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Ultra-secure Smartphones and the Battle for Privacy

It’s been more than a year since Edward Snowden leaked classified documents and prompted new concerns about privacy in the digital world. But those concerns are not waning — especially when it comes to smartphones,...

The Value of National Guidelines for Cyber Security

It’s not a secret that cyber security is a significant issue facing businesses of all shapes and sizes in the United States and across the globe. President Obama has said that the “cyber threat is one of the most...

Novarica report reveals insurers save significant time and money using ISO content in electronic format

Novarica (a division of Novantas that conducts independent research) recently released a report showing that, by using ISO content in electronic format, insurers have realized on average: - a 39 percent reduction in...

Safe Computing Strategies for Small and Midsize Businesses

Nowadays, you don’t have to be a large corporation to attract the wrath of hackers. Limousine companies, escrow firms, and even hay-compressing companies have become the target of cyber attacks in recent years....

Is Depersonalized Demographic Data Really Anonymous Information?

Cell phones are a modern-day convenience — and annoyance. A few years ago, a Cornell University doctoral student and her colleagues conducted a study on why overhearing a phone conversation is so distracting and...

The Permanence of Electronic Postings vs. the Right to Be Forgotten

We’ve all counseled our kids to be cautious of what they post on the web because it may have repercussions someday. To our kids, it must sound just like the “permanent record” that our teachers referenced when they...

Virtual Currency: The Currency of the Future?

I first learned about bitcoins last year and talked about the topic in my post, “ A Bitcoin for Your Thoughts ,” on September 12, 2013. I’m still not a bitcoin user, but I have to say that virtual currencies continue ...

Recognizing the Dangers in Facial Recognition

We've all seen the movie, the one where the super spy snaps a picture with his spy-phone and uploads the image to his headquarters. There, a computer system quickly analyzes the grainy picture, identifies the...

The Dark Side of Webcams

Maybe it was last November, when the Oxford Dictionaries selected “selfie” as its international Word of the Year. Or perhaps it was the following month, when President Obama took that infamous selfie with British Prim...

The Evolving Battlefield

Memorial Day is an important holiday set aside to remember those who have died serving in the U.S. military. Our service members commit their time, their energy, and sometimes even their lives and deserve recognition...