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In this case, it wasn’t even that Nest had an insecure device, though that is often open to debate with Internet of Things devices. No, this was all about reusing passwords. “The method used to spy on the Thomases is one of the oldest tricks on the Internet. Hackers essentially look for email addresses and passwords that have been dumped online after being stolen from one website or service and then check to see whether…
It certainly seems to be the plan, or at least it’s one of the things that jumped out at me from the Ted interview with Jack recently. (The other being that, hey look, monitoring everything that goes on in the Twitter universe, without actually monitoring it, is really, really hard. Duh.) According to Jack, they are considering making Twitter less about followers, and like, and  more about topics? In his view, that means rethinking how…
This is, probably, a decent idea, but I have a question for Instagram, and Twitter for that matter. Look at the rationale for getting rid of “likes”: “”Testing a Change to How You See Likes – We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this test, only the person who shared the post will see the total number of likes it gets.”” And yet, what…
The article is directed at founders, but I think we can all see similar hours and stresses in the legal and eDiscovery industries, no? “Over 50 per cent of owners work nine hour-plus days and 43 per cent work weekends. But long hours don’t make you more effective: you’re wasting time spinning wheels because you’re too tired to think straight, and you risk burning out completely.” Amy goes on to talk a lot about what…
What numbers like this say to me is that far too many organizations have bought in to the value of “big data” with no thought as to how storing, protecting, and reviewing that data is going to get done. “Conducted by Rabin Research Company among senior in-house counsel at leading U.S. corporations, BDO’s 2019 Inside E-Discovery & Beyond Survey showed 78% of large organizations plan to spend more on e-discovery in the next year. The…
This is just stupid. I’ll let Chris Dale explain: “Elder’s claim to a much larger sum was undermined in part by old-fashioned surveillance, which showed that she went shopping and walked her dog without a stick. The main evidence against her (or, at least, the part which won most attention) was that social media photographs showed that she had “fully participated” in her daughter’s hen party in Ibiza, a party she said she had been…
I’ve already talked on and on about how various governments expect to be able to require backdoors into encrypted data, including mobile devices. When it’s pointed out that any backdoor will eventually be used by hackers, the usual response from law enforcement is to “trust us” because they have some magic ability to prevent hackers from learning about their backdoors, or having anyone in their organization misuse that backdoor. As usual, a simple reading of…
Granted, I’m extrapolating a little bit. But, if you have listened to the latest Work Life podcast, at the very end you’ll hear Adam Grant suggest three things that help you remember something new. Take a 10 minute break to let it sink in Quiz yourself on it, to start recalling the information right away And, finally, explain it to someone else. Of those three, the last is the only one that requires someone…
I can already hear the cries of “this is not Facebook, keep it professional!”. I know, I know, but you have to realize that while LinkedIn may have started as a social media site created around work, and our professional lives, they face the same challenge that every other social media site does, and Social Media Today nails that: Some of these options may seem out of place on LinkedIn – but then again, if…