Archive for the ‘COMPUTER / INTERNET / WEB’ Category

Internet most popular information source: poll

In AMERICA, COMPUTER / INTERNET / WEB on 17/06/2009 at 2:25 PM

The Internet is by far the most popular source of information and the preferred choice for news ahead of television, newspapers and radio, according to a new poll in the United States. But just a small fraction of U.S. adults considered social websites such as Facebook and MySpace as a good source of news and even fewer would opt for Twitter. More than half of the people questioned in the Zogby Interactive survey said they would select the Internet if they had to choose only one source of news, followed by 21 percent for television and 10 percent for both newspapers and radio. Only 10 percent described social websites as an important for news, and despite the media buzz about Twitter, only 4 percent would go to it for information… Reuters


And now the Manchurian microchip

In AMERICA, CHINA, CIA / FBI, COMPUTER / INTERNET / WEB on 18/10/2008 at 11:41 AM

The geniuses at Homeland Security who brought you hare-brained procedures at airports (which inconvenience travelers without snagging terrorists) have decreed that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This means The Investigator — at the risk of compromising national insecurities — would be remiss not to make you aware of the hottest topic in U.S. counterintelligence circles: rogue microchips. This threat emanates from China (PRC) — and it is hugely significant. The myth: Chinese intelligence services have concealed a microchip in every computer everywhere, programmed to “call home” if and when activated. The reality: It may actually be true… Criptome