The Project Carmen Sandiego was created by Don Bailey and Nick DePetrillo and illustrated it as BlackHat 2010. This project was made possible because they wanted to increase the awareness of people on mobile phone security.
Using this commercially-available technology, people can now “track down GSM cell phone numbers, identify the person who owns the phone, and tracks the destinations of that person.”
An example of Project Carmen Sandiego is the HLR or Home Location Register. This technology is described as “a central database that contains details of each mobile phone . . . → Read More: Project Carmen Sandiego for Mobile Phone Security
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah went to Lebanon for a much-awaited historic lunch. The flight of the two leaders took place on Friday after the UN’s report on Hariri’s assassination.
The two leaders showed their support to Lebanon. Their arrival to the country is a signal that they are “united in wanting Lebanon to remain stable and to resist those who might want to resume the kind of civil war” Lebanon wants to have.
This meeting is marked as historical because it was the first time that the Saudi Arabia . . . → Read More: Syria and Saudi Arabia’s Leaders Show Unity with Lebanon
China opposes the decision of the European Union regarding the sanction it will impose on the nuclear programs of Iran.
According to Jiang Yu, a spokesperson for China Foreign Ministry, the best way in resolving the issue of Iran’s nuclear programs is through dialogue and diplomatic means. She added, “China does not agree with the EU’s unilateral sanctions against Iran.” This is also true with the case of United States putting sanctions to Iran.
The sanctions imposed affected Iran’s foreign trade industry, banking and energy sectors. The European Union believed that . . . → Read More: China is Against EU’s Sanctions to Iran
After promoter Bob Arum announced that there will be a fight between Manny Pacquaio and Antonio Margarito, Margarito’s camp started their training.
Robert Garcia, Margarito’s trainer, immediately started accumulating videos of Pacquiao’s fights. Since Garcia knew about the fight between Pacquiao and Margarito, he has been watching the videotaped fights of the Filipino fighter from the fighter’s knocked outs, wins, and losses, especially the one with Erik Morales in 2005.
With the aid of those videos, Garcia said, “We’ve been studying all those fights and I think we’ll come in with . . . → Read More: Margarito is Preparing for His Fight
Ellen DeGeneres was reported to quit her judging stint in American Idol. She never got comfortable in saying “no” to the aspirants of American Idol, especially in telling them that they better go back to their day jobs.
Last night, DeGeneres stated that she already told Fox and the producers of American Idol a couple of months ago that the judging stint did not fit her right. “It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I’d bargained for,” she added.
On the other hand, Jennifer Lopez is said to replace Degeneres’ position of . . . → Read More: Ellen DeGeneres out in American Idol
Yahoo Japan will adopt the Google’s search engine. Yahoo Japan is considered to be the largest Internet portal operator. Currently, Japan is still using Yahoo Inc’s search technology. But Yahoo Japan is planning to be with Google also. With having this two largest search engines, Yahoo and Google, together they could control the search market of the Internet.
This plan is still in complete conflict due to Yahoo Inc’s decision to integrate its search technology with Microsoft after the government of the United States blocked a connection with Google.
Yahoo Japan . . . → Read More: Yahoo Japan to Adopt Google’s Search Technology
The former NBA player, big man Lorenzen Wright, was found dead in the woods of Memphis. Wright was shot to death and authorities are investigating the case, finding it as homicide.
The police won’t answer questions, particularly on his killer and the killer’s motives. According to background information, Wright is respected and admired in his hometown because he was considered as a generous and likable sports hero.
According to reports, Wright was carrying large amount money when he disappeared on July 18. It was also cited that Wright had sold two of his cars . . . → Read More: Lorenzen Wright Found Dead