RIAA to Hunt CD Rippers Next?

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] I have never downloaded an MP3 song from a recording artist off of the Internet.  I think this makes me somewhat of a rarity in the cyber world.  I never did it, not because of some sense of morality, or stance on copyright issues.  I saw first hand the dangers […]

Ego Searching for Privacy Protection

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] The Pew Internet research team recently published a poll saying less than half of us have ever performed an “ego search,” or an internet search of ourselves, using either Google or some other search engine. From the AP here: More Americans are Googling themselves — and many are checking out their […]

EFF Flogged Over Comcast Report

In the past, I have been a frequent critic of the activism that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has engaged in, specifically regarding national security issues involving electronic monitoring of networks. I believe that monitoring networks keep us safe and the EFF does not. And when it comes to their latest crusade against Comcast over bandwidth […]

Symantec Norton Fighter Fights Back!

Yeah you read that right. In order to promote their Norton 360 product, Symantec Japan just released a new ad featuring their “Norton Fighter” mascot. While the footage may look a bit cheezy at first, the whole production is undeniably cool-looking, complete with crappy background music and Power Ranger-like fighters. Check it out! I’m sure […]

Can You Break Codes?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation employs a crack team of cryptanalysts to break ciphers that criminals use.  Some ciphers are simple, such as the codes that numbers runners and other bookies use for illegal gambling.  Others are a bit tougher, such as codes used between gangsters in prison and their organized crime families still on […]