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Voltage Security Comments on Gmail Encryption, Microsoft Email Policy

Voltage Security Comments on Gmail Encryption, Microsoft Email Policy

Brendan Rizzo, technical director with Voltage Security, today commented on the news of Google’s Gmail encryption: “Google has always provided the option for encrypting the link to their webmail service, but this announcement has now completed the evolution from being an option only enabled by the security conscious, to one that will protect the end user [...]

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Early Warning: Internet Surveillance Predicts Disease Outbreak

The habit of Googling for an online diagnosis before visiting a GP can provide early warning of an infectious disease epidemic. In a new study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, internet-based surveillance has been found to detect infectious diseases such Dengue Fever and Influenza up to two weeks earlier than traditional surveillance methods. Senior author [...]

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Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Fujitsu’s annual conference is a good deal. It is free and presents prominent speakers on timely technology subjects with very little Fujitsu propaganda. I am fortunate enough to be on their invitation list. I will discuss the overview of the conference in a later blog but focus now on this special keynote by Dr. John [...]

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Google update for the week of 7/2

Google update for the week of 7/2

Google is everywhere. And it’s everywhere because it’s essential to our lives and a powerful disrupter of orthodoxies. It always seems to be on the front lines, on one side or the other, in big societal battles over such issues as censorship, the right to privacy, the meaning of copyright, the evolution of 21st century [...]

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Mapping software update for the week of 6/11

Mapping software update for the week of 6/11

Apple is escalating the feud between two of the world’s most influential companies by dumping Google’s mapping service as a built-in feature on most iPhones and iPads. Apple is also making it easier for users of those devices to share their lives on Facebook instead of Google’s competing social network. But that’s another post for [...]

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Google… paranoid, or proactive?

Google… paranoid, or proactive?

From alerts about malware to blocked websites in China, Google sometimes comes off as a bit paranoid. Today Google reinforced this image, with security warnings about state-sponsored attacks.   Google said the warnings will appear for a “subset” of users who Google believes “may be the target of state-sponsored attacks.” When activated, a pink bar [...]

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Oracle vs. Google: Jury Makes Decision

Oracle vs. Google: Jury Makes Decision

A federal jury in San Francisco has decided that Google didn’t infringe on Oracle’s patents when the search company developed its popular Android software for mobile devices. Earlier, the jury had ruled that Google did infringe on the “sequence, structure and organization” of 37 Java APIs owned by Oracle, but couldn’t decide whether or not this [...]

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What is Your Digital Grid?

What is Your Digital Grid?

As consumers of digital technology do you not get the sense that the pace of change is increasing and impacting us with little time to sit back, watch, take things in, and try to make sense of it all.  Nowadays digital devices and digital environments tend to suddenly show up almost invisible to our awareness [...]

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Google Brings Intelligence with Knowledge Graph

Google Brings Intelligence with Knowledge Graph

Starting today, your search results for google may look different. That’s because the search king has built a 500-million-item database of people, places, and things – and they’re calling it the Knowledge Graph. It will display summaries of topics when your search is related to one of the 500 million items in Google’s new database [...]

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Web Design Update for the week of 5/14

Web Design Update for the week of 5/14

Today, many companies and businesses successfully harness the new media for different campaigns. These include product branding, advertising, and generally tapping the vast online community. These companies know the importance of web design in achieving their distinct needs and goals. A business makes profit online when the site attracts potential clients on the strength of [...]

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