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Ending the Era of Jobs

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)

What Steve Jobs has Meant for Apple, for Silicon Valley, and for Global Tech Steve jobs did not invent the portable stereo.  Long before the iPod, there was ‘Pressman’ – a creation of Kozo Ohsone, then general manager of the Tape Recorder division of Sony.  (‘Pressman’ became ‘Walkman in 1977.) Jobs also didn’t invent the […]

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A Hole in the Great Firewall

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)

…And Working to Close the Digital Divide It’s no surprise that as the Internet spreads, and mobile phones become more necessity rather than luxury, that coverage of these real life/digital world issues has been growing.  And why not?  Frankly, the stories have just been getting juicier – happily, for my colleagues just as elsewhere. While […]

Security in 60 Seconds

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 3:36 pm (UTC-4)
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How to Fight Back Against Hackers and Protect Yourself on the Web Over the last few months we’ve discussed just a few of the many surfacing stories regarding breaches of computer or Internet security.  Whether the threats are from organized crime, shadowy  hacker groups like Anonymous or LulzSec, or coming with the alleged assistance of […]

From the Newsdesk

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 1:38 pm (UTC-4)

Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: Tibetan Cyber Battles: VOA’s Kurt Achin posted a report from Dharamsala, India, this week, exploring the cat-and-mouse game being played […]

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The Night the Lights Went Off in Frisco

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-4)

Black-Out Leads to Hack-Back It has not been a good month for municipal riders of the “Bay Area Rapid Transit” or BART system in San Francisco, California. On July 3, at the Civic Center station, a BART police official shot dead a man who appeared “wobbly” and possibly a danger to others.  Locals immediately decried […]

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The Fight to Free the Net

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 3:03 pm (UTC-4)
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Who’s Best Equipped for the Battle? Max Shulman over at the New Republic starts his most recent magazine article with something of a window-rattler: “The State Department’s Shameful Record on Internet Freedom.” For some time now, under the leadership of  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. State Department has made access to a free […]

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Home In A Phone

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Teleconferencing In the Hmong Diaspora Anna Boiko-Weyrauch | Seattle, Washington   How do you interact with members of your community if they’re stretched across the world? Many people rely on the Internet, email and social media to communicate across borders.  But for many Hmong people – far from their ancestral home in Asia – teleconferencing […]

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