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Avi Rubin: All Your Devices Can Be Hacked

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@nycework tweet digest: 05/12-17/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Getting good at being you; healthcare for $60 or less per month; budgeting successfully through thick and thin; big data as the new crystal ball; the dangers of being profiled with eye-tracking technology; what you can do with tiny computers; eco-friendly paper towel etiquette…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 12 and May 17, 2013:

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
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  • A quote by Abraham Lincoln urging you to be good at being you;
  • an article about how information you share publicly can be used to predict your future;
  • an article about a doctor who charges $60 or less per month for basic healthcare because he believes the U.S. healthcare system sacrifices patients’ health for profit;
  • an article discussing ways to use USB flash drive-sized PCs that run Android or other GNU/Linux-based operating systems;
  • an article about how eye-tracking technology could pose serious risks to your privacy;
  • a video demonstration of an eco-friendlier way to dry your hands using a small amount of paper towel;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about 5 ways to “make it” regardless of the state of the economy.

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Bottoms Up! Nanotechnology ‘Escapes’ Into Food Supply

Did you know there are man-made machines that are invisible to the naked eye? Microscopic guitars, cars, computers and many invisible things are being designed using nanotechnology.

Now nanotech’s found its way into food. Yes, nano foods are already on store shelves.

Reading about nanotech reminds this blogger of a scene from the 2003 movie X2: X-Men United. In the scene Magneto Escapes, the movie’s villain Magneto breaks out of confinement by extracting iron from a prison guard’s blood. No, the prison guard didn’t boost his body’s iron levels feasting on chicken liver just before going to work. His body was hacked. The scene Bottoms Up! shows how the “iron hack” was done.

So what do these advancements in nanotech potentially mean? For starters, every one of us and everything in life is now potentially hackable. Bottoms up, folks!


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