Category: Technology in Society

KitchenAid, Obama’s Grandma, and the unfortunate Mrs. Bowers

KitchenAid, Obama’s Grandma, and the unfortunate Mrs. Bowers

The most controversial #nbcpolitics tweet of today’s presidential debate wasn’t particularly profound, but it will be the most talked about because of the account it came from and the 24,000 people it reached: @KitchenAidUSA: “Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! ‘She died 3 days b4 he became president’.” #nbcpolitics The tweet […]

OSINT: Arizona Shooter Jared Lee Loughner – Internet Profile, Photographs

OSINT: Arizona Shooter Jared Lee Loughner – Internet Profile, Photographs

The 22 year old shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, is no exception. He had a MySpace profile and a Youtube channel, revealing both what he looks like, some biographical details, and a bizarre personal philosophy mentioning grammer, the timeline of man, and currency creation.

Zuckerburg Apologizes for Facebook Privacy Changes

Zuckerburg Apologizes for Facebook Privacy Changes

A video recently went up where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the time to apologize to Facebook’s users for the multiple recent confusing and “open by default” changes to Facebook’s privacy settings.

Give this Man a Haircut and Support a Worthwhile Cause

Give this Man a Haircut and Support a Worthwhile Cause

Gal Shpantzer, friend of the blog, fellow blogger, and a writer for CSO Online asked us to bring some attention to a worthy cause. As part of his talk at Security B-Sides Boston in Cambridge, MA, he will partake in certain unabashed activities for each monetary contribution threshold reached for Hackers for Charity.

James Lipton says “Don’t tweet your junk”

James Lipton says “Don’t tweet your junk”

James Lipton’s new public service announcements (PSA’s) on texting (text messaging) for teenagers gives the concept a whole new meaning. The campaign “Before you test, give it a ponder” features videos of Lipton loaning his trademark beard to teenagers so that its magical properties of forethought can be temporarily bestowed on them effectively uses humor to combat the problems of sexting and cyber-bullying.

Insignia's Little Buddy Child Tracker

LoJack for children

Available for $99.99 is the ability to track the location of your children, or anyone else, using a combination of GPS and cellular technology. It is ostensibly the LoJack for kids.

Yahoo! and the Objectification of Women

Yahoo! and the Objectification of Women

During Yahoo!’s Hack Days, developers create web applications relying on Yahoo’s APIs (application program interface) or open source libraries. Initially started as an internal Yahoo event in 2005 by the then CTO Chad Dickerson, Hack Days for the public are also scheduled with the first one appearing in 2006 at the company headquarters in Sunnyvale California. The event typically involves scheduled talks along with hacking time, demo sessions, and prizes for the top hacks. This year’s event on October 17th in Taiwan added a somewhat controversial aspect to the gathering, the objectification of women.