Barr Publications and Media Services

Barr Publications and Media Services We are a full-service marketing agency with digital media and technology at the core. Our offices locations are in the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Barr Publications and Media Services, a DBA of Barr Management Consultancy LLC, is a digital marketing agency blending in-depth online media expertise with sophisticated technology and a personalized approach to deliver reliable results and industry-leading performance.

Mission: Barr was founded on the core principle that we would create a company that would truly help our clients grow their businesses by working with them more as a strategic partner than merely an outsourced vendor. We want our clients to rely on us to help them develop an online presence that will dramatically influence their business in a positive manner.

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Eid Mubarak!
08/06/2013

Eid Mubarak!

07/24/2013
Hackers turn Verizon box into spy tool

A short video on how ordinary people can spy on ordinary people, anywhere!

http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/07/12/hackers-turn-verizon-box-into-spy-tool?videoId=244229599&videoChannel=1

Related article: http://news.yahoo.com/researchers-hack-verizon-device-turn-mobile-spy-station-095949992.html

Researchers at iSec hacked into a Verizon network extender, which anyone can buy online, and turned it into a cell phone tower small enough to fit inside a backpack capable of capturing and intercepting all calls, text messages and data sent by mobile devices within range.

If we don’t want governments (or anyone else) spying on our Internet traffic and our phone conversations, then we can st...
06/30/2013
Tomorrow’s Surveillance: Everyone, Everywhere, All The Time | TechCrunch

If we don’t want governments (or anyone else) spying on our Internet traffic and our phone conversations, then we can stop them from doing so.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/29/tomorrows-surveillance/

Everyone is worried about the wrong things. Since Edward Snowden exposed the incipient NSA panopticon, the civil libertarians are worried that their Internet conversations and phone metadata are being tracked; the national-security conservatives claim to be worried that terrorists will start hidin..

Privacy challenges for mobile appsMobile app capabilities present unique challenges for privacy protection.  Mobile apps...
05/27/2013

Privacy challenges for mobile apps

Mobile app capabilities present unique challenges for privacy protection. Mobile apps have the potential to collect significant amounts of personal information about users, often without them being aware of the collection. Mobile apps may be able to access:

- The user’s phone and email contacts
- Call logs
- Internet data
- Calendar data
- Data about the device’s location
- The device’s unique IDs
- Information about how the user uses the app.

The scope of personal information which can potentially be collected, combined with the speed at which apps are developed and distributed, could result in the personal information of hundreds of thousands of users being collected in a short space of time.

Truly inspirational words by the late Steve Jobs, from his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University:"Remembering ...
05/26/2013

Truly inspirational words by the late Steve Jobs, from his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University:

"Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."

You can disable Java entirely without losing out on too many online applications. Accessing the "Options," "Preferences"...
03/28/2013
Hackers Can Exploit 94 Percent of Java Users

You can disable Java entirely without losing out on too many online applications. Accessing the "Options," "Preferences" or "Settings" menu section in your browser of choice, then looking for "Plug-ins" or "Extensions" (sometimes located in "Advanced Options") will allow you to turn off Java.

http://www.toptenreviews.com/newsletters/?nid=20130328t1&cmpid=nl-20130328

Fewer than 10 percent of Java users are safe from simple, known system exploits.

There’s also the possibility that drive time could become swamped with ads, certainly an essential part of any Google or...
03/28/2013
The car as a mobile device: The perks and pitfalls of increased car connectivity | Digital Trends

There’s also the possibility that drive time could become swamped with ads, certainly an essential part of any Google or Facebook experience, or that car and social media companies could use drivers’ data to track them.

Will car customers of the future complain about lack of privacy in their own vehicles?

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/the-car-as-mobile-device-the-perks-and-pitfalls-of-increased-car-connectivity/

What if your car was nothing more than a four-wheeled smartphone? What if car companies spent as much time thinking about connectivity and apps as they

Security experts used to be able to rattle off the names of infamous computer viruses that inflicted wide-scale damage o...
03/21/2013
Why the public sector is still catching up with proactive cybersecurity -- GCN

Security experts used to be able to rattle off the names of infamous computer viruses that inflicted wide-scale damage on government agencies and private corporations alike. However, over time, millions of viruses have emerged, and it’s become nearly impossible to prevent these attacks on an individual basis.

With so many recent documented cases of cyberattacks, some argue that a digital Pearl Harbor could be on the horizon if we don’t agree on a method of protecting ourselves from these growing threats.

http://gcn.com/articles/2013/03/20/public-sector-proactive-security.aspx

If agencies are to stop being reactive in addressing cybersecurity, they must first change the way security is implemented on the ground floor.

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Rejects Ryan's Misogynistic Budget as an Economic Assault on Women and Women Busine...
03/21/2013
http://www.uswcc.org/news/ViewNews.aspx?newsId=41

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Rejects Ryan's Misogynistic Budget as an Economic Assault on Women and Women Businesses Owners

"This alarmingly misogynistic budget attacks the economic interest and security of women at every level," states Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce.

...American women want our economy to keep moving forward with strategic cuts and investments for the future. We do not want to push our financial condition backward and we certainly don't want to be attacked as this budget so surely has done."

http://www.uswcc.org/news/ViewNews.aspx?newsId=41

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2013 – Today, the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce ( http://www.uswcc.org ) calls on congressional leaders to reject the Ryan Budget as wrong for the future of America, and pledges to take the case to protect the economic future of women to every community.

The www.barrpublications.com website has been officially launched!Please check out our website. I hope to have your feed...
02/12/2013

The www.barrpublications.com website has been officially launched!

Please check out our website. I hope to have your feedback on the overall design, content and ease of navigation (pages upload/finding basic info).

Latest technology applied. It's a responsive design website, so the webpages adjust to the size of the device you are using.

Any suggestions are welcomed. Your opinion matters.

Hope to hear from you.

Our government is finally supporting us!http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/30/president-obama-signs-new-directive-st...
02/05/2013
President Obama Signs New Directive to Strengthen our Work to Advance Gender Equality Worldwide | Th

Our government is finally supporting us!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/30/president-obama-signs-new-directive-strengthen-our-work-advance-gender-equality-worl

President Obama takes a critical step to institutionalize all these efforts by signing a Presidential Memorandum to strengthen and expand U.S. government capacity and coordination across all agencies to better promote gender equality and empower women and girls.

01/31/2013

The Website Owner's 25-point Checklist

What could you do with $90 billion? Join the campaign to end the discrimination in federal contracting with women-owned ...
01/31/2013

What could you do with $90 billion?

Join the campaign to end the discrimination in federal contracting with women-owned firms.

In 1994, Congress established an incredibly low 5% goal for contracting with women-owned firms. Since 1994, year after year, the federal government has failed to meet or beat the 5% goal for federal contracting with women-owned small businesses. The consequences of this discriminatory failure? Women-owned firms have lost $90 billion of dollars in opportunities.

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Breakthrough Campaign: http://www.uswcc.org/breakthrough.aspx

If you have Skype, this is 'A Must Read'...Concerns that Skype can and has been wiretapped have ramped up since Microsof...
01/25/2013
Skype Must Be More Transparent, Says Activists And Advocacy Groups | TechCrunch

If you have Skype, this is 'A Must Read'...

Concerns that Skype can and has been wiretapped have ramped up since Microsoft bought the VoIP provider for $8.5 billion in cash back in May 2011.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/24/skype-must-be-more-transparent-says-activists-and-advocacy-groups/

A roster of privacy advocates, Internet activists, journalists and other organizations have issued an open letter to Microsoft, calling on it to issue regular transparency reports about the release of Skype user information to third parties...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2013/01/21/facebook-is-recycling-your-likes-to-promote-stories-youve-never-see...
01/23/2013
Facebook Is Recycling Your Likes To Promote Stories You've Never Seen To All Your Friends - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2013/01/21/facebook-is-recycling-your-likes-to-promote-stories-youve-never-seen-to-all-your-friends/

If Facebook's new Graph Search feature has you thinking a little harder about what you've "liked" for fear that a past action come back to embarrass you, here's one more thing to worry about. The social network may be promoting "related posts" to your friends in your name that you've never seen.

01/17/2013

"Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it." ~George Santayana (1863--1952)

01/17/2013

Hi Ree, I hope to get to know you better. Welcome! : ) Penny

01/17/2013

Hi Ashley, I'm so happy to see you on here. I send my love. xx

01/16/2013

Hi Shawna, Welcome! Beautiful pic for your profile.

Morgan finally made it!

I sincerely appreciate what your Mom gave me, please tell her. xx

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