Monday, July 01, 2013

Another visit from the North?
The numbers keep changing on a breach reported last week. Now Arirang News reports:
We reported earlier last week that the website of Korea’s presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae came under a cyber-attack on Tuesday and on this Sunday, new reports show that personal information of around 100-thousand Cheong Wa Dae website members has been hacked.
This is the first time the presidential office homepage has suffered a massive leakage of information which includes the name, birth date, ID, address and the IP address of its users.
Those numbers seem to be significantly less than what the hackers claimed, and I have no idea what the true numbers are.

Most amusing legal ruling of the week? I got 58 million hits when I Googled “twitter etiquette” but can't find anything she wrote.
Judge orders rapper to get Twitter etiquette lessons
… You might imagine that rappers, who live in the rhythm of words, would all be Twittermeisters.
And yet one Philadelphia judge decided that Meek Mill, a rapper who hopes for an immodest future, needs a little help with his 140-character pronouncements.
As the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, Meek was put through the legal mill after allegedly violating his probation following drug and gun convictions.
One of the problems that emerged at this hearing is that Meek Mill is penning tweets that allegedly rouse his followers to offer threats to his probation officer.

Cheap enough to make me learn Spanish?
Firefox OS phone launches Tuesday in Spain at $3 a month
It's not every day that a new mobile operating system arrives, but Tuesday will be one of them as Telefonica begins selling the inexpensive ZTE Open with Mozilla's Firefox OS in Spain.
The move marks the commercial beginning of an effort by phone makers and network operators to use Mozilla's open-source, browser-based operating system to reclaim power in the mobile market lost to Apple and Google.
The phone itself costs 69 euros ($90), including 30 euros ($39) of pay-as-you-go credit, or for those who sign up for a two-year contract, for 2.38 euros ($3.10) per month.

Color code your folders? An icon for each subject?
Icomancer is a free to use desktop utility for computers running the Windows operating system. The app works well with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
… Normally, people would spend a considerable amount of time trying to find their required folder if they are viewing a long list of folders. But having the required folder be visually distinct from others can save a lot of time. You can pick simple colors for your folders or visually appealing textures for them. Folders that include special files such as songs, movies, or other multimedia content can be given special looks to make them distinguishable. For example, for the folder of a movie you can use the image of its poster sticking out of the folder.

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