Monday, February 29, 2016

Link roundup

1. "Imagine buying an internet-enabled surveillance camera, network attached storage device, or home automation gizmo, only to find that it secretly and constantly phones home to a vast peer-to-peer (P2P) network run by the Chinese manufacturer of the hardware."
Now imagine that the geek gear you bought doesn’t actually let you block this P2P communication without some serious networking expertise or hardware surgery that few users would attempt.
2. "Oprah just lost $27 million on Weight Watchers"

3. "A closer look at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter"
In Florida, the station structure next to the Hogwarts Express houses lockers for the Dragon Challenge rollercoaster attraction. Since that attraction is not present here in Hollywood, the space has been re-imagined as a great Hogwarts Express-themed photo-op. Unfortunately, the only way you can go in and take photos in or of the photo-op is to pay $25 for Universal’s photographers to take the picture and give you a print.