The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some Users May Lose Data on a T-Mobile Smartphone

The New York Times, By ASHLEE VANCE, Published: October 11, 2009

The cellphone provider T-Mobile and Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft and one of T-Mobile’s partners, said over the weekend that a technical glitch in their computer systems would probably result in some customers losing their personal information like contact names, phone numbers and digital photos.

Sidekick LX.

T-Mobile and Danger operate what has become known as a cloud computing service to store important information for their customers. In theory, such a service should make life easier on people by leaving the management of complex computing systems to the pros and having data held in sophisticated computing centers. But when problems crop up, embarrassment ensues.

Last week, T-Mobile and Danger, which manages the data services, began grappling with a range of technical issues affecting users of the Sidekick smartphone.

Most notably, customers who had removed the batteries from their phones or had let their batteries run out faced the prospect of permanently losing their contact, calendar, photo and to-do list information.

Employees at the companies have worked over the weekend to try and fix these problems, but, as of Sunday afternoon, there were still some data and software application service flaws.

“Our teams continue to work around the clock in hopes of discovering some way to recover this information,” T-Mobile said in a statement on its Web site. “However, the likelihood of a successful outcome is extremely low.”

A spokeswoman for Microsoft, which acquired Danger in February 2008, said the company continued to work on retrieving the data and hoped to have more updates for consumers by Monday.

T-Mobile is estimated to have sold about a million of the Sidekick devices. It is unclear how many customers have lost all of their information at this time. “We don’t think it’s a majority of the customers,” said Peter Dobrow, a spokesman for T-Mobile.

The situation has resulted in another black eye for Microsoft in the mobile phone market.

Microsoft bought Danger with the hope of adding some pizazz to smartphones running its Windows Mobile software. The Sidekick device, with its flashy, flip-out screen, had proved a hit with consumers and had a strong set of complementary software.

But close to 18 months after the acquisition, Microsoft has yet to show off any groundbreaking phone designs or software services to blunt the momentum of Apple and its iPhone.

Microsoft plans to release a new version of its flagship Windows software later this month and then introduce a suite of cloud computing services over the next year. The company is looking to prove that it can catch up to and then outflank rivals like Google and with its cloud services and software aimed at businesses and consumers.

Microsoft stressed that its own technology was not to blame for the T-Mobile service issues. Danger had its own technology, which has remained in use after Microsoft’s acquisition.

As for T-Mobile, the company had already started apologizing to customers, while promising additional information by Monday. It has also started crediting people’s accounts with one month of free data service and is considering providing additional compensation for people who lost their information.

“We will work hard to try and make things right for them,” Mr. Dobrow said. “That said, it has been a very difficult and disappointing week.”

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