Show of 11-22-2003

  • Howard Dean?s Internet Technology
    • Dean?s Website: www.deanforamerica.com
    • Convio Provided Fundraising Technology
      • Convio?s Website: www.convio.com
      • Constituent Relation Management (CRM)
      • Newsletters, Polling, Interaction
      • Raised $3.6M in first 90 days ($25M to date)
      • Over 410,000 online supporters and 1,600 ?Dean Team? leaders
      • 110,768 contributions from 84,713 supporters ($61.14 average)
      • Plans to raise $200M
        • $100 from 2 million contributors
        • Will forego Federal matching dollars
        • A real grassroots effort using credit card technology
    • Unofficial Peer-to-peer
    • Others Take Note
      • Non-profits (MADD, ASPCA)
      • Politicians both in US and Abroad
      • Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Helmut Kohl
  • Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Grows Up
    • Napster Pioneered file sharing
    • Kazaa picked up the mantle
    • RIAA Began Suing Customers (wrong solution)
      • 12 year old ($2,000 paid by single mom)
      • 15 year old in Seattle, WA
        • Mary Dickenson downloaded 1,100 songs (sharing left on)
        • Asked to pay $3,500 or go to court ($825,000 liability)
      • 50 others have settled
      • 200 others have been sued
    • Steven Jobs Solved the puzzle with iTunes
      • 99 cents per song from iTunes Music store
      • One million songs purchased in first three days
      • Named Invention of Year by Time Magazine
      • Songs must be played on iTunes or iPod
      • iTunes supports both Mac?s and PC?s
      • Restrictions
        • Unlimited number of iPods
        • Up to three PC?s or Mac?s
      • Price still too high (prices should drift to less than 50 cents)
  • Swarming ? Latest Peer-to-Peer Activity
  • Blogging ?- Peer-to-peer idea sharing
  • Friendster ? Peer-to-peer networking
    • Website: www.friendster.com
    • Just secured $13M in VC
    • Online community that connects people through networks
      • Can only talk to your friends and their friends and their friends
      • Challenge is to grow your own network
      • Largest network is 525,000 people
    • Large networks are even for sale on eBay
      • Coolest Guy Association ($12.04)
      • Hipster, Musicians ($4.00)
  • Text Messaging ? Peer-to-peer phone communication
    • Uses SMS Protocol
    • Short Message Service
    • Up to 160 characters
    • Very popular in Europe and US with teenagers
    • Cheap way to communicate
    • Three ways to send message
      • Use email client
      • Use messaging gateway
      • Use cell phone
  • Microsoft Rigs MSN Search
    • Check out key words ? ?linux windows?
    • Google hits = 10 M
    • MSN hits = 16
    • That?s no way to build credibility
    • Google has refused to sell out to MS (hooray)
  • Electronic Voting Machine Report Card
    • Diebold Scandal
      • Johns Hopkins Security Institute analyzed code
      • Found to be susceptible to smart card hacking
      • Used by MD for all voting precincts
      • Suing to stop all Internet discussion
      • Internal Memos Posted on Net (chroot.net/s/lists)
    • Fairfax County, Virginia
      • Several voting machines malfunctioned
      • Some votes may have been lost
    • Boone County, Indiana vote count errors
      • Voting machines registered 144,000 votes from 5,352 ballots
      • Only 19,000 registered voters in town
      • Software glitch was fixed during the day
      • MicroVote Machines
    • Other developments
  • Operation Cyber Sweep
    • Investigation started on October 1st
    • Uncovered 125,000 victims with losses topping $100 million
    • Seventy indictments have led to arrest or conviction of 125
    • Stolen credit card numbers, software piracy, sale of stolen goods
  • Fake requests for information (phishing)
  • Identity Theft
    • 27 million cases in last five years
      • Loss of $5 billion to individuals
      • Loss of $48 billion to financial institutions and businesses
    • 9.9 million cases in last year alone
    • Data gathered by dumpster diving, phishing, purse snatching
    • FTC Identity Theft Website: www.consumer.gov/idtheft/
    • FTC Identity Theft Phone Number: 1-877-IDTHEFT
  • Wordspy for Newly Coined Words
    • Butt Call — An unintended phone call placed by sitting on one’s cell phone.
    • Flash mob — A large group of people who gather in a usually predetermined location, perform some brief action, and then quickly disperse
    • Google — To search for information on the Web, particularly by using the Google search engine
    • War Driving — A computer cracking technique that involves driving through a neighborhood with a wireless-enabled notebook computer and wireless access points.
    • Phishing.– Creating a replica of an existing Web page to fool a user into submitting personal, financial, or password data. ?adj.
    • Himbo — A man who is good-looking, but unintelligent or superficial.
    • Brain on a stick — An intelligent person who lacks emotion or social skills
    • Brain Fart — Quick-and-dirty creative output
  • Novell Buys Suse Linux
    • Good for Novell and for Linux
    • Linux is getting broad based support from IBM
    • If only SCO would drop their attack on IBM
    • Bill Gates would love to kill the open source movement
  • Wireless Alphabet Soup
    • 802.11 Standards (a, b, and g)
    • Components
      • Wireless network card
      • Access Point/Firewall
    • Security
      • Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP)
      • Mac Address Filtering
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start January
    • Masters Degrees e-Business, Telecommunications
    • Bachelor Degrees in IT, Business Administration, and Hospitality
    • Associated Degrees in Digital Design and Animation, Web Services and e-Business, Networking and Security, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Business Administration
    • Website: www.stratford.edu
    • Phone number: 800-444-0804