1. Why Our Schools Suck, The Movie
I have started hearing about the documentary ‘Waiting for Superman’ from different blog posts. I have not yet see but the premise is promising.
2. The Twitter hack: how it started and how it worked
Some technical details about this week’s Twitter XSS hack.
3. Facebook Hopes Credits Make Dollars
Now that most of the important Facebook applications has started using facebook credits , I wonder what’s next. I always think that in-app purchases are only the low hanging fruit. I keep thinking how else these can be used – lets see if Facebook figures out more creative usages.
4. Researcher Claims ‘Evercookie’ Can’t Be Removed
Kamkar did some neat hack in Defcon 2010 which I linked in a previous biweekly link. The latest exploit is relatively simple and I think it should be easy to prevent by proper settings. But the idea is very creative. Talking about security, another news circling is this : Blockbuster Worm Aimed for Infrastructure, But No Proof Iran Nukes Were Target.
5. Comparing Spamhaus with Proactive Connection Throttling
Some hard problems seems to have simple enough working solutions !
6. Netezza shows there’s more than one way to handle Big Data
I first learned about Netezza from Daniel Abadi’s post. They seem to have some really nifty ideas like hardware accelerated DBMS and more. The strength of IBM’s analytic unit is growing more and more 🙂