Monday, May 02, 2011

Somebody's Watching You, Hackers, -and- Can You Hear Me Now?

In the News Today:
  • Somebody's Watching You - Wikileaks Founder: Facebook is the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented
  • Hackers - Sony says 10 million credit card accounts may have been compromised
  • Can You Hear Me Now? - police device used to steal your cell phone data during traffic stop

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Controversial dog-fighting app rebranded "KG Dogfighting" back in the Android Market
  • Anonymous to target Iran with DoS attack
  • U.S. Border Patrol is using video games technology to help keep border safe

    On this Day in History:
    May 2, 1946 - Six prisoners attempt to escape the federal prison on Alcatraz island. They take over their cellblock but fail to gain access to the outside. One guard held hostage is executed by prisoners, and another dies in the attempt to retake the cellblock. The Battle of Alcatraz ends only after the deaths of three prisoners, and two others are subsequently executed at San Quentin.

    Born on this Day in History: May 2, 1975 - David Beckham (1975 - ) As a teenager, London native David Beckham led Manchester United's youth squad to the national championships. By age 17 he'd turned pro, helping Manchester win the league title. In January 2007, Beckham signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, giving him the highest player salary in Major League Soccer history.

    Scripture of the Day:

    Video of the Day: - Submitted by Darin

    Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.