Showing posts from February, 2012

Dark Days Ahead for the Internet?

This blog posting can be read online at AccountingWEB:   Could one of the Internet's better kept secrets - the push by totalitarian countries to establish international control over the Internet - result in dark days ahead for the Internet?    There has been a movement afoot by the United Nations to seize control of the core Internet services.  This movement, spearheaded by mostly the totalitarian countries, is taking aim at controlling what information citizens have access to, including news, historical information and social networking.  For example, this movement could impact Twitter access, which would result in citizens not being able to tweet about showing up at a demonstration.   The United States has not participated in this movement, and has yet to appoint a person to lead the U.S. delegation that will be voting on this in the near future.  According to a recent article written by Robert Mc

What Cameras Inside Foxconn Found

February 23, 2012 From the Desk of David Pogue, The Times technology columnist The Times’s technology columnist, David Pogue, keeps you on top of the industry in his free, weekly e-mail newsletter. I wrote about the Apple/China/Foxconn controversy   in this space   a couple of weeks ago, but there have been some developments, some progress and some new revelations. The story so far: Last month, The New York Times published a   front-page article highlighting working conditions at a factory in China owned by Foxconn Technology, where Apple’s products are built. The problems  included fatal accidents and employees injured while using a toxic chemical that can cause nerve damage. (Although Apple is the poster child for Foxconn, just about all of our electronics are made in the same Chinese factories, as the Times article noted. Foxconn also builds products for Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Asus, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Intel, I.B.M., Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Netgear, Nintendo,