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Bill Genereux

This tool can warn you about evil access points nearby | Computerworld - 0 views

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    A new open-source tool can periodically scan an area for rogue Wi-Fi access points and can alert network administrators if any are found. The tool, called EvilAP_Defender, was designed specifically to detect malicious access points that are configured by attackers to mimic legitimate ones in order to trick users to connect to them.
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    A new open-source tool can periodically scan for rogue Wi-Fi access points and alert network administrators if they're found.
Bill Genereux

Elderly users will be the guinea pigs of the Internet of Things. - 0 views

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    On Thursday, March 26, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will hold an event on medical device security and privacy at the New America office in Washington, D.C. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website. This past week’s data breach at health...
mgdedonder

IPv6 and IPv4 questions and answers - 1 views

What happened to IPv5? Version 5 of the IP family was an experimental protocol developed in the 1980s. IPv5 (also called the Internet Stream Protocol) was never widely deployed. Since the number 5 ...

http:__www.internetsociety.org_ipv6-frequently-asked-questions networking Internet technology network security

started by mgdedonder on 01 Mar 15 no follow-up yet
johnb1000

AT&T is putting a price on privacy. - 0 views

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    AT&T is going to track and monetize the webpages you visit, the time you spend on each, the links or ads you see and follow, and the search terms you enter if you have their new gigabit broadband service (such as in Kansas City). If you don't want to be tracked, "fortunately" they let you opt-out for a $29 / month fee.
Bill Genereux

What's the Difference Between WiFi and The Internet? | TD Curran - 0 views

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    This article explains the difference between the Internet and Wifi. It also highlights and defines things about routers, modems, internet service providers and ethernet.
summerville101

Scientists propose 'cortical modem' implant to give you Terminator vision - CNET - 0 views

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    US military research agency DARPA forsees a tiny implant that could restore sight loss or give you a heads-up display without a helmet or glasses. Forget HoloLens, forget smart glasses and forget augmented reality -- scientists have proposed a "cortical modem" that plugs into your DNA and your visual cortex to cure sight loss and show a heads-up display in front of your very eyes.
chadw85

Jonathan Zittrain wants to make sure the electronic frontier stays open - and he's look... - 1 views

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    Sort of a hippie-dippie view of the internet but probably one of the best descriptions of why the internet works, not how.
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    Oh, this is a ted talk. you can also see it on netflix
mgdedonder

IPv6: Five Things You Should Know - 1 views

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    Today is the day IPv6 finally goes live. For as long as there has been an Internet IPv4 has been synonymous with IP and nobody really stopped to think about which version of the protocol it was. But IPv4 has outlived its usefulness.
Bill Genereux

Women aren't welcome on the Internet - 0 views

  • The officers were unanimous in advising me to take a break from Twitter, assuming, as many people do, that Twitter is at best a time-wasting narcotic.
  • Pew found that from 2000 to 2005, the percentage of Internet users who participate in online chats and discussion groups dropped from 28 percent to 17 percent, “entirely because of women’s fall off in participation.
  • Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman draws a distinction between “tourists” and “vagabonds” in the modern economy
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  • On the Internet, men are tourists and women are vagabonds.
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  • Twitter “has a history of saying ‘too bad, so sad’” when confronted with concerns about harassment on its platform
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    An eye opening essay on the challenges of being a woman online
Bill Genereux

FCC chief prepares to overrule state Web laws | TheHill - 1 views

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    The agency will seek to nullify laws halting local government-run Internet service.
summerville101

Net Fix: Why FCC\'s Wheeler is \'defying the greatest lobbyists in the world\' - CNET - 1 views

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    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of an historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.
asextro

DDoS attack size up 50-fold over past decade - 2 views

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    The size of the largest distributed denial-of-service attack was 50 times larger last year than 10 years ago, according to a new survey of Internet service and hosting providers, and attacks are also increasing in numbers and in sophistication.
djuenemann

Mayors of Boston, Seattle, KC, others: No more muni broadband restrictions, please - 1 views

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    A group of 38 mayors and other elected officials from cities like Boston, Seattle, and Kansas City Thursday urged the FCC to strike down state laws that restrict the development of public high-speed Internet services and allow municipal networks to flourish.
jackattackdunn

Microsoft Cortana Preview - CNET - 0 views

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    Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is now available on the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Cortana -- who is named after the AI co-star in Microsoft's Halo series -- is the company's answer to Siri and Google Now. She takes over the operating system's search functionality, tackling local searches as well as helping you track down stuff on the Web.
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