For a young child, in the safety of her own house and her own room, the adoration of strangers can hold strong allure, and the unknown people at the other end of the internet might not seem real. But the risks being faced and the risks being taken are very real.
The modern day coder looks less and less like computer programmers of the past -- by way of cloud-based platforms and more accessible Learn to Code courses, we're seeing a democratization of coding, leading to a range of new stakeholders involved in the creation of innovative technologies.
As technology becomes increasingly immersive and defining of our day-to-day life, how might we keep the psychological impact on well-being in mind in the design and creation of products, programs, and the policies that influence them?
As a national community, we debate and think often about the impact of the Internet on our lives. The issues that emerge in those conversations are tied to real needs - for affordable connectivity, access to laptops and mobile tech for learning and business.
So many people fail to learn about phishing scams, a favorite and extremely prevalent scam among cybercriminals. A type of phishing scam is to lure the user onto a malicious website.
Just as cell phones are different from ordinary physical objects, the Internet is dramatically different from earlier speech mediums. And the Court should acknowledge those differences in determining the scope of First Amendment protection for speech.
This is part one of my three-day diary on filming my currently untitled history of hacking documentary at the Hackers On Planet Earth X (HOPE X) Convention hosted by the legendary 2600 Hacker Quarterly.
Anyone looking for a glimpse into the technologies that will change our lives, businesses and organizations in the coming decades received an eyeful at the Smart America Expo in Washington, D.C. in June.
The overall long-term trend is undeniable. Consumers are moving to mobile and retailers need to be ready for all that comes with that.
As much as Apple remains the technology king, there are people like me who long for the days when the Apple conferences were actual product launch events. The excitement of learning what the latest and greatest Apple device was kept techies on the edges of their seats.
Product definition is a challenge for any startup. But it's significantly harder for a company that is in an evolving market.
My dear friend Erika Ferszt, Luxottica Group's Global Advertising, Media & Digital Director, spent some time with me in Cannes to talk about how she maintains the integrity and authenticity of Ray Ban, arguably one of the most iconic and popular brands.
So with all of this great technology at our fingertips, what's to prevent us from screwing ourselves? It's humanity itself.
At the end of the day we are not customers to Facebook rather we are products that offer cash potential to advertisers (their true customers) based on every online move we make. Facebook knows it. We know it. Zuckasaurus knows it.
YouTube recently embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content. A move no doubt inspired by the successes of Netflix, this is part of YouTube's continuing efforts to increase viewership and to transform itself into a destination for long-form original content. But will it work?