Say hello to Generation Z - We are a generation of those born beginning in 1995, living in a society where everything is possible and the main communication channel is the internet.
What is important is that these hacks presage what is going to happen for years to come and at far greater cost than what is being imposed on Sony. The weaponization of code is the most significant development in warfare since the weaponization of fissile material.
So elected government officials (or unelected bureaucrats), tend to look at our money (and spend it) differently than we might look at it or decide to spend it ourselves.
Some Internet activists are saying the intensity of the fight over net neutrality has diverted attention from other steps that can be taken to keep the Internet consumer-focused and equally accessible to all. Particularly, they point to the idea of structural separation. So what is structural separation?
TRUSTe did a bang up job establishing themselves as the must have credential that sites paid them well for. You offer eye candy and a pretty little logo to provide a sense of security. Truth in advertising however, requires more than stamps. It demands in this case, annual inspections and that is what TRUSTe promised.
It will have a huge positive effect on consumers and society. It will find solutions to the biggest social issues of the day. But will the United States' deployment of IoT be as slow as its Internet speed? Will our lack of leadership affect interoperability, functionality and hinder a new standard?
On Dec. 9, 2014, Verizon's CFO Francis Shammo was speaking at the UBS 42nd Annual Global Media & Communications Conference for investors and made a comment -- even if the networks were to be reclassified as "Title II" in the Net Neutrality proceedings, it would not harm or influence investment.
I'm an online privacy advocate. I do dozens of radio interviews every month on the subject. I attend and speak at symposiums such as the GMIC SV Conference last week. I am also CEO of Sgrouples Inc., which recently launched the world's private communication network, MeWe.
By 2010 or there abouts, America was supposed to have been a fully-fiberized nation with fiber optic-based broadband utilities -- really.
What is the psychosocial link between income gaps and societal dysfunction?
With new DOD leadership, troops returning to Iraq, and an extension of the U.S. stay in Afghanistan, doing more of the same is clearly not enough; it is time to embrace fresh national security ideas.
States should perform due diligence and delete from "Resource Directories" those agencies that mislead the public. The public deserves better.
The deepest thing I took away from reading American Conspiracy Theories was how hard it is to actually define the term. Especially while conducting the interview, I was forced to reexamine and redefine what I would personally qualify as a conspiracy theory. In other words, the book made me think -- especially about my own biases and perceptions.
American politics has seemed to hit an historic low spot. We are more polarized than at any time, with little interaction between persons of different parties, and few compromises required from elected officials.
Have human rights principles been consigned to a museum because they prevented the combined forces of China's dictatorship and business community from asserting themselves? That at least is the impression you get from the moral lessons that the Communist Party's censorship apparatus increasingly deliver in no uncertain terms to Internet freedom advocates.
You would think that cookies and technology together would make the most awesome partners since chocolate and peanut butter, right? If only...say it ain't so!