What the new U.S. – Cuban Relationship Means for Cuba and the Internet

With the Obama administration’s plan to ease trade restrictions between the United States and Cuba, Cubanos may finally have easier access to an unrestricted Internet. At present, only 5% of Cubans have unfiltered access to the Internet, but if technology and electronics start flowing into Cuba as predicted, the Internet floodgates will open, opening up whole new avenues of communication and trade.

Sony Movie “The Interview” Hack and Terror Threat Explained

Here is what is going on around the Sony hack tied to Sony’s ‘The Interview’ movie, and the The Interview threat from the Sony hackers. The Interview, with a Christmas release date, sees Seth Rogen and James Franco’s characters going to North Korea to interview North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and convinced by the CIA to take the opportunity to kill Kim Jong Un. Ahead of its release, hackers hacked into Sony, grabbed all sorts of private employee and corporate data, including copies of the movie and other unreleased movies including Annie, Mr. Turner, Fury, and Still Alice, and then issued the following threat, including allusions to 9/11.

Ricin Letters Suspect Paul Kevin Curtis Was ‘Framed’ with His Social Media Signature

Paul Kevin Curtis has learned the hard way how one’s social media profile can be used to create the impression that you are behind something less than above-board. Curtis, who is an Elvis impersonator and who uses the sign-off “This is KC and I approve this message” on social media, was the prime suspect in the three letters containing ricin that were mailed to President Obama, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, and Judge Sadie Holland, also of Mississippi, last week. It didn’t help that the letters included that signature sign-off, “This is KC and I approved this message.”

The White House Officially Responds to Online Petition to Secure Resources and Funding to Begin Construction of a Death Star by 2016

The government’s sponsored online petition site “We the People” promises a White House response for all petitions with more than 25,000 signatures, and sticking to that promise, they issued an official response to the online petition entitled “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.” The petition received over 34,000 signatures.

Anti-Obama Twitter Twit Teen Kristen Neel Shuts Down Her Twitter Account Days After Comment About Australia’s Male Christian President

“I’m moving to Australia, because their president is Christian and actually supports what he says” Tweeted Kristen Neel, in her now famous tweet. And the backlash that the anti-Obama teen faced because of that comment has finally caused her to disable her Twitter account. It was not because the comments she received were threatening, it was because they were merely pointing out what a twit she is.

7-Eleven 7-Election Website: Accurate Presidential Election Prediction One Coffee Cup at a Time

If only the real presidential election came with a free cup of 7-Eleven coffee, but the 7-Election coffee cup election campaign promises to be just as accurate as it has been for the last three presidential elections. And if you hit up your local 7-Eleven between 6-10 a.m. today, National Coffee Day, 7-Eleven you can cast your vote for free with large coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, or tea, in one of their two new custom coffee cups, and then check how your candidate is doing over at the 7-Election website.

“Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act” – CIFA – Requires Businesses to Secure Their Networks

The Lieberman Collins “Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act” (CIFA) – so designated because the proposed law is being sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, and co-sponsored by Senator Susan Collins of Maine and also Senator Tom Carper of Delaware (and perhaps, more strategically important, supported by the Obama administration), is intended to help tighten up cyber security and thwart cyber attacks. Ironically, however, say opponents, this ‘Internet freedom act’ means exactly the opposite for businesses, particularly businesses that are designated as “critical infrastructure” companies. That is because CIFA would mandate – require – businesses to meet a Federal standard of network security, and out of their own pocket. (The full text of the proposed legislation is below.)