Monthly Archives: March 2012

An alternative to Google Maps

Here it is: http://maps.stamen.com Played around with it, and it was very robust while showing San Francisco, but slowed down considerably when I tried Los Angeles.  Could it be that SF maps are cached server-side as SF is the default … Continue reading

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The latest on data breaches

The 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is out.  I’d love a clarification though; what percentage of “outsider” attacks involved social engineering (including spear phishing)? Verizon security report: Hacktivism up, insider threats down By InfoWorld Tech Watch Created 2012-03-22 03:00AM Over … Continue reading

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Private equity + foreclosure = 8%

Private Equity’s Foreclosures for Rentals Net 8% By Edward Robinson – Mar 13, 2012 Bloomberg Markets Magazine Ken Major climbs the steps of a county courthouse in a San Francisco suburb with $500,000 in cashier’s checks in one hand and a list of addresses … Continue reading

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