MIT selling 8 million coveted IPv4 addresses; Amazon a buyer

MIT selling 8 million coveted IPv4 addresses; Amazon a buyer

MIT is selling half of its 16 million valuable IPv4 addresses – an increasingly scarce stash it has held since the birth of the Internet. While details of the sale have not been made public, at least some of those addresses have...

04/21/17

Twitter’s porn problem is ‘trending’

Twitter’s porn problem is ‘trending’

News that former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez reportedly had committed suicide sent the murderer’s name to the top of Twitter’s “trending” list. Porn purveyors followed.

04/19/17

It’s ‘It,’ as in the movie, not IT, as in ‘eye-tee’

It’s ‘It,’ as in the movie, not IT, as in ‘eye-tee’

“I keep seeing posts and advertisements for the movie IT. Every time, I think of it as I-T and have to reread it. … Is it just me?” ... No, it's not.

04/18/17

‘Find My iPhone’ foils pickpocket who swiped 100 devices: police

‘Find My iPhone’ foils pickpocket who swiped 100 devices: police

You might think that a pickpocket skilled enough to steal 100 cellphones, pictured above, would also be savvy enough to know that at least the iPhones in that haul carry a means to foil his caper.

04/17/17

Cyber-sleuth boots 15 cheaters from today’s Boston Marathon

Cyber-sleuth boots 15 cheaters from today’s Boston Marathon

Here in Hopkinton, Mass., this morning, 15 fewer runners – cheaters, actually -- are gathering for the start of the Boston Marathon than would have otherwise, thanks to the cyber-sleuthing efforts of an Ohio business analyst.

04/17/17

Online privacy meets abortion debate

Online privacy meets abortion debate

The attorney general of Massachusetts has taken the abstraction of online privacy and brought it into crystal clear focus by barring a Boston advertising agency from targeting anti-abortion ads at the cellphones of women the moment...

04/06/17

Star pitcher willing to join IT team

Star pitcher willing to join IT team

It’s a standard line of inquiry by sportswriters that until now has always generated answers straight out of the Crash Davis school of interview banalities.

04/03/17

White House to issue commemorative solar eclipse safety glasses

White House to issue commemorative solar eclipse safety glasses

The White House announced Friday that come this summer it will be issuing commemorative safety glasses in anticipation of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

04/01/17

Tech giants join effort to save legal services for the poor from Trump budget ax

Tech giants join effort to save legal services for the poor from Trump budget ax

The biggest names in technology are urging Congress to ignore a line item in the president's proposed budget that would entirely defund the Legal Services Corporation, a non-profit that provides civil legal assistance to the poor.

03/31/17

Americans value online privacy but voters do not care when it counts

Americans value online privacy but voters do not care when it counts

Ninety percent of Americans tell pollsters they believe online privacy protections are important, but far fewer act upon that belief when they go to the polls.

03/30/17

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner did not just delete his tweets, says Wayback Machine

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner did not just delete his tweets, says Wayback Machine

The alleged recent mass deletion of tweets did not happen, at least according to the indispensable Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

03/28/17

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner tweets nothing like Trump

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner tweets nothing like Trump

Jared Kushner has had a twitter account for eight years but uses it nothing like his famous father-in-law, President Trump.

03/27/17

FedEx offering $5 and all you have to do is, gulp, reinstall or reactivate Flash

FedEx offering $5 and all you have to do is, gulp, reinstall or reactivate Flash

Testing the limits of what a customer might do for gettiing $5 off.

03/24/17

This seems rather extreme

This seems rather extreme

A “Top News” tweet from TechCrunch, pictured above, informs me that Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America … and Richard Branson?

03/23/17

FCC clears path for carriers to block more robocalls

FCC clears path for carriers to block more robocalls

The FCC this morning voted 3-0 to give carriers new regulatory cover to combat annoying and oftentimes fraudulent robocalls.

03/23/17

Know your encryption workarounds: a paper

Know your encryption workarounds: a paper

Security experts Bruce Schneier and Orin Kerr have collaborated on a paper that seeks to establish a common understanding of encryption workarounds.

03/22/17

Google News: Brady jerseys more important than Trump/Russia or Supreme Court

Google News: Brady jerseys more important than Trump/Russia or Supreme Court

An exercise in news judgment that has to be seen to be believed.

03/20/17

‘Don’t be this guy’

‘Don’t be this guy’

No wonder people from Massachusetts get called that name we all find kind of amusing but I still shouldn’t print on this website for networking professionals.

03/15/17

Appeals court rules Americans have no legal recourse if hacked by foreign governments

Appeals court rules Americans have no legal recourse if hacked by foreign governments

An appeals court in Washington, D.C., yesterday upheld a lower court ruling denying an American citizen the right to sue the government of Ethiopia for hacking his home computer.

03/15/17

Too lazy to fill out a March Madness bracket? Technology has you covered

Too lazy to fill out a March Madness bracket? Technology has you covered

You couldn’t care less but want to look like you care. Well, ESPN the website has just the feature for you: “Autofill a bracket.”

03/13/17

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