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Real Phone Hacking

Interesting glimpse into the real world of phone hacking–not the amateurish stuff we’ve been absored by in the UK–by Sharmine Narwani: In Lebanon, The Plot Thickens « Mideast Shuffle. First off, there’s the indictment just released by the Special Tribunal for … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by jeremy
Categories: datawars, Phones, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Real Phone Hacking

Southeast Asia’s Viral Infection

Southeast Asia is fast developing a reputation as the most dangerous place on the Internet. It’s not a reputation the region can afford to have. By one count Thailand has risen to be the country with the most number of … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by jeremy
Categories: datawars, Malware, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Southeast Asia’s Viral Infection

The Battery DDOS: Tip of An Iceberg

An interesting story brewing about the FBI investigating a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on websites selling batteries. But the reporting does not go far enough: In fact, a little research reveals this is part of a much bigger … Continue reading

24. August 2011 by jeremy
Categories: datawars, Scams, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Battery DDOS: Tip of An Iceberg

Using Data to Find Bin Laden

Where they thought he was and where he was. Great piece — Geographers Had Predicted Osama’s Possible Whereabouts – ScienceInsider (thanks Daily Kos- Geographers predict Osama’s location) which tells the story of Thomas Gillespie, a UCLA geographer who, along with … Continue reading

04. May 2011 by jeremy
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Singapore Details ‘Waves’ of Cyberattacks

Officials and delegates from APEC economies were targeted ahead of last year’s Singapore meeting with malware-laden emails faked so they appeared to have been sent by Singapore government officials on the Organising Committee. Singapore officials have said the attacks were … Continue reading

05. December 2010 by jeremy
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Hoodiephobia, Or We Don’t Lie to Google

Does what we search for online reflect our fears? There’s a growing obsession in the UK, it would seem, with ‘hoodies’—young people who wear sports clothing with hoods who maraud in gangs. Michael Caine has just starred in a movie … Continue reading

06. November 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Visualization | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 comments

Telling the Story in the Third Dimension

Technorati Tags: journalism,media,newspapers,infoviz,visualization,google earth,kml The bitter end of the Tamil Tigers has been fought away from the news crews, but not the satellites. But did we make the most of this technology to tell the story of human suffering and … Continue reading

19. May 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Media | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Traffic Light Scam

If true, this is a scam that is going to fuel the conspiracy theories of every driver who feels they were fined unfairly for crossing a red light. Police in Italy have arrested the inventor of a smart traffic light … Continue reading

01. February 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

An Answer to Our Scanning Prayers?

  I’m always amazed at how weak the market for scanners is. The devices aren’t always that good, and the software that accompanies them is generally speaking pretty awful. Those that were once good, like PaperMaster, are now dead. So … Continue reading

26. September 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Interfaces, Productivity | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

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