1. We’re hyperconnected
That means that we each a minimum of 7 devices for work and 9 connectivity applications. The lines between business and personal use is blurring more and more. What does this mean for productivity? Maybe some personal stuff comes in during the workday, but in exchange, will people be working more during off-hours? If that’s the case, is there a concern for employee burnout?
- The Hyperconnected and the Culture of Connectivity (iLibrarian)
- Are you hyperconnected? (Church of the Customer)
- No off switch: “Hyperconnectivity” on the rise (Aes Technica)
- Hyperconnectivity Not Just Personal (Sunlight Foundation)
2. The tourists are coming! The tourists are coming!
Tourist season is upon us – whether by land, by sea or by air, technology will play a part in how and where people decide to go this summer. Just think, people will be coming in to upload to and view their photo and video sites. They’ll probably want to know how to tag them, too. Be prepared.
- Crocs (Yes, the Shoes!) Launches Video Network (Mashable)
- Travel Search Engine Kango Relaunches As UpTake (Search Engine Land)
- With Nile Guide, You Can Whittle Down Your Travel Options (Tech Crunch)
- How to Geotag Your Photos (Wired)
3. The FBI demanded user info. The Internet Archive, an online library, said, “No.”
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has withdrawn a secret demand that the Internet Archive, an online library, provide the agency with a user’s personal information after the Web site challenged the records request in court.
- Internet Archive Challenges F.B.I.â€™s Secret Records Demand (NY Times)
- FBI Targets Internet Archive With Secret ‘National Security Letter’, Loses (Wired)
- FBI rescinds secret order for Internet Archive records (c|net)
- Internet Archive challenges FBI’s secret records demand (InfoWorld)
4. Did you just phlash me?
“A scary new (theoretical) malware attack, Phlashing, involves tricking a remote device into letting you flash its firmware so that the machine can’t ever be rebooted, and must be pulled out and replaced. They’re called it a “Permanent Denial of Service” (PDOS) attack — there’s a ton of tasty new coinages in this little bit of ugliness” (Boing Boing).
- Phlashing denial of service attack, the new hype (Hack A Day)
- Phlashing PDOS firmware attack could permanently disable hardware (engadget)
- “Phlashing” attacks could render network hardware useless (Ars Technica)
- Permanent Denial-of-Service Attack Sabotages Hardware (Dark Reading)