By Allen Miller
CYBERSPACE — Anyone with a computer probably knows a new version of Ransomware — called WannaCry — wreaked havoc last week. Known as ‘malware,’ this insidious attack has affected approximately 200,000 computers in over 150 countries thus far.
One surprising factoid is that the Ransomware may have been developed by our own National Security Agency, which leaked. Some believe the intentional dissemination was an “inside job”.
Ransomware encrypts all the files on a computer. Unless you pay the ransom, your files are locked forever. Your pictur…
Internet news sites suffer from ad blocking
Readers wake up to newspapers
By Nu Yang | Reprint Courtesy of | Editor & Publisher Magazine
For years now, media analysts have said technology will save print — and maybe it will, just not in the way they predicted. The news industry is going through an overload of information particularly in the digital sphere. We can point our fingers at the 24-hour news cycle. We can blame social media. But according to marketing expert Andrew Davis, 17 new web pages are published every second.
If you think about it, said Davis, in a span of five second…
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Tommy Rogers of CenturyLink
Special to the County Compass
GRANTSBORO – Representatives from CenturyLink, the area’s dominant Internet provider, told a group of county leaders Wednesday morning that a daily log of complaints, requests for service, and other inquiries is the main driver of improvements and enhancements within any given area of eastern North Carolina.
“We want to hear from folks;” said Jacksonville-based Tommy Rogers, who is CenturyLink’s local Area Operations Manager, “but spring is a long way off,” he added, hinting t…
This harvest festival in Barbados was originally celebrated in the 1800s by slaves at the end of the sugar-cane harvest. Today, Crop Over is a civic celebration which takes place during the last three weeks of July and usually ends on the first Monday in August. There are historical displays, craft shows, fairs, open-air concerts, calypso music and dancing, and “stick licking”—a self-defense sport similar to fencing. The first Monday of August is the finale, known as the Kadooment, which includes the judging of costumed bands at the National Stadium and a grand calypso procession. More…