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Verizon Succesfully Defends Privacy of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates | TorrentFreak

Good going, Verizon. This is how it should be done. Figure out what is going on, and determine if it will hurt subscribers and or help them. People should be educated about things, not taken over in court when they have simply not known what they’ve done, or if they knowingly did it, try to correct their ways. You have to prove someone did it, and an IP is not the way to go. It is only part of what needs to happen.

Verizon Succesfully Defends Privacy of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates | TorrentFreak.

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Doing some more thinking

I’ve been doing more thinking on this podcast. I’ve decided to take a break from podcasting here, as AMW Reloaded is taking up my time. Shaun Everess may submit content for this cast, and we’ll submit it as part of the technology blog and podcast. I’m still going to product it, but podcasts will be infrequent. I may release something one day with some content, but for now, podcast 174 will be it for awhile. I’m working on podcast 174 right now, and you will hear more of my thoughts in audio.

If you would like to submit something for the blog and podcast, go to this sendspace page on jaredrimer.net and upload. All you need to send is the file. I don’t need your name, or E-mail address unless you give it in your content. We will listen to it, and will let you know if possible if we will play it. Thanks for your continued reading.

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British Court Clears Way for Extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden on Sex Charges – NYTimes.com

We’ve covered this case before, looks like an update, and a two pager at that. Just court stuff by the look of it, nothing too exciting.

British Court Clears Way for Extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden on Sex Charges – NYTimes.com.

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Working on my last podcast

After doing some thinking, and some consulting of people I talk to, I’ve decided that podcast 174 will be the last podcast on the technology blog and podcast. This is mainly due to the fact that now a days, I’m taking other people’s content, (with permission) and reposting it, or talking about the same subject which can get boring when it comes to security. You’ve noticed the posts dwindling on the blog as of late, and I’m thinking that because its pretty much all the same, and I’m not enjoying it anymore, its time to move on. After podcaast 174 is released hopefully before the beginning of June, I’ll keep it up for some time before removing everything. My AMW Reloaded podcast is taking my time, and that is where my energy is. My tech at menvi.org E-mail address will stay, because I do have something coming to it each week, so you can always E-mail me there. I’ve done this podcast off and on since 2006, in March, and now its approaching June of 2012 and I’m bored with the cast talking about the same security issues. So while I’ve tried to find something different to talk about, like Lastpass, there isn’t enough for me to keep going, although I’ve seen more on the driving cars lately. I’ve definitely had fun doing the podcast, and part of me will be missing it. I’ve had to remove my self from Kim Komando’s newsletters because I can’t keep up. Help Net Security was a great newsletter, but I removed myself because of time. This decision I’ve been weighing since the beginning of the year when podcasts slowed down. Usually, that means it is time to end it, and thats what I plan to do. I’ve enjoyed my time blogging here, and I do hope you check out my other podcasts.

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Powerful Flame cyber weapon found in Middle East | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

Powerful Flame cyber weapon found in Middle East | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters.

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Indoor Navigation System Gives Guide Dogs A Rest – Technology News – redOrbit

Well, look at this idea. This article is quite interesting, a phone telling you where somewhere in a building like GPS for the blind or in a car. Check the article out and E-mail me your thoughts.

Indoor Navigation System Gives Guide Dogs A Rest – Technology News – redOrbit.

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Technology news here: GW Connect 2.0 is now available with possibility of no adds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fort Wayne, IN (May 22, 2012) – Last December, GW Micro announced a free gift to everyone in the form of GWConnect (formerly known as GWSkype). GWConnect is an accessible program for your PC that is plugged into Skype™ and offers many great features including free voice calls and text chat. GW Micro has been hard at work to add many of the features that you have been asking for. Among its many new features and enhancements include the ability to rename contacts, create custom contact groups, send SMS messages, manage multiple live calls, set your voicemail greetings, and even set your privacy settings from within GWConnect.

One of the most common requests we received is for GWConnect to be able to run ad-free. GWConnect 2.0 introduces method of running without without advertisements! While GWConnect is available for free to all users, like many other free apps, it includes periodic advertisements. While Window-Eyes customers have always enjoyed a commercial-free experience, users of GWConnect who were not Window-Eyes customers would receive a short advertisement every thirty minutes.

You have asked and we have listened. GW Micro is proud to announce that GWConnect users who are not already Window-Eyes customers, and wish to have an advertisement free experience with GWConnect, can now choose to purchase activation keys to remove GWConnect advertisements. By purchasing an activation key, anyone is able to have a commercial free experience! After purchasing and installing the activation key for GWConnect, you will no longer receive advertisements when using GWConnect.

You can purchase a GWConnect activation key for two different time periods: monthly or annually. An activation key provides you with the ability to use GWConnect with no advertising on up to five computers. If you choose not to purchase an activation key, you can continue running GWConnect for free with advertisements. Or, if you are a Window-Eyes customer running version 7.0 or later, there is no need for you to purchase an activation key because you are already experiencing GWConnect ad-free.

The cost for a GWConnect activation key is only $4.99 per month or $49 per year. Call the GW Micro Orders Department now at (260) 489-3671. You may also order online at the catalogue. Please note that you are not purchasing a license to run GWConnect, but instead purchasing an ad-free experience during your GWConnect session.

An Internet connection is required to use GWConnect. Free technical support is available via the GW-Apps email list, which you can sign up for at the E-mail lists page.

For more information on all of the new features and enhancements to GWConnect, visit the GW Connect page.

Skype™ is a trademark of Skype Technologies S.A.

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Haven’t posted much in awhile

Well, the blog and podcast are changing, thoughts have crossed my mind to end the technology blog and podcast, and I’ve got things I can talk about that isn’t just all security. I’ve got to make a decision, because I feel that my podcast is good, not the best, but also took in to account a listener who I’ve been communicating with and his comments to me. I’ve got podcasts 158-173 currently up on the feed, which only takes up a few gigs. My other podcast AMW Reloaded has podcasts 1-53 and soon to be 54. Its a struggle what to do with this cast, the longest surviving cast, but a decision must be made. Should I can it unless I have something good? Can it altogether? Keep it around, but make it only when I have time and content? I know there are other podcasts that provide content to others to share around, which is nice. I do have a few things, and still have other content to share, so the decision is still out. I listened to a great presentation by Mikko Hypoen, and two more are still on youtube that I need to get at. So, I do have content for awhile at least. Your thoughts on what I should do would be welcome. The fact that my Internet was playing around yesterday didn’t help, as I had planned to do a cast and release it as well. I can be reached via E-mail, or you can registor and comment right here. Thanks for any support.

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419 Scammers Take Advantage of the Facebook IPO | Symantec Connect Community

I think we should be posting something like this. I’ve been selective on what I’m posting now a days, and this is one. Check out the article for more info on the latest dealing with the 419 scam.

419 Scammers Take Advantage of the Facebook IPO | Symantec Connect Community.

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BBC News – Google gets Nevada driving licence for self-drive car

This is going to get interesting. The question was asked on twitter by one of my followers on who is responsible if the car should get in to an accident. That would be a great question to find out an answer from. Check out this article.

BBC News – Google gets Nevada driving licence for self-drive car.

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Judge: An IP-Address Doesn’t Identify a Person or BitTorrent Pirate | TorrentFreak

So, I read this story, and I have to say, that it is about time! I think that IP addresses don’t identify people, just computers. This is something for a future podcast topic for sure. What do you think of this?

Judge: An IP-Address Doesn’t Identify a Person or BitTorrent Pirate | TorrentFreak.

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Podcast 173 is now here

Go and get the podcast off the RSS feed, it has my thoughts on future podcasts, the rest of blind bargains from CSUN 2012, and the blog.

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