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NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

If we are so smart why are we so dumb? I am referring to the "intelligence" that our spy agencies have gathered at great cost in both massive secret black box budgets and, much more important, the surrender of our personal freedom to the snooping eyes of our modern surveillance state.

Americans Want Government Action on Hacking and ID Theft, According to New Survey

Edward J. Black | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Americans are acutely aware of the threat posed by hackers and ID thieves: Fifty-five percent say they or someone they know had their email account breached; 62 percent report receiving a suspicious email from someone likely due to that person's email being hacked.

Utah Jazz Bear Gets Revenge On Houston Rockets Basketball Fan

Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.16.2013 | Sports

Apparently, Houston Rockets fans don't appreciate silly string in their beer. Unfortunately for the Jazz Bear, he had to find out the hard way. Fortun...

NRC Probes Indian Point Security Lapses

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating possibly major lapses in security at the Indian Point nuclear power plants, including the prospect that criminal elements are using parts of the plants' drills for their own training.

Honduras: Mr. Villeda's Common Sense Approach to Security

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

The prisons in Honduras are akin to home-bases for many gangs -- places where they can conduct business safely without having to worry too much about defending their turf or being pestered by patrolling police officers and soldiers.

Yeah, That's Right: We'd Rather Tidy Our Desks Than Backup Our Data. So What?

Gene Marks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

A clean and tidy desk projects an image of orderliness, stability and consistency. It is the type of image that a business leader wants to portray to his or her customers, employees and partners. It shows that we are organized and disciplined and can be trusted.

Between Elephant in the Room and Political Hot Potato: The Afghan Opium Problem

Jorrit Kamminga | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jorrit Kamminga

As we move from security transition towards the transformational decade (2015-2024), we are faced with even less military and civilian support to assist current counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan in a meaningful way.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: UPDATED

Charlie Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

We use business as a platform to build people of higher character. It's profound how much we believe and LIVE this simple diagram at Next Jump. Ma...

The True Patriots in Congress Trying to End NSA Tyranny

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Good old George can stop spinning in his grave. Yes, our most heroic general and inspiring president, who warned us in his farewell address "to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." It's an alert that's been ignored in the nation's hysterical reaction to the attacks of 9/11.

Are You as Secure as a Fourth Grader? (Hint: No)

Robert Siciliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Security is the big picture. Security is in the finest details. Security is software and hardware. Security is awareness, intelligence and vigilance. ...

What We Really Fight About When We Fight About Money

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Because the subject of money can be so highly charged, it is a formidable challenge to stay in dialogue with a partner in a respectful responsible way. For some couples, it may require a great many conversations over time to set policies in place that are mutually satisfying.

What Is The Cloud? (And Why Small Businesses Need To Care)

Christine Hall | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business

Cloud computing has come a long way to become a mainstream technology tool for business. Earlier this year, Parallels, a software company that enab...

Pay No Attention to That Imperialist Behind the Curtain

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

John Kerry, despite his democratic pretense, has sent a message to the disenfranchised of the Muslim world that the call for representative democracy on the part of the United States is nothing more than a public relations gimmick.

Senators Question Security Clearance Process

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday questioned the government's security clearance process, ca...

No, Your Small Business Is Not Safe From Cyber Attacks

Mike Pugh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Mike Pugh

How is this relevant to a discussion of Cyber Security? As small business owners and members of the general public, we tend to take in the ever-present news of the latest electronic security breach with the same level of detached fascination.

15 Security Tips for Back And Forth To School

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

The security-minded folks at Schlage locks want America's families to know their options as their kids head back and forth to school. Always keep in m...

Friday Nights Out and a Weapons Exchange: Programs that Help the Poor Stay Safe

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Informal and marginalized urban communities, no matter how vibrant and well established, inhabit a "no man's land" on the periphery of laws and institutions -- fighting for recognition and for protection.

With Confederations Cup in the Rear-View, Brazil Looks to the World Cup

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

As international soccer/football fans know, the 2013 Confederations Cup had been anticipated as a full dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup. What lessons were learned this past June and what did Brazil's international visitors take away that will help others have an easier time next summer?

An Iranian Spy in Israel? Hardly a Professional

Haggai Carmon | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Unless this operation was planned by a clumsy and unsupervised Iranian intelligence officer, now behind bars in Tehran, this operation must have had purposes other than traditional espionage.

BYOD to School? 5 Tips for Keeping Student Devices Secure

Caleb Barlow | Posted 12.01.2013 | Technology
Caleb Barlow

Whether in junior high or in college, many students have one thing in common: a smartphone or tablet is in their pocket or backpack. According to eMarketer, by the end of 2013, smartphone users will represent over half of all mobile phone users. And by 2016, nearly three in five Americans will have a smartphone, including students.

The Government Leakers Who Truly Endanger America Will Never Face Prosecution

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Until a more vigorous enemy turns up, the overblown terrorist enemy used to justify the vastly profitable surveillance state, with selective scary news leaks, is all the military-industrial complex has got.

Honduras' Police: Monster of a Thousand Heads?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

In an interview with a reporter from Proceso Digital newspaper on Friday, Honduras' "Super Minister" of Defense and Security Arturo Corrales was asked...

Can Google Kill the Tracking Cookie?

Larry Magid | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

A lot of privacy advocates are alarmed about cookies because they keep a record of where you've been on the Web. The advertising companies that put them there, though, argue that the tracking is anonymous.

Why Choosing the Best Web Hosting Is Crucial for Your Business

Syed Balkhi | Posted 11.18.2013 | Small Business
Syed Balkhi

While most business owners see the value of creating awesome content, the importance of selecting a good web host often takes a back seat.

Apple's Gamble on Fingerprint Scanners May Take a While to Pay Off

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.12.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

If Touch ID doesn't work how users believe it should, they will simply ignore it and forget about it. But for Apple, that will mean an enormous business opportunity lost.