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Smart Homes Come With Spies And Danger

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Apple In Crosshairs Smartphones may beripest for surveillance abuse. Speaking of smartphones, Apple is in the spotlight again and not for the right reasons but it should give everyone pause. A bug in its FaceTime app made the device ripe for use as an instrument worthy of the best spy craft–replete with sight and sound. … Continue reading "Smart Homes Come With Spies And Danger"

Apple In Crosshairs Smartphones may beripest for surveillance abuse. Speaking of smartphones, Apple is in the spotlight again and not for the right reasons but it should give everyone pause. A bug in its FaceTime app made the device ripe for use as an instrument worthy of the best spy craft–replete with sight and sound. … Continue reading “Smart Homes Come With Spies And Danger”

Crypto Calamity, And A $136 Million Balck Hole

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Much to the dismay of many coin-holders, Cotton reportedly did not share his passwords with anyone before his death preventing his widow, Jennifer Robertson, from unlocking his laptop.  “Quadriga’s inventory of cryptocurrency has become unavailable and some of it may be lost,” Robertson wrote in the filing. The news has been made public now that … Continue reading "Crypto Calamity, And A $136 Million Balck Hole"

Much to the dismay of many coin-holders, Cotton reportedly did not share his passwords with anyone before his death preventing his widow, Jennifer Robertson, from unlocking his laptop.  “Quadriga’s inventory of cryptocurrency has become unavailable and some of it may be lost,” Robertson wrote in the filing. The news has been made public now that … Continue reading “Crypto Calamity, And A $136 Million Balck Hole”

Tim Cook:  It’s Time For A New National Privacy Manifesto

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Finally Waking Up Being ’’ woke” is the trendy word these days. Regarding privacy issues, last year was a year of awakening for many. Too bad it had to come in the form of shocking events like  Facebook’s unseemly partnership with a little-known data-mining consulting firm named Cambridge Analytica to raise the alarm. They were … Continue reading "Tim Cook:  It’s Time For A New National Privacy Manifesto"

Finally Waking Up Being ’’ woke” is the trendy word these days. Regarding privacy issues, last year was a year of awakening for many. Too bad it had to come in the form of shocking events like  Facebook’s unseemly partnership with a little-known data-mining consulting firm named Cambridge Analytica to raise the alarm. They were … Continue reading “Tim Cook:  It’s Time For A New National Privacy Manifesto”

CES 2019: What’s Hot? So Many Choices

Withings BPM Core While talking about health and fitness, Withings BPM Core blood pressure monitor fills the bill nicely and is stylish and geeky. It will, of course, take your pressure (duh), but that’s not all. It also has a digital stethoscope sensor you press onto the side of your chest, and another you touch … Continue reading "CES 2019: What’s Hot? So Many Choices"

Withings BPM Core While talking about health and fitness, Withings BPM Core blood pressure monitor fills the bill nicely and is stylish and geeky. It will, of course, take your pressure (duh), but that’s not all. It also has a digital stethoscope sensor you press onto the side of your chest, and another you touch … Continue reading “CES 2019: What’s Hot? So Many Choices”

5G Brings Promise And Peril

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“5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity or the car, affecting entire economies and benefiting entire societies,” Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said two years ago when explaining the massive changes 5G will bring.  Many industry experts and pundits concur that the advent of 5G technology will no doubt be revolutionary. But … Continue reading "5G Brings Promise And Peril"

“5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity or the car, affecting entire economies and benefiting entire societies,” Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said two years ago when explaining the massive changes 5G will bring.  Many industry experts and pundits concur that the advent of 5G technology will no doubt be revolutionary. But … Continue reading “5G Brings Promise And Peril”

Apple Stock Has Plunged: What Does It Mean For Consumers?

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Back in October, Apple was crowned the first company to be valued at more than $1 trillion. Well, the bigger they are, the harder they fall it has been said and so it would seem. Don’t look now, but Apple’s stock is in a free fall, losing almost 30% of its market capitalization in about three … Continue reading "Apple Stock Has Plunged: What Does It Mean For Consumers?"

Back in October, Apple was crowned the first company to be valued at more than $1 trillion. Well, the bigger they are, the harder they fall it has been said and so it would seem. Don’t look now, but Apple’s stock is in a free fall, losing almost 30% of its market capitalization in about three … Continue reading “Apple Stock Has Plunged: What Does It Mean For Consumers?”

Cyber Security Tips For Holiday Gadgets

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The season for giving and getting is once again upon us and the most sought-after gifts are the shiny gadgets and gizmos designed to entertain us as well as make our lives easier. Millions of people will get new phones, computers, Amazon Echos, Google Homes, smart coffee makers, and the like from the internet of … Continue reading "Cyber Security Tips For Holiday Gadgets"

The season for giving and getting is once again upon us and the most sought-after gifts are the shiny gadgets and gizmos designed to entertain us as well as make our lives easier. Millions of people will get new phones, computers, Amazon Echos, Google Homes, smart coffee makers, and the like from the internet of … Continue reading “Cyber Security Tips For Holiday Gadgets”

Facebook Under Siege Agan – Privacy and Security Threatened

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Facebook’s Latest Explanation Paraphrasing a news release from a Facebook staffer’s blog, when someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, it usually only grants the app access to photos people share on their timeline. In this latest snafu, this may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to … Continue reading "Facebook Under Siege Agan – Privacy and Security Threatened"

Facebook’s Latest Explanation Paraphrasing a news release from a Facebook staffer’s blog, when someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, it usually only grants the app access to photos people share on their timeline. In this latest snafu, this may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to … Continue reading “Facebook Under Siege Agan – Privacy and Security Threatened”

What Worries Experts Most About the Future?

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Digital, Internet, and artificial intelligence are upon us and will transform entire societies. If not handled properly, humanity may be adversely affected. Can more science and more technology solve the world’s problems which may be social and cultural at the core? Maybe not. But equally or more dangerous is the glorification of the anti-science stance … Continue reading "What Worries Experts Most About the Future?"

Digital, Internet, and artificial intelligence are upon us and will transform entire societies. If not handled properly, humanity may be adversely affected. Can more science and more technology solve the world’s problems which may be social and cultural at the core? Maybe not. But equally or more dangerous is the glorification of the anti-science stance … Continue reading “What Worries Experts Most About the Future?”