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Hacking Explained: Jack Rice and Dan Patterson on Progressive AM 950

May 19, 2014

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Jack and Dan discuss a brief history of hacking, explain how the NSA captured personal user data from major internet providers, and provide a few essential security tips for the web and mobile on Minnesota’s progressive talk station, AM 950.

Learn more about about the NSA from expert James Bamford, and security from host Steve Gibson.

Thanks for listening to Jack and Dan.

Stay tuned.

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Boo! Non-Profit Lower East Side Ecology Center Hosts Halloween Party October 27

October 19, 2012

The non-profit Lower East Side Ecology Center, based in an electronic waste recycling and reuse warehouse in Gowanus, is hosting an open house and family fun Halloween party Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address is 469 President Street, between 3rd and Nevins, in Gowanus.

During the event: Decorate pumpkins and work on your electronic-themed Halloween costume; get your problematic Mac gadgets evaluated by a Tekserve technician; tour the warehouse and learn about e-waste recycling and reuse; browse the selection of refurbished electronics (and preview items for sale on the online store); and enter the raffle for gift cards and meals from local restaurants 606 R&D, The Grocery, the Sustainable NYC store and pickle-making with Brooklyn Brine. The event is free and “sure to be the perfect mix of spooky and techie,” the Lower East Side Ecology Center assures.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Cobble Hill Among NYC’s Beta Test For Free Wi-Fi Pay Phone Hotspots

July 14, 2012

A pilot program sponsored by New York City is bringing free Wi-Fi to all-but-antiquated pay phone kiosks at selected locations in a beta test across the five burroughs. So far, 10 “hotspots” have been turned on, including two in Cobble Heights. The locales: 545 Albee Square and 2 Smith Street.

The locations join one location in Astoria at 30-94 Steinway Street, and the following Manhattan spots: SoHo: 402 West Broadway, Fur-Flower District: 458 Seventh Avenue; Theater District-Clinton: 28 West 48th Street; Grand Central-United Nations: 410 Madison Avenue; Midtown-Clinton: 1609 Broadway and 1790 Broadway; and Upper West Side: 230 West 95th Street.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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