Category: Special Reports

How to save money on electric

Cutting to the chase: Turn off your cable box when you are not using it! He’s a bit long winded, but he will save you big money over time No one likes to waste money. This electrical engineer discovered he wasted over $5,000 on his electrical bill over the years – by making one simple mistake. What’s the mistake? Leaving your cable box on all the time. When you are not using it: Turn it off! That alone added nearly 33% to his monthly bill. Better yet, turn if off all the time. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck...

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Remembering a true American hero

Martin Luther King Jr. A rare American leader In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day today and his birth on January 15th, 1929, BrasscheckTV shares one of his greatest speeches, “The other America”. His life was taken too soon and under shady circumstances in 1968, a year after this speech was given, when he was shot and killed. A legendary civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered as a man who helped spark the moral conscience of a segregated America. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going...

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Full movie: “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz”

Go find this on the Internet and buy it Here’s the whole movie Aaron Swartz was facing 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine. For what? For downloading some academic papers from a server at MIT. In 2008, Swartz downloaded and released about 2.7 million federal court documents stored in the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) database managed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. According to state and federal authorities, Swartz used JSTOR, a digital repository, to download a large number of academic journal articles through MIT’s computer network over the course...

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“The Internet’s Own Boy”

The trailer Tune in tonight, we’re showing the whole thing Bulletin: Nearly five years to the day of Swartz’s “suicide”, we are being told that his partner in programming James Dolan has “committed suicide” too. James was an ex-Marine and computer security expert who was part of a three-man team with Swartz on the development of SecureDrop, an open source whistleblower submission system. A statement from the Freedom of the Press Foundation. (James) poured his heart and soul into the work, traveling to newsrooms around North America to teach IT staffs and journalists in person how to install and...

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Fun and games with the FBI

Knowledge is power Your own cyber-security Fun and games with the FBI. Knowledge is power Kevin Mitnick, author of “The Art of Invisibility” talks about he tracked the FBI agents who were tracking him. To be honest, I don’t understand half of what he’s talking about. On the other hand, it’s learnable. These videos are a good place to start.  The payoff? Privacy and maybe you’ll get good enough to leave the FBI a box of doughnuts too. How to browse the Internet privately Is Trump using a hackable phone? Are you using public wifi? Brasscheck TV needs your...

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