Rocco Maglio

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Rocco Maglio is a former Town Commissioner and Mayor of Melbourne Beach, FL. He grew up in Brooksville and is a graduate of Hernando High School as well as PHSC. He current works as a software architect with a strong interest in computer security.

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Photos tell where you have been

'Map' by Aram Bartholl, part of the show 'From Here On' during Rencontres Arles, France 2011 via Wikipedia

Apple and Google phones now add location metadata by default to every photo taken with them. Social media apps then use this data when you share these photos.

Not only are you telling anyone who sees the photo and knows how to view metadata where you took the photo, but now several companies know where you have been if you give them access to your photos. If you share your photos on Facebook, Facebook can determine where you went on vacation, where you hang out with your friends, and where you take your kids to eat.

You Can Never Be Safe Enough

Of course safety is important for a community, but it is also something that government entities that are in the business of public safety can never spend enough on. Additionally, laws are initially passed in the name of safety and then over time become more and more restrictive, infringing on our rights. Oftentimes the laws that are passed or the rules enacted to protect, require us to do things that don’t even make sense.

There is no difference between the Internet and the outside world

Since 1999 Amazon has used a patent on “one click buying” of products to sue other retailers. It expires in 2017, so you may be able to buy things more quickly online. The idea behind this patent is you allow a customer to buy a product as quickly as possible by using only a single click.

The only thing that is really unique about this patent is that it is on the Internet. Retailers have been trying to remove obstacles from customers’ purchases as long as there has been retail.
Just because something is on the Internet, it does not change the way the world works.

Bases loaded in Hernando

Mike Walker coaches a group of players at the MLB Legends Baseball Clinic on April 1, 2017.

Hernando County is an amazing place for children to learn the game of baseball or softball. We have many experienced coaches, some who have even played in the Majors.

Hernando Youth Leagues runs Dixie baseball leagues in Brooksville, Ridge Manor, and Spring Hill. The Brooksville Dixie Baseball and softball leagues have a long tradition of success. The Spring Hill league has had lots of recent success winning several World Series titles in different age groups.

Only Bank in Ridge Manor Closing

The SunTrust Bank branch in Ridge Manor is closing after serving the community for many years. Several of our readers contacted us to inform us about this sad event, one even used its old name SunBank.

With online banking we are seeing the closing of many banking branches. The closing of the Ridge Manor SunTrust branch is different in that it is the only bank in that community.

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