Warner Bros. To Turn John McAfee eBook Into Movie?

Warner Bros. To Turn John McAfee eBook Into Movie?

By Chris Crum January 14, 2013

Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to Wired Magazine’s eBook “John McAfee’s Last Stand,” according to a report from The Guardian, who says the studio will bring the story to the big screen. Wired’s description of the eBook is as …

Danny Apologizes to Wired and SEO Community
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Danny Sullivan (a.k.a. The Godfather to those of us in the SEO realm) messed up, kind of.

In a post he OK’s for the Search Engine Land a couple days ago titled, "Get A Free Link From Wired" they basically outline how to get yourself a free link on the wired.com site. I especially love the "don’t be too evil" note which implies that some amount of evil is OK.

Wired Dubs Search Engine Land A Spammer

Ross Mayfield took umbrage to Barry Schwartz creating a page on Wired’s How To Wiki and pointing the page to Search Engine Land.

In 3 Years Spam Will Decrease To More

This year, you’ll get about 4,351 spam messages, and by 2010, aggressive spam filtering technology from email providers will have that down to about 4,403.

Open Source vs. Walled Gardens

Open vs. Walled – let the best win.

Recently in Boston, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, was pushing a theme that is dear to many of us. The Mobile Web should grow with open standards. The Walled Garden approach should be abandoned.

Banner Ads Used as Hacker Tools

Legitimate sites and their users have been dealing with a rash of malware being spread by banner ads, from Monster to MLB (Major League Baseball) NHL (National Hockey League) and other sites that are delivering malware.

While the Monster dot com exploit is well known news, the MLB and NHL sites are not well known, but used a similar way of purchasing advertising on a web site, and then using that advertising to deliver malware to customers as shown in the video below.

Woops, Bloggers Give Nissan Too Much Credit

Did you know that Nissan has developed a new kind of paint that can change colors on command? It was news to Nissan, too.

Wal-Mart’s Little Linux PC That Could

Could what, one might wonder? Unless the Wal-Mart shopping public that bought out the first run of 10,000 Everex, Ubuntu-powered, $199 PCs returns them in droves, maybe it’s time for Microsoft to become concerned.

Wired Editor-In-Chief Posts Blocked PR Emails

Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of Wired, has decided that offensive is a better defense when it comes to PR emails. He has published 329 of them in his blog for everyone to see … and email scrapers to grab!

Accusation: Domestic Spying Began Before 9/11

Well before the horrific 9/11 attacks, the National Security Agency reportedly approached former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio for access to the company’s customer phone records.

Technorati – Bullies, Struggles

Technorati has had its ups and downs, as have we all. In August, their then-CEO Dave Sifry stepped down, leaving the position vacant. Last week, they finally replaced him with new CEO & President, Richard Jalichandra. He comes with a ringing endorsement from Sifry, who is still head of Technorati’s board of directors.

Wired Magazine’s Geekipedia on SEO
Wow! I thought, pulling an additional insert in my recent Wired Magazine called “Geekipedia” and thought that it might come in handy.

YouTube Honors DMCA Requests

Wired’s Science blog talks about how Rational Response Squad, an anti-creationist group, had its YouTube videos taken down after DMCA requests by a counter group.

Former Astronaut Gets Aboard Google

Google and NASA have worked next to and with each other for a number of years; I’ve never been bothered by this fact, and I’m not complaining now.  Yet the lines are getting even more blurred as former astronaut Ed Lu has gained a job with the search engine giant.

Wikiscanner Shows Whodunnit
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If you want anonymity online, you might as well just turn off the computer. Not only is not happening, but it’s getting easier to track things. In this case, it’s used for good, but like most purer things, it’s ripe for some corruption.

Webcasting Reprieved At Last Minute

New royalty rates for webcasting go into effect on Sunday, but SoundExchange will not immediately attempt to collect them from members of the Copyright Royalty Board.

EFF Effs With The FBI, Wants Your Help
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Hugh D’Andrade of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says that in order to keep funding as a nonprofit, they have to be able to show that their work is "important and relevant." I don’t think he has to worry about that. I’ve said it before, after watching more than one EFF-spanking, you don’t eff with the EFF.