All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Wired’
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 follows: There was always something odd about John McAfee. The tech entrepreneur made a fortune from the antivirus software that …
I don’t know how much you’ve been keeping up with this saga, but earlier this week, John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, became a fugitive. His neighbor in Belize was murdered, and McAfee is wanted by the police for questioning. He has been in hiding, but has been communicating with Wired reporter Joshua Davis. Davis has been …
The John McAfee saga just keeps getting more interesting by the hour. In case you haven’t been paying attention, McAfee, the creator of the antivirus software of the same name (which is now owned by Intel), is in hiding as he is wanted by police in Belize for questioning, in connection with the murder of his neighbor Gregory Faull. As …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google Earth has always been about visuals – interesting sights, but pretty much no sounds. That recently changed with the introduction of a new layer from Wild Sanctuary. The layer features “the sounds of nature” recorded at all sorts of places and times of day and night.
“Service before self,” says the U.S. Air Force, and the unofficial Navy motto, “Not self but country,” follows a similar line of thought. But it’s members of the Army who are being asked something new in regards to their “selves”: Soldiers must now “consult with their immediate supervisor and their OPSEC [Operations Security] Officer” before sending e-mails or posting on blogs.
The issue of data privacy has long been one of intense debate and speculation across the blogosphere. Reports have surfaced here and there of ISPs selling clickstream data to third party advertisers for mere cents per user. As journalists continue seeking answers, the ISPs are remaining conspicuously tight-lipped about their data practices.
Privacy is a hot word around the blogosphere today; Google is protecting it and the RIAA is employing every trick in their playbook to circumvent a user’s right to privacy by pressuring ISPs and Universities to voluntarily hand over identifying information pertaining to users who are allegedly violating copyright law by sharing digital music over the school’s network.
In a decision that could drive the nail in the coffin to Internet radio providers, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board has endorsed a proposal by SoundExchange to enact royalty rates for webcasts and streaming music sites that will stay in effect from 2006 until 2010.
Wired Magazine’s Ryan Singel and Kevin Poulsen says that the bloggers got it wrong about Ted Stevens "protecting children" bill. The Wired post ends: "Also the blog world famously claims it’s self-correcting. 27B anxiously awaits proof."
Wikipedia isn’t commercial? Yeah, right.
By the way, Ryan and Kevin’s blog post doesn’t have a link to the bill’s text that works. Anyone have a link that works? Post it in my comments. Thanks!
It’s scary when the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation-the committee with oversight of telecommunications, the committee that is addressing the Net neutrality question-displays a remarkable degree of ignorance about the nature of the Net itself.
Sick of hearing about this yet??? Too bad… there’s so much to talk about I can’t seem to give it a rest ;0) Wired Magazine’s coverage from Where 2.0 is, to say the least, interesting, and informative… case in point, this article titled “Where 2.0 Gives the World Meaning”.
Wired is running an interesting story on what Search engines know about you, with choice quotes from Danny Sullivan and Daniel Brandt, him of the Brandt Rant fame…