 50 consumer groups in Europe and the U.S. also sent a letter to Mr Page in a last ditch attempt to make the search giant rethink saying the controversial new policy is 'unfair and unwise'.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2109223/Google-privacy-policy-Mozilla-add-Collusion-reveals-spying-internet-users.html#ixzz1oBEL1yCzMozilla, the maker of Firefox, has unveiled a new add-on for the popular web browser... more
Google photographers will be sent into every residential house and apartment across the country, photographing each bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, nook, and cranny.
http://theskunk.org/2012/03/google-takes-street-view-into-peoples-houses-apartments/Google photographers will be sent into every residential house and apartment across... more
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Search giant Google is about to take a quantum leap into next generation mobile computing with the forthcoming introduction of virtual reality glasses, according to people familiar with the project who spoke to The New York Times this week.
The glasses are expected to cost between $250 and $600, the Times noted, but Google isn’t talking about the project yet.
The glasses, which are said to look like a pair of Oakleys enhanced with an MP3 player, will come equipped with motion sensors, GPS, cameras, voice detection software and the Android operating system, which will enable Google to stream graphical enhancements over the real world, and see what their users see, all in real time.
People who’ve actually seen the glasses told the Times that they will create a new layer for the Internet, where companies can stream digital advertising possibly even layered over competitors’ real world ads.
However, in the wake of controversy over Google bypassing key security features built into web browsers designed by rivals Apple and Microsoft, the introduction of full augmentedKeep shopping, and watch our programming. *** Search giant Google is about to... more
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest natural coral formation on Earth filled with beautiful and intriguing sea creatures that you’ll soon be able to see it in all its glory — from the comfort of your desk.
The Catlin Seaview Survey, a collaboration between Google, the University of Queensland, and the Caitlin Group is a pioneering project which will carry out the first comprehensive survey of the Great Barrier Reef, with 360-degree images from the underwater experiment to be made available online.Using a similar approach to Google's Street View, The Catlin Seaview Survey aims to document and reveal the composition and health of the coral reefs on the world's largest coral reef system at a depth range of up to 100m. Alongside gathering scientific data, the project also hopes to capture the public's imagination with a string of 360-degree underwater panoramas which, when stitched together, will enable people to "choose a location, dip underwater and go for a virtual dive at all of the locations visited by the expedition".Google will create a "Panoramio" for the project, which will enable the photos to be uploaded, linked to their locations and then made available to millions of people. Eventually, there will be around 50,000 panoramas available from the survey through Google, and the project will have its own YouTube channel and the ability to broadcast Google+ Hangouts via livestream from the ocean floor.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest natural coral formation on Earth... more
I thought when google street view went to the antarctic that it was pretty novel.... but why stop there... because "Darling it's better, Down where it's wetter, Take it from me"
Google great barrier reef view/Catlin SeaView Survey (or "Sea View"....apparently it's catchier) has just launched images from its pilot mission and they can be seen at the link, I do like how you "warp" from one area to another, almost Sliders style
http://www.catlinseaviewsurvey.com/seaview.htmI thought when google street view went to the antarctic that it was pretty novel....... more
This protection was especially important because search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more. If you want to keep Google from combining your Web History with the data they have gathered about you in their other products, such as YouTube or Google Plus, you may want to remove all items from your Web History and stop your Web History from being recorded in the future.
Here's how you can do that:https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/how-remove-your-google-search-history-googles-new... more
Here Kyle from TheTechnoFiles.com gives his review on the Samsung Galaxy Note, the latest hybrid phone/tablet from Samsung.
http://www.thetechnofiles.com/2012/02/19/samsung-galaxy-note-review/Here Kyle from TheTechnoFiles.com gives his review on the Samsung Galaxy Note, the... more
Bill Maher takes on Google users who complain about privacy...
http://veracitystew.com/2012/02/14/bill-mahers-webby-downer-takes-on-google-users-video/Bill Maher takes on Google users who complain about privacy...... more
Many horrors! China microblog translate poorly English into. Say Beloved Successor of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un dead from dying after assassin kill. No verification. Checking.
OK, let’s not get all “Debbie Spenditnow” here… but the Chinese microblogging community is all agog over rumors about the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-un, the recently installed latest “Dear Leader” of North Korea, a promotion occasioned by the convenient death of long-time dictator Kim Jong-il, who became dictator of that reclusive nation after the convenient death of his father and the nation’s founder, Kim Il-sung.
Google Translate doesn’t do that good of a job with Chinese, but let’s see what they’re saying on the microblog. (Note, as Dave Barry is famous for saying, “I am not making this up.”)
http://deepbrainmedia.com/2012/02/11/kim-jong-un-is-he-dead-or-undead/Many horrors! China microblog translate poorly English into. Say Beloved Successor of... more
Next time you visit YouTube to watch funnier videos make sure who have added some extra o's to the lol since Google calculates the number of o's in LOL to weigh the funny content. Confused? Well, YouTube in its blog post revealed a new way of(technically, algorithm) to sort out the funny videos. In simple English, YouTube has decided to prioritize the videos on four parameters:
http://hoowstuffworks.blogspot.in/2012/02/why-number-of-os-in-lol-matter-on.htmlNext time you visit YouTube to watch funnier videos make sure who have added some... more
Something funny happened on Mitt Romney‘s way to the acceptance speech in Tampa this coming summer. People took a look at the man, his positions, his stances, his flip flops on the issues and said, “Meh… what’s that other guy’s name?”
“No, not the mean old man who wants to put orphans to work scrubbing toilets on the moon. The other one.
“No, you’re talking about that nice old crackpot who wants to end war and legalize drugs and sell off all government-owned land. I’m talking about that other guy. What’s his name again?
“Yeah. Santorum. Sure, he’s a wingnut. Of course, he wants to keep women barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen whippin’ up a nice meatloaf for her man. But I’m a Republican. I want those things, too!”
http://deepbrainmedia.com/2012/02/08/santorum-surge-stains-romneys-cloak-of-inevitability/Something funny happened on Mitt Romney‘s way to the acceptance speech in Tampa... more
Google is working on a top secret project that is not a secret any
more! Google is working on a stealthy secret project in its Google X
labs and it was revealed that the company is working on a heads-up
display (HUD) wearable glasses that runs on the company’s mobile
Android operating system. The eyeglasses design is now in prototype
stage and may be co,....
http://www.itgrunts.com/2012/02/07/7991/Google is working on a top secret project that is not a secret any more! Google is... more
Google’s new plan to link user data across its email, video, social-networking sites has come under fire from critics who say it’s an invasion of privacy because of the sheer volume of information collected and the inability of users to opt out.
The result is that Google will soon know more about who users are and what they do on the web, allowing it to target search results and advertising. Users will not be allowed to opt out of the changes, which take effect March 1.
However, the changes have provoked an outcry from critics who say Google is abusing its dominance in internet search to drive more traffic to its own services.
"Privacy advocates say Google’s changes betray users who are not accustomed to having their information shared across different websites," wrote Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post. "A user of Gmail, for instance, may send messages about a private meeting with a colleague and may not want the location of that meeting to be thrown into Google’s massive cauldron of data or used for Google’s maps application."...
http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=18449Google’s new plan to link user data across its email, video, social-networking... more
According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, Google spent approximately $390,000 (out of $3,760,000.00 total) on SOPA and PIPA lobbying including efforts to educate lawmakers on SOPA and the DMCA. The question, then, is whether the massive search and advertising giant was for or against the bill – and why so much money was spent to argue the case.
The document, available online in PDF here, is fairly succinct and covers a number of topics, thereby explaining the massive cash outlay. Here’s the specific mention of SOPA:
Here’s the specific mention of SOPA:
S. 968 – Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011; S. 978 -
Commercial Felony Streaming Act; S. 2029 – Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act; H.R. 3261 -
Stop Online Piracy Act; Digital Millennium Copyright Act service provider safe harbors; Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Google was unavailable for comment for this piece but it’s clear that most organizations with a dog in the fight spent some money on lobbying. Wikimedia spent a mere $10K on their efforts, at least according to documents we found. The MPAA made its interests clear in the media but less clear in FEC filings, pouring in $850,000.00 in lobbying money while mentioning nothing of its stance.According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, Google spent approximately... more