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Rush to End Passwords = Rush to End Anonymity?

Rush to End Passwords = Rush to End Anonymity?
March 3, 2015 No Comments »

Reports from Mobile World Congress describe a number of biometric authentication technologies that can ostensibly replace passwords. According to Darlene Storm at Computerworld, these approaches are “being touted as enhancing privacy and security.” And all things being equal, a password ... Read More »

In Search of the Software-Defined Data Center

In Search of the Software-Defined Data Center
March 2, 2015 No Comments »

Place the phrase software-defined in front of almost anything and you’ll generate excitement about the possibilities for greater efficiency and much more. According to Hawkins Hua at DatacenterDynamics, the software-defined data center is an extension of virtualization that removes the ... Read More »

FCC Net Neutrality Vote Saves the Internet

FCC Net Neutrality Vote Saves the Internet
February 27, 2015 No Comments »

…Just like the government has saved so many other industries, like health care and education, through greater regulation. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in a 3-2 split to implement so-called Title II–style net neutrality regulations to ensure continuation of ... Read More »

Samsung Under Fire for Aping NSA

Samsung Under Fire for Aping NSA
February 26, 2015 No Comments »

The recent controversy over Samsung “smart TVs” listening in on owners has led to an Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. According to John Ribeiro at InfoWorld, the privacy group “has asked the FTC ... Read More »

Shaky Earnings Fail to Deter HP’s Stock Buybacks

Shaky Earnings Fail to Deter HP’s Stock Buybacks
February 25, 2015 No Comments »

Apparently, the greatest measure of business success today is a company’s stock price and, perhaps more importantly, its earnings per share; a strong and profitable business model is increasingly secondary to financial gimmickry. In the case of HP, which revealed ... Read More »

Twitter Chimes In on Net Neutrality

Twitter Chimes In on Net Neutrality
February 24, 2015 No Comments »

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Do We Really Want to Ditch the Password?

Do We Really Want to Ditch the Password?
February 23, 2015 No Comments »

The password has taken a beating in recent years, particularly as alternative authentication methods have gained steam owing to better technology and greater security awareness. Writing at ZDNet, Steve Ranger notes that Microsoft is moving away from passwords for Windows ... Read More »

Data Storage: “Bit Rot” and the “Digital Dark Age”

Data Storage: “Bit Rot” and the “Digital Dark Age”
February 19, 2015 No Comments »

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Data Center Tax Breaks in North Dakota?

Data Center Tax Breaks in North Dakota?
February 18, 2015 No Comments »

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Private Clouds a Failure?

Private Clouds a Failure?
February 17, 2015 No Comments »

Seeing the benefits of the (public) cloud yet lamenting the loss of control that it engenders, many companies attempted to implement the beneficial aspects of cloud computing at their home bases. Often hailed as a means to save money while ... Read More »