The Internet of Shit is a column about all the shitty things we try to connect to the internet, and what can be done about it. It’s from the anonymous creator of the Internet of Shit Twitter account.If you pay any attention at all to technology news right now, you might be led to believe that "sma...
The “Internet of Things” is here and has more data on you than you may know. The significant cultural and technological shift of this deep embedment into our lives, bodies, homes and almost everything else we touch has allowed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience with our day-to-day lives...
Millions of Americans who use public Wi-Fi do not realize that their personal information is at risk of being stolen, according to a survey released Tuesday by cybersecurity company Symantec.The survey, released Tuesday, found that 87 percent of U.S. consumers have used the readily available public ...
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Encryption should become the default as study reveals millions of sensitive services are exposed to the internet, says Rapid7Millions of IT systems on the internet offer services that should not be exposed to the public network, a study by security firm Rapid7 has revealed. The study uncovered 15 m...
In 2015, feminist writer Clementine Ford was subjected to a surge of online abuse, dubbed a "whore" and a "bitch who should kill herself." Trolls said she needed to die, to be "shot in the face" and gang-raped. What was her crime? She had reported a comment from an employee of Meriton Apartments cal...
We live in an unprecedented age of information and computing power -- yet whether publicly or privately, we still make decisions largely on how we feel rather than based on hard information.   With this massive influx of data and computing power, when it comes to issues like global warming or...
The Lower Colorado River Authority’s chief administrative officer urges enterprises to balance the risks of using the internet of things with the benefits connected devices can bring.Security concerns should hasten, rather than hinder, the adoption of internet of things (IoT) technologies, as the ...
While most businesses are focusing their efforts to capitalize on the Internet of Things in areas that will generate immediate cost-savings and operating efficiencies, a number of IoT pioneers already are leveraging a new generation of connected products to fundamentally change their business models...
The pledges in the Queen’s Speech to use the proposed Digital Economy Bill to empower consumers and protect citizens (and their children) in the on-line world need to be looked at in the context of a growing gulf between voters (whether as consumers or parents) and the lobbyists of the Internet in...
  IN THE AGE of big data analytics, the proprietary algorithms web sites use to determine what data to display to visitors have the potential to illegally discriminate against users. This is particularly troublesome when it comes to employment and real estate sites, which could prevent users f...

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