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N.J. Mayor, Son Arrested for Computer Hacking By CIOinsight 2012-05-28

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N.J. Mayor, Son Arrested for Computer Hacking By CIOinsight 2012-05-28:

“Felix Roque, mayor of West New York, NJ, and his son have been charged with conspiring to bring down a Website calling for the mayor’s recall and intimidate anyone involved with it.”

What could I say. Surprised.

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May 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Travel costs for dental work in Poland rejected By Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun May 4, 2012

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Travel costs for dental work in Poland rejected

Income Tax Act must be revised to address issues affecting aging travellers leaving Canada for health care in other countries
By Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun May 4, 2012

I was surprised by this:

“Medical tourism is a $100-billion industry this year, according to the U.S. research firm Frost & Sullivan. It estimates business will increase a further 20 per cent next year.”

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May 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Posted in Business

Avengers’ Iron Man app a huge hit for Vancouver company By Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun May 4, 2012

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 Avengers’ Iron Man app a huge hit for Vancouver company By Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun May 4, 2012
Good paper about new apps. “Tom Mara, Loud Crow’s director of sales and marketing, said the app is getting up to 160,000 downloads a day across all those platforms.”

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May 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Posted in Apps, Business, IT

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students from http://writing.engr.psu.edu/

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Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students from http://writing.engr.psu.edu/

I’ve used the content from the Web-site just to save a time to search for the information. “These guidelines for engineering writing and scientific writing are designed to help students communicate their technical work. To that end, these guidelines contain advice, models, and exercises for common writing and speaking assignments in engineering and science”. I hope this will help to some students.


Introduction
Assessing the Audience
Selecting the Format
Crafting the Style

Presentations
Design of Presentation Slides
Design of Scientific Posters

Correspondence
Memo Format: html or pdf
Sample Memo: html, or pdf
Letter Format: html, or pdf
Sample Letter: html, or pdf
E-mail Format
Résumés

Formal Reports
Laboratory Reports
Design Reports
Progress Reports
Theses and Dissertations

Other Documents
Proposals
Instructions
Journal Articles

Conclusion
Appendix A: Sample Format
Appendix B: Documenting Sources
Glossary
References
Acknowledgments

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May 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

IBM Bans Apple’s Siri on Big Blue Networks for Security Reasons

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IBM Bans Apple’s Siri on Big Blue Networks for Security Reasons:

“IBM has banned Apple’s Siri digital assistant–along with other apps and services–from its networks out of concern for security and privacy. Big Blue realizes the move to enable workers to bring their own devices to work offers both benefits and challenges.”

see more here http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/IBM-Bans-Apples-Siri-on-Big-Blue-Networks-for-Security-Reasons-830647/?kc=EWKNLEDP05242012B

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May 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Posted in IT, Security, SecurityNews

“Twenty reasons why your coworkers don’t like you” from Elizabeth Bromstein

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I like this “Twenty reasons why your coworkers don’t like you” from Elizabeth Bromstein published on  May 23, 2012 10:24 AM at Workpolis. The language is not the best, but some advises are good.

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May 24, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Posted in Interesting, IT, Warning

Security and again Security, now for emails and web-browsers

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As I already mentioned in the past, all these posts are for myself only. But if my posts could help with something to somebody else, I’ll be happy as well.

In this post I’m starting to collect information how to improve security for everything on personal computers, smart phones and in other digital devices. My laptop was stolen in December 2011 from someone, who should not leave it in a store cell. Nobody is protected from such stupid situations. I had encrypted hdd, but not emails and as you probably know, a microsoft windows can be opened easily. I still keep my emails on my smartphones, but again emails are not encrypted on any smartphone. We should do something to increase our privacy protection. I’ll add to this post new links and new my thoughts in time.

1. Emails:

  • Six Tips for Protecting Your Email Privacy:  “Sending an email message is certainly more private than posting on a social networking site, but email has its own dangers. Here are six tips to help you communicate without risking your privacy” By Neil J. Rubenking.
    Good paper, but nothing really new. Good to read for the general understanding of the email problems. But has couple good links for encryption product like PrivateSky or Enlocked.
  • U.K. Police Capturing Suspects’ Cell Phone Data” – good to know. Don’t keep very personal emails in your smartphones, or encrypt each message if you want to keep them in your email archive.
  • will be added later

2. Browsers (see some in emails), but later will be added specifically for browsers as well, when I have a time or see something new.

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May 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM