Posts tagged Internet

Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition

Wired LogoHackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Photos From Facebook (What Else?)

Researchers have demonstrated a particularly disturbing new method of stealing a face: one that’s based on 3-D rendering and some light Internet stalking.

University of North Carolina specialists present a system that uses digital 3-D Facial models using publicly available photos.  This method successfully spoofed 4 of 5 systems tried.

GO  https://www.wired.com/2016/08/hackers-trick-facial-recognition-logins-photos-facebook-thanks-zuck/

 

Colonial Williamsburg to grant free access to digital library

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 00.02.25Students, teachers and lifelong learners across the globe will soon have access to the educational resources of Colonial Williamsburg

The library contains 800 minutes of video, including 27 productions that garnered 16 Emmys and more than 100 lesson plans, background texts and primary source media..,

The course materials were correlate with curriculum standards for all 50 states, focusing on American history from the 1607 James settlement through the Civil War.

GO Full article here: http://wydaily.com/2016/08/11/colonial-williamsburg-to-grant-free-access-to-digital-library/

 

When Wikipedia Won’t Cut It

College  Degree.comAlthough Wikipedia is a great place to find information, it’s subject to incomplete citations, biased views, and inaccuracies. And when you absolutely have to have indisputable facts, that’s just not good enough. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives out there that can deliver with high quality accuracy, and we’ve listed 25 of the best here.

The 25 includes the following:

  • AmericanFactFinder: This database from the US Census Bureau is a great source for information on housing, economics, geography and population.
  • Virtual Reference Shelf: This Library of Congress site offers a number of high quality selected web resources.
  • FactCheck.org: FactCheck.org researches politics and delivers the truth on candidates and more.
  • Browse Topics: Maintained by professional librarians, this site links to Federal websites that offer facts.
  • WWW Virtual Library: Created by Tim Berners-Lee, who also created HTML and the Web, this library uses experts to compile high quality information.

GO For the full list: http://www.collegedegree.com/library/financial-aid/25-online-resources-for-reliable-researched-facts/

 

Free Music Archives

FMARecently I’ve recommended movie archives and even mentioned free music done by the same sites on occasion. This week I’ve come across a site that has 100K recordings of music available to the public for non-commercial use. It is at the Free Music Archives.

I got this via ResearchBuzz sending me to a Radio World article at:  http://www.radioworld.com/article/the-future-of-digital-radio-archives/279351. It is an interesting article about maintaining the recordings in readable format.

Go directly to the archives here: http://www.freemusicarchive.org

BTW – They do have apps for iOS and Android as well.

The teens and millennials need a safe texting app. So be Sayfe

 MAG Technologies launches the Sayfe (Safe) App MAG Technologies has launched the Sayfe (Safe) App in response to teens and millennials’ need for a safe and secure texting environment. In recent surveys, over 45% of users responded that security is extremely important in their day-to-day texting.

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8 Search Tricks That Work on DuckDuckGo

  Google Search is king. It has many cool features that will wow you, but it’s not your only good option when it comes to search engines.

Bing is getting better. StartPage gives you Google Search results without compromising on your privacy. And then there is everyone’s favorite underdog/upstart — DuckDuckGo.

GO duckduckgo-not-google/

Awesome film database

  TheNextWeb has this article about Cinesift , kind of like “ Can I Stream It ,” it pulls ratings from more sources. However, it only reports on Amazon Prime and Netflix as to where you can see it.

GO http://thenextweb.com/apps/2016/07/19/youll-never-worry-picking-movie-awesome-film-database/

More Bank Spoofing is after your identity …

Always make sure you hover over the link and are sure where the link is taking you!

BEWARE Bank Spoofing

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Net Neutrality : Elections, EU rights, the court’s decision and more

UGNN Net Neutrality It’s a big old crazy world we live in. First they say yes, then they say no — what’s a web user supposed to do. Well, we’ve got the June Federal Court of Appeals ruling for’ya, along with a bunch of other good and bad news about Net Neutrality. And we’ll just have to see what Donald and Hillary are going to do about it — but it doesn’t look good! Here’s the InfoManager’s take on the latest Net Neutrality developments :

  • Europe’s Flimsy Net Neutrality Rules Go Live, Are Actually Worse Than No Rules At All
  • After criticism, Netflix allows users to pick streaming quality on mobile
  • Court Finds Network Neutrality Rules Both Legal And Bad Policy
  • EU rights groups call for more time on net neutrality rules
  • June 14, 2016 — United States Court of Appeals
  • Net Neutrality: Comcast, Verizon Violations?
  • Letter: Checking up on GOP votes
  • Netflix And Net Neutrality
  • Faulty powers

If you’ve got an opinion, we’d sure love to hear from you

CAUTION Sites have good info, but be careful what you click

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Alert : New Bank spoof spam also carries malware infections

Alert : Malware email coming your way! Will you recognize it?

Options to Evernote


This past week, Evernote announced  that its subscriptions are getting more expensive and free is now limited to two devices. Lifehacker has an article about how to move to other services and suggestions for what to use.

Options include Microsoft OneNote, Apple Notes, Google Drive, Dropbox and more.

GO http://lifehacker.com/how-to-jump-ship-from-evernote-and-take-your-data-with-1782841075

Dropbox Enhancements

 Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.

iOS users can now scan documents directly into the service. Also can get started with creating Microsoft Office files from that app.

GO http://www.pcworld.com/

The Future of Google Maps

  At the SMX Advanced Local session in Seattle on June 22nd, Google unveiled some more detail about their plans for promoted pins on Google Maps. …

In that example, the focus was on branded pins during a driving experience—imagine something like a paid-for golden arches pin from McDonald’s on your trip to Yellowstone this summer.

…In fact, the legal industry may have pioneered the concept of Google Map spam; back in 2008, Mike Blumenthal wrote an article called “Ambulance Chasing in the Age of Google Maps,” wherein he showed different law firms offices suddenly appearing at the location of a train accident.

GO  lawtechnologytoday.org

‘Google of the Bible’ goes live

Hatanakh.com, the result of five years of work by a team from Herzog College, includes the first comprehensive digital edition of the Bible, commentary, articles, religious lessons, and Google Maps that let users “tour” biblical locations.

The online Bible is the fruit of five years of work by a team of 10 researchers who wanted to make not only the Bible itself, but also biblical commentary, scholarly articles, and religious lessons accessible through a user-friendly site.

The team plans to have the site translated into five more languages in 2017, as well as integrate film clips and a GPS navigation system that will enable users to navigate key biblical sites.

GO  http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=34347