Cybersecurity – New Senate Bill could approved by NOV 2015

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The new bill is designed to improve cybersecurity through enhanced sharing of information about threats plus other pertinent data. http://www.eweek.com/security/cybersecurity-information-sharing-bill-heading-for-approval-in-senate.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/754/text Barring some potential, but unlikely, parliamentary maneuvers, the U.S. Senate will probably pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act the week of Oct. 26.   The bill survived the procedural process last week, and if it’s […]

Facebook – Greater Personalization for user community

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Facebook is tracking user history & preferences more extensively to implement greater personalization in news feeds and advertising.  This is documented in following links: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebook-notifications-personal/story?id=34760974 http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebook-day-lets-track-history/story?id=29872302 The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States. Facebook […]

Leadership – Write your Life Story with best efforts each day

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Another excellent and inspirational guide for challenges of business leadership http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/the-key-to-a-life-that-matters There’s a secret to filling the pages of your life. It’s not hard to decipher, but sometimes it takes a little practice. Take me, for example. Back in 1976, I received a gift from Eileen Beavers, who was my assistant at that time. As […]

Facebook – Royal Bank of Scotland will fully implement business version by 2016

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The Royal Bank of Scotland plans to roll out the “AT WORK” business version of Facebook to all 100,000 of its staff by the end of next year. http://www.rbs.com/news/2015/october/rbs-becomes-first-bank-in-the-world-to-launch-facebook-at-work.html RBS has announced a ground-breaking partnership with Facebook that will bring the social networking service to employees across the bank. Facebook At Work, a business version of […]

Facebook – New Expanded Real Time SEARCH capabilities

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Facebook has just implemented a greatly expanded real time search of over two trillion posts as documented in links below. Users who have an extensive history of posts may wish to move some items from public to private viewing as formerly obscure posts could become more visible in the expanded search. http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/22/facebook-search/ http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/10/search-fyi-find-what-the-world-is-saying-with-facebook-search/ Facebook is […]

Security – Network Time Protocol vulnerabilities October 2015

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A research team at Boston University has discovered vulnerabilities in the Network Time Protocol that are documented as follows:   https://threatpost.com/novel-ntp-attacks-roll-back-time/115138/ http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe/papers/NTPattack.pdf Sharon Goldberg remembers the cold February day when her Boston University PhD candidate Aanchal Malhotra was studying routing security, in particular, attacks against the resource public key infrastructure (RPKI)—and kept hitting a dead end […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – Apple iPad Pro comparison review

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PC Magazine features the following reviews for the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 verses Apple iPad Pro http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2493173,00.asp FULL REVIEW of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458373,00.asp When Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, its resemblance to Microsoft’s Surface lineup raised some eyebrows. With Redmond’s Surface Pro 4 now available, we wanted to […]

Hardware – Solid State Drive Technology

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Solid State hard drive prices have fallen substantially and the following provides an in-depth comparative analysis between the two technologies http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404258,00.asp The traditional spinning hard drive (HDD) is the basic nonvolatile storage on a computer. That is, it doesn’t “go away” like the data on the system memory when you turn the system off. Hard […]

Windows 10 – Privacy Policy Resources

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The following links document Microsoft’s privacy policy for Windows 10 http://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/09/28/privacy-and-windows-10/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/default.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/privacy Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains what personal data we collect from you and how we use it. It applies to Bing, Cortana, MSN, Office, OneDrive, Outlook.com, Skype, Windows, Xbox and other Microsoft services that display this statement. […]

Adobe – Critical October 2015 out-of-band release

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Adobe usually packages their monthly security releases to coincide with Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” (second Tuesday of each month), however to active exploits and targeted attacks in-the-wild, an emergency out-of-band release was made https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-27.html Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player.  These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take […]


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