The latest spy trend for the James Bonds around the globe will soon be to go online for tips and info sharing, and maybe make a few spy friends while you’re at it.
Mike Wertheimer assistant deputy director of national intelligence for analytic transformation and technology spoke about “A-Space” in Chicago earlier this week. The classified A-Space is an internal Web project set to launch in December—a “social” site just for spooks. Eventually the site will grow to include blogs, search able databases, report libraries, collaborative word processing and social networking that lets spies and analysts quickly trade, update and edit classified information.
Continue reading "A-Space For Spies: An Online Social Networking Site Just for Spooks" »
A program called “Wikiscanner” designed to show the origination of Wikipedia edits is revealing the shocking, hilarious, shady, bizarre and often clearly biased origins of many Wikipedia entries. Some of the edits may be meant as harmless (albeit rude) pranks, but many others are a deliberate effort to misinform the public by rewriting “facts”, or by covering up the truth.
Central Intelligence Agency computers, for example, were found to be the sources of nearly 300 edits to subjects including Iran's president, the Argentine navy, and China's nuclear arsenal.
Continue reading "The Wiki Wars: From the CIA to the Vatican—How Special Interests are Battling Out the “Facts” on Wikipedia" »
It was only a matter of time before a big entertainment conglomerate attempted to bring their full weight down on the head of internet video giant YouTube, and it was Viacom – the company behind MTV, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central – that has made the first move. With a twist though, as they have sided with The Football Association Premier League Ltd and indie music label Bourne Co.
Filed with the New York federal court, the suit alleges that YouTube is “…pursuing a deliberate strategy of engaging in, permitting, encouraging, and facilitating massive copyright infringement on the YouTube website".
Continue reading "YouTube vs. Viacom: Colbert & Stewart Jump into the Ring" »
There is no doubting the ever rising popularity of YouTube anymore. It has spread like a plague of the 14th century and taken over the internet with a thousand and one videos of peoples cats, half that of people singing Shakira’s Hip’s Don’t Lie and about 3 decent home-made short movies. Trust me on this, there are only 3.
Continue reading "Who Needs YouTube Anymore?" »
If you’re a regular to Daily Galaxy, you’ll no doubt have heard of the social news site Digg. It’s one of the biggest sites publically and has been the center for many of the biggest news stories from the world of Web 2.0. They’ve grown in popularity, in membership, and in content. Without a doubt, Kevin Rose – the mastermind behind it all – has instantly turned himself from half-cocked nerd star to fully blown Web 2.0 businessman.
Continue reading "No More Dancing Monkeys for Digg" »