Love Letter from Canada to the U.S.: The #TellAmericaItsGreat Hashtag and Internet Video Campaign

Love Letter from Canada to the U.S.: The #TellAmericaItsGreat Hashtag and Internet Video Campaign

The United States’ neighbors to the north have sent a love letter to the U.S. in the form of a ‘Tell America It’s Great’ hashtag (#TellAmericaItsGreat) and Internet video campaign. And the video greetings from Canadian individuals, telling the U.S. why they think America is great are pouring in, reminding us that, as one poster put it, America is already great.

Russian Facial Recognition App Raising Privacy Concerns Around the World

Russian Facial Recognition App Raising Privacy Concerns Around the World

A new Russian facial recognition app called FindFace is raising privacy concerns around the world. Unlike other recent facial recognition systems, Find Face works somewhat in reverse: rather than recognizing images of someone already known to you, it allows you to take a picture of a stranger, and then it will identify who the person is for you. Source say that so far it works about 70% of the time, based on it’s usage with Vkontakte (also known as VK), which, with 200million users, is said to be the European equivalent of Facebook, and third in size only behind Facebook and Twitter.

What Does the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Mean for Spam?

What Does the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Mean for Spam?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement between the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Chile, and Peru. At its heart, the TPP is intended to make trade between these and other Pacific Rim countries who may sign on to the TPP easier. What is interesting, and what many don’t realize, is that the TPP has an anti-spam section that deals with electronic commerce and spam. Sort of.

Play a Game, Learn Something, and Help End World  Hunger at the Same Time, All Without Leaving Your Computer!

Play a Game, Learn Something, and Help End World Hunger at the Same Time, All Without Leaving Your Computer!

Nearly eight years ago (to the day!) we told you about the online game that tests your vocabulary skills, and donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme (also known as the World Food Program, and WFP) for every correct response that you give. FreeRice.com is legitimate, and the real deal, and we’re delighted to see that they are still going strong!

ISIS Calls Anonymous ‘Idiots’ as Anonymous Declares War on ISIS

ISIS Calls Anonymous ‘Idiots’ as Anonymous Declares War on ISIS

The hacker group known as Anonymous has declared cyber war on ISIS (the Islamic State, which also goes by ISIL and Daesh). While Anonymous has actually stated this previously, they have stepped up their game, and their public announcements of this war on ISIS, following last Friday’s attacks in Paris. In response to the announcement, ISIS released their own statement, calling Anonymous “idiots”.

Why the U.S. is Concerned about Russian Submarine Activity near Undersea Internet Cables

Why the U.S. is Concerned about Russian Submarine Activity near Undersea Internet Cables

The United States is worrying about something that they consider a new Russian threat: increased Russan submarine activity around the undersea fiber optic cables that carry Internet communications, and the potential that those submarine cables could be severed, crippling U.S. Internet operations. Whether you see this as promoting Russia as a bogeyman, or a real possibility, the reality is that history has demonstrated that undersea Internet cables can be cut, and that it wreaks havoc.