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Jeffrey Evans

Entries by Jeffrey Evans

It's 1986 and Magnum, P.I. Just Stole My Email!

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2011 | 12:10 PM

The year is 1986. Gasoline costs less than 90 cents per gallon. Kids are jamming to "Rock me Amadeus," although my brother is listening to Huey Lewis and the News while insisting that "Everybody Wang Chung Tonight!" Magnum, P.I. is pre-empted with news that the Space Shuttle Challenger has exploded....

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And the Winners of the Stupidest Text Messages of the Year Are...

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2011 | 8:33 AM

This is a list I did not want to write and, hopefully, I will never have to write again... but I doubt it.

The "Texties" are awards given by my company, TigerText, to individuals who made the most egregious texting errors of the calendar year -- the folks who...

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Top 5 Privacy Violations of 2010

(33) Comments | Posted December 30, 2010 | 8:35 AM

By any standard, 2010 was not a good year for privacy rights. While a growing number of people and companies seem to be concerned about the issue of protecting the most intimate details of our lives, technology is making it harder and harder to do so. Whether it be something...

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Plug Your WikiLeak Before It Sinks Your Ship!

(25) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 11:20 AM

Isn't WikiLeaks fun? I mean, who couldn't snicker a bit at the U.S. offering Slovenia a visit from President Obama if Slovenia would take a Gitmo detainee off our hands in exchange? How many of us did not smile when we heard that Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi is afraid...

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Delete or Die!

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2010 | 1:40 PM

There has a been a stream of bad news of late for social networks and internet companies that
profit from the mining and selling of their users' private data.

All of these stories came in just the past week and are basically all saying the same thing--

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Whoops, Didn't Mean to Destroy Your Life

(26) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 10:21 AM

Cries of outrage and sadness echoed across the country in the wake of the suicide of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after the surreptitious webcast of his private encounter with another man. The incident has provoked another national discussion of cyber...

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The Apple of Big Brother's Eye (Or, They Now Have a Camera in My Bedroom)

(4) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 4:37 PM

"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations." - Apple CEO Steve Jobs as quoted in the book, The Journey is the Reward.

Steve, you made a mistake... a big one! Now...

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If Only Irony Had a Privacy Setting

(21) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 10:22 PM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is worried about his privacy. You may want to re-read that sentence to be sure it didn't say "isn't worried." It would certainly make a lot more sense if the face of Facebook said he wasn't concerned about privacy, but just the opposite is happening. Zuckerberg...

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The Privacy Revolution

(82) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 2:43 PM

I still remember the day 12 years ago when my daughter was born. She was 6 pounds, 3 ounces of tiny perfection. We named her Sarah, after my grandmother, an incredible woman and the eldest of 9 siblings. Her involvement in charities and community organizations was so legendary that news...

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