A hacker’s attack sheds light on internet security holes

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Description: The encryption used by many websites to prevent eavesdropping on their interactions with visitors is not very secure. This technology is in use when Web addresses start with “https” (in which “s” stands for secure) and a closed lock icon appears on Web browsers. Source: Globe&Mail Date: April 7, 2011 The Electronic Frontier Foundation,… Read more »

Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss

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Description: IN early 2009, statisticians inside the Googleplex here embarked on a plan code-named Project Oxygen — What makes a good manager? Source: NYTimes.com Date: March 12, 2011 They wanted to build better bosses. So, as only a data-mining giant like Google can do, it began analyzing performance reviews, feedback surveys and nominations for top-manager… Read more »

New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users

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Description: Until recently, only determined and knowledgeable hackers with fancy tools and lots of time on their hands could spy while you used your laptop or smartphone at Wi-Fi hot spots. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 17, 201 You may think the only people capable of snooping on your Internet activity are government intelligence agents or… Read more »

Google, Twitter help give voice to Egyptians

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Description: CNN’s Josh Levs talks about how technology plays a part in protests around the world Source: CNN.com Date: Jan 29, 2011 Last week, as demonstrators angry with the policies of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak took to the streets, the government shut down social-media websites, then blacked out all internet access in much of the country. On… Read more »

Labor board: Facebook vent against supervisor not grounds for firing

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Description: The  National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against a Connecticut company for firing an employee after she posted critical, derogatory comments about her supervisor on Facebook. Source: CNN.com Date: Nov 10, 2010 The labor relations board argues that workers’ criticism of their bosses on social networking sites like Facebook is generally “a… Read more »