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How Fast You Drive Might Reveal Exactly Where You Are Going

How Fast You Drive Might Reveal Exactly Where You Are Going

In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on their premiums. What these drivers may not know is that they could be revealing where they are driving, a privacy boundary that many would not consent [...]

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Sensors That Improve Rail Transport Safety

Sensors That Improve Rail Transport Safety

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it’s too late and service trains only when they need it — all thanks to a cloud-supported, wireless network of sensors.   A train running on damaged wheels could easily be heading for serious trouble. This is [...]

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There is a war going on in my internet!

Somehow late in the game I have suddenly realized in the background of my life there was a war going on in my Internet and still is most likely, and without much fuss or noise it took place and I suspect is still going on. It is one of these new dimensions of war, it happens [...]

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The FBI? Secretive? What’s new…

The FBI? Secretive? What’s new…

So, what exactly is a “national security letter?” You might be curious to know that it’s a tool which allows investigators to seek financial, phone, and internet data without a judge’s approval.   You also might be wondering exactly what kind of information the letters allow the government to get? Well, that’s a secret. The [...]

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WikiLeaks’ Assange Flees to Ecuadorian Embassy

WikiLeaks’ Assange Flees to Ecuadorian Embassy

With just nine days left before he is set to be extradited to Sweden, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has applied for political asylum with Ecuador, according to a news report. We’ve touched on Assange in a previous article, but as a quick review, he’s the brains behind the continued release of high-level, private government communication [...]

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Is Stealthmode a Good Strategy?

Is Stealthmode a Good Strategy?

To stay in stealth mode, or not to stay in stealth mode? That is the question many have been asking recently in the startup community. While many successful startup artists have backed discussing their businesses or ideas in front of as many people who will listen, there are also many advantages to keeping your startup [...]

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The Controversy of Sweden’s Twitter Feed

The Controversy of Sweden’s Twitter Feed

Recently, the country of Sweden has taken a unique approach to Twitter. In short, the country is picking a new citizen each week to run their twitter account – @Sweden. The government initiative entrusts the country’s Twitter account to a new citizen every seven days, providing evidence to the world there really is no “typical [...]

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Bring Your Own Device – is it for you?

Bring Your Own Device – is it for you?

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) describes the recent trend of employees bringing personally-owned mobile devices to their place of work, and using those devices to access privileged company resources such as email, file servers, and databases.                 It’s a hot topic these days, with both small and large [...]

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Network Security update for the week of 4/23

Network security covers a variety of computer networks, both public and private, that are used in everyday jobs conducting transactions and communications among businesses, government agencies and individuals.             Networks can be private, such as within a company, and others which might be open to public access. Network security is [...]

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No Privacy, please!

No Privacy, please!

We are in a world were our communication, information , search, entertainment, creation, and content are done with some form of digital device with access to the internet. This dynamic intricately tied to our personal and professional lives : privacy both online and offline is being transformed.  Some of this is within our control and [...]

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