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Discussions about privacy have resurfaced since U.S. federal legislators recently responded to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of private phone data. After much media coverage and public outcry, The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently passed a bill ending the NSA’s current practice of bulk collection. While it’s refreshing to see politicians…

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Aug 4, 2015
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Gartner predicts that by the year 2020, 26 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. All of these devices will make up the “things” of the oft-discussed Internet of Things (IoT). And the use of these connected devices, which can all communicate with each other, continues to expand. Even industries and communities that we…

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Jul 30, 2015
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Standing in a long line can be reason enough for most people to avoid doing something, even if it’s something important like voting for government leaders. To increase participation, many are in favor of adopting an online voting platform to make voting easier and more convenient for citizens. After all, even the U.S. Department of…

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Jul 21, 2015
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“You better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changin’,” Bob Dylan famously sang in 1964. “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” has become one of Dylan’s most recognized and well-loved songs. In fact, Steve Jobs recited the second verse of the song during the 1984 annual Apple shareholder meeting…

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Jun 25, 2015
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Since WikiLeaks recently released thousands of hacked documents from Sony Entertainment Pictures, IT security professionals have been scouring the searchable database of 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails. Besides incriminating celebrity gossip, they found poor password practices that would make even your tech-illiterate grandparents cringe. Security analyst Graham Cluley points out several examples of these practices…

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Jun 16, 2015
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The day when devices, houses, clothes and many other possessions connect and communicate with the outside world is fast approaching. Also called the Internet of Everything (IoE), this world of connected devices will offer convenient services that operate everywhere around us. Yet the looming presence of IoE brings up issues of control, security and privacy….

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Mar 19, 2015
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To the casual observer, the Internet of Things (IoT) is just an ultra-convenient world of smart devices and sensors that can communicate. But behind the shiny exterior of do-everything consumer devices is a vast expanse of data that has the power to change the world. To illustrate the power of data, let me tell you…

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Mar 12, 2015
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Ever since the word “robot” was coined in 1920, writers have had no shortage of science fiction scenarios starring robots to play out on stage, on screen and in writing. Robots have been portrayed in every way imaginable, from workers on an assembly line, to intergalactic droids, to the housekeeper of a world-champion boxer…or playing…

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Feb 12, 2015
3:38 pm
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Who are you? This is one of the most common, perhaps even mundane, questions that we ask each other every day. Yet the answer is always multi-faceted and it reveals interesting, often critical information. It can raise concern, it can pique interest and it can lead to more questions. Based on the answer to this…

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Dec 5, 2014
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NEWBURY, UK – 20 November, 2014 – Micro Focus International (LON: MCRO) today announced the completion of its merger with the Attachmate Group under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on 15 September, 2014. Micro Focus International is a global leader in infrastructure software that understands the technology needs and challenges of the world’s…

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Nov 20, 2014
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