On August 5, 1930.
Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong
NASA – Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on August 5, 1930 and passed away at age 82 on August 25, 2012. Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, when he became the first person to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11. This photograph of Armstrong from the Apollo 11 mission was taken inside the Lunar Module (LM) while the LM rested on the lunar surface. Astronauts Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, had already completed their historic spacewalk when this picture was made. Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin explored the moon’s surface.
- NASA Memory Lane (29) (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
By Joseph Menn – The U.S. government‘s efforts to recruit talented hackers could suffer from the recent revelations about its vast domestic surveillance programs, as many private researchers express disillusionment with the National Security Agency.
“We’ve gone backwards about 10 years in the relations between the good guys and the U.S. government,” said Alex Stamos, a veteran security researcher who was to give a Def Con talk on Saturday (Aug 3) on the need to revisit industry ethics. more> http://tinyurl.com/ornhem9
- Recovering lost freedom →
- Why NSA Surveillance Will Be More Damaging Than You Think ←
- State surveillance may be a fact of modern life, but having ‘nothing to hide’ is not an excuse for apathy, Zack Whittaker, ZDNet
- The Lies Your Government Tells You About NSA Surveillance, Mike Masnick, Techdirt [VIDEO 2:53]
- Second-Guessing the Surveillance State, Max Ehrenfreund, washingtonmonthly.com
- ‘1984 Day’: Restore the Fourth movement kickstarts nationwide anti-surveillance protest, RT USA
- Surveillance protests finally loud enough to notice, David Sarasohn, Oregonian/oregonlive.com
- NSA veterans say they scooped up Obama’s information, Bob Unruh, wnd.com
- Why Obama supports NSA spying, Dave Winer. scripting.com
- NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY: “Your call is very important”, Dan Bernstein, pe.com
- The NSA’s slippery slope, Fred Kaplan, Slate/Salt Lake Tribune
- Sen. Leahy – NSA Surveillance Effectiveness Is Not the Point, Ronald Bailey, reason.com
- Other Agencies Clamor for Data N.S.A. Compiles, Eric Lichtblau and Michael S. Schmidt, NYTimes.com
- The NSA might be reading your searches, but your local police probably aren’t, Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post
- Oakland approves one-stop surveillance center, Associated Press/telegram.com
- FBI pressuring telecoms to install undisclosed surveillance technology, endthelie.com
- FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software, Declan McCullagh, CNET News
- Feds move to surveillance tactics associated more with underworld of computer hacking, Wall Street Journal/Fox News
- Germany cancels surveillance pact with US, EUTimes.net
- Germany nixes surveillance pact with U.S., Britain, Associated Press/toledoblade.com
- Americans pay GCHQ £100m to spy for them, leaked papers claim, Tom Whitehead, telegraph.co.uk
Posted in Broadband, Business, Leadership, Media, Net, Regulations, Technology, telecom
Tagged Big Brother, Bill of Rights, Business, Business improvement, Electronic Frontier Foundation, First Amendment, Industrial economy, National Security Agency, Surveillance state, United States
By Alex Fitzpatrick – After toy manufacturers Hasbro and Mattel posted below-expected profits for the second quarter of 2013 this month, many placed blame on the same phenomenon: the rise of smartphones and tablets.
Toys are far from the only industry being disrupted by the latest digital devices. Canon’s compact-digital-camera sales are slipping because of smartphone sales, while GPS-device manufacturer Garmin’s sales have fallen, according to its latest quarterly report. Blu-ray sales are doing well in the post-DVD era — up nearly 30% in the first quarter of 2013 — but while portable DVD players once thrived, it’s almost impossible to find a portable Blu-ray player on store shelves. more> http://tinyurl.com/m9o6d2s
Posted in Broadband, Business, Economy, Education, Media, Net, Product, Technology, telecom
Tagged Blu-ray Disc, Broadband, Business, Digital camera, DVD, Industrial economy, Internet, Smartphone, Technology
By Glenn Hubbard – Questions for the next chairman also offers an opportunity for the White House about the administration’s own economic policies. Four areas provide an immediate point for comparison.
The first is about the Fed’s role in supporting economic growth.
Who will advocate for economic growth as well as safety and soundness in financial regulation? How will the Fed’s pursuit of Systemically Important Financial Institutions not enshrine the current “too big to fail” financial institutions?
How would the president rate the administration’s consensus-building leadership of economic policy?
Does a strategy of returning to normal apply to the size of government and government’s reach in the economy as well? more> http://tinyurl.com/kfyma3y
Posted in Banking, Business, Economy, Leadership
Tagged Capital, Economic policy, Federal Reserve System, Industrial economy, Leadership, Monetary policy, Too big to fail, United States, White House
CONGRESS WATCH H.R.2009, Library of Congress H.R.1911, Library of Congress Darrell on the Issues: Homeland Security, US Congress
CONGRESS WATCH Shed Labels To Work For American People, Dan Lipinski, swnewsherald.com