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Todays Tech

Lots of news as always.

This one is more so I don’t forget where it is at, as I plan on covering this in the future. Compete CEO: ISPs Sell Clickstreams For $5 A Month David Cancel, the CEO of Compete Inc. reveals that ISPs happily sell your clickstream data — and that it’s a big business. They don’t sell your name — just your clicks — but the clicks are tied to you as a specific user (User 1, User 2, etc.). How much you ask? About 40 cents a month per user (per customer)… and the Compete CEO estimates that there are 10-12 big buyers of this data. In other words, your ISP is probably making about $5 a month ($60 a year) off your clickstreams. And they aren’t the only ones, ever wonder how some of these sites are making money…

DOD blocking YouTube, others As many organizations are doing nowadays, this social stuff should be taken care of from home, not from a school or work computer, the DOD is blocking Youtube, Myspace and others.

Microsoft Claims Open-Source Technology Violates 235 of Its Patents Microsoft is using the threat of patent violations by the free and open-source software community to try to drive enterprise customers to SUSE Enterprise Linux and to further muddy the waters around the next version of the upcoming GNU General Public License.

Microsoft’s (Beta!) VoIP Device Blitz You can?t buy them yet, but if you are an enterprise IT exec who is kicking the tires on VOIP telephony offerings you might at least want to take a gander at the wide range of Microsoft-centric IP voice devices ? phones, headsets, videocam monitors ? being informally unveiled Monday at the Windows Hardware Engineering conference in Los Angeles.

Second Life Key Metrics – April 2007 Another batch of Second Life key metrics were released by Linden Labs this week; I’m struck by how different this Second Life report is from a recent ComScore report about Second Life population.

Battle of the botnets Criminal gangs are fighting over your computers, no longer do they just want a small slice of the money to be made online, they want it all, and they want their botnets to rule.

Help Key: The Essential Guide to Piracy Piracy is an action sport. The ability to infringe copyright and steal valuable work induces a rush like no other. Whether you steal music, movies, books, applications, or whatever, it feels like breaking the law and it saves our wallets and purses from becoming empty.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - May 14, 2007 at 6:38 pm

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MySpace & Youtube Unblockers

Lots of people searching around for anonymous proxies to use, either for work or school, to allow them to get past their network settings that block certain sites, such as MySpace or Youtube. Schools have to block out certain types of sites by law, such as porn and hate sites, and they usually add sites that occupy children’s time, like MySpace, to keep them doing their school work and not horsing around on the Internet. Now, this is usually a good policy, but if you are down with your work, or actually need to visit a MySpace to find something, your hosed, and that is where proxies, often called MySpace unblockers or YouTube unblockers, come in.

It is very simple, in your Internet Explorer browser, click on Tools at the top in the menu, the on Internet Options, then click the Connections tab, then, at the bottom click Lan settings. On that page you will see at the bottom the proxy server section, copy the ip address from the list below that you want to use, paste it into the Address: box, then get the port number that is listed after the ip address you selected below, and type it into the Port: box, these numbers are usually 8080, 80 or 3128. Click ok and you are good to go.

A little warning: Always be careful what you click on when you go looking for free proxy sites, or MySpace Unblockers, most sites are just trying to make a quick buck and some may load you up with malware, some will automatically forward you to an advertiser, they probably get paid per click, and some will bombard you with popups. This is not a safe field to be searching in, so bookmark this page, as we are malware and popup free and we want return traffic, so nothing malicious will happen here, guaranteed.

I scraped this list off of this site, Proxy 4 Free, so, if a MySpace unblocker or Youtube unblocker quits working, visit that site, as they check and test the proxies very often, looks like daily, and this site appears to be okay, can’t guarantee any of the links though.

IP Address | Port | Type in what Country | 8080 | transparent in China | 3128 | transparent in Australia | 8080 | high anonymity South Korea | 3128 | transparent in Greece | 80 | transparent in Australia | 8080 | transparent in India | 3128 | transparent in Slovak Republic | 3128 | transparent in Australia | 3128 | transparent in Brazil | 80 | anonymous in China | 8080 | transparent in Thailand | 8080 | transparent in Germany | 80 | transparent in China | 8080 | transparent in India | 80 | transparent in China | 80 | transparent in Denmark | 3128 | transparent in Australia | 80 | high anonymity China | 8080 | anonymous in China | 3128 | transparent in Brazil | 8080 | transparent in Pakistan | 80 | transparent in China | 8080 | transparent in Turkey | 80 | transparent in Turkey | 3128 | transparent in Brazil | 80 | anonymous in South Africa | 3128 | transparent in Australia | 80 | anonymous in Russian Federation | 8080 | anonymous in China | 3128 | transparent in Australia | 8080 | anonymous in United States | 80 | transparent in Spain | 8080 | transparent in Turkey | 8080 | transparent in Singapore | 3128 | transparent in Australia | 3128 | transparent in United States | 8080 | transparent in Turkey | 80 | transparent in Kuwait | 3128 | transparent in Lebanon | 8080 | transparent in China | 3128 | transparent in Philippines | 3128 | transparent in Brazil | 80 | high anonymity in Vietnam | 8080 | transparent in Germany | 8080 | high anonymity China | 80 | anonymous in China | 80 | transparent in Denmark | 80 | high anonymity in Vietnam | 3128 | transparent in Brazil | 80 | anonymous in South Korea | 3128 | transparent in Malaysia | 80 | transparent in Australia | 80 | transparent in Australia | 3128 | transparent in Malaysia | 3128 | transparent in Czech Republic

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - May 4, 2007 at 1:02 pm

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Google May Be Buying YouTube for $1.6 Billion

In case you haven’t seen it on your favorite news sites by now, there was a rumor released last night from TechCrunch that Google could be thinking about buying YouTube for 1.6 billion dollars. Sounds crazy at first thought, but, it could be possible, sure. Google wouldn’t be worried about litagation as much, even though they are for sure going to be sued once they buy it, they could monopolize the site very easily and make up their money in a few years if the traffic holds up, and once again one of their projects, Google Video, is not taking off like they want, YouTube currently receives four times the traffic as Google Video. I’ll not post all the links to other sites reporting on this story, there are almost 90 trackbacks, or links, to other sites talking about it, the Wall Street journal, Associated Press, Reuters all have the story. I don’t think Google has responded anywhere yet.

Visit TechCrunch or digg the story.

Added: Techdirt has a good post on this story, here, where they talk about the circle-jerk of manufactured legitimacy this has become with TechCrunch providing the first post, as a rumor, WSJ journal reporting a tip from a “person familiar with the matter”, hundreds of blogs and websites reporting the news, and the Techcrunch posting again saying the Wall Street Journal is reporting it. What we need is someone from Google or YouTube to deny or confirm it.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - October 6, 2006 at 9:33 pm

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Islamic Violence Video Banned from YouTube

I just read a post by Michelle Malkin titled Banned on Youtube, about how her video, that was a simple slideshow highlighting the victims of Islamic violence over the years, has been rejected by YouTube as being inappropriate in nature. Of course she asked YouTube why it was deemed inappropriate, as there are still many videos about al-Qaeda propaganda, Nazi videos, etc. She has received no response from YouTube, but has been finding other people in the same situation.

It has come to my attention that Jihadis organized a campaign against us to have our videos removed by You Tube. Some people’s accounts have even been terminated. I don’t know exactly how the You Tube suspension system works, but it looks like a video will be removed if it gets a certain number of complaints (which may be accepted without investigation), and an account gets closed when the third video is removed. One of my videos was recently removed for inappropriate content. The video, It’s In The Koran, could be viewed at, second screen (alternative video source). This video contains no sexually explicit content and could only be offensive to Muslims who reject any notion of criticism.

She has posted a video on her site to appeal to YouTube.

This reminds me of the articles by Wayne Porter on Steve Rosenbaum and how Google Adwords blocked any war videos he tried to send traffic to, yet many other ads on the same subject without the videos get approved no problem.

The Story in a Nutshell: As the conflict in the middle East heated up Steve Rosenbaum began to search the web for videos shot by real people in and around the conflict. He found plenty of video citizen journalism and to get the word out he created a channel to aggregate the videos and organize them in a central area. Nice- Great idea! Something Google might of thought of doing since their mission is to, and I quote, “Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

The Catch: What he didn’t bank on was not just having certain ads rejected, but his entire Adwords campaign deleted!

I realize these big websites don’t want anyone offended by content on their sites, but this is real life, and real life isn’t always pretty. Steve was just trying to make a website that listed and referenced all of the conversations on the war, and Michelle is just criticizing jihadis, a group on YouTube they believe targeted their videos.

The starbulletin posted an article called Web videos mock U.S. war deaths in which they say YouTube is listing dozens of videos showing individual American soldiers being killed in Iraq, saying they are pretty much snuff films, and that the videos include music and insurgent slogans.

Some of the videos, including ones of American soldiers purportedly being picked off by snipers or being blown up by improvised explosive devices, have been viewed tens of thousands of times each in the past few months. Some are posted in YouTube’s “news and blogs” category, but others are listed under “entertainment” and even “comedy.”

Their presence on YouTube shows that insurgent propaganda — including genuine footage — already available on more obscure Web sites has seeped in the mainstream of American popular culture, said Eben Kaplan, assistant editor of, the Web site of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank headquartered in New York.

So, watching Americans soldiers die is okay, even with a disclaimer, but criticism of jihadis is not? So, I think I have it now, jihadis propaganda okay, jihadis criticism is not. Pretty sad YouTube, pretty sad.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - October 5, 2006 at 2:36 pm

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Pentagon Watching Youtube Closely

The Pentagon is keeping a close eye on what its troops post online, with special attention being paid to videos that show the aftermath of combat.

One soldier who served in Iraq in 2005 told the BBC there was “a tight watch” being kept on video and pictures posted to MySpace, with civilian contractors monitoring the internet on behalf of the Pentagon.

The BBC has not been able to confirm that contractors are scouring the internet for inappropriate material from the military.

But US Central Command – which is responsible for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan – does have a team reading blogs and responding to what they consider inaccuracies about the so-called war on terror.

Some troops just want people to know what they have been through

And a longstanding military public affairs officer in Iraq said the Pentagon is also worried about some of the images that are appearing online.

“There’s continuing concern about the use of these videos and stills being used by our enemies to propagate the false notion that our military members are barbaric, warmongers – which is unequivocally not the case.

The balancing act is hard, I can understand why the government wouldn’t want these videos to be used by enemies but I can also see why troops would want a record of what they have been through, and how rough it is. Regardless, I hope everyone who is or is going over there comes back ok.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - July 29, 2006 at 4:07 pm

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