Thursday, May 22, 2014

eBay hacked, massive data theft suspected #vmvwiki

An eBay statement said the database was compromised between late February and early March and "included eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth".

eBay hacked, massive data theft suspected,  (2014, May 22) In HZ Herald. Retrieved from



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spurious Correlations for Statistics #vmvwiki

Spurious Correlations. Watch video at bottom

TF-X Flying car in 8-12 years. #vmvwiki

TF-X™ is the practical realization of the dream of countless visions of the future; it is designed to be the flying car for all of us. -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Privacy: Legal access to Twitter/gmail accounts #vmvwiki

How a mayor’s quest to unmask a foul-mouthed Twitter user blew up in his face

"The warrant asked for "user connection logs for each connection for Twitter account @peoriamayor," including dates and times, data transfer volume, IP addresses, and subscriber information, including the e-mail address used to open the account."

"The case serves as a reminder of the true power of the state. Thanks to the Internet, even local cops can now track down random Twitter miscreants without leaving the office—something that would have been impossible in the days of anonymous handbills plastered to brick walls around town. And those local cops can get as much information about your life as even the FBI could glean in a major felony investigation."

*What is twitter's responsibility here? They claim it is ok to create a parody account. Was this indeed one? How would you feel if someone created a parody account about you and what action would you take? How far could a parody account account be taken before you would want action taken (what are your boundaries)?