From Casinos to Counterterrorism

On October 22, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator

Interesting article on intel technologies in Las Vegas, including NORA…. A 43-year-old technology visionary and high-school dropout, Jonas soon realized that his system could also identify employees colluding with gamblers, say, by discovering that they share a home address. He calls his program NORA — for Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness. Every time a player registers for […]

Where iTunes runs into trouble

On October 17, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator

Let’s say I want to buy the new “She Wants Revenge” album, so I decide to do a comparison between iTunes and the Amazon MP3 store. On iTunes the tracks are only available in DRM form at a cost of $7.99 for the album, which is a great value for a 13 tracks. On Amazon, […]

Your iPhone may be a Gphone

On October 15, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator

If this analyst is right, I am willing to bet the iPhone will be Gphone enabled: But Richard Doherty, research director at The Envisioneering Group, says Google is driving toward getting device makers to produce basic handsets equipped with a “Gbutton” that takes users right to a Google texting screen. The goal: Get GPhone texters […]

Another TEW web site – East Bay TEW

On October 13, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator

Another node in the network…. East Bay TEW site looks great! Is a joint venture between Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and the City of Oakland. The group serves as the region’s hub for gathering, analyzing and disseminating information which may pertain to terrorist threats. The group uses an “enrichment” system marked by the imperative […]

Online Backup with Amazon S3

On October 10, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator

A few months ago I had two RAID NAS storage devices fail on me within two days of each other. These two devices comprised 100% of my backup capability, which got me thinking about some off-site alternatives for some of my data. After a lot of research, I decided to go with Amazon’s S3 service […]

DHS Spams Itself

On October 3, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator

I am subscribed to this list and must admit I was more amused than annoyed given the entertainment value of the posts. Here’s the story: DHS provides a daily summary of news items for its mailing list subscribers,  which includes people with security and disaster response roles, vendors and news media. But its mailing list was misconfigured today. Anyone […]

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