Malkin reports that 83 members of Congress have so far “signed a letter demanding ‘thorough examination at every level’ of these terroristic crimes and threats – that will be sent to Attorney General Eric Holder. … And I can tell you there’s much more in the works. At every level,” she reported.
A recent report in Politico reveals that the Obama campaign is building an unprecedented database to pinpoint target potential voters, allowing the campaign to tailor messages directly to them.
The opening paragraphs describe a breath taking operation now underway: “On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election.
“The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation – from data mining to online organizing – reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election,” Politico reports. “It makes the president’s much-heralded 2008 social media juggernaut – which raised half billion dollars and revolutionized politics – look like cavemen with stone tablets.”
Though we’ve reported this to you before, it bears repeating.
The United Nations desperately wants to impose an Internet tax that would target giant web content providers like Google, Facebook, Apple, Netflix and others. The result, say some, would cripple these providers’ ability to reach users in developing nations.
According to CNet, “The (leaked) European proposal, offered for debate at a December meeting of a U.N. agency called the International Telecommunication Union, would amend an existing telecommunications treaty by imposing heavy costs on popular websites and their network providers for the privilege of serving non-U.S. users, according to newly leaked documents.”
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco kicks off June 11, and anticipation has been running high among tech watchers that Apple will make significant announcements to its product line.
What to expect? Rumor has it that Mac will announce renovations and major product updates to its line of computers, a new operating system (Mountain Lion, anyone?), iPhone iOS6 integration with Facebook, a new 3-D map app, and much more, including Siri’s move to iPad, and the vaunted HD Apple TV!
Several suicides in 2011 at Foxconn, the mammoth Chinese factory that manufactures much of Apple’s liquid crystal displays for its iPhones, shined a spotlight on the company’s inhumane working conditions. It appears living conditions haven’t gotten much better, as dozens of Foxconn workers were arrested last week after rioting at their off-work dormitories. More details here.
The Facebook App Center rolled out last week, giving FB users one-stop shopping portal for some 600 apps, some paid, many free. Find it on the Web, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Here’s more info on finding and downloading the applications. Screencast too.
But a working group at the standards-setting World Wide Web Consortium says Do Not Track should be turned on only if the user wants to do so. The battle rages on.
Do Not Track gives you the capability of preventing advertisers from following your digital online footprints across the Internet.
Silver-haired and socially networked!
For the first time ever, more than half of senior citizens age 65-plus are going online every day.
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 53 percent of Americans age 65 or older communicate via the Internet, with 70 percent accessing the Internet on an average day. Nearly half use e-mail. Social networking sites? Not so much. But that number is growing.