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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

You are not a Gadget, by Jaron Lanier is an analysation of how humans ultimately interact with and study technology, and how we as humans are impacted by the way that we interact with the technology. In the last half of the book, Lanier revisits the claims he had previously discussed in the earlier chapters of […]

In the first part of the novel You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier, Lanier targeted on what he calls ‘cybernetic totalism‘, which is the theory of the things like the Singularity, when people upload themselves to the internet. He also presented his concern that the web 2.0 and social networking may be a cause of […]

You survived a half term – you have enjoyed a weeks holiday and forgot everything about school.Oops – did you forget that you had a paper 2 assignment to do and the feedback for you was waiting on your GDOC – well all but Kiki, Final Prison Fish and Rabbit Eater did forget apparently! So […]

In April a man from Ohio was charged by a grand jury on identify theft charges. However this had nothing with stolen credit cards or anything like that. Apparently the suspect stole a South Carolina man’s identity to gain access of $300,000 in medical treatment at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Centre. According to Kirsten Hallam, […]

While I suppose a title seems overly melodramatic, it actually does describe the occasion, a carnage. Lets have a look at the post op report in an even more dramatic manner! Dossier: The Mission: To sucessfully defend wiki-leaks in a debate with another school. The Date: 29-11-2010, 1130 hours The Location: Cisco Systems, [REDACTED] The […]

Conferencing is serious business. Businesses love to save money, which seems logical enough. Especially in large corporations such as Cisco Systems, a huge amount is spent on flights for representatives to meet other representatives in different countries. Not only is this expensive, it’s not a fantastic solution to helping nature. However, the annual costs have […]

E-Commerce Notes

These are my notes on e-commerce, taken from Computer Confluence, pages 509 to 529…

Despite being late (even though the document was ready on Thursday),  I still have not forgotten my trusty ITGS triangle. I digress, so I”ll just jump into this interesting article.  To sum it up, the article was written by Matt Peckham at MSNBC, who wrote a story about a controversial news story by Fox News […]

Secrets & Lies

Before reading the introduction, I decided to have a look into the preface, to my surprise, it started off with a sentence that I would have never expected to read before starting a book. “I have written this book partly to correct a mistake.” From there, it goes into how his first book “Applied Cryptology” […]

The writer of a worm that can enter jailbroken iPhones has accepted a job to be a hacker full time. Although he will be doing his work for good, are iPhone owners so happy about the situation? For more information, visit this link. I believe that this article will be a good choice for my […]

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