Dec 05 2011
There’s this game called Skyrim that’s been taking up all my ‘free’ time. The only thing that’s kept me from being completely sucked in is the fact that my eldest son keeps asking, “When is it my turn to play?” That and the fact that my other half keeps bringing up Christmas and my commitments as far as decorating and present shopping go. Tis the season to avoid the malls and spend time online shopping instead. Speaking of which, my coworkers have a thing or two to say about the holiday shopping season, which is once again morphing into something bigger, yet different, than it was ten years ago. I love working at a place that has so much access to data about what’s really happening on the Internet. Hopefully you’ll hear more on that early next year.
Open Tabs 12/5/11:
- 9 Reasons Wired readers should wear tinfoil hats – Except tinfoil actually improves reception for the mind altering rays! Try a grounded wire mesh instead.
- Carrier IQ’s own marketing claims undercut its defense – Hard to say “We don’t invade users’ privacy” when all your marketing slicks say otherwise.
- Carrier IQ admits holding ‘treasure trove’ of consumer data, but no keystrokes – Yes, we invade your privacy, but only a little.
- Measure twice, cut once – Accuvant Labs is starting to do some fun stuff with vulnerability research.
- Spammers act just like HIV virus in avoiding filters – Why specific to HIV? Because it was being given at on World AIDS Day.
- Feds seize domains of Korean movie portals – Why is DHS in charge of copyright infringement policing? Don’t they have better things to do, like protecting us from terrorists?
- The impact of cloud computing on IT jobs – Why yes, a disruptive technology like the Cloud is going to cause some people to lose jobs. And some people to get jobs.