Aug 31 2009

Archive of our tweets for August 2009

[Continued from July 2009 tweets] No Gravatar

Vmyths archives its Twitter feed for historical clarity. If it went out via our “vmyths” account, you’ll find it here — along with any needed explanations, clarifications, corrections, and apologies. Co-founder Rob Rosenberger submitted all the tweets this month.

  • 4 August 2009
    1. Ignore the “RFID” tweet from @mikkohypponen. Here’s why:
  • 9 August 2009
    1. Okay, I’ll bite. HOW EXACTLY do we know @Cyxymu was the “real” target of the recent Twitter/FB cyber-genocide?
      After a gullible media reported “Russia” launched a cyber-attack against one lonely blogger with a paltry 100 followers on Twitter.
    2. News flash! @vmyths was also a target in the Twitter/FB attacks. I know it for a FACT because i’m the one they attacked! No, really!
    3. WARNING: @Cyxymu speculated Russia ordered Twitter/FB attacks … and the media reported it as a “fact.”
    4. Suppose @Cyxymu stood on a street in NYC shouting “Russia started a global cyber-war to silence my blog!” Would you believe him?
  • 10 August 2009
    1. !! @teksquisite: “@Cyxymu had aprox. 100 followers” before attack. Now he’s got 2300+. Will copycats fake an attack as a PR stunt?
    2. Tons of tweet-SPAM for Trend Micro’s anti-Conficker package. Short URL goes to a spam counter which redirects to Trend’s site…
  • 11 August 2009
    1. OK, I’ll ask. Did US State Dept calculate the # of Iran protesters who die per hour when Twitter is up vs. down?
    2. {sarcasm} “Do you recall where you were, five years ago, when the Blaster worm struck down the Internet?”
    3. If you DO remember where you were when the Blaster worm struck, it’s because you got PAID to fight it … money <> empathy
  • 28 August 2009
    1. Proposed bill gives Obama “precautionary disconnect” power if antivirus software fails us yet again…
    2. The White House mulled a “precautionary disconnect” for the entire Internet, one week after 9/11:
  • 31 August 2009
    1. Aussies: ignore Russ Smith’s security hype. You don’t need a “license to compute” just to do library research or watch NetFlix.

[Continued in September 2009 tweets]