Universities struggling with SSL-busting spyware

Universities struggling with SSL-busting spyware. U.S. universities are struggling with a flare-up of dangerous spyware that can snoop on information encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Experts are warning that the stealthy software, called Marketscore, could be used to intercept a wide range of sensitive information, including passwords and health and financial data.[InfoWorld: Top News]… Continue reading Universities struggling with SSL-busting spyware

Canada, the Closer Country for Outsourcing Work

Canada, the Closer Country for Outsourcing Work. Canada's stability, proximity and cultural similarity to the U.S. tend to attract higher-value, more sophisticated outsourcing work than countries like India. By IAN AUSTEN. [NYT > Technology]

Selecting 5 KM books

Selecting 5 KM books. A posting at the knowledgeboard gives a list of 42 books that anyone starting in KM may find useful. Well 42 is a little too many for starters, so here is my list of 5 and some rationale for the choices: * Deep smarts A new book (2005) from Dorothy Leonard… Continue reading Selecting 5 KM books

Electronic Voting 1.0, and No Time to Upgrade

NY Times: Electronic Voting 1.0, and No Time to Upgrade. The phenomenal reliability of the systems we trust for banking, communication, and everything else rests on two bedrock principles. One is the universal understanding in the technology world that nothing works right the first time, and maybe not the first 50 times. [Tomalak's Realm]

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How to Sell Your Boss

How to Sell Your Boss. Selling your boss is critical to your success. If you can’t get your boss’s approval when you need it, you are not going to go very far in your career.As the president of a company, I spend a good deal of time listening to proposals. Those doing the pitching usually… Continue reading How to Sell Your Boss

Secondary Screening: Secret Law News

Secondary Screening: Secret Law News. Stephen Aftergood, the seemingly indefatigable researcher behind the Secrecy Project at the Federation of American Scientists, has a fantastic piece in Slate today about secret laws and the Transportation Security Administration. I've written about the abuse of the “Sensitive Security Information” designation here on this blog and for Wired News,… Continue reading Secondary Screening: Secret Law News

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Entrepreneurs: what not to do

Entrepreneurs: what not to do. Entrepreneur.com “What not to do.” A seasoned entrepreneur reveals the 17 most common mistakes startups make and how to avoid them — plus the five things you MUST do to ensure success. [Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger]