Arnova 10 G2 (AKA Phillytablet) Hands On Review

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Recently picked up a "Phillytablet" from the local newspaper publishing group, Philly Media Network (PMN), publishers of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and a few other smaller news publications. Read on to view my review of the actual hardware (The Arnova/Archos 10 G2 Tablet) and of the Philly Media Network applications that you are subscribed to.

Find Out If A Twitter Username Exists Using PHP/JSON

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I've been trying to grab a Twitter screenname that people continually…

Essential FourSquare Anti-Stalking Security Tips

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Currently I am in the Computer Science Master's Program at West Chester University and I am focusing my research on Location Based Updates in Social Media and their societal and security implications. So you can say I think about this topic more than most normal people do. FourSquare is a growing service that allows you to "Check in" to restaurants, grocery stores, museums and just about any place you can imagine. However, I have seen several of my friends checking in to locations which, I must say as a security research student, set off warning bells. Although I am calling out FourSquare specifically, these also apply to just about any other location based software where you broadcast your location to other folks, whether they are your friends or the general public. GoWalla and BrightKite are in the same boat. Without further ado... here is my list of top FourSquare Security Faux Pas (after the break...)

Social Media and the Downfall of the Password Reset Question

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There have been a number of high profile account compromises…

Presentation - IT For The Small Bar - NABE Small Bar Conference 2009

I gave a presentation at the ABA/National Association of Bar…

A Twitter Search Wordpress Plugin

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Ok, this is not really a plugin per se, but Wordpress already…

Why ISPs Need To Have Unrestricted P2P Traffic

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Names like Comcast, Verizon, SBC, RoadRunner, Cox, Charter -…