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Off Line All Day Today - Fire in El Cangrejo

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By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This morning at about 10:00 am or so there was an electrical fire in an underground junction box right across the street from the Veneto hotel. The firemen showed up and the power company cut the juice. There are several significant underground cables sharing that particular space, including electrical power, local telephone, fiber optic, as well as the main line for Cable Onda. The guys from the power company didn't get done until after 7:00 pm and then Cable Onda got their shot in the hole and patched the damage. Long story short - I was offline all day today. In any case, it's fixed. Yahoo, and Google, and everything else.

Copyright 2008 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Night of the Living Dead - Part Deux

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By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Like a Zombie from the "Night of the Living Dead" Okke Ornstein has returned. Ornstein took his "Noriegaville" website off line a few months ago and was supposedly gone for good. He used his website to actively and habitually slander and defame other members of the English speaking community in Panama. In my book if you're going publicly allege someone is a pedophile then you damn well better have some solid proof or a copy of a conviction in your hands. Ornstein made that very public and incredibly irresponsible accusation against another member of the community simply because the guy is a friend of mine. I tried to ignore his obsessive rants for more than three years but then he crossed the line. As a result myself and others filed a series of criminal complaints against him for defamation and slander, all of which are still pending in the Panamanian legal system. In response he took his Noriegaville website offline in a legally defensive move. Well guess what? He's back, just like a bad burrito... (more)

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DigiLinea Provides US Hispanics from Panama with New Mobile Telephony Solution

Internet & TechnologyDoral, FL, (PRWEB) February 6, 2008 -- DigiLinea, the leader in innovative telephony solutions over mobile networks to the US Hispanic and Latin American markets, announced today the availability of a new mobile telephony solution for Panamanians worldwide. Merging the best of the Internet with your mobile phone DigiLinea now allows Panamanians to add a local telephone number from Panama City to their US mobile phone allowing them to make and receive calls locally as if they were still in Panama. This expansion helps DigiLinea further address the needs of the US Hispanic market all of whom are looking for innovative calling solutions to use from their mobile phones to stay in touch with their friends and family in Latin America. The DigiLinea mobile solution leverages fixed mobile convergence technologies to provide free or ultra low cost calls between the US and Latin America making all calls local. DigiLinea by converting all calls to local calls provides dramatic savings over traditional calling for the US Hispanic market. (more)
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More on the National Assembly Website Hack

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By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Earlier this week I spoke to Ing. Virgilio Sanchez, the new Director of the Department of Information for the Panamanian National Assembly regarding the recent hacker attack which took their website offline on 9 January 2008. According to Sanchez, they are conducting a forensic evaluation of the attack, and have concluded that the attackers entered the site on several occasions prior to 9 January 2008 primarily to ensure they could access the server anytime they wanted. Sanchez said that the internal email and document servers for the National Assembly were never compromised, and that the hackers did not have access to sensitive National Assembly documents or information. (more)

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More About the National Assembly Website Hack

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By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Inside sources speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed to Panama-Guide computer technicians responsible for the security of the internal information systems serving Panama's National Assembly had warned of potential security weaknesses in their systems. Specifically, computer security specialists warned officials in the National Assembly twice in 2007 and once in 2006 that their systems were extremely vulnerable, primarily because two program security updates and patches had not been installed. In addition, they were told there was not enough isolation between their computer server and the rest of their internal information system. (more)

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National Assembly Web Site Still Down After Hacker Penetration

Internet & Technology By Edgar Enrique Figueroa for La Prensa - "Our eyes are on you" and the US flag was what appeared on the web page of the National Assembly indicating that the page had been attacked by hackers last 9 January at 9:30 pm. The phrase and the American flag are a key signal indicating hackers have penetrated the site, said Jose Rodriguez, am expert in security systems who is dedicated to this business. As a result of the attack the web page of the National Assembly www.asemblea.gob.pa remains out of service, one of the sites most visited among all of the Panamanian governmental web sites, according to the National Secretariat of Science and Technology (Senacyt). (more)
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National Assembly Web Site Still Down After Hacker Attack

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Pedro Miguel Gonzalez in Custody
Pedro Miguel Gonzalez in Custody
By Santiago Cumbrera for the Panama America - The web page of Panama's National Assembly has been down since 9 January 2008, when on the day Panamanians commemorate Martyr's Day (1964), a group of cybernetic pirates (hackers) broke into the site and placed a US flag. The company providing web service to the National Assembly continues to investigate the attack and has not discarded the possibility that the attack originated from overseas. Nevertheless, legislative sources refused to comment when asked if the attack could have come from sectors of the US government who are annoyed because of the controversy surrounding the President of the Panamanian National Assembly Pedro Miguel Gonzalez. The election of González irritated the United States, who has been indicted for the terrorist murder of US soldier Zak Hernandez, who was killed on the eve of a visit to Panama by then US president George Bush (father) in 1992. Hackers broke into the web page and placed a US flag on the site, and below wrote the message "Our eyes are on you."
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iBasis interconnects with C&W Panama for global voice services

Internet & TechnologyiBasis, the global VoIP provider, has announced that Cable & Wireless Panama (C&W Panama), has interconnected with the iBasis network for international voice services. The interconnection enables the telco to route international voice traffic over the iBasis network to anywhere in the world, including neighbouring countries such as Honduras, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica and Colombia, as well as North America.
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IT Outsourcing -- Exchange Rate and time Zone Relief in Panama

Internet & Technology Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 13, 2007 -- Vision TRE, Inc. announced today a new offering of near-shore technical staff augmentation services out of Panama. These services are targeted at small and mid-size companies that need an offshore team of 1 to 10 technical professionals to augment an existing team. Companies benefit from having a dedicated low cost skilled Panamanian team work remotely in a U.S. work day friendly time zone. Services include software development, help-desk, and Cisco remote management and support services. According to William Johns the president of Vision TRE, "Panama offers U.S. companies, low cost skilled professionals in a close proximity to the U.S. The time zone is the same as U.S. Central time and the currency is U.S. dollars."
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Exclusive: Negroponte on his Intel triumph (OLPC Comes to Panama?)

Internet & Technology By David Kirkpatrick - NEW YORK (Fortune) -- It's been an eventful two weeks for the $100 laptop movement. On July 13 the group called One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) announced it would add Intel to its growing list of corporate supporters, which include Intel's chip rival AMD as well as Google, News Corp., eBay, Quanta Computer and others. Then on the 23rd OLPC said that the XO, its triumphantly-engineered computer (which will actually initially cost closer to $200 than $100) will go into mass production at Quanta in Taiwan. For Nick Negroponte, who as this initiative's hyperkinetic leader has turned it into a force beyond all predictions, both announcements were triumphs. He talked with me for the first time this week about how it happened and what it all means. (more)
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