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Alex Burnstein

NSA’s Claim Backdoor Off Encryption Table Draws Skepticism from Cyber Pros

The director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency induced a few smirks among cyber pros last week when he told Bloomberg that there wouldn’t be any backdoors in the new encryption standards his agency is working on with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In cybersecurity parlance, a backdoor is a deliberate …

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Study Finds Sports Is King Among Livestreamers

Events that are streamed live on the net are growing in popularity among internet households, especially live sports, according to a study released by Parks Associates. The report, “Livestreaming: The Next Hot Video Market,” indicates that more than 40% of U.S. internet households have streamed content over the past three months. More than three out …

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New Cisco Conferencing Devices Designed To Heal Meeting Fatigue

Webex by Cisco last week announced the release of a new set of video devices designed to meet the challenges of hybrid work environments. Dimensional Research recently conducted a study of meeting fatigue related to video meetings. That research found that 81 percent of participants indicated experiencing physical ailment at the end of a day …

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John Deere, Russian Thieves, and the Double-Edged Sword of Vendor Lock-In

Recently there was a fun story about how John Deere used their tractor kill switch to turn $5 million tractors stolen by the Russians into junk. I’m good with what they did to those thieves, but the fact that a “kill switch” exists and how John Deere and others use technology like this isn’t good …

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6 Critical Steps for Scaling Secure Universal Data Authorization

Modern data platforms continue to grow in complexity to meet the changing needs of data consumers. Data analysts and data scientists demand faster access to data, but IT, security and governance are stuck, unable to figure out how to give access to the data in a simple, secure, and standardized way across a wide variety …

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Kids’ Screen Use Sees Fastest Rise in 4 Years

Isolation from friends and other factors during the pandemic contributed to a significant increase in screen use by tweens and teens from pre-pandemic levels. Common Sense Media — a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families — in March released a detailed report showing that screen use in 2021 increased …

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Free-Speech, Uncensored Browser Launched for Conservatives

A free-speech, anti-censorship browser for conservatives was launched Tuesday. Called Tusk, the new browser is the brainchild of Jeff Bermant, a Santa Barbara, Calif. real estate developer and founder of the Cocoon VPN. He said he built Tusk because he felt that free speech for conservatives was being censored by the current browsers in the …

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InnoView’s 15.6″ 4K Portable Panel Could Be the Ultimate Touchscreen Accessory

The InnoView 15.6″ 4K HDR touchscreen portable monitor is a superior accessory for productivity and entertainment on your desktop and mobile devices. It checks nearly all the boxes for performance and usefulness. Portable screens are often more of a hassle to use than they are a convenience, especially when traveling. They also do not usually …

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