Tuesday, June 21, 2011

RSA Animate - Daniel Pink: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

 Fascinating - Check out this video on YouTube:


Hackers declare open season on government websites

 Hacker groups call for stealing, leaking classified information

The hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous are teaming up to launch attacks on government websites with the intent of stealing and leaking classified information, and are enlisting any like-minded brethren to do the same.

LulzSec announced what it's calling Operation Anti-Security in a statement June 19 that employed a metaphor of naval warfare on the "Internet ocean."

"We encourage any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path," the statement read. "We fully endorse the flaunting of the word 'AntiSec' on any government website defacement or physical graffiti art. We encourage you to spread the word of AntiSec far and wide, for it will be remembered."

To date, LulzSec and Anonymous have appeared to operate independently of each other, but LulzSec's statement said it is teaming up with Anonymous for AntiSec, and Anonymous confirmed the alliance via Twitter, PC World reported.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Check out AppRedeem -

 Check out AppRedeem on your iPhone/iPod or iPad where you get points towards gift cards when you try and rate mobile apps!

Go to AppRedeem here http://bit.ly/e6UcKh and then use my bonus code 'printsloan' for extra points when you signup.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra leaving White House -

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is leaving for Harvard University in August, the Office of Management and Budget has announced.

"I want to congratulate [Kundra] on his move to Harvard in mid-August to serve as a joint fellow at the Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society," wrote OMB Director Jack Lew in a statement. "We are planning for a smooth transition, continuing these remarkable gains in changing the way the federal government manages IT and Vivek's impact on cutting waste and making government work better for the American people will continue to be felt well beyond his departure from federal service."

More: http://fcw.com/articles/2011/06/16/federal-cio-vivek-kundra-may-be-leaving-white-house.aspx

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Uh Oh...

Hackers break into US Senate site

US officials order a security review after the US Senate website was hacked at the weekend by a group identifying itself as Lulz Security.

Administration to shutter 1,000 federal websites -

 Obama's Campaign to Cut Waste will first target duplicative websites -- Federal Computer Week

The Obama administration plans to shut down or consolidate about half of the government's 2,000 websites withing a year as part of its new Campaign to Cut Waste, which builds on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Campaign creates new board of fraud and waste watchdogs Vice President Joe Biden will lead the campaign. The administration plans to stop the creation of new websites and has a goal of closing or consolidating about 500 sites in the next few months and cutting the number of stand-alone sites by 1,000 over the next year, according to a statement from Biden's office.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Good deal -

Walmart Puts New iPhone 4 On-Sale at Cheapest Price Yet

Okay, we know that you would need a reason to go to Walmart for an iPhone 4 purchase. Prior to today, it would be easy to come up with tons of reasons to go elsewhere to a more tech-savvy store (wait, it still is). Does a 26% discount entice you? 

Nice overview -

Apple's iOS 5: What You Need To Know

We answer your questions about Apple's upcoming operating system update for the iPhone and the iPad.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Best cyber-warfare operation to date -

MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in 'Operation Cupcake' -

British intelligence has hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes.