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Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

What Goes Around Comes Around

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.14.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Last Saturday as I came out of a restaurant and was walking to my car, another man was walking toward the restaurant on the same sidewalk. As we met,...

The Productivity Wars: Beating Distraction

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Distractions are the nemesis of focus, and focus is what we need to consistently and effectively complete tasks and projects so that we can achieve our goals.

You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.

How to Save the U.S. Postal Service

Spencer Green | Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Put hallucinogens in stamp adhesives to make sending mail fun again.

Nothing Like a Little Spam to Remind You How Loved You Are

Samara O'Shea | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Samara O'Shea

Dear Hackers: What did you get from assaulting my e-mail account? Nothing. No one fell for your foolish ploy. What did I get? I got an amusing day catching up with friends and the therapeutic opportunity to clean up my contacts.

The Digital Childhood

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Twenty three percent of children have had their pre-birth scans uploaded to the internet by their parents and seven percent of babies have had an email address created for them by their parents.

Traffic Jam

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Dear Mom, increase your size with Valtrex -- free trial offer. Subject: Trip home [Free miles when you sign up for our low-rate rewards card -- click today to increase your earnings!] next week.

Are You an Internet Terrorist?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

I recently received two frightening politically inspired e-mails from friends, intended to sway the votes in this midterm election. The information was pure propaganda used to instill fear and manipulate voters.

Download Your Life

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Given Facebook's confusing privacy settings, "Download Your Information" seems like an apology to users. But it's not a particularly good one. It's as if FB made us chug beers until we puked on ourselves, but then handed us an Altoid.

T-Mobile myTouch Delivers High-Definition Video Over HSPA+

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Magenta continues to forge ahead in the mobile market. Today the company announced the new myTouch smartphone and the continued expansion of its next ...

E-mails and Pinholes

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

When did it become carte blanche to narcissistically flood an acquaintance with e-mail detailing grossly disappointing, intimate personal episodes? Is it a form of "virtual therapy"?

Ten Rules for Improved Response to E-Mails and Invitations

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

Are your e-mails being ignored and phones calls not returned? Are you inviting clients to your events, parties and presentations and not receiving the simple courtesy of a response?

Words of Advice to Young People: The Case of Stephanie Grace

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Khanh Ho

Let's face it. We just don't have enough female high profile racists in this world. Frankly, I don't want to look at a fat, bald, chubby Glenn Beck or a prescription-pill-popping Rush Limbaugh.

What To Do with My Social Media Accounts in the Event of my Untimely Death

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

There are plenty of people I'm friends with only through social networking. They need to know that I've died, too. I'd hate to have them think I defriended them.

Get Gmail. Now. Or else.

Fortune's Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
<i>Fortune</i>'s Stanley Bing

During the course of the last year or so, I have detected a trend in corporate life that bears momentary scrutiny, then universal action by anybody wh...

iPad is All the Rage

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

While some critics have had mixed feelings, Apple has sold more iPad's this weekend than it did when the iPhone debuted and took 74 days to hit a million in sales.

Health Care Reform: The Big Losers

Rob Kutner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rob Kutner

In order to stay within budgetary parameters, many of the key provisions in the Act don't take effect until 2014 -- a full two years after the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world as we know it.

How Social Media Can Ruin Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Steve's story illustrates the dark side of information in the 21st century and confirms our need to ensure that the information that is spread through cyberspace is both timely and accurate.

Thanks to Spam, It's Not Junk Mail Anymore

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sarah O'Leary

If you want to reach your consumers in the internet age, tell the youngsters in the office that you're kickin' it old school with USPS.

Are Privacy Groups Being Hyper-Sensitive Over Google Buzz

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Google Buzz is a week old and it has set the social networking ecosystem into a frenzy. Many opinions are polarized -- love it or hate it.

Hey! You! Get Off Of My Cloud!

Fortune's Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
<i>Fortune</i>'s Stanley Bing

It is my understanding that by the time we get to Web 4.0 everything we do will be up in the cloud. All our writing, our spreadsheets, our photos, our...

The Attack Of The Killer Holiday E-Discounts

Fortune's Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
<i>Fortune</i>'s Stanley Bing

This news arrived via e-mail just this morning: Canon USA wants me to Wrap Up All My Holiday Shopping right now, and has many ways for me to save money.

Mindfulness With Email: 4 Steps

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

Email is one of the central means of communication in our increasingly connected world, but as helpful as it can be, we can become a slave to it.