Daily Snippets for Monday!
Today we bring you a followup to the BlackBerry censorship stories that are doing the rounds, Streaming TV coming to SA Phones, Microsoft squasing security features in IE8 and others.
First they say they will block it, then they say they won’t. The reason behind the block is ostensibly “security fears.” Yeah. Right. Why then warn you citizens not to use the blackberry messenger service to distribute local news?
It’s all about control and censorship. That is if they decide to enforce the ban…
Read more at TMCNET.com
Call to check on mobile network security
Mobile users are being urged to check if their service providers are doing enough to ensure their calls are kept secret.
Making users aware is a step in the right direction.
Read more at BBC.co.uk
Streaming TV comes to SA phones
Right now the link is down, but NEWS24 brings the news that streaming TV is coming to SA Phones.
If you can get the page to load, check out the story at NEWS24.com
UK soldiers use iPad app to train for Afghan operations
Great news everyone! The iPad is now helping soldiers prepare for their tour in Afghanistan.
The app lets artillery troops practice fire missions to be able to better respond to requests from troops in the field.
My immediate knee jerk question: how did this get app store approval? Just asking…
Read about it at BBC.co.uk
How new technology is rewiring our brains
PCWorld.com has an interesting story that takes a look at how technology is causing us to interact with the world around us in a specific way. We expect different things from the world around us because newer technologies are providing capabilities that we expect older things to do, like swiping your finger across an old cellphone screen because subconsciously we expect it to behave in a certain way.
Read more HERE
8 of the best web browser for Linux
Techradar brings us the 8 best browsers for Linux. Firefox is there, FLOCK is there, IE isn’t har har.
I disagree with some of the ratings they gave – rating Konqueror higher than Flock for instance. And their pick for a winner would come a close second to my pick – Firefox.
Agree or disagree? Have a read at Techradar.com
Microsoft quashed effort to boost online security
Hands up who did not expect this. Okay, both of you come see me after class.
To the rest of you, read this story over at Wall Street Journal about how Microsoft decided to not put users privacy rights first.
Full Story at WSJ.com
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