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Linked - Do not accept a counter offer!!! Here is why

Statistics show that if you accept a counter offer, there is a ninety percent chance you will be out of the job within six months.<p>There are twelve …

Linked - On The Dark Web, Medical Records Are A Hot Commodity

As IBM’s Kuhn explained in a follow-up interview, these medical records can be leveraged for a wide variety of nefarious purposes. In some cases, …

Linked - College Won’t Train You for a Job, and That’s Just Fine

But a college education is not about job training—sorry, but it’s true. I’ve talked about the difference between college education and workforce …

Linked - Your LinkedIn "Likes" May Be Hurting Your Career

Because your “likes” place content into your connections’ LinkedIn streams, you should think of it more like a “share” button. Whether intended or …

Uber in Panama

While in Panama this week, I faced a bit of a challenge. I needed to get from the hotel to the office where we were training each day, but I don’t …

The NSA is Hoarding Vulnerabilities

The National Security Agency is lying to us. We know that because of data stolen from an NSA server was dumped on the internet. The agency is …

Linked - Apple advises immediate update to iOS 9.3.5 after discovery of targeted iPhone spyware | Macworld

Apple released an update to iOS 9 on Thursday—iOS 9.3.5—that patches multiple critical zero-day vulnerabilities that have been shown to already have …

Linked - Your 'Smart' Power Outlets Are Now Botnets Thanks To The Internet Of Broken Things

“Making fun of the Internet of Things has become a sort of national pastime, made possible by a laundry list of companies jumping into the space …

Pokémon GO exposes the risks of BYOD policies

The popular smartphone app Pokémon GO has raised potential data security concerns in the workplace.

Pokémon

BDO

Electronic evidence - deleted vs. deleted deleted data<p>By Paul Birch | 19 August 2016<p>Recently I have been working on a few matters where the …

Data Recovery

Give Me Convenience, I’ll Give You My Private Data

Yes, I’m partially quoting the American punk band Dead Kennedys and their 1987 album Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death which, in turn, plays on …

Travel Tip - International Flight with WiFi

Image by miniyo73<p>I have been known to use the Gogo Wifi on American flights within the US. I spend enough time on airplanes that it’s actually a …

Facial recognition – a powerful ad tool or privacy nightmare?

Whenever the future of advertising is discussed, thoughts often turn to the sci-fi image of a stalked Tom Cruise in Minority Report being recognised and served intrusive, personalised advertising as he tries to escape a futuristic city.<p>Hence, recent claims by Russian app FindFace that it could …

Advertising

Linked - A Charming Alternative Universe of You, Your Friends and No News

“This might sound corny. But as more of our digital spaces become stuffed with news — and, perhaps more alarmingly, suffused with an anxiety to …

Linked - Passwords Are Still King

“Naked Security reports that a new survey shows users still prefer passwords over other authentication methods such as biometrics. The survey …

Test Your Web Site's Security Before Someone Else Does

I've been trying out a service called Tinfoil Security recently. It's basically an automatic hacking system that will try to break into your web site …

Security

AVG's Crumble extension simplifies online privacy

We’ve talked about anti-tracking extensions before. These are the tools that prevent online advertisers from tracking you online, allowing you to retain your privacy. There are many to choose from—including Disconnect, DNT+, and Ghostery—but recently AVG came out with a new extension for Chrome …

Web Culture

Linked - Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Key to Windows Backdoor

“In a cautionary tale to those who favor government-mandated backdoors to security systems, Microsoft accidentally leaked the key protecting its UEFI …

Travel Tip - Where's My Coffee in Australia?

When visiting Australia and hitting a coffee location like the hotel lobby,you may be presented with a menu like the one below:<p>Now, if you’re like …

Responsive to Search Terms Does NOT Mean Relevant

Agreements to produce ESI solely from search term hits suffers a very fatal flaw: the results are not guaranteed to be <i>relevant</i> to the case.<p>The …

Bow Ties

Long Layover? Take a Free City Tour at One of These Airports

<i>TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights seven airports where you can take advantage of complimentary city tours, a special perk offered by airlines for</i> …

Travel

Linked - Volkswagen Created A 'Backdoor' To Basically All Its Cars... And Now Hackers Can Open All Of Them | Techdirt

Image by Dev.Arka<p>In other words, VW created a backdoor, and assumed that it would remain hidden. But it did not.<p>Backdoors are bad, and anyone who …

Linked - How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Characters

“With the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you can finally abandon the 260 character maximum path limit in Windows. You just need to make a minor …

Travel Tips - New Connector to LAX International Terminal

Saw it for myself this past weekend, the walkway that connects Terminal 4 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.<p>It’s really less than a 10 …

Linked - A New Anti-Ransomware Portal Launches

“Ransomware is a huge problem. It seems that we hear of more infections despite all the training and news of the potential damage ransomware can …

Craig Ball on the Georgetown eDiscovery Training Academy

Readers of this blog probably know how much John and I respect Craig Ball – and value his friendship. We recently had the pleasure of interviewing …

Georgetown University

Linked - Open Offices Are Bad for Productivity, Study Finds

Image by Heisenberg Media<p>“For their study, researchers surveyed over 1200 senior executives and non-executive employees about their workplace …

Would You Recognize a Social Engineering Attack?

Maybe, maybe not. As for your employees, the stats are not good. According to the PCI Security Standards Council, every day 80,000 people are …

Social issues

Linked - Discovery is Easier When You Have Someone to Defensibly Collect ESI

“The Defendant did not produce any text messages. Their argument was their employee text messages were outside of their possession or control, …