No More Free Internet For You!
Apr11

No More Free Internet For You!

Google has been promising cities across the country free; ad-supported; basic Internet services at 500Mb/second. Fast enough stuff, but none of it is available here in New Hampshire. Now, Google’s telling the freeloaders it’s time to pay up and is starting to charge $50 for its most basic Fiber offering in Kansas City. Fiber service is roughly 2-5 times faster than a typical home broadband connection. And in the cities where it’s...

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Ransomware Seeping — Turn off JavaScript — NYPD Secret X-Ray Vans
Nov30

Ransomware Seeping — Turn off JavaScript — NYPD Secret X-Ray Vans

How to avoid the curse of ransomware — don’t pay to unlock your computer [I’ve had local clients hit by this twice. Craig.] Criminals don’t need to kidnap humans to extort money out of individuals or organizations. They’ve found something that’s possibly just as valuable and can be much easier to obtain: your computer files. This malicious software has adapted seamlessly with technological advances and now spreads...

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FBI braces for ISIS – Founder of app used by ISIS: ‘We shouldn’t feel guilty.’ – Key Issue to 2016 Elections: Paris Attacks – Ep841: Unleash Your Computer’s Potential – and more stories
Nov21

FBI braces for ISIS – Founder of app used by ISIS: ‘We shouldn’t feel guilty.’ – Key Issue to 2016 Elections: Paris Attacks – Ep841: Unleash Your Computer’s Potential – and more stories

FBI braces for ISIS holiday terror attacks In the wee hours of July 4, FBI counterterrorism agents in the Boston area scrambled to thwart the last of a string of Islamic State terror plots they feared could be conducted during the patriotic holiday or soon after. Just weeks earlier, an agent and Boston officers had shot and killed an ISIS sympathizer on the same streets, right before he boarded a bus armed with a military-style knife...

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Pitfalls of the Connected Home – ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard Never Took Off – Florida Couple vs Apple’s ‘Wifi Assist’ – BlackBerry back starting at $700 – Wear Your Safety
Oct23

Pitfalls of the Connected Home – ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard Never Took Off – Florida Couple vs Apple’s ‘Wifi Assist’ – BlackBerry back starting at $700 – Wear Your Safety

Pitfalls of the Connected Home (Part 2) In an effort to save money this summer, I tried painting the exterior of our home by myself. How hard can it be? Well, when I stood back and surveyed my work, it was completely uneven and mismatched. Some jobs, I learned, require a professional. The same lesson applies for trying to connect my home to the Internet. As I explained last week, the result was mostly a disaster. And based on readers’...

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Hillary Server Ditched – Spend All Your Money On Travel – Drones Monitoring Construction Workers
Aug27

Hillary Server Ditched – Spend All Your Money On Travel – Drones Monitoring Construction Workers

How Hillary’s server firm ditched her when scandal broke ‘If not from a morality point of view, then just from a business point of view, just because something like that would destroy a company. ‘During my whole time at Platte River I don’t recall us ever wiping an entire server and deleting all the email history that a company has ever had. ‘Any wiping or anything that happened after [Platte...

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Internet Trends – Chrome Blocking Ads – Paying Your Babysitter – Show Notes 2015-06-27
Jun26

Internet Trends – Chrome Blocking Ads – Paying Your Babysitter – Show Notes 2015-06-27

5 Takeaways For Content Marketers From Mary Meeker‘s Internet Trends Report Mary Meeker has seen it all. The famous VC, who is a partner at Silicon Valley firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been releasing big-time reports on the state of the Internet since 1995, when she was the lead manager for Netscape’s infamous IPO. That’s a long time ago in the tech world—in 1995 Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who now has a net...

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