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Excerpted from last Thursday's press release by our guest Alfredo Lopez, May 1st IT steering committe member.
Using a Denial of Service attack, hackers crippled servers at May First/People Link hosting the websites of several pro-choice organizations Thursday, July 30.
The target was Fund Abortion Now (http://fundabortionnow.org/), the website of the National Network of Abortion Funds, a national network of pro-choice foundations and organizations and a May First/People Link member.
The attack, which appears to be part of a coordinated, national attack on pro-choice sites (including Planned Parenthood) started in the early morning hours of July 30 and continued for several hours after that.
May First technologists resolved the issue by routing the website traffic through Deflect (https://www.deflect.ca/), a free and open source-based service that assists websites that are under Denial of Service attacks. Deflect reroutes the website traffic through its own specially designed distributed network of servers that can filter out attacks like these before routing it back to May First/People Link. After that move, the website came up and is now functional.
Planned Parenthood, the target of a recent smear campaign by right-wing propagandists, suffered two on-line attacks this week: one involved theft of data from the organization's databases and the other was a Denial of Service attack that brought the organization's site down on Wednesday. Planned Parenthood's site, although recovered, remains off-line today.
May First/People Link is a membership organization specializing in Internet work with members world-wide, primiarily in the United States and Mexico.
We live in a brave new world. You may not have questioned your parents, but science has made an indelible impact on our ability to understand our origins. Today on Home Front we discuss the major breakthrough genetic testing is becoming for all of us.
With the advent of the Information age, we have the ability to acquire more facts than ever before. Today we have a special guest, CeCe Moore who is an independent professional genetic genealogist currently working on two different TV shows: Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow.
CeCe is also the Lead Ancestry Ambassador for 23andMe and has close working relationships with all of the major genetic genealogy testing companies. Her area of expertise lies in assisting others in understanding DNA testing products such as 23andMe's Relative Finder and Ancestry.com's program called AncestryDNA. On this episode, we talk with CeCe Moore who is the consultant on the TV show, "Finding Your Roots" and a genetic geneologist. CeCe discusses how much people can learn about themselves and their origins just by having their DNA analyzed.
in Real Estate
An anonymous whistleblower has sent attorneys for Move, Inc a letter containing detailed accusations of data-theft by Zillow, which include "scraping" listing-data from the Realtor.com website, developing "data-quality" software that works by scraping the Realtor.com site even further, and then the outright theft of MLS contact, listing and other databases from Move, Inc. The letter also claims that incoming CEO Errol Samuelson worked while under court injuction - and provides a level of detail presumed to be
Andrea Bramblia from Inman News broke this story on April 10th in "Whistleblower alleges Zillow is stealing listing data from agent websites", and today we're discussing what this means for the industry, for Zillow, and for your real estate business!
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Part 1: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Mobility and BYOD
There are a lot of advantages to mobility in today’s workforce, but the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) movement has also brought its share of headaches as well.
We live in a society where everyone must have the newest technology. We are inundated with ads reminding us that the smartphone or tablet we just bought a year ago is laughably outdated and inferior to the upgrade that just hit the market.
People who have just bought the latest technology don’t want to have to set it aside to use a separate company-issued device. As a result, businesses are beginning to grant these employee-owned devices access to their file and email servers, databases, and applications.
While this brings certain competitive advantages to employers, it naturally carries many risks, too.
On December 1, 2006, changes relating to electronically stored information ("ESI") in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect. The changes to Rules 16, 26, 33, 34, 37, 45 and Form 35 provide mandates to the preservation, discoverability, production, accessibility, and costs associated with ESI which includes e-mail, word processing documents, spreadsheets, voice mail, databases, and more.
Today, all litigants have a duty to request and disclose responsive electronic evidence in their cases. Whether your cases are small or large, or whether you are a sole practitioner, pro se litigant, or member of a large firm or corporation, discovery issues relating to ESI will have to be addressed and resolved.
The purpose of this audioblog is to introduce legal professionals, paralegals, real estate professionals, corporations, insurance adjusters, and more, on how to comply with electronic discovery requests. We will introduce you to the tools you will need to construct a litigation readiness program for your organization in the event that litigation becomes imminent, pending, or pending.
Throughout the audio series you will learn:
1. The Basics of Electronic Discovery
2. An Electronic Discovery Checklist
3. Requesting Electronic Discovery
4. Responding to an Electronic Discovery Request
5. Amendments to the Federal Rules and State Counterparts
6. "Meet and Confer" Planning
And much more!
Note: a dropped call in the middle of the show, but we were up and running again quickly.
Michael Leclerc, chief genealogist at Mocavo, joins Jane this morning to talk about Mocavo, the genealogy search engine. Find out how Mocavo works as a search engine, what types of records can be found in its database, how it is different from other databases, and what each subscription tier provides a subscriber.
Managing technology is a complicated process. Managing the people who develop and deploy technology is even more complicated. Add the pressures that come with a technology startup and it can be enough to drive a rational person to seek solace in a nice, quiet yurt. Some people don't just survive in that pressure cooker, though -- they thrive and succeed. Our guest in this episode of Interop Radio has done just that. Joe Emison is not just able to keep a successful team in motion, though -- he's able to talk about how he does it.
In this episode, host Curtis Franklin talks with Joe about the challenges he faced in starting BuildFax and how he has been able to guide his technology team in adding value to IT in the business. You'll hear how Joe evaluates business requirements, works with other members of the executive team, and makes decisions about the skills and mindset he wants to see in the professionals who join his team.
Joe Emison is Founder and Chief Technology Officer at BuildFax, the only provider of automated property condition information to the insurance and lending industries. Joe launched BuildFax on the cloud in 2008, and has consulted with many other companies on their own cloud launches and migrations. Joe oversees all technology and product management for BuildFax, and regularly contributes articles to InformationWeek on the cloud, databases, and startups. Joe graduated with degrees in English and Mathematics from Williams College and has a law degree from Yale Law School.
Plan to join us for the show and be sure to take part in the live chat. Remember, too, that information on Interop and registration details are available now!
Lydia (Dia) Crabtree is a minister, author, and pagan activist. She has led a team to create PaganPro.org, website dedicated to sharing information regarding style, background and even abuser/predator behaviors of speakers, presenters and leaders in the Pagan community.
"Pagan Pro is a freemium modeled web based service. Pagan community members can create an account with an email and password and have limited access to the information contained in the Pagan Pro databases. There will be a leveled membership which will allow greater access to the information in the Pagan Pro database and other perks of membership by users. Pagan Pro charges membership to offset the cost of running this not for profit organization.
Pagan Pro will invite leaders to join PaganPro.org and create a profile. This profile will require leaders to answer a series of survey questions that are based upon previous surveys given by Pagan Pro and reflect the information the community has indicated it desires to know. Some answers to the survey questions will be available to all users of the site while membership will permit complete access to information in the Pagan Pro database."
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In this episode, Life Coach Tess Adams, interviews Anna Pereira. Anna is one of the founders of The Wellness Universe. She explains how the project got started and how it can help all of us who are searching for inner peace, health, and spiritual wellness.
In the second half of the show, Tess answers two questions from subscribers. The first one deals with what to do with fear when it comes up. You don't want to miss this one! The second question deals with finding some time in your day to take care of yourself. If you are a busy person who puts other people first all the time, you don't want to miss this one either!
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We conduct all types of Backgrounds from locating missing persons (heirs of an estate) to loved ones and family members.
Missing persons and family members, we locate them by searching computer databases, searching prisons, homeless shelters, Salvation Army, Social Network Sites like Facebook, etc.
Once we locate that person, we make contact with them and make sure that they want to be contacted by the client?
Background checks are often requested by employers on job candidates for employment screening, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security or a position of trust, such as in a school, hospital, financial institution, airport, and government. These checks are traditionally administered by a government agency for a nominal fee, but can also be administered by private companies. Background checks can be expensive depending on the information requested. Results of a background check typically include past employment verification, credit history, and criminal history.
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Huffington Post Columnist Rachel Thompson and Writer/critic Bennet Pomerantz host Lets Talk, where we talk about issues and people of the day
On the average those convicted of sexually abusing a child serve less than a year of jail time and 32% to 46% serve no jail time at all.One in four girls and one in six boys are victims of child sexual abuse. There are over forty-two million survivors of child sexual abuse in the world today. According to a Centers for Disease Control study, the lifetime costs for the victims of child sexual abuse reported in one year is $124 billion
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that there are currently 617,000 registered sex offenders in the United States, and typically 100,000 of those are unaccounted for. Other pedophiles are not on records or in databases. Pedophiles like Jerry Sandusky walk silently among us, and Sandusky showed us just how well they can disguise themselves.
Jerome Elam is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a survivor of child abuse, child sex trafficking and child ography. He is also the child of an alcoholic and child survivor of domestic violence as well as a child of divorce. Jerome has struggled against many things in his life and somehow has found a way to survive. Writing is his passion and it keeps him in touch with the wealth everyone holds deep inside their hearts and minds. Jerome shares his experiences in the hope that those suffering in silence will find the courage to speak out and share their voices. Jerome states, “I have been blessed to have God reveal his purpose for me in saving innocent children from predators. ” Jerome is a Staff Writer and Columnist for Communities Digital News.
Hosts Janet Kira Lessin & Dr. Sasha Lessin interview Christopher O’Brien on Thursday, October 14, 2014 on Extraterrestrial Radio from 3 to 5 PM HST (Hawaiian Time), 6 to 8 PM Pacific time on www.blogtalkradio.com/aquarianradio. Since 1992, Christopher O’Brien has investigated over one thousand paranormal events reported in the San Luis Valley–located in South-central Colorado/North Central New Mexico.
Working with law enforcement officials, ex-military, ranchers and an extensive network of skywatchers, from 1992 to 2002 he documented one of the most intense waves of unexplained activity ever reported from a single geographic region of North America. His ten-year investigation resulted in the three books of his “mysterious valley” trilogy, The Mysterious Valley, Enter the Valley, and Secrets of the Mysterious Valley. His meticulous field investigation of UFO reports, unexplained livestock deaths, Native American legends, cryptozoology, secret military activity and the folklore, found in the world’s largest alpine valley, has produced one of the largest databases of unusual occurrences gathered from a single geographic region.
He is currently working with a team of specialists installing a high-tech video surveillance and hard-data monitoring system in and around the San Luis Valley. His latest book Stalking the Tricksters has been released by Adventures Unlimited Press. This controversial book distills his years of field investigation and research into an ingenious unified paranormal theory that is sure to create intense interest and controversy. -
See more at: http://www.aquarianradio.com/2014/10/06/christopher-obrien-100914-extraterrestrial-radio-aquarian-radio/#sthash.mKbTX5bx.dpuf
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