Monthly Archives: December 2010

WikiLeaks – Cloaks, Daggers and Skullduggery revealed

The release of U.S. diplomatic correspondence by WikiLeaks casts a bright light on behind the scenes dialog going on between diplomats and the U.S. State Department. There will be many revelations over the next few months.  The Guardian does a … Continue reading

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Ellen DeGeneres: Covergirl

An amusing Anne Leibovitz photo of Ellen DeGeneres.

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The Yin and Yang of the Currency War

Interesting article on Reuters about the currency war.  Countries have all decided that in order to jump start their economies, they need to adopt “beggar thy neighbor” competitive currency devaluation strategies.  But as everyone is doing the same thing, the … Continue reading

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Someday When I Stop Loving You

I recently completed a music and video project.  The song is a cover version of Carrie Underwood’s “Someday When I Stop Loving You”.  Enjoy.

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MySpace phone home

blah blah blah.  More of the same. MySpace is providing partners with private information on its users for marketing and profiling purposes. Umm.  Is there a trend here?  Social media company trying to leverage its only asset (i.e. user info) … Continue reading

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Google Street View cars collects more than photos

It turns out that the Google Street View cars have been collecting more than photos of your home.  They had onboard systems that sniffed out unsecured WiFi networks, accessed them and collected whatever personal info they could on the owner. … Continue reading

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Every click you make …

If you think you are not being watched, think again.  A WSJ article from July 2010 reveals some of the nitty gritty details companies are using to track your on-line activities and resell your profile. And Facebook uses information users … Continue reading

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Facebook phone home

This seems to be a regular feature in this blog — applications transmitting personal user information without the user knowing about it.  The latest incursion to come to light involves Facebook. The WSJ is reporting that many popular apps on … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter

Don Valentine is the founder of Sequoia Capital, a legendary Silicon Valley VC business.  His investments in companies like Apple, Cisco, Google, Yahoo and Zappos paid off big for Sequoia, and can be seen as jump starting many of the … Continue reading

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Watching the watchers through increasingly opaque glass

Interesting article in Slate about how corporate privacy is increasing while personal privacy is decreasing.  I won’t paraphrase the article, as you can read it via the link. A key point is that corporations and interest groups are using laws … Continue reading

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