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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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Tips on Keeping Sensitive Data Safe in 2018

Ensuring your data is kept safe is one of the most important business practices you will implement. This applies to you whether you’re an individual or business as anyone who has access to the internet can be More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
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Supreme Court rules that police can keep using cell phone data to track criminals

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data to use locate criminals in a narrow 5-4 vote. Privacy activists are touting the case of Carpenter v. United States More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Europe takes on Mark Zuckerberg and his dodging questions

Mark Zuckerberg’s big European test did not go well. The Facebook CEO apologized for the company’s mistakes but angered European lawmakers by dodging their questions. Zuckerberg was questioned on Tuesday by More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Facebook suspends ‘around 200’ apps, reviewing misuse of data

Facebook said Monday that it has suspended “around 200” applications from its platform “pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data.” (Adweek) The social media giant More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc. – Protecting Your Business from Online Hacking

Managing a business is getting tougher and tougher these days. You have to keep customers happy, manage your finances, deal with a constantly hanging employee landscape, and always be concerned about existing and More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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The Chilling Effect of Privacy Invasion

Honestly, I thought I had personally put the NSA and Snowden topic to bed a couple of years ago. Thankfully the topic didn’t die. In fact, it keeps popping up in the news, directly and indirectly. Why do I say More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Russian hackers stole NSA files using Kaspersky, who deny the accusations

Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Data Security in the News

According to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, around 52 percent of merchants have experienced a data breach in one form or another. In addition, around 19 percent feel vulnerable. The problem is many retailers, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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When it Comes to IoT, Engineering Reigns Supreme

There is no denying the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices is transforming the world that we live in.  While much of the hoopla has been focused on the home – e.g. Alexa and Google Home – the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Big Data Marketing: Why it’s Important to Your Startup’s Success

By this point, you’ve likely heard of the term “Big Data”. The term sounds impressive but not everyone is familiar with its meaning nor are they aware that it is a growing trend that will definitely More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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DOJ delays on evidence surrounding Trump’s wiretapping allegations

The Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time Monday to gather evidence related to President Trump’s claim that President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower’s phones during last year’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Chris Christie: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul made America less safe with vote against NSA monitoring

photo/donkeyhotey Chris Christie took shots at his fellow GOP presidential candidates, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and Democrats Tuesday morning, telling the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe that they had made America More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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Finland: Welfare recipients to get microchip, stop money flow to ISIS

Finland may be moving quickly to require microchip implants for some of their citizens under the guise that money will not flow to Islamic State Muslims. A Finnish Party politician says welfare recipients should More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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FBI seizes Hillary Clinton’s emails, IG confirms ‘Top Secret’ content

The FBI has taken possession of thumb drives containing Hillary Clinton’s emails as the Inspector General has confirmed that they contain highly sensitive classified information. A U.S. official briefed on the More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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NSA documents detail monitoring of Americans’ calls, passwords, photos

New documents show the details of the NSA surveilance program and just what sort of data XKeyscore catalogs, confirming the monitoring of Americans’ phone calls, photos, passwords, documents and much more. According More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Jeb Bush on NSA monitoring Americans: no proof of civil liberty violations

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should reauthorize the Patriot Act “as is” and that the Obama administration should pursue a tougher strategy against ISIS. Bush More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Massachusetts court: NSA metadata collection not legal through Patriot Act

photo Donkeyhotey [email protected] The Patriot Act does not approve and authorize the collection of metadata by the government, according a court ruling in the Northeast. Massachusett’s Second Circuit More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange compares Google to NSA, ‘collecting, storing and selling’ info

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange compared Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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President Obama pleases no one with NSA reform plans

President Barack Obama laid out a vision of modest changes for the National Security Agency in a speech that will likely please neither reformers nor agency defenders. In response to the leaked documents from Edward More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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NSA collects 200 million text messages daily, including locations and financial transactions

The NSA has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people’s travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, The Guardian reported on Thursday. Code-named More...


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