Thoughts, information and reflections about technology


Discussions about the role of Federal, State and Local governments in technology and eCommerce.


Why you need to watermark your images.

There was a Pinterest “Similar Pins” email in my inbox. I saw a photo that looked similar to one of my photos I had published on one of my sites. I double checked and sure enough, someone had stolen my photo and used it on another site. Worse yet, the original site had been taken over by a spammer.

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Meltdown and Spectre – Intel CEO reportedly sold over three quarter of a million shares AFTER learning of the vulnerabilities.

According to an article by an article on CNBC,  Intel’s CEO reportedly sold shares after the company already knew about massive security flaws. 

He made something like 25 MILLION in the deal.

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Significant revisions are coming to H-1B – Spouses will no longer be included

The Trump Administration is looking into revoking the automatic ability of spouses of H-1B workers to automatically be qualified to work. According to a CNN article:

“Since 2015, the spouses of H-1B, or high-skilled, visa holders waiting for green cards have been eligible to work in the U.S. on H-4 dependent visas, under a rule introduced by President Obama’s administration. The tech sector is a major employer of H-1B visa holders, a category of visas for highly skilled jobs.”

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The new xbox is a peeping tom

Great news.. Your new xbox will monitor the movements of people in the room and their eye movements. The Kinect technology which allows games to see a persons’s movements will be able to track people in the room by sensing their heartbeats. It will also be able to track your eye movements to see where you are looking.

Creeped out yet??

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