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28 of our esteemed lawmakers sold more soul and lobbied the FCC NOT to make broadband into a public utility. The top brass wrote a letter that is absolutely unbelievable, except we already know these “lawmakers” totally sold out long ago.
Boehner (R-OH), Cantor (R-VA), McCarthy (R-CA) and McMorris (R-WA) wrote:
“We are writing to respectfully urge you to halt your consideration of any plan to impose antiquated regulation on the Internet, and to warn that implementation of such a plan will needlessly inhibit the creation of American private sector jobs, limit economic freedom and innovation, and threaten to derail one of our economy’s most vibrant sectors,” they wrote.
Jon Oliver explains it with some humor.
IFTTT stands for “If this then that”. It is a new generation of services that allows you to setup recipes that trigger events. For example, I have one setup that tells me when Apple’s stock price drops below $300. When that happens, it sends me an email. Anther is this post. When I publish it it is supposed to then post to my Facebook Fan page for Axis Tech. Lets see if that works.
The Librarian of Congress decided in October 2012 that unlocking of cell phones would be removed from the exceptions to the DMCA.
As of January 26, consumers will no longer be able unlock their phones for use on a different network without carrier permission, even after their contract has expired.
Consumers will be forced to pay exorbitant roaming fees to make calls while traveling abroad. It reduces consumer choice, and decreases the resale value of devices that consumers have paid for in full.
The Librarian noted that carriers are offering more unlocked phones at present, but the great majority of phones sold are still locked.
We ask that the White House ask the Librarian of Congress to rescind this decision, and failing that, champion a bill that makes unlocking permanently legal.
I am continuously getting SPAM phishing emails and I thought I would quickly demonstrate how to check the validity of the message. This tutorial is for Apple Mail, but the concept is the same for other mail clients.
Here is the latest message I have received:
When you have the message open in Mail, go to the View Menu, Message, then select “Raw Source”.
This will open up a window showing you the “code” of the message. It looks bad, but in reality it’s not. When you look through the code, you can figure out where links go. In this case the “Case Number 45742” is a link that leads to an off-shore address.
As you can see the URL for the link has nothing to do with the message. I didn’t click the link, but my guess is it will take you to a site that will ask you for all kinds of personal and financial information, or just install a virus on your computer.
Just be wise, and trust nobody (accept your trusty computer guy of course)! If you get an email that looks like its from a financial institution that you do business with, don’t click any links, just pick up the phone and call the institution to verify the email.
I found this very interesting TED talk that I think provides some perspective.