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February27

Two different men sharing their information with us in very different ways, however they both wanted to share how it would affect us.

Josh Harris saw what the way of the internet would be in the 90’s, the documentary, by Ondi Timoner, We live In Public, was crazy to see how spot on someones understanding, vision of the future of technology was, is.  Do you agree with him regarding where the public life will lead us ?

Edward Snowden he spoke out against, blew the whistle on our government spying on Americans, and of countries abroad. He worked for the NSA and saw the enormous data collection, he knew it was not right, they were not scaling back like President Obama had pledged when taking over the oval office, they were increasing access to our privacy ! We are not the terrorists so why are we being watched ? Citizenfour is a documentary made with Mr. Snowden, by Laura Poitras to illuminate and make citizens aware of this secretive, wrong, espionage to be used against us, not the terrorist.

It Is Sad To Sell Out, And Betray One of Your Own Sabu

June9

For those of you who are not familiar, anonymous  is a global group fighting for the internet and our given rights as citizens.  Individuals of all countries coming together anonymously, to the aid of of many along the globe, through the internet.  On May 27th this year, Hector Xavier Monsegur , (goes by Sabu) made the news that he was being released only after serving 10 months for betrayal, snitching on his fellow anons.  He is responsible for turning in Barret Brown and many others, giving away vital protective information regarding the group.

This is a criminal, Sabu,  a non moral hacker who stole credit card numbers, did illegal stuff to individuals years before, the FBI knew it, offered him a deal, he took it saving himself to rat out his higher cause and fellow anons. Our legal system is a huge disappointment. We have people in jail who have done nothing wrong, serving ungodly sentences, 100 years for nothing, when murderers get maybe 25 years of sentencing.  The people in power  do not want to see the internet open to all of us, think how powerful it is that people from all over the world are informed and get to chime in, work together, fight against the misconduct of our governments, military , banks,corporations etc…..  Humanity coming to the aid of all, whenever, wherever there is injustice, it does not get more beautiful then that.

Aaron Swartz was a special human being, I mentioned in March of  2013 one of many fighting for our open free internet. There is a documentary that came out in January 2014,  The Internet’s own boy, The Story of Aaron Swartz.He took his own life , I believe he could not fight the power coming at him wanting to take him down, out, unlawfully, he never broke any laws, and yet he was facing an ungodly time behind bars.  He has a resume of work,  organizations you should check out one of the websites he founded and many contributions to our freedom of information.

My HTC Break

May28

There are 3 major operating systems for cell phones ( iphone, android,  and windows). There are others however not as popular.

My HTC one x (android) phone completely died a month ago. I have only had it 6 months, not happy.   I decided to go with a cheaper phone temporarily, it is a Nokia windows phone only cost me around $ 72.00, I have the micro sim card  through my HTC phone, so I needed to match it by simply switching it out to a new phone that had the same size Sim card slot. I took the sim out from my HTC phone and swapped it into the Nokia.  I am impressed with the quality of  the Nokia’s features.

 

 

My New Phone Equals Easier Connectivity and First Picture of Me on My Blog

December4
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Nat’s selfie

So here I am laying in bed taking my first picture of myself with my new phone.  I  took it with my recently ordered and received new HTC One X phone on Ebay.  It is an older model however with my line of work, it meets my needs.  I never buy the newest gadget, they are way over priced and you can get last years model way cheaper and not lagging in the newer technology.  My LG phone I loved, however it was not keeping or holding a charge like it use to, it was smaller and the picture quality was lower.

I have had a semi cold since Saturday night. I say semi because it is not like a full blown bed ridden cold that lasts for the first day or two.  Someone was able to transfer their sickies onto me.  Darn you immune system !  My ribs hurt from coughing, and my lungs are working overtime. I want to get back to healthier me.

 

DEFCON Compiles And Exchanges Great Information

April9

DEFCON  has been holding conferences for the past 15 plus years.  It is a great bundle of professionals who share information on problems within our technical industry, anything that can be hacked.  This video introduces the founder and history of Defcon.  I always appreciate watching and learning vulnerabilities or insight into products that are used by consumers and companies.  You can always watch their conferences on YouTube.

Nat’s Documentary Pick

April1

Hackers Wanted , its a film on hackers hacking, explaining the overall importance of its continuous existence.  So please, when you here the term, think of it in its correct proper definition, there is no negative connotation with what it means or its culture of individuals. We do a disservice to important issues when we do not do the research.  The  world wide web and the internet are very powerful tools, that are heavily relied upon globally.

film by: Anonymous Texas/S Anonymous Street Crew

Adrian Lamo is in the film, ( a hacktivist) I wonder how his life is going since the Bradley Manning incarceration.

Other influencial hackers: John Draper  and Robert Lyttle.

Aaron Swartz, Have You Heard Of Him ?

March24

Aaron Swartz, if you have never heard of him, you should, you need to.  He was a pioneer in our internet. He was being prosecuted by our Government for JSTOR, with an insane sentencing.  (something like 50 years in jail, when people who commit hanis crimes serve less than that) The harassment and ridiculous, false charges towards him were unconstitutional.  The government wants to eliminate our free internet using guinea pigs like Aaron to send a message.  Do you remember SOPA ? It is no joke, if you look at the uprising of citizens around the world, the global sharing  citizens and their countries true news, the government wants to lock it down, and we can not allow this to happen.  The Internet is 10 times more powerful than local libraries, you have immediate access to countries in seconds, the lies, the censored news, cannot be hidden anymore like they use to be.  If we value and understand the information and power behind the internet culture, we should have more people fighting to keep the internet open and free.

There are those of us that see our rights continually being taken away, and I know that number is not high enough.

 

OOPs, My Domain Had To Be Renewed

December19

That was a little oversight on my part.  I have had my account since December 17, 2009.  I consider it my public journal that I can revisit and look back at moments in my life or events around the world.  (what I was thinking and where I was at physically and mentally)  I want to keep moving, learning, trying and seeing new things, and documenting it all.  Eventually NatBlog will get a new face once I acquire my new phone, equipment to video more often.

Trying to Understand Social Media Through The Eyes Of The Younger Generation

December3

Children that were born when the Internet existed are cut from a different cloth.  They have an amazing grasp on technology.  Their conduct of social media is different from what I was brought up with. I did not have the internet.  I had a home phone, no cell phone.  It is crazy to see how far we have come with communication,  human interaction, connection on a global scale.  My nephew Nathan, who is now 13, need to pick his brain and see where he navigates on the internet, I know he texts to his friends, I’m pretty sure he is not on Facebook yet.  At any second of the day you can speak to your friends, or anyone, anywhere no matter where you are.

There are many that feel face to face conversations are going away, less interpersonal.  Maybe we do not have to speak as much as we were led to believe.  We as humans keep evolving and with that comes a new way of interacting with human beings.

 

I Purchased Three Domains Today

November27

It is my first time going to register.com to purchase a couple domains. I am looking at starting a couple more websites, one is for my dog Sandy.  I’m diving in and becoming  more aware of the internet culture. My boyfriend/ partner ( we have been together for 10 years) is an amazing programmer, Web Developer/ software engineer, IT consultant, he is part of that culture and I keep learning more and more.  I am learning programming, he is teaching me.  Eventually I will make changes to natblog and create other things.  I have several challenges ahead of me and I’m excited.

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