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Will Your High-Tech Holidays Be Naughty Or Nice?

Well, it’s that holiday time of year again. Have you been naughty or nice?

If you have been naughty, perhaps we will give you the low-tech equivalent of a lump of coal — a broken typewriter.

That’s right, we are talking about an old machine that actually requires some finger strength when you push down on the keys. And you are correct, this baby is so wireless that it is not connected to anything, not even an electric outlet. To add insult to injury, not all of the keys even work.

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Major Computer Hijacking Revealed By Indictment

There is so much good about the Internet. It allows us to communicate instantly, freely and widely for business and personal purposes. Unfortunately, whether there is good, the forces of evil also lurk.

This point is driven home by an international plot to hijack millions of computers, as has been reportedly disclosed by a recently unsealed New York indictment. The aim of the plot has been to use malware to hijack computers in various countries such that people visiting common Web sites such as Netflix, ESPN, Amazon and IRS.gov are rerouted to other sites. These other sites have generated millions of dollars of wrongfully gained profits.

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Ever Feel Like Unplugging From All This Technology

Information technology overload can be a very real thing. Don’t get me wrong – technology is fantastic. Instantaneously were are on top of fast-breaking news developments. And we are in immediate and constant contact with our “friends.”

But sometimes doesn’t it all seem a bit too much?

Do you ever just want to turn off, take a breath and simply observe the real world around you?

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