Banks seek NSA help amid attacks on their computer systems – The Washington Post. Prediction: This will be the year that commercial interests take cyber security seriously, if only because the number of devices and complexities of their interoperation are vastly complicating the authentication and identity landscape. Stay Tuned
If you are concerned about Google tracking your Internet activities you might want to read this: Google To Consolidate Data March 1st: 5-Steps To Protect Your Privacy – Forbes.
You own or operate a business and notice that the costs of installing, powering, cooling, and maintaining your computing resources keeps going up. Sure, computers themselves cost less these days than they used to, but the real estate to house them, the power to run and cool them, and the staff to protect and maintain [...]
Ever wonder how Google has exploded into a World Internet giant? Its a simple two-word answer, advertising revenue. When newspaper publishers of the 19th century discovered that local merchants were interested in putting ads in their publications, the advertising era began. As various types of media content were born, radio, television, outdoor, direct mail, bus [...]
It is fascinating to me how 21st Century ideas are such knock-offs of common 20th Century stuff. Take Cloud Computing. Its roots lie in the mainframe computer world of the 1950s and 60s. The Eniac computer of John Mauchly and Presper Eckert at the University of Pennsylvania was a physically huge research tool utilized to [...]
Most of the time we don’t know or even care how we connect. Its just “that” we connect and when we don’t or can’t we get really cranky. At work its usually simple: either you can or can’t depending upon whether Wi-Fi access is enabled for your tablet or laptop. (Smartphones usually take care of [...]
In the same way as the US chose to use Special Forces to hunt down war criminal Osama Bin Laden, we also need to consider using special operations agencies and personnel to thwart the growing risk of cyber attacks of many varieties. If we had organized terror groups cruising through US neighborhoods stealing and threatening [...]
Amazon Prime Users to Get Viacom TV shows. More bad news and competition for cable companies. Last time I checked, my Kindle Fire was connected via WiFi. The signal comes into my house over the cable connection, but the content is provided by Amazon who doesn’t have a financial relationship with my cable provider, yet. [...]