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What the Hack at Means for Your Data

Drew Hendricks | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

Building a reputation online is difficult enough; re-building one is another story entirely. It's still too early to tell how this attack will impact the site's bottom line, but there are things to learn from the incident. How can sites help ensure they're hack-proof?

As the Confederations Cup Kicks Off in Brazil, Safety is Worth Considering

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Here are a few points to keep in mind, as they specifically relate to Brazil and the areas where the Confederations Cup matches will take place.

In Africa's Great Lakes Region, Peace Dividend Must Follow Peace Deal

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Africa's Great Lakes region can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability.

Three Ways to Monitor Your Home With Your IPad

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

Home security is always on people's minds, whether they are homeowners, renters, live in the city or out in a rural town -- everyone wants their home to be safe.

No Time for Tigers in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The proposal to create a new elite police unit in Honduras called TIGRES is a really bad idea. The acronym stands for Intelligence Troop and Special Security Response Groups, or "Tigers." Clever acronym, but dumb concept.

Hacking Humans, Corporate Espionage and the Spies Among Us

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Background Recently, I participated in SC Magazine's eSymposium on Corporate Espionage. Ira Winkler, President of Secure Mentem and the Internet Sec...

What I Miss About My Mother

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

It's rare that I think of my mother; I'm always happy when I do. I miss you, Mom.

Soldiers for Good Cops: Not a Bad Deal for Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Let's assume we're talking about a total of 34,500 police officers and military personnel. If we assume that they're receiving an average monthly wage of US $350, then the Honduran government has to come up with slightly over US $12 million a month to pay these people.

Small Town Security: Joan Koplan On Season Two And All The Drama Ahead

Greg Archer | Posted 07.07.2013 | TV
Greg Archer

Photo: Gene Page/AMC There aren't that many shows in the Reality TV Universe that have the ability to feel genuine and pull on the heartstrings to s...

The Easiest Way To Keep An Eye On Your Home

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2013 | Technology

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Worried about what your dog is chewing on when you're at work, or whether your home is secure whil...

Human Security -- A New Response to Complex Threats

A View from the United Nations | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
A View from the United Nations

Today, millions of people face extreme insecurity as a result of conflicts and economic crises -- not only in acute conflicts like Syria but also in many lower-profile crises.

The Home Automation Revelation

Doug Olenick | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
Doug Olenick

I am a bit of a weather geek. So when the folks at Netatmo offered to let me check out their latest Urban Weather Station, I took them up on the opportunity to try it and in the process I discovered an entirely new use for the device.

Chasing Infinity

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

In mainstream media and culture, indeed, there's no such thing as "causes." The concept is just too complicated, unless "illegal immigration" is a cause, or "al Qaeda" is a cause. Or opaque garbage cans are a cause.

Could Your Son be Next?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Do we really have to trade our dignity for security? The TSA is traumatizing an entire generation of air travelers. What will the TSA do to my son the next time we go through security? What will they do to your son or daughter?

The Immediate and Unmitigated Flow of Journalism

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Lisa Chau

In a crisis, how do we keep individuals from publicly sharing sensitive information which can endanger lives within minutes? Verification of facts is of utmost importance, but is it immediately possible given the scope and instantaneous nature of the internet?

What's a Data Breach?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

If you are entrusted with data, do take the time to understand the processes and procedures which are in place to protect the data.

Random, Unpredictable Airport Security That's Not Always Awful? Only in America

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The government encourages "random and unpredictable" airport security, which means that it's in the TSA's best interests to have one airport that passengers actually like and another that's universally hated.

Is It Time For Airport Security To Come Full Circle?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.07.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Eventually, we will come full circle and airport screenings will devolve to where they were before 9/11. It's only a matter of time.

Small Business Awareness of the Cloud's Benefits Is Growing

Mike Foreman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Small Business
Mike Foreman

Small businesses have always looked to their local computer contractors whom they know and trust to advise them which software is best suited to their needs.

Protecting Your Privacy During the Sharing Revolution

Michelle Finneran Dennedy | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
Michelle Finneran Dennedy

As people continue to share increasingly personal information online, it's easy to miss the dangers presented by sharing information with many websites they visit.

Discriminatory discipline: Feds and Mississippi school district reach agreement on changes

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.25.2013 | Black Voices
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissThe Center for Public IntegrityA Mississippi school district under scrutiny for excessive punishment of black students has reached an ...

Companies Should Have a No-porn Policy for Mobile Devices

Russ Warner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

Some would argue that pornography is harmless. Others argue that it's immoral and brain changing. But, that's not the purpose of this article. Here,...

Keeping You Safe: Using Big Data to Secure Big Data

Brendan Hannigan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Brendan Hannigan

The ability to access this data from anywhere in the world and finding meaningful ways to combine it with other sources of data is at the core of the vision for a smarter, more connected and intelligent planet. Yet, the flipside is that these new sources of data and information are perfect targets for fraud and crime.

Do What I Say, Not What I Do -- Children and Mobile Devices

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Christopher Burgess

Rare is the teen that doesn't have access to a mobile device, be it a smartphone or tablet. Even more rare is the teen that has had a "training" session on how they will use such a device provided by their parent or guardian.

My Homeland, 'Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of...

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Once upon a time, "homeland" was a word of little significance in the American context. There was a reason: "homeland" had a certain ring to it and anyone would have known at once just what that ring, that resonance, was.