Sunday, September 01, 2013

Roughly the same as one Ethical Hacking course. Are they bragging or complaining? How does this stack up to China or North Korea?
U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show
U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the Internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Washington Post.
That disclosure, in a classified intelligence budget provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, provides new evidence that the Obama administration’s growing ranks of cyberwarriors infiltrate and disrupt foreign computer networks.
Additionally, under an extensive effort code-named GENIE, U.S. computer specialists break into foreign networks so that they can be put under surreptitious U.S. control. Budget documents say the $652 million project has placed “covert implants,” sophisticated malware transmitted from far away, in computers, routers and firewalls on tens of thousands of machines every year, with plans to expand those numbers into the millions.

(Related) I'll repeat, what part of “We listen to everything” did you not understand? (Are you part of everything?)
Snowden Document: NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications

Business opportunities?
The Current YouTube Economy Is In Peril
… YouTube has massive potential to revolutionize the entertainment industry and redefine storytelling, but in order to do that, the industry has to first start making money. This can happen by either YouTube charging less money for its services and the arrival of a competitor, or big brands injecting capital.
If neither of these happens soon, much of "new Hollywood" could go out of business. And maybe that's not such a bad thing.

Brief but interesting. Can't wait to see how this works out.
What Does A Totally Technology-Centric School Look Like?

If you are a movie nut, this is too cool! If you're a regular nut, think what other industries or topics would benefit from collections like this...
– is a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. They have currently scanned over 800,000 pages, and the number is growing.

For all my students, who need it almost as much as I do...
Grammarly – automated proofreader and personal grammar coach
Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach. Correct up to 10 times more mistakes than popular word processors.” This is for use in addition to Microsoft® Word – it “scans your text for proper use of more than 250 advanced grammar rules, spanning everything from subject-verb agreement to article use to modifier placement.”

For my students with desktop, laptop, ipad, and smartphone. Simple backup tool!
– Want to share and sync files on the go? BitTorrent Sync lets you share files with family and friends, share files between mobile devices, and backup your phone and tablets. Sync files between mobile devices, collaborators, or your home and work PC. When you create a new folder secret, a QR code will be generated. Scan and share this QR code to easily sync files between mobile devices.

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