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Facebook Bug

What I supposed to download was a map showing the different cooking

styles of O-Zouni (celebrative cooking for  new-year) all over  in Japan.

In stead, what I got was a hacked-in fraud from Facebook. —– on the face

it looks like a notice from Google Chrome though, in fact it was a disguised

mail which tricks us to give Email address and its Password to Facebook

= as the sender’s ID was shown on the top-left corner.    

—– In order to deceive, it is showing the big G-Chrome Logo but their

“Facebook Logo” was not shown. (my be excusing with “Technical hitch”)  

And saying “You’re using a web browser that isn’t supported by Facebook

while showing Net-Explorer, Mozilla-Firefox etc etc —– despite I’m using

latest Firefox. = it was just a sheer pretext to steal Password. (Anyhow, as

I don’t use SNS, neither need to have Facebook convenient Browser.  🙂 )

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Why they have to take like this desperate measure. = Now hundreds of

thousands of people leaving Facebook everyday.  It is an out-of-dated

old fashioned SNS, and only old users (30~40s) are still keep using it.

(Young and more active user has moved to LINE or SNAPCHAT etc.)

= So, they are desperate to fill-up the lost numbers and hack-into

the address book to trick the friends to join —– by sending false mails

which says “Yoshi is asking you to join Facebook”  😀 😀

How Pathetic. —– I’ve been wondering why people need to have such

kind of FALSE feeling of being ” CONNECTED” = now everybody

knows that such superficial number of “So-called FRIENDS” or

number of LIKE is nothing to do with “Real Human Relation”.

Nobody feel confident with the empty person who couldn’t even

stand alone but seek numbers in So-called Friends or Followers.  

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PS ;      The further trouble I discovered about the aforesaid

Facebook Bug was, —— it was very difficult to delete that file,

as I didn’t obey and sign-up for them to finish their task. 

So that, I needed to find the file and delete it. ==> But, later

I discovered that the Facebook Hacker left a virus in my PC

which blocks the function of “Copy and Paste”.   So, when I try

to Copy and Paste = what appeared on the screen was not what

I copied but the logo of G-Chrome and the Hyperlink.

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Hyperlink to go back to the same Facebook page.

= which is harassing us to give-up and sign-up to them ! 

—– Can you believe, this is what Facebook is actually doing.

Are they such desperate in this extent ? 

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CYBER SPACE — (and Z80 mini-computer)

It is 25 years  since  Dot Com was first created,  and 20 years since  WWW  was invented.

One of my old colleague,  Camera Critics,  Kazuo Taira  was one of the pioneer of the PC networking, using

acoustic telephone modem and he organized the Photographer’s Computer Network in Japan.

It’s shame Mr.Taira  is no longer with us.  Unfortunately  we in the creative field tend to lose the friends who

tend to be a heavy drinker.  ( Do you know,  the average life-span of Rock musicians are 38 something,

of cause it may not caused by the alcohol alone )

And since then, our lives are more and more entwined with the Computer and the Internet.

Nearly 20 years ago,  I made a small computer using Z80 CPU,

designed from the scratch.  ( Left  Photo)

( I would say, it’s a half sculpture, half computer )

Its operates on only 10 MHz clock speed and having 512 Kb memory,

which needs to be programmed by Machine Code.

—– In electronics, to design and to build is one thing and

to make it works is the another.

Eliminate all the glitches and instability etc etc are the hard part.

—– As the definition,  computer operates on the data in the

memory,  once the memory was corrupted,  it needs to re-program from the start.

( It was the time of  UV erasable  memory,  before easy to re-program  Flash-memory )

After this experience,  I became a computer skeptic ” Computer can make mistakes ” hence, even now

I don’t use Credit Card and I rather like to use hard-wired design,  not soft control.

In this reason, I honestly admire the person who can design and manufacture a  10 GHz device which works

in any environment  reliably.

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In another side of the revolution,  the Internet is becoming almost a monster, and the Necessary Evil.

Since  I  started to use Email,  I wrote very few letters  which  needed to be a signed evidence.

—– The trouble of Net is their intrusive activities.  As everybody knows,  Google / Gmail is

watching our use of web and the contents of communications word by word. ( Cookies, hidden files etc)

When I heard about  Facebook,  I instantly felt their dubious nature  ” Why do they need to have so much

detailed personal information ? “—– obviously they are  the salable commodities.

Without having such profitable return,  what is the point to provide free service.

Personal info’ used to be sold to the marketing / direct mail company before.  Now the Internet provider,

social networking site are the Marketing/ Advertising/ Direct-mailing/ Delivery Service  All-in-one.

(When  I got an Email from one of our Old-boy telling, he has reached to the grand age, the Ads on right hand

column are all cheap Funeral service and the international flower delivery — Great, thank you very much :-D)

So that from the beginnings I didn’t use my real name to open Email account, and never sign up the

Website which asks Date of Birth.  ( Still, now Yahoo knows my DOB, obviously from the content of

the mail between me and my friend. )

With full name and the DOB, the one can hack-in and get the information of National Health, and

together with the Address,  it is possible to access the Banking information.

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To live in peace, we have to be aware ” We are in the battle field ” which the Buddhists call  Samsara.

With technology and the Internet,  we opened the Pandora’s Box.   It’s a funny situation, as in the Informations

we are becoming almost naked,  in the same time our contact itself becoming even more indirect.

Just by  the chain of characters on the screen, a 30 years guy pretending as a 15 years old boy,  chatting

with a 40 years woman who pretending 13 years old girl. —– Yuck,  how  beautiful,   😀

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Zen  rely on the Direct Transmission,  still what I’ve been trying here, is the triple, quadruple indirect

communications.  In order to type, I converted my feeling to the lingual form, and express it in the

bloody English, which typed chain of ASCII code traveled through unknown node here and there and

end up —– how do I know where.

As I thought,  I never met Buddha himself,  or  I have any idea , how many times the Mantra was translated

or re-written,  and  2500 years apart, someone try to reach the same conclusion as Buddha,

( in the point of indirectness, this is the far-most remote situation )

still, if its works,  a talk to others through  Internet may works too.

Thats what I’m thinking.

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