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Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

The daughter's name is Nicarri.<p>Nicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is “disgusted” after an automated call sent to her phone from the city’s school district mispronounced her daughter’s name as a racial slur.<p>Stewart’s daughter is named Nicarri. Stewart told WHAM TV the message clearly …

Protect Your Students' Data and Privacy

Quick Privacy Checks Anyone Can Do: Tutorial Video and Student Worksheet<p>Do you want to be more mindful about privacy and security but don't know …

Tools Of The Trade: Seven Network Troubleshooting Programs Every IT Pro Should Know

When interviewing people for an IT network support position, you need to be able to objectively evaluate their skills. Part of this is resume-based: From certifications, previous positions held and background education, you can gain a good overview of what a candidate can handle. That works well …

9 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently Than Employees

Entrepreneurship is a state of mind as much as a set of actions.<p>When you see a glass of water, do you think of it as half full or half empty? The way you answer could be a key factor in your future success.<p>A report from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) says 27 million working-age Americans are …

Entrepreneurship

Why Microsoft (And Even Apple) Are Threatened By Google Chromebooks' Popularity

Microsoft’s (MSFT) decision to do a walled-garden approach for Windows 10 S computers can be easily explained. It is a big part of Microsoft’s …

Hacker Lexicon: What Is Steganography?

You know all too well at this point that all sorts of digital attacks are lurking on the internet. You could encounter ransomware, a virus, or a …

Explainer: how malware gets inside your apps

Malicious software on popular mobile platforms such as iOS and Android is at best a nuisance and at worst a security threat to individuals and …

Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking?

Irene wants to know why she should use a banking app instead of logging into her bank accounts with the Edge browser in Windows 10<p>Why should I use a banking app instead of logging into my bank accounts with the relevant passwords via Windows 10 and Edge? Which one would be more secure? <b>Irene</b><p>Over the …

Windows 10

Google's new educational program will teach kids to fight hackers

It's hard out there for a kid on the internet.<p>Google gets that, and thinks it's high time children start learning about the dangers of phishing, …

Internet Safety

Crysis ransomware master keys released to the public

A total of 200 master keys can now be used by victims to decrypt and unlock their systems.<p>The world has been rocked by WannaCry causing disruption …

Ransomware

Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone

Researchers from UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech have discovered a fresh class of Android attacks, called Cloak and Dagger, that can operate secretly on a phone, allowing hackers to log keystrokes, install software and otherwise control a device without alerting its owner. Cloak and Dagger …

Information Systems

The 100 Websites That Rule the Internet

There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. Google.com, …

Students Are Bringing Chromebooks Home from School, and That’s Creating Cybersecurity Issues

Opinion | Policy<p>Students Are Bringing Chromebooks Home from School, and That’s Creating Cybersecurity Issues<p>By Peter Martini     Jul 2, 2016<p>Image …

10 Data Visualization Tools To Bring Analytics Into Focus

Data visualizations can help business users understand analytics insights and actually see the reasons why certain recommendations make the most …

ATM Skimming Malware Is Getting Scarier

In 2009, malware called “Skimer” surfaced and security firms took notice. Skimer is essentially malware that gives hackers full access to an ATM …

An Animated Map That Shows We Are a Nation of Immigrants

Since 1920, a total of 79 million people from around the world have emigrated to the United States and become lawful permanent residents. The animated map below displays them all. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. during the time period shown.<p>Two Centuries …

Watch How Your Diet Has Changed Over the Past 40 Years

Ever wondered how the food you eat has changed over time? This visualization plots the changing eating habits of the US between 1970 and 2013, …

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. …

The Best Data Visualizations of the Year Are Absolutely Incredible

The winners of the inaugural Data Stories Competition, which highlights some of the most creative and fascinating scientific data visualizations of …

The 23-Point UX Design Checklist

Advertise here with BSA<br>During the design process, some flaws in your product will go unnoticed. Those little (or sometimes big) things can do a lot …

Tablet sales sink, though there is one ray of sunshine

Tablets as a whole have lost much of their appeal, but the ones that come with detachable keyboards are catching on with consumers.<p>For the first quarter of 2016, overall worldwide tablet shipments fell to 39.6 million, a 14.7 percent drop from the same period a year ago, according to preliminary …

Getting Started with Wireframes

Following up on my tutorial 5 steps for a successful website design that walks you through 5 essential steps of a website ‎design process to boost …

Wireframing

Post Ratio Landing Page

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The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn’t mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult–under 25–talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

UI Design

Designing for everyone

Last year I had the opportunity of working with a <b>government</b> organisation at the other side of the world to redesign their current portal. I was a …

50+ fresh resources for designers, March 2016

How’s it going, compadres? This month’s roundup hand-picked from all across the web includes icons, design assets, illustrations, vector artwork, UI …

Web Design

Microsoft Streamlines Classroom Management With OneNote Add-in

Microsoft may seem devotedly focused on business productivity lately, but the Redmond, Wash., software giant is still finding ways to go back to …

Education Technology

What My Failed Presentation Taught Me About Pitching Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet

Last week, Microsoft quietly released a public preview of “Learning Tools for OneNote.” This Microsoft hackathon winner is an add-in for OneNote designed to improve the reading and writing experience for students. When Jeff Petty, the accessibility lead for Windows for education, showed me the …

Education Technology