Subject: fecesbook f**ks you -- again!
Oh, look at this
Fecesbook "accidentally" leaks six million exploitees' personal contact information to everyone.
At this point, anyone still foolish enough...
Not a luddite, but doesn't use e-mail or Facebook. Interesting.
Not using email does seem to imply a twinge of Luddism, but not using fecesbook demonstrates exceptional good taste and maturity.
[ http://tinyurl.com/6mqkjxl ]
The More Facebook Friends You Have, the Bigger Asshole You Are
This is something I had to point out after reading a friend's blog post:
[ http://technospiritualist.com/2013/07/26/the-danger-of-better/ ]
...in which he performs a tired old "can't we all just get along?" rant.
No dude, not on Facebook. You are exposed to this kind of shit because you are on Facebook. Get off Facebook!!O1;2P!O1;2P
Usually I like to talk about the web type of bottom feeders: the ones who build pop-up ads, the spammers, the people who run Facebook. But another type of bottom feeders -- patent trolls such as Eolas and Microsoft -- constantly threaten the good people. They were dealt a blow this week as software patents were specifically outlawed in New Zealand.
[ http://www.zdnet.com/new-zealand-bans-software-patents-7000019955/ ]
"An IITP poll of members at the time showed that 94 percent of those with a view were in favour of banning software patents."
This will likely provide some opportunities for New Zealand as a place where innovative software projects are developed and/or hosted, a role currently enjoyed in parts of Europe.
Hopefully this development (heh) will be looked upon by the world as the start of a trend, and software patents will eventually be banned here in the land of trolls just to keep up with the world.
The spammers have found a fun new tactic. It won't last long before people catch on, but I have to admit it's pretty clever.
They're now sending out spams disguised as wedding invitations.
Unfortunately the one I clicked on had already been removed.
Here's a new one.
This morning I got a call at 8am. Indian caller said he was from the "technical department of windows". They had been "watching my computer" for a long time and had noticed that recently, a large amount of "mal-iii-ci-ous materials" had "appeared" on my computer. Since "windows department" wants to make sure that my machine is "working good", he will "show" me how to fix it. I just need to follow his instructions.
I had one of those let me show you how to fix your computer calls as well. I kept going on telling the guy at the other end that I thought malware had a right to live and we should just let it be. Not the sort of reasoning he was ready to deal with.
Oh, they still do that scam? First heard of that 3 years ago or so.
I think I would be more shocked that they were watching my computer.
I told the poor guy that I had installed it to find out who was watching my computer and I needed his name, address, and telephone number for the collection agency.
Tue Sep 17 2013 10:35:59 EDT from IGnatius T FoobarNever heard of that scam but I would love to get a call from them. That would be fun.
hm, I think I read it in some rss of a linux guy in the lxer room ;-)
I guess the situation would end up similar - however that guy started a VM just to find out where to click.