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Robert Siciliano


USB Drives Have Serious Security Flaws

Robert Siciliano | September 30, 2014 | Technology
That little thing that you stick in your computer to store or transfer data can also mean very bad news.
Brooke Warner

Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

Brooke Warner | September 30, 2014 | Books
I've spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform, but about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.
Guy Cimbalo


Sexism in Tech, and What One NYU Student Is Doing About It

Guy Cimbalo | September 30, 2014 | Technology
The Tumblr blog Hackers of NY launched in February this year and very quickly became a phenomenon, spawning spin off sites everywhere from Miami to Bangalore -- there's now a "Hackers of..." in nine countries and 13 cities.
Craig Newmark


Women in Tech You Need to Know

Craig Newmark | September 30, 2014 | Women
Recently, I asked my folks to contribute names of impressive women in the STEM field who really have their boots on the ground. We got some really good responses, and have compiled an abbreviated list in no particular order.
Robert Slayton


The New Scourge

Robert Slayton | September 30, 2014 | Technology
Bias today is not just a cop misusing his power. It's the tech guy down the block, and it's your local bank official.
Nessa Carey


Why Scientists Need to Stop Being People Pleasers

Nessa Carey | September 30, 2014 | Science
Most scientists like to solve problems. That makes us very susceptible to anyone who asks us to come up with a solution to a technical challenge. Even worse, we love scientifically and technologically glamourous problems. And as a consequence, we are making decisions that I can only categorize as "really very stupid."
Robert J. Elisberg


The Writers Workbench: Small Sound

Robert J. Elisberg | September 30, 2014 | Technology
This month, we look at the smallest of the world of portable speakers, and try to see what the trade-offs are among them.
Anna Frellsen

How A Phone App Is Changing Childbirth In Africa

Anna Frellsen | September 30, 2014 | Impact
But ensuring a safe delivery is not only a question about seeking care; it is also a question of delivering the right quality of care. All over sub-Saharan Africa, health workers with low levels of education are often appointed alone to health posts in hard-to-reach areas. The consequences for the women giving birth and for their newborns are often fatal.
Mark Weinstein


Apple vs. Google: The Privacy Revolution Rumble

Mark Weinstein | September 30, 2014 | Technology
In the grand scheme of things, a public tiff between Apple and Google emphasizes how important online privacy has become in the eyes of industry titans and the masses their products cater to.
Brian E. Finch


Watch Your (Supply) Tail

Brian E. Finch | September 30, 2014 | Technology
In a report, the Senate detailed how various contractors for the U.S. military's Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) had been the subject of repeated and serious cyber intrusions in a period spanning 2012 through 2013.
Larry Magid


RESPECT: Makes Young People Safer Online

Larry Magid | September 30, 2014 | Technology
Something as complex as the way we interact with connected technology can't really be reduced to a soundbite or even an acronym, but that didn't stop me from trying. I'm paying homage to Aretha Franklin, whose classic song "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" sets the tone for how I think we should be talking about youth online safety and rights.
Nisarg Patel

How Hacking Education Has Taken Over Higher Education

Nisarg Patel | September 29, 2014 | College
The rapid growth of collegiate hackathons over just the last few years and the popularity of personal websites has converted the student resume from cardstock to LED. Any student now has the capability to complete and share their ideas with people all over the world.
Markus Giesler


Just Why Is Ello So Naive?

Markus Giesler | September 29, 2014 | Business
As a sociological game, social media is not about being an authentic person. It is about trying to become an authentic person in the eyes of your audience -- a moral protagonist.
Susan Borison


Surprise. My Kids Don't Tell Me Everything.

Susan Borison | September 29, 2014 | Technology
All I kept wondering was where had I gone wrong and how could I ensure their safety if I didn't know everything about them. Of course, when I was a teenager, I didn't tell my parents everything. But I believed that my relationship with my kids was different, better, more honest. (Don't we all.)
Jeff Fox


How One Simple Mistake Turned Me Into a Spam Magnet

Jeff Fox | September 29, 2014 | Technology
When you waste my time trying to sell me all kinds of crap or, worse, sucker me into wrecking the security of my computer or bank account, I'm going to do everything in my power to avoid you. And I have.
Maria Rodale


If Women Designed Cars

Maria Rodale | September 29, 2014 | Technology
If women designed cars, I believe we would combine a lot more practicality with heaps more romance and sex. The idea that women aren't like men in our love of cars is just plain outdated and old-fashioned.
Shelly Palmer


Have an iPhone 6? Apple Says, 'Bend Over'

Shelly Palmer | September 29, 2014 | Technology
Photographs do lie, but alas, the photographs of bent iPhones are mostly real. I have received several phone calls from actual victims seeking help. Sorrowfully, I have no help to offer.
Common Sense Media


If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

Common Sense Media | September 29, 2014 | Parents
Top app genres and themes are popular for a reason: The games are challenging, fun, and super-engaging. But we've found some cool apps that are all these things -- and have good learning value.
Joe Ross


WI-FI Tracking: When Sniffing Becomes Snooping

Joe Ross | September 29, 2014 | Technology
No, I am not talking about the NSA here. I am referencing an emerging class of location-based marketing companies that rely on a cell phone's Wi-Fi signal and a sensor to track customer habits so they can better market and sell to them.
Jen Consalvo


Get Involved in Your Startup Community - for Your Mental Health 

Jen Consalvo | September 30, 2014 | Technology
The tricky thing about stress is that it drives us away from one of the best stress busters: people! "No time for breaks, no time for socializing," stress seems to say. "Must work, must work, must work!" We've all probably felt this way from time to time, especially entrepreneurs. When...
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