Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Twitter account of Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley — once supportive of pro-entertainment industry “SOPA” and “PIPA” legislation — hacked

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Politico:

The Twittter account of Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a former supporter of the anti-piracy legislation PIPA, was hacked Monday by a follower of the Anonymous “hacktivist” group.

“Dear Iowans, vote against ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA, because this man, Chuck Grassley, wants YOUR internet censored and all of that BS,” read Grassley’s account Monday afternoon. “Yes I was hacked.”

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul – “I was barked at” and detained by TSA agents

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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Kansas Rep. John Rubin – Sam Brownback is helping ObamaCare in Kansas through $135 million Accenture contract

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Topeka Capital-Journal:

Rep. John Rubin, a Shawnee Republican, said he met with Brownback in an effort to convince the governor the state should have nothing to do with computer system changes that played into mandates for health insurance reform crafted by Democrats.

“The darn thing is unconstitutional,” Rubin told a Statehouse gathering of about 10 House and Senate Republicans. “Why would we take steps in Kansas to implement anything?”

The state entered into a five-year contract with Accenture calling for expenditure of $85 million for technology acquisition and implementation of the database and $50 million to operate and maintain the system.

Meanwhile, Accenture agreed in September to pay $63 million to settle a suit tied to a scandal involving acceptance of kickbacks after recommending certain hardware and software to the federal government. The U.S. Department of Justice also accused Accenture of fraudulently increasing prices and rigging bids on government contracts.

“My concern is this contract with Accenture, which, in my opinion, is an illegal contract,” said Rep. Trent LeDoux, a Holton Republican.

In Oregon, monkeys created from genetic material from six animals, scaring activists in ethics and animal rights

Friday, January 6th, 2012

UK Independent:

Twins Roku and Hex, whose respective names come from the Japanese and Greek for ‘six’, have been created with genetic material from six monkeys.

Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University in the U.S. extracted cells from six macaque embryos and combined them into a single embryo in a laboratory before implanting it into a surrogate mother monkey.

CNET video – For cold weather, how to make touch-screen friendly gloves

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Top Scientific Discoveries of 2011 – Wired

Friday, December 30th, 2011

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Louis Woodhill, Forbes – Even climate alarmists don’t believe in global warming

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Woodhill:

The Progressives are well aware that their opposition to geoengineering experiments exposes their entire game, which is all about money, power, and central-planning control of people’s lives, and has nothing to do with concern about the earth. Unfortunately (for them), they have no choice. Geoengineering solutions might actually work, but they do not require that Progressives be given taxpayer money to hold lavish conferences in lovely places like Durban, South Africa.

Bloomberg – Facebook and Yelp lead the biggest year for initial public offerings by Internet companies since 1999

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Bloomberg:

With Facebook considering the largest Internet IPO on record and regulatory filings showing that at least 14 other Web-related companies are planning sales, the industry may raise $11 billion next year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That would be the most since $18.5 billion of IPOs in 1999, just before the dot-com bubble burst.

Wired.com – Top 10 Celebrities NOT To Google If You Don’t Want A Computer Virus

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Wired - “Cyber-security company McAfee has mined its data for an A-list of celebrities that you don’t want to Google. No, really.”

Study – Facebook makes 18- to 29-year-olds more likely to vote

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Citizenlink:

According to the survey, commissioned by the nonprofit group Generation Opportunity and conducted by inc./Woman Trend, 66 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said they’d be most likely to vote when reminded through Facebook messages. Meanwhile, 58 percent said text messages would be the best way to reach them. Only 38 percent said e-mail messages would get them to the polls, followed by 28 percent who preferred public service announcements and 13 percent who preferred phone calls.

CNET – Outsmarted: Captcha security not all that great to deter online robots

Monday, October 31st, 2011

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FCC – 300 small and medium sized churches must use closed captioning, or lose broadcasting license

Monday, October 31st, 2011

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CNET video – Is Apple’s TV the next big thing?

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Apple wins slide-to-unlock patent on smartphones

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

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CNET – Why investors are wrong about Netflix

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

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Pew Research – Only 14% of tablet PC users pay for news content

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

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Floods in Thailand could make hard drives scarce world-wide – CNET

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

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Official Steve Jobs biography released Monday – CNET news round-up

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

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ABC news on “Karma” car – Obama approves $529 million loan to car company that chooses Finland for manufacturing

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

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Report – Gardasil caused seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short-term memory loss

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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