Saturday, March 19, 2011

US CENTCOM Spy on Users of Social Networking

The United States military through the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) would spy on users of social networking activities with using a false identity. CENTCOM had hired Ntrepid service, a software firm from California, to create 500 fake online identity. In a contract valued at USD 2,76 million was mentioned, Ntrepid have to provide false identities with "includes background, history, supporting details, and the existence of a consistent cyber technically, culturally, and geographically."

Fake profiles will be handled through a terminal operator and can perform communication through a standard electronic communication methods. Meanwhile, his workstation will run a VPN with an IP address that is always changing.

"This technology supports the activities of secret blogging on foreign sites for CENTCOM could anticipate the extremists and the propaganda of the enemy outside the continental U.S.," said Bill, spokesman of Central Commander (CENTCOM). Still, he insists, this operation will not run against U.S. citizens, because the action was illegal.

Natural Disasters from Supermoon

Saturday, later on some areas of the full moon of the coming of the phenomenon of super. This is not unusual because the full moon will be bigger and brighter. Some people associate this fenonema with a natural disaster, is this true?. This is directly contradicted by some scientists. This phenomenon alone will mepelihatkan months is much greater because it makes its closest approach to Earth in the last 18 years.

Scientists estimate supermoon rises in the east at sunset and will appear larger at its peak. Moon will be visible varied in size because the oval shape of the orbit, with one end close to the Earth. On Saturday, the moon will be 356.574 km away, or that is closest to Earth since March 1993.

"Usually, most people really aware of her presence," said Mr Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. Type the full moon tends to bring a variety of high and low tide, but experts say there's nothing to worry about. Nor is there any truth to the superstition that supermoons causing natural disasters. 'There's nothing interesting will happen, "said Geoff Chester.

Toshiba factory in Japan was Closed

The impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan continues to cause effects to the whole world industrial components. The latest, hardware manufacturer Lenovo is very worried when Toshiba will make the closure of their factory. Toshiba has decided to shut down the factory that produces screen Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) for a while. Lenovo is using Toshiba LCD worried about component shortages products.

"All the assembly plant at Toshiba in Tokyo that makes LCDs for smartphones and other devices will be closed to repair any equipment damaged by the earthquake," said a spokeswoman for Toshiba. Toshiba become a supplier of components for industrial and mobile devices for automotive navigation. Two factories, including one that still operates contribute 5% of the global LCD market share.

Lenovo, one of the only vendors of electronic goods that worry about lack of supply of components for their products due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. There are many other companies that suffered the same fate, even predicted this would happen to a big company like Apple. "In the short term, this may not affect too much. But we are worried about the impact on next quarter," said the chief executive of Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing.

Mobile Phone is Not More Popular than Traditional Media

Today, more people are using mobile phones to access news. But a new study reveals, not necessarily new media will replace traditional media. Usually, what happens with the new media is that they compete to move the older media to a certain extent,
"But at least early in its development, mobile media did not carry away from older media, because they have separate own fans," said Professor John Dimmick from Ohio State University. The study involved 166 participants who agreed to keep diaries and write down the media that they use during the day. They note where and when they access various media technologies, including mobile media technologies such as smart phones, television, newspapers, computers, radio and others.

Participants noted whenever they access news, sports or weather content, on any technology in place and time. The team found that the legacy media such as newspapers, radio and television are still just as popular as ever. Mobile media to fill space and time where people are moving, away from their offices and homes. Overall, mobile media is still a relatively small player, only about seven percent of all media sessions.

Computers are the most popular methods to access news, with approximately 24 percent of all media sessions that occur on the desktop and 15 percent on a laptop. The use of television is about 29 percent of all media sessions. Newspapers and radio each contributed about nine percent. For example, the mobile is the preferred method for accessing news over the work, but television has led to the afternoon and evening.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Attacked the Enemy Website

The hackers who work for Iran's Revolutionary Guard Basij group has attacked the enemy's Internet site. Launching an attack on an enemy site is the first time by the IRNA news agency. This news is a very rare admission about their involvement in cyber warfare.

In January, Iran announced that it has established a unit of Internet security. "Just as we were attacked by the enemy on the internet, experts from our already includes teachers, students and religious leaders, is now attacking the enemy's site," said Ali Fazli, the Basij volunteer for the group.

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council in Iran, saying that Iran was behind the enemy's 874 Internet sites that aim to destabilize the Iranian government, and the virtual world is the next battleground