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FBI pushes for broader Internet surveillance

September 24, 2012

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It has always been a game of cat and mouse, hide and seek – the white hats verses the black hats. For as long as I can remember, and I’ve been involved in technology since 1980, even before the IBM XT computer debut in 1983 – people, hackers really, have been trying to access data […]

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SmartPhone Wars – coming soon

August 27, 2012

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If you are like me, when you heard the verdict that Samsung owes Apple $1.05 Billion for infringing on patents – your eyes probably jumped from your skull and you did the double take shake with your head. Not that I didn’t expect Apple to win, but more because of the amount awarded. This is […]

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Epic hack – what it means to you

August 13, 2012

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Unless you live under a rock you probably already have heard about the “Epic Hack” that compromised technology journalist Mat Honan’s online life on August 3 2012. Mat was a former editor for Wired magazine and currently a senior reporter at Gizmodo, a technology gadget website. As Mat describes in his article “How Apple and […]

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In Wake of Security Breach, Yahoo! Hires New CEO

July 19, 2012

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Just days after Yahoo! announced a security breach that compromised 400,000 user accounts the company names a new CEO, Marissa Mayer. Founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in March 1995 in Santa Clara, California Yahoo! has had its share of ups and downs. Yahoo! has had five CEOs in the past five-year and eight […]

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The dark side of Social Media

March 29, 2012

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Most all of us use social media of some sort, whether Facebook, LinkedIn, Tweeter, Google+, Flickr, WordPress, the list goes on. It’s a great way to connect to our friends and family, share insight as to what is happening in our lives at any moment and of course to see what others are doing as […]

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Your privacy – can an employer ask for your Facebook login and password?

March 19, 2012

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I have become acutely aware that in this day and age you cannot expect any privacy once you walk out the front door of your house. Video and camera’s are everywhere and one just has to expect that your every move is being watch and scrutinized. It seems that not only is Big Brother keeping […]

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Google’s New Privacy Policy

March 1, 2012

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I’ve been aware for some time that Google intended to update its privacy policies and I am reminded every time I log into my Google account about the impending change. So today when I grabbed my morning coffee and turned on the TV an interesting news story got my attention really fast. There was a […]

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