April 14, 2014

Apple Goes Green(er), Buys Hydroelectric Plant to Power Data Centers

Apple busts out the green to go greener… Apple is furthering their green energy initiative by purchasing a hydroelectric plant near their Prineville, OR data center.  Because if you want to go green, you might as well work with the […]
April 9, 2014

‘Heartbleed’ and You: What You Need to Know

It sounds like a rejected Game of Thrones city… Well, the Internet practically fell apart yesterday.  It was revealed that there is an incredibly serious bug in Open SSL, nicknamed “Heartbleed”, that allows hackers to access pretty much all the information […]
March 24, 2014

China Hypocritically Wants the US to Stop Spying on Them

Pot, meet Kettle… Cybersecurity and cyber warfare are at an all-time high, and are big concerns for companies large and small, as well as national governments.  Especially national governments.  Spying allegations tied with cybersecurity issues are the reason that China […]
March 20, 2014

Brazil’s Amazing Vote on the ‘Constitution of the Internet’

The Constitution of the Internet–signed by cats and pictures of food… Things are picking up in Brazil, and not because Carnaval is popping off.  This week, Brazil’s Congress is going to vote on what is known as the Constitution of […]
March 10, 2014

What HBO Go and ‘True Detective’ Can Teach Us About Scalability

HBO Go crashed because of ‘True Detective’.  Should’ve upped their bandwidth… Last night, HBO aired the much-anticipated season finale of ‘True Detective’ on their network, including a live stream on the HBO Go app.  Apparently, they underestimated the popularity of […]
February 24, 2014

WhatsApp Adds Voice Calls, Facebook Looks Towards Telecom

Facebook bought WhatsApp for a bunch of money and nobody knew why…well, except now. Man, WhatsApp is having one heck of a week, right?  First, Facebook buys them for a gazillion dollars, then they have an outage over the weekend […]
February 13, 2014

Comcast Buys Time Warner Cable, Ruins Internet Forever

Say goodbye to competition and hello to regulation… Cable companies are a bunch of jerks.  But you know what makes them less of a jerk?  Their competition.  The threat of leaving one cable company for another is what has gotten […]
February 11, 2014

Colorado Using Technology to Track and Regulate Marijuana

Let’s track some data, man… Who would’ve thought that the marijuana industry would be big on data?  Not stoners, apparently.  Colorado, as one of the first states to enact recreational marijuana use, has a system called MITS—Marijuana Inventory Tracking System—that […]
February 4, 2014

Even the Government Can’t Come Up with Secure Passwords

Want to get into a government agencies database?  Try “password” for the password. You would think that people who work for the government would be some of the best and brightest, as they’re tasked with leading and maintaining our society, […]
Even the Government Can’t Come Up with Secure Passwords
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