Exclusive Google ‘Camp’ Draws Elite to Sicilian Resort
By WILLIAM ALDEN
August 4, 2014 3:59 pm
Google is sponsoring an elite conference this week at a golf resort in Sicily, with a guest list of chief executives, investors and celebrities, all of whom were invited to bring their families. On the agenda are high-minded discussions of global issues — along with relaxation by the Mediterranean Sea.
They include investors: Ben Horowitz, the co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and John Doerr, a longtime venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Why Vint Cerf Thinks Net Security Should Go Back to the Future
By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-05-24
EXCLUSIVE: Cerf on the IoT: "I am very worried about the [future] headline that says: 'One Hundred Million Refrigerators Attack Bank of America.'" LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Not too many people would know or remember this, but Vint Cerf is one who does: May 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the first publication of the description of what we know today as the Internet. In September 1973, Cerf and a colleague, Robert Kahn, wrote a paper, "A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication," for the May 1974 edition of IEEE Transactions on Communications. The dissertation described how packets of digital data would be able to move from one computer node to another, then to another, then to many others, using new protocols and standard phone networks. One of those protocols, designed and written that same year, was TCP/IP, short for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. It remains the key data movement protocol of the Internet; in 1983, it became a standard. Another of those protocols, FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, enables users to log on to a remote computer, list the files on that computer and download files from that computer. Vinton Gray Cerf, 70, now serves as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. He was there when the Internet was turned on using TCP/IP and FTP in 1983, and is one of the fathers of the network because he helped code it and was influential in many of the biggest milestones in its history.
DARPA director Regina Dugan takes job as Google senior executive
March 13, 2012|By Deborah Netburn
Dugan is not the first high-profile person with a DARPA background to work at Google. Vinton Cerf, who helped found the Internet while working as a program director at DARPA from 1976 to 1982, has held the unusual title of chief Internet evangelist for Google since 2005.
DARPA director Regina Dugan takes job as Google senior executive
March 13, 2012|By Deborah Netburn
Regina Dugan, who spent the past two and a half years as the first female director of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), has accepted a job as senior executive at Google, a spokeswoman for the agency confirmed.
Dugan was the 19th director of the military agency, founded in 1958 after the Russians sent Sputnik into space. The agency's founding mission was "prevention and invention of strategic surprise."
To that end, DARPA has funded the development of science-fiction-style technologies including a robotic cheetah and prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by your mind. Night vision and GPS also came out of projects backed by DARPA, and back in the late 1970s and '80s the agency was responsible for the development of the Internet.
In an interview with Walt Mossberg at the D: All Things Digital conference in 2011, she wore a T-shirt with the logo I3 on the front and explained that it stood for "impossible, improbable, inevitable, which is a common progression of programs at DARPA."
NSA/CIA assign those from USA Government who had shown that they will break the laws when their "masters" paying them extra in the EXPENSES of the rest. casp321@yahoo
10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today
Agust 18, 2014
By Jay Yarow
5.Google has a team working on 11 advanced mobile technology products. It's led by the former head of DARPA, Regina Dugan.
Regina E. Dugan (born March 19, 1963) is an American businesswoman, inventor, and technology developer. She served as the 19th Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In March 2012, she left government to take an executive role at Google. Just prior to the acquisition, it was announced that she would create, and lead, the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group at Google-owned Motorola Mobility. In January 2014, Google announced the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Lenovo but retained Dugan and her skunkworks team.
Google senior exec Regina Dugan violated ethics rules whilst at DARPA
14 Aug 2014 by Jamie Hinks
Google senior executive Dr Regina Dugan violated ethics whilst head of the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency [DARPA] after a US Defence Department Inspector General [IG] probe indicated she did so.
Related: US looking to increase cyber warfare arsenal, DARPA to boost research spending by 50%
The Verge reports that a paper from the IG accuses her of having “conflicting financial interests” whilst in the role due to a relationship with RedXDefense, a firm she founded back in 2005 and headed up as CEO for a number of years.
Dugan took up a position at DARPA back in 2009 and even though she retained a significant stake in RedXDefense, Dugan never tried to conceal or hide the ties to the company and excluded herself from all matters involving the firm.
RedXDefense, however, was awarded $1.75 million [£1.05 million] worth of contracts under Dugan’s watch and a watchdog requested the probe back in 2011 to make sure “DARPA selects and awards grants and contracts with integrity”.
The investigation began only a few months later with both Dugan and DARPA stressing all along that there was no favouritism due to the fact that RedXDefense lost out on a number of contracts in the same period. This didn’t wash with the IG.
"We determined that Dr. Dugan violated the prohibition against using her government position for the stated or implied endorsement of a product, service, or enterprise,” said the IG report.
The IG finished its investigation over a year ago with no action taken against Dugan and there was no recommendation that any action should be carried out for breaking the rules.
"This matter was closed over a year ago. At no time did Dr. Dugan use her position as the Director of DARPA to make any endorsement – explicit or implied,” a spokesperson for Dugan told The Verge.
"All the world loves you, but you are nowhere to be found. Hidden and yet completely obvious." ~Rumi
"Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; For I am like the Moon, you will see me with new face everyday." ~Rumi
“Love is an open secret, the most obvious thing in the world and the most hidden, with no why to how it keeps its mystery.”
To the call of the tavern arise, arise
Fear not separation, be wise, be wise
A kingly feast is your prize, your prize
Intoxicated souls don’t despise, despise
You too drink this wine, see the disguise
Appearance of the Lord is a needed surprise.
You are all drunk, and your watery eyes
Like the shining sun, light up the night skies
This place is all kindness, compassion
Love, beauty, grace, goodness, passion
Fear not, fear not, enter this realm of the Wise
In this tavern for all sins, forgiveness with the Lord lies
For every ailment, divine grace is medication
The Judge of this tavern forgives every transgression.
Praise divine revelation
Praise soul’s coronation
Praise joyous elation
Praise the pride of a nation
This symbol of adoration
Who brought poetic inspiration
To this house of intoxication.
Rumi has another poem that in it by telling different stories describe how consciousness is being developed and how a rabbit, that were supposedly to run into the mouth of the Lion, based on the beasts and Lion had made, like a cheetah, direct Lion to his death by telling him about what she had made up about another lion blocking the road, [from where beasts were sending an animal to his place to let those bease enjoy their feeding], and he should do something ablout. In this stories Rumi shows how a lion even can NOT stand another of its kind to take the animal beast are sending hime away from him.
Snowden had worked as an NSA contractor for Dell since 2009, and in March 2012 he began working as a systems administrator for the NSA's information-sharing office at the Kunia Regional Security Operations Center (known as "the Tunnel") on the main island of Oahu. Over time, he became increasingly alarmed by what he viewed as serious U.S. governmental violations of Americans' constitutional liberties, as well as general disregard for privacy rights of foreign citizens.
American officals told Reuters that Snowden began making illegal downloads about U.S. and U.K. eavesdropping programs in April 2012. (The NSA later told Vanity Fair that the downloading began in the summer of 2012.)
We Now Know A Lot More About Edward Snowden's Epic Heist — And It's Troubling
Michael B Kelley
Aug. 17, 2014
Edward Snowden's in-depth interview with James Bamford of Wired offers details about his last job as a contractor for the NSA in Honolulu, which raise disconcerting questions about the motives of the former systems administrator.
'The Time Had Come To Act'
Why did On2 have two CTOs? Why NSA/CIA are using Adobe tools/Flash and Youtube to HACK and get away or blaim someone elses while paying some those INVOLVED through creating oppotunities for those invoved to become On2 or its customer/partner "financial-advisor" or "financial-expert" or "technical-expert" or "seed" money provider? I believe their ARE enough evidence to bring some of those INVOLVED to make them tell to the judge and/jury what they know or take FIFTH, which I think mostly they would do and EXPOSE MORE of the CRIMINAL activities of those "intelligence" communities using companies like On2-Hantro to STERAL from shareholders of these public companies under the name of "national-security" and "trade-secret" Bullfit.
I'll put in my own words summary of Rumi's poem
One time someone jummped into water and a thorne pricked his foot. the thorne was under water so he could not see it. And rumi continues saying thousands pains one has to feel through senses to come to the conscious of the cause of the pains.
In On2 case, I believe On2 shareholders HAVE more than thousands cases to present the evidence of pains to the judge in charge of On2 vs Google to prevent him/her from ignoring that even one with 100-ONT-share can cause pain and should be counted as such. But, it might seem different in Vringo case or I would say those in "intelligence" communities" running Google learned a hard way to involve their OWN from within DOJ instead of involving their jiniazes from within On2, Hantro, Verisilicon, Zencoder, Brightcove, Skype, Youtube, Google, Adobe. Their learned HARDWAY but the game is NOT over yet, until it's over. Why did Hambrecht discountinue UFL activities? Why did Cuban, who was investor in UFL from May 2007, at least nominally that date was mentioned, sue Hambrecht claiming the money he was invested was "loan" to Hambrecht and not investment? Why did Yahoo FREEZE like deer seeing the ligh and stopped the updating of the Yahoo Financial Messages Board for a period of time, after casp321@yahoo bringing up cases related to tavern from Rumi, Khayyam, and two of their own, being "old-timer" Google EXECs?
Vringo vs Google: What's OBVIOUS it's obvious from the beginning?
Google had PAID DOJ to make DOJ ignore PROSECUTING and sending JAIL thse INVOLVED in "Drug" and "trafficking" drug and On2 and Veringo products under tunnels while STEALING hundreds of millions, or I believe billions, of dollars from shareholders of these companies? casp321@yahoo
Why did a judge handling Vrningo vs Google retire "on-time," days after his retirement due date which happened to be days before jury, in Vringo vs Google, started their duties?
Why did the prosecutor turned judge, after replacing retired judge on October 1, 2012, and before Ocotober 15, 2012 and after ruling laches in FAVOUR of Google disappeared from the case?
Why did jury make "mistake" in calculation?
How did the residing judge rule AGAINST patent office validation in the name of "obviousness
1/17/2014 @ 5:29AM 1,763 views
How Google's $500 Million Fine For Selling Illegal Drugs Online Went Toward Rhode Island Police Retirement Benefits
For the very first time, an internet search engine owned by giant Google was forced by the Justice Department to forfeit $500 million that was earned from the illegal distribution of counterfeit drugs. The settlement by Google, which was announced a year ago, has been used in part to relieve the underfunded pensions for retired policemen in two small Rhode Island cities, East Providence and North Providence.
This unique deployment of $70 million (or 15% of the $500 million forfeiture) was made possible through the intervention of Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who prevailed upon Attorney General Eric Holder to bypass restrictions on the rules for the use of such criminal proceeds. The reason given was that police from these two Rhode Island communities had helped the federal investigation into the search engine’s distribution of ads for illegal prescription drug sales.
Why On2 shareholders should WATCH out their STEPS?
They are trying to HIDE the "intelligence" communities using Adobe/Youtube to ACCESS the individuals devices and blaming someone other than NSA/CIA? Why did MS pay more than double, $8.5 billion, to Skype instead of letting Google or FB taking Skype with around $ billion over? Who tipped or BALANCED the forces with EXTRA payment? casp321@yahoo
Hacking Team is spreading government malware through YouTube and Microsoft Live
By Russell Brandom
August 15, 2014
Seeding innocent videos with surveillance software
The attacks are more targeted than traditional malware, usually targeting a single person at a time, and relying on access to government internet infrastructure to intercept the traffic. Hacking Team typically works with governments like Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, but Marquis-Boire says similar capabilities have been used by intelligence agencies in the US, Britain, Russia, China and Israel. Snowden documents released in The Washington Post have identified NSA malware injection attacks that infected more than 80,000 different devices.
Why too MANY Lawyers involved in On2 scams and WHY did Google hire an NSA expert to handle a "settled" On2 vs Google case. Was it PAYOFF for different cases that Government could NOT afford more or its another Google "legal" case? Then WHY the lawyers do nOT see a lead-plaintiff with 100-ONT-share as cooking book but claiming defending benladan's driver as a "test" case. WHO do you want fool. ALL NSA/cIA creation and that's WHY they MUST bring their BEST to DEFEND what legally they can NOT defend with too many lawyers in ther position. casp321@yahoo
Why did prosecutor turned judged just two weeks from October 1 2012 to October 15, 2012 laches in FAVOUR of Google, then recused himself from continuing to be in the case?
Why NSA/CIA creation called Google will NOT be able to run their SHADOWY-PRIVATE Government for long, no matter who they buy and sell.
Is it the judge or Patent office KNOW more about how validate/verify a patent? casp321@yahoo
Vringo gains after USPTO confirms validity of '420 patent
Jul 2 2014, 12:00 ET
Vringo (VRN says it has been mailed a notice by the USPTO stating "it will issue a certificate confirming that all of the claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,314,420 remain valid and unchanged."
The '420 patent is one of two being asserted by Vringo in its suit against Google. The USPTO affirmed the validity of the other one (Vringo's '664 patent) last fall.
The notice follows a non-final rejection by the USPTO of certain claims within the '420 patent back in January.
Why On2 management/BOD and John Fargis were HIDING On2 deals with Chinese companies prior to 2009, On2 and Google getting in "serious" talk of "merger?" For HOW long these deals were going under the hood and WHY On2 was giving FREE-RIDE to Chinese compaies in the expence of On2 shareholders and what was NSA/cIA involvement in all of these STEAL, ILLEGALLY under the name of "national-security" and "trade-secret" bullfit. Why should On2 shareholders call John Fagis to stand as WITNESS in their on-going lawsuit against Google and aLL those involved, including John Fargis. casp321@yahoo
Tarrytown, NY - On2 Technologies, Inc. (Amex: ONT), a leader in video compression technologies, announces the appointment of John Fargis to Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales. Working out of Hong Kong, Fargis brings extensive experience from the VoIP and wireless industries, and following On2's recent acquisition of Hantro, will lead the unification and development of the company's business in the region.
Most recently serving as General Manager for Global IP Solutions [GIPS which was acquired by Google; casp321@yahoo] APAC where he launched the company's Asia operation and built it to a multi-million dollar organization within 2 years; At On2, Fargis reports in to Sami Hyyrylainen, SVP Worldwide Sales, and is responsible for sales of On2's entire range of desktop and embedded video technologies throughout Asia Pacific. On2 currently has established offices and partners in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and India.
"On2 is redefining how and where we create and enjoy high quality video. says John Fargis.
On2 To Showcase Industry-Leading Video Compression Technologies at CommunicAsia '08On2's products address consumer-led demand for rich video experience
HONG KONG, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies, Inc. , a global leader in video compression technologies, will be showcasing its broad portfolio on Booth 3G, 403 at this year's CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore between 17th and 20th June. On2's involvement in CommunicAsia and recent appointment of John Fargis, to Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, along with the opening of its Hong Kong office, all signal the company's commitment to strengthen its presence in the region.
"CommunicAsia is an excellent platform for us to demonstrate practically and speak to potential clients in Asia Pacific about our product suite of industry-leading solutions for video compression, encoding and publishing, embedded video and advanced video applications," commented Fargis.
"On2 is recognized as a world leader in video compression technologies. Our codecs deliver the highest quality with less data, and enable compelling video in products and services, from mobile devices to web, VoIP, gaming, broadcast and more. Nowhere is the demand for these applications growing as fast as in Asia Pacific, and this is reflected in our presence at CommunicAsia and our strengthened presence in the region," concluded Fargis.
On2 Technologies' VP6 Encoding Format to be Deployed by China's
On2 Technologies' VP6 Encoding Format to be Deployed by China's NetEase Following Strategic Partnership Agreement
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. and BEIJING, May 13, 
On2 video continues to gain momentum as preferred format for web video in China
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. and BEIJING, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetEase, China's leading Internet technology company, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with On2 Technologies, a leading provider of advanced video compression technologies. NetEase, which ranks first in home page views among web portals in China, will deploy On2's VP6 encoding format and Flix Engine transcoding software in a number of its video channels.
SOURCE On2 Technologies
John Fargis, On2 Technologies
On2 Technologies Licenses Video Codecs to Shanghai InfoTM
Hantro powered HD Multimedia Chip targets Mobile Internet Devices.
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. -- Feb. 16, 2009 -- On2 Technologies (NYSE Alternext US: ONT) announced today that it has licensed the Hantro(TM) 8190 hardware video decoder, 7280 hardware video encoder, and On2 VP6(R) software video decoder to Shanghai InfoTM, a subsidiary of Shuoying Digital Science & Technology (China) Co., Ltd.
"We are extremely pleased to add Shanghai InfoTM to our growing list of licensees in China," says John Fargis, VP APAC sales, On2 Technologies. "This further strengthens our market leading position in the region for video codec solutions in silicon and in devices."
Tudou [from China] Chooses On2 VP6 for Web Video in China
Tue Jan 6, 2009 8:30am EST
Format saves bandwidth costs while providing ideal balance of quality and performance
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies (Amex: ONT) has added Tudou to the growing list of Chinese video web sites using its On2 VP6(R) format for Adobe(R) Flash(R) video.
China's largest video sites are adopting On2 VP6 because it delivers clear advantages over the other formats used in Flash.
"Tudou is the largest video web site in the world and we are pleased to have them join the On2 Asia family," said John Fargis, On2 VP of Sales, Asia Pacific. "This agreement is affirmation of the continuing trend in China towards adoption of On2 VP6 video."
Kaseya steps-up moves to bring the power of new generation IT systems management solutions to China
Source: Techworks Asia Limited Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Fargis has been focused on successfully bridging international organizations with China for the last seventeen years. His Mandarin Chinese is fluent. He comes to Kaseya from On2 Technologies, recently acquired by Google, where as Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales he lead the unification and development of the company¡¦s business across the region. Prior to joining On2, he was General Manager for Global IP Solutions APAC where he launched the company's Asia operation and built out a multi-million dollar sales organization for the company. Earlier, Fargis worked in Beijing, with Motorola¡¦s Network Solutions Sector.
August 13, 2014
This Map Of US And Russian Arms Sales Says It All
By Allan Smith and Skye Gould
They say the Cold War is over, but Russia and the U.S. remain the leading supplier of weapons to countries around the world and are the two biggest military powers. Lately, tensions have been pretty high, too.
The U.S. supplies much of NATO and Middle Eastern allies like Turkey, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
Russia supplies other BRIC nations, as well as Iran, much of Southeast Asia, and North Africa.
Overall, the U.S. sent more than $26.9 billion in weaponry to foreign nations, while Russia sent weaponry exceeding $29.7 billion in value around the globe.
Snowden: NSA has secret ‘MonsterMind’ program that operates without human intervention
By Eric Pfeiffer
August 13, 2014
It would appear that Edward Snowden is still far from finished with his National Security Agency revelations.
In his latest revelation, Snowden tells WIRED magazine that the NSA has a secret, autonomous program called “Monstermind” that can respond to cyberattacks from other countries without human intervention.
And beyond domestic privacy concerns, Snowden warns, the program could cause an international diplomacy nightmare for the U.S. as well, because the cyberattacks launched by MonsterMind are often routed through third-party computers housed in foreign countries.
“These attacks can be spoofed,” Snowden said. “You could have someone sitting in China, for example, making it appear that one of these attacks is originating in Russia. And then we end up shooting back at a Russian hospital. What happens next?”