Now anyone can have L33t HaX0r skilz. A Firefox extension called “Firesheep” automates hacking your wi-fi connection if you are using public wi-fi. Here’s an excerpt from the Guardian’s report: Firesheep, though, has an easy-to-use interface and, perhaps most importantly, a cute name. Surely this can’t be a “cracking tool”? It wasn’t released by someone […]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS When Todd Cochrane was talking to Devin about M-Edge, I sat there wondering why you would want to bring a Kindle in the tub. But as I listened I realized how much the M-Edge Guardian is needed for the Kindle. It’s more than just the Bathroom for […]
Update: According the Guardian, a team from MIT won within nine hours: The winning team has not explained precisely how they came to discover the location of all 10 balloons, but the process detailed on the team website explains that they created a viral campaign to encourage people to put forward information they gleaned about […]
Henry Porter writing in the Observer attempts to make the “Or Not” case. Read the full column here. I suggest you do, because it presages the arguments of those who would strangle technology to preserve walled gardens.
The Guardian considers reports that Google is negotiating to buy Twitter. Read the full story here. An excerpt: TechCrunch reports three sources on acquisition talks, with scant detail including price. The assumption is that it would be more than the company’s internal valuation of $250m, and a more secure figure than the $500m in stock […]