Saturday, July 12, 2014

Twitter suspends ReplayLastGoal Twitter account - New Delivery Channel for Premium Content???

For those of us stuck behind corporate firewalls or just swamped with too much work to take in the full 60+ matches of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, there was respite for us all,

Through this site, once a goal was scored one was able to see the replay and get right back to work without fighting through popups & malware infested sites. We were also saved from the inaccurate reports from the security guard in the lunch room who stated how awesome the goals were (Messi is not Brazilian bro)!

FIFA has been really aggressive on broadcast rights throughout and to be honest it took a while for it to be taken down, would love the inside story of how this happened.

All in all, the concept was pretty ingenious and could be an avenue for companies like Twitter to sell premium feeds over the internet. As a cricket fan, I would love every time there's a six, four or a wicket to be able to view it almost real time as I track the game on or every awesome rally or ace @ Wimbledon. Food for thought, I'll see if xdamman may be interested in this venture. InstaVine?

Just got the feed from Storify on this

ReplayLastGoal Github Site

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Security shouldn't be a byword

Woke up this morning to this
Dear Amazon EC2 Customer,

The OpenSSL project has recently announced a security vulnerability in OpenSSL affecting versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 (CVE-2014-0160). Customers that are running Linux and are using SSL could be affected by this issue and should upgrade to a fixed version as soon as possible.
For more information about this vulnerability, please visit
* AWS Security Bulletin page:
* OpenSSL’s official advisory:
* The Heartbleed Bug:

Thank you,

AWS Security

Amazon Web Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of, Inc. is a registered trademark of, Inc. This message was produced and distributed by Amazon Web Services Inc., 410 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210

That was the message in my inbox this morning, this following being notified by a friend in the Open Source space of this issue. One thing this tells me is that MOST of us don't know what is going on with security of our resources and how vulnerable we are to loss and compromise of data.  I'm an IT professional and it's pretty tough for me to wrap my head around some things.

I remember in my earlier days of development how uncomfortable I felt using Google's Client Login to achieve what we now take for granted today by using protocols such as OAuth2 to access an end users' resources. All that being said, for 98% of the world using technologies they don't understand the potential risks and harm associated with the technology itself. 

One thing is for sure, the public needs to become more actively involved in shaping regulations and standards that govern their online usage, there are various ways this can be done but one way is to find organizations that spend their time and effort researching these things such as ... wow, I really don't know of any groups... this reinforces my point...