Pedro is a Technology consultant, former CIO of Ordia Solutions, former DoD & DARPA contractor, a natural alternative medicine and ancient history researcher, former U.S. Army paratrooper, and active seeker of the Truth in Jesus the Christ.

“You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.”

 

How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Posted by  at Friday July 12, 2013 8:45 pm 

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Skype in eyes

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.

The files provided by Edward Snowden illustrate the scale of co-operation between Silicon Valley and the intelligence agencies over the last three years. They also shed new light on the workings of the top-secret Prism program, which was disclosed by the Guardian and the Washington Post last month.

The Day Will Come…

Posted by  at Sunday December 16, 2012 10:22 am 

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National Association for Gun Rights

My Motorola Xoom

Posted by  at Satday April 9, 2011 8:14 am 

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Motorola Xoom Tablet

Motorola Xoom Tablet

After weeks of research and playing with a first-generation iPad, I’ve made my decision to purchased a Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi tablet a week after it came out. I own a Motorola Droid first generation. My experience with Motorola products has been a pleasure, from CB radios to communications appliances for my government clients; Motorola has delivered quality products for the most part.

Brainstorming Tools Survey

Posted by  at Monday May 10, 2010 6:32 am 

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Whiteboard Brainstorming

Photo: Brainstorming on a whiteboard

Sometimes, the good old whiteboard is the best tool to brainstorm about new concepts and application features, especially after a couple of glasses of wine. Lately, I’ve started to use a blank sheet of paper 11” x 17” (preferred) or 8 ½” x 11” in size and a pencil for designing User Interface (UI) concepts. I later use Publisher or Photoshop to re-create a digital version of it.

TurboTax, Not So Turbo After All

Posted by  at Friday May 7, 2010 1:27 pm 

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TurboTax Email Confirmation

Photo: TurboTax Email Confirmation

I’ve started receiving emails from Intuit’s TurboTax service. This was very strange, especially because I have not used their service this year. The email was addressed to RAMON MARTINEZ. Obviously we both share the same last name, but RAMON is nowhere near PEDRO when it comes to spelling. Regardless, I’m now receiving all his tax information online, and could potentially change his Intuit’s account password and make some damage. So much for online security.

Ordia Solutions for Law Enforcement

Posted by  at Monday March 29, 2010 9:14 pm 

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Ordia Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical, tactical, interoperable, collaborative, and mobile command & control solutions for first responders and their chain of command. Mobile Tactical Collaboration System™ (blue force tracking system), AdvanTraq™ GPS and AdvanTraq™ GPS Mic form the only product suite on the market that seamlessly integrates all three key command and control functions: tactical planning, real-time collaboration, and blue force tracking, into one easy-to-use, ready-out-of-the-box solution.

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