Saturday, January 24, 2009

No Holds Barred: Jacqui Snow on Social Media, Computer and Internet Security, and the Combat Sports 

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  • On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Jacqui Snow, our correspondent and the technical consultant for No Holds Barred. She is also a moderator of the very popular MySpace Boxing Forum, which has over eight thousand members.

    For almost two weeks, No Holds Barred was unable to be produced because of an attack by viruses and adware gotten from a pop-up ad on a sleazy boxing web site.

    In a lengthy and animated interview, we discuss just what happened with this virus and adware attack, what steps can be taken to avoid and prevent such attacks, and why certain web sites stoop to trying to make money by such predatory practices.

    We also discuss the growing importance of social media sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter, and how they are transforming the way fans of the combat sports get information and communicate with each other. We also comment on the continuing, pathetic ignorance of and resistance to social media by most of the boxing establishment, along with many other issues.

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    Monday, January 19, 2009

    Almost Back 

    I should have my main computer back from being fixed in a couple of days. It went down from a virus/adware combination gotten from a pop-up ad from a Fastclick ad on Boxing Scene. Beware both of those.

    Then I have to reinstall some programs and reset a lot of settings. I hope to be able to restart producing shows by later this week. So look out, friends and foes alike, as I have a lot to say!

    Thanks, Eddie

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