Kludge (13653) writes "In 2000 there were thousands of email/web hosting businesses. In 2013 not much has changed. To get my email/web/webmail/domain/VOIP/public-key/XMPP/VPN hosting I have to deal with five different service providers. Where are the complete hosting providers? The absence of competition in this area drives many to Google, making data siphoning easy for the NSA. Why has hosting not advanced in the last 10 years? Where are the hosting providers that make end-to-end encrypted email/web/VOIP/XMPP easy and automatic for all my clients?" top
Kludge (13653) writes "The Onion is reporting that the CIA has renewed funding for its successful 'Facebook.com' program. Apparently the Agency's program has saved the agency millions of dollars. Perhaps I should get myself one of those nifty "Facebook" web pages." Link to Original Source top
Kludge (13653) writes "Apparently the US government has been not completely bought out yet. The Washington Post notes that 'The U.S. Department of Justice has filed papers in federal court in Washington to block AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile... The U.S. is asking the court to declare the deal in violation of U.S. antitrust law.' I think I may have a T-mobile party." Link to Original Source top
Kludge (13653) writes "CNET has an article about AT&T suing law firms that encourage people to oppose AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile. Perhaps now would be a good time to let the FCC know what you think about AT&T and Deutsche Telekom's deal." Link to Original Source top
Kludge (13653) writes "Nokia and Intel have combined their respective Maemo and Moblin Linux distributions to create Meego. Images for Intel Atom-based devices and the Nokia N900 have just been released. And I was hoping not to stay up late tonight..." Link to Original Source top
Kludge (13653) writes "If I have to view another pump-and-dump spam I'm going to scream!
As a user, I want to know why the tech world has been unable to give me control over my electronic mail system. Why can't I just have an email system that allows emails with senders and subjects that I choose, and everyone else has to put 10 cents in my account to give me an email? Is that so hard? Is this just an inability to agree on a standard?"