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Google’s AI Plans Are A Privacy Nightmare

Gizmodo: “Artificial intelligence is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days, as technology companies race to build the first killer app that utilizes machine learning and image recognition. …  But there’s a pivotal downside to the company’s latest creation: Because of the very nature of artificial intelligence, our data is less secure than ever before, and technology companies are now collecting even more personal information about each one of us.”

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Online Opioids: Report Concerning Ease of Access, Highlighting Potential Solutions Using Existing Laws and Technology


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report That is the title for a difinitive piece of research that shows in no uncertain terms how your most trusted online entities are involved with cybercrime — making it so easy to obtain narcotics online. No, there’s little consolation to learn that what we’ve been right since the the turn of the century. We’re just glad people have started listening. If you’re okay with organized crime, and online cybercrime cartels selling illegal drugs to anyone online, then you don’t need to read any further.

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

Google Drive IconWhether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.

  1. Google Drive can work offline, but you have to activate the feature first: click the cog icon on the front page of Drive, then choose Settings. On the General tab tick the box marked Sync… offline and Drive begins caching recent Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings to your computer. You can’t watch videos or open photos while you’re offline, but you can view, edit and create files in the native Google Drive formats when you don’t have connectivity. …


8 Search Tricks That Work on DuckDuckGo

  Google Search is king. It has many cool features that will wow you, but it’s not your only good option when it comes to search engines.

Bing is getting better. StartPage gives you Google Search results without compromising on your privacy. And then there is everyone’s favorite underdog/upstart — DuckDuckGo.

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The Future of Google Maps

  At the SMX Advanced Local session in Seattle on June 22nd, Google unveiled some more detail about their plans for promoted pins on Google Maps. …

In that example, the focus was on branded pins during a driving experience—imagine something like a paid-for golden arches pin from McDonald’s on your trip to Yellowstone this summer.

…In fact, the legal industry may have pioneered the concept of Google Map spam; back in 2008, Mike Blumenthal wrote an article called “Ambulance Chasing in the Age of Google Maps,” wherein he showed different law firms offices suddenly appearing at the location of a train accident.


15 Important Google URLs

This article on Loud Techie contains links and brief description of the purpose for each of these 15 URLs.   Continue reading »

Google’s “About me”

Google has a new tool that lets you know what they know about you and what they can tell others.  It is About meContinue reading »

BEWARE : Google Spoof email steals your identity

Google phishing identity theft

Tech & Science Expert Refutes Notion that Google Flu is a ‘Failure’

fluIn 2009, Google announced that they suspected they could “accurately estimate the current level of weekly influenza activity in each region of the United States, with a reporting lag of about one day.” By tracking search engine behavior, the company hoped it could predict flu outbreaks even faster than the CDC.

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Google’s new privacy change affects 85% of iPhone users

According to this article on Quartz, “What Google really wants is for everybody to be signed in to their Google accounts all the time.”   Continue reading »

IDG: 5 Ways to Make Your Enterprise Storage Easy to Scale

mobile malware, Data breaches, cyber-threats and fraud In this issue you’ll find out how to make your data storage easier to scale and how to avoid legacy storage vendors. Plus, get an overview of BlackBerry 10 security — 10 Steps to Mobile Recovery ; Protection for Every Enterprise ; Virtual Radiologic and 5 Ways to Make Storage Easy to Scale

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IDG: Fraud, Theft and Sheep in CyberSpace

mobile malware, Data breaches, cyber-threats and fraud Thursday 8 August 1963 saw one of the most famous thefts in British history – the Great Train Robbery. 50 years later, and while the medium might have changed, the principle is the same – on 21 November Sheep Marketplace reported the theft of 5,400 bitcoins – £3.3m at current exchange rates. This week we look at online theft and fraud; the Global Fraud report, our own investigation into the sinister side of crowdfunding, as well as a look at ‘The Great Bitcoin Robbery’.

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Wired on the iPad Intro

This opinion piece on Wired, is actually titled “How Steve Jobs Made the iPad Succeed When All Other Tables Failed” is by Fred Vogelstein.   Continue reading »

Mobile Malware: The Threats, The People, The Solution

mobile malware, Data breaches, cyber-threats and fraud The media vultures have been circling this week after BlackBerry announced plans to cut 4,500 jobs in an attempt to staunch its anticipated loss of $995m. Despite the losses though, IDG Connect’s Editorial Director, Martin Veitch, thinks that while the Canadian company might be down, it’s not necessarily out. So what’s the answer for BB? Would cracking the mobile-security code ensure its success in the future? Or is the threat of mobile malware just too big now? This week we look at how the threat of mobile malware is growing, with insight into the effects of mobile users, as well as tips for organisations on how to embrace the BYOD trend securely. Continue reading »