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14 Heroes & 14 Villains

In Internet, Politics, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 27, 2015 at 1:06 முப

Source: Blog | Access


  1. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
  2. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, introduced and was a crucial advocate for the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
  3. Malkia Amal Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, Malkia Amal Cyril’s work
  4. MPs David Davis and Tom Watson
  5. Maricarmen Sequera is the director of TEDIC, a Paraguayan digital rights organization
  6. Journalists Scahill and Begley revealed that American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the world’s largest producer of SIM cards and stole vast quantities of encryption keys
  7. As director of the digital liberties organization Bolo Bhi, Farieha Aziz has been at the forefront of the campaign to modify the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015, currently under consideration in Pakistan.
  8. Netzpolitik released confidential documents to the public exposing Germany’s plans to launch bulk surveillance programs
  9. a District Court struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicholas Merrill, the owner of Calyx, an internet service provider.
  10. Kakao (formerly Daum Kakao), owns a South Korean internet company with a popular messaging service
  11. The U.N. Human Rights Council
  12. Moxie Marlinspike (& team), founder of Open Whisper Systems, an open source software group that freely offers the programs Signal, TextSecure, and Redphone
  13. Kate Westmoreland is a cybercrime and human rights expert with Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. Her January paper, Foreign Law Enforcement Access to User Data: A Survival Guide and Call for Action,
  14. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO has vocally resisted government demands to weaken the company’s data security practices


  1. Hacking Team, covertly sold advanced communications surveillance services and resources to multiple governments and entities with poor records on human rights.
  2. Prime Minister Manuel Valls, pushed through dangerous new legislation that lacks clarity and precision, and authorizes French intelligence services to exercise broad surveillance powers without prior judicial approval or oversight.
  3. Pablo Romero Quezada is the former director of Ecuador’s intelligence agency, the Secretaría Nacional de Inteligencia (SENAIN)
  4. Attorney General Githu Muigai fought to preserve Kenya’s Security Laws despite a High Court judgment overturning the legislation.
  5. Canadian MP Steven Blaney was the sponsor of Bill C-51
  6. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron
  7. Anthony Batts, former Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department in the U.S. Acting under a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI that was signed by a previous commissioner, the Baltimore Police Department used the “Stingray” surveillance device 4,300 times

  8. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued before India’s Supreme Court that privacy is not a fundamental right
  9. Spanish Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez jailed seven people without specifying the individualized charges or facts attributed to each suspect, forcing the defendants to make statements without knowing what they were accused of.
  10. Telefonica
  11. Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha approved legislation to create a National Cybersecurity Committee
  12. Washington Post Editorial Board suggested that the U.S. Congress could compel Apple and Google to use their “wizardry” to create a “Secure Golden Key” for the government to access otherwise secure user data
  13. Gerhard Schindler is president of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND)
  14. U.S. Senator Richard Burr, As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Burr has been a driving force behind the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) legislation

தம்பி டைனோ செய்த பத்து தவறுகள்

In Blogs, Internet on செப்ரெம்பர் 5, 2015 at 3:50 பிப

அருமைத்தம்பி ஆருயிர் தோழர் டைனோபாய் நடத்தும் ஃபேஸ்புக் கணக்கு முடக்கம் கண்டிருக்கிறது. ஏன்?

  1. அவர் அளவுக்கு அதிகமாக வளர்ந்துவிட்டார். அதாவது நிறைய நண்பர்களைப் பெற்று புகழ்பெற்ற மனிதராக விளங்கியதால் ஃபேஸ்புக் வட்டத்தில் பொறாமைக்காரர்களின் கோள்மூட்டல், இந்த பின்விளைவைப் பெற்றுத்தந்தது.
  2. டைனோ என்பது அவர் பெயர் அல்ல. அதற்கு பதில் லியோ கர்கா என்பது போல் நம்பகமான புனைப்பெயர் கொண்டிருக்கவில்லை.
  3. உண்மையான பெயரிலியாக அவர் விளங்கவில்லை. பல சந்திப்புகளுக்கு வந்து முகம் காட்டிவிட்டார்.
  4. முகமிலியாக இருப்பவருக்கான உண்மையான இலட்சணங்கள் அவருக்கு இல்லை: பலான கதைகள் எழுதவில்லை; கிசுகிசுக்களைப் பரப்புவதில் மட்டுமே ஈடுபடவில்லை; புறம் கூறி பிரச்சினைகளை பூதாகாரமாக்குவதிலேயே நேரம் செலவிடவில்லை
  5. லிபரல் ரிபப்ளிகனாகக் காட்டிக் கொண்டதால், டெமொகிராட்டுகளின் சதிகளில் இதுவும் ஒன்று.
  6. அமெரிக்கத் தமிழர்களின் ஒரே சங்கமமான ஃபெட்னாவிற்கு எதிராகப் பேசினால் இதுதான் கதி.
  7. என்னுடைய கேள்விகளுக்கு எல்லாம் பதில் சொன்னபோதே இதை எதிர்பார்த்தோம்.
  8. அங்கே முடக்கினால் என்ன… ட்விட்டரில் இருக்கிறோமே என்னும் மெத்தனம்
  9. அவர் தமிழ் வெறியர்; தமிழர் தலைவராக இருக்கும் பன்னாட்டு நிறுவனங்களில் மட்டுமே கணக்கு வைத்திருக்கும் பார்ப்பன அடிவருடி; சுந்தர் பிச்சையின் ஆதரவாளர்
  10. All Good Things Must Come to an End என்று நினைக்காமல், வேறு பெயரில் அதே முகபுத்தகத்தில் உலவுவதால் வந்த வினை.





List of Cloud-based tools for research: Internet sites for Academic Science and Technology

In Internet, Science, Technology on ஓகஸ்ட் 6, 2014 at 10:55 முப

Sourceavailable for free until Sept 14th 2014
Paywall access here: Science Direct


Connecting researchers
Academia LinkedIn for researchers
Addgene Share and order plasmids
Bitbucket Share code
FigShare Share files and figures
GitHub Share and collaborate to write code
LabRoots Research social network
MyScienceWork Research social network available in eight languages
PlasmID Harvard’s plasmid-sharing platform Share scientific protocols
ResearchGate Research social network with over 3 million registered users
SlideShare Share presentation slides
Collaborative writing
Authorea Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
Google Docs Google’s online word processor
Office Online Microsoft’s online word processor
Paperpile Reference manager for Google Docs
PubChase Literature search on the go
SciGit Collaborative writing tool for researchers
ShareLaTeX Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
WriteLaTeX Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing
Cloud-based electronic laboratory notebooks
CellKulture Laboratory notebook for cell culture
Hivebench Includes inventory and protocol management
LabArchives Connected with Prism scientific-graphing software
Labfolder Simple and effective laboratory notebook
Labguru All-in-one solution for research groups
Docollab Includes protocol management
Other cloud-based tools
Benchling Web-based suite of bioinformatic tools
Plotly Web-based plotting software
RunMyCode Share and run code on the cloud


The Words in the Headlines that drove the Most vs. the Least Reads per Click

In Blogs, Internet on ஜூலை 14, 2014 at 4:40 பிப

Source: You gotta read this! — Maker’s Perspective — Medium

Most Reads per Click

  1. Obama
  2. Obamacare
  3. D.C.
  4. Zimmerman
  5. Snowden
  6. Trayvon
  7. War
  8. Egypt
  9. Syria
  10. GOP
  11. Walmart

Least Reads per Click

  1. Top
  2. Best
  3. Colleges
  4. Companies
  5. Cities
  6. Cars
  7. Biggest
  8. Fictional
  9. Richest
  10. Public

Top Searches from Yahoo! News: 2012 – Year in Review

In Internet, Life on திசெம்பர் 3, 2012 at 5:50 பிப

Thanks: 2012 Year in Review — Yahoo! News

#1 Elections

#2 iPhone 5

#3 Kim Kardashian

#4 Kate Upton

#5 Kate Middleton

#6 Whitney Houston

#7 Olympics

#8 Political Polls

#9 Lindsay Lohan

#10 Jennifer Lopez

Top 10 influential Indian tweeters: Politics, Cinema, MSM Media Stars

In Blogs, India, Internet, Movies, Politics on செப்ரெம்பர் 24, 2012 at 9:15 பிப

According to the Burson-Marsteller study, the ten most influential Twitter accounts in India are (alphabetically):

  1. Kiran Bedi – @thekiranbedi
  2. Anand Mahindra – @anandmahindra
  3. Narendra Modi – @narendramodi
  4. Derek O’Brien – @quizderek
  5. Vir Sanghvi – @virsanghvi
  6. Jonathan Shainin – @jonathanshainin
  7. Digvijaya Singh – @digvijaya_28
  8. Dr. Subramanian Swamy – @Swamy39
  9. Sushma Swaraj – @SushmaSwarajBJP
  10. Shashi Tharoor – @ShashiTharoor

According to the Pinstorm India Influencers list, the most influential Indians are celebrities.

  1. Priyanka Chopra with an aggregated score of 85
  2. Sashi Tharoor
  3. Amitabh Bachchan
  4. Ram Gopal Varma
  5. Hrithik Roshan
  6. Akshay Kumar
  7. Madhuri Dixit
  8. Kiran Bedi
  9. Shahrukh Khan
  10. Actor Siddarth

Indian firm Pinstorm runs a similar ranking system called the ‘India influencers list’ which averages a users Klout score and Peer Index score. Peer Index, is like Klout, a social media analytical tool that measures influence.

Google Insights for Search – Web Search Interest – India, Last 30 days

In Business, India, Internet on ஜூலை 7, 2011 at 5:33 பிப

  1. google plus 
  2. lunar eclipse 
  3. wimbledon 
  4. delhi belly review 
  5. ssc result 2011 
  6. transformers 3 
  7. murder 2 
  8. manabadi 
  9. gmail login 
  10. angry birds 
  11. pvr 
  12. cricket score 
  13. hdfc netbanking 
  14. speakasia 
  15. bhaskar 

Top 25 Passwords that people use

In Blogs, Internet, World on ஜூலை 6, 2011 at 10:59 முப

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. 12345
  7. monkey
  8. 111111
  9. consumer
  10. letmein
  11. 1234
  12. dragon
  13. trustno1
  14. baseball
  15. whatever
  16. superman
  17. 1234567
  18. sunshine
  19. iloveyou
  20. fuckyou
  21. starwars
  22. shadow
  23. princess
  24. cheese
  25. rockyou

Source: Troy Hunt/eWeek

Top 10 specialty Web browsers you may have missed

In Internet, Technology on ஒக்ரோபர் 21, 2010 at 6:54 பிப

  1. Browse Web tables into spreadsheets with Kirix Strata: Strata from Kirix
  2. Browse socially with Flock: Flock
  3. Browse leaner with Dillo: Dillo
  4. Browse in text with Lynx: Lynx
  5. Browse smarter on Mac OS X with Cruz: Cruz
  6. Fake: Fake
  7. Fluid: Fluid
  8. Browse in 3-D with SpaceTime: SpaceTime
  9. Browse Wikipedia better with Gollum: Gollum
  10. Browse musically with Songbird: Songbird