Correlation between a Gaming Attack and Aircraft Bomb Scare

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Attacks made on Sony’s PlayStation Network coincided with a bomb scare on an American Airlines jet carrying John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment. The same Twitter account that claimed responsibility for the online attacks repeated the warning that the flight carrying John Smedley was carrying explosives. Sony’s PlayStation Network was forced offline for […]

Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media

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Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. In traditional settings, people going about their days do not always feel inclined to engage with strangers, acquaintances, and friends over controversial issues every time they meet at work or on the street […]

Ensure Your Command Center/Ops Center Stays Relevant By Leveraging Wayin: See video of this broadcast media use case

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We have previously written about Wayin (I am proud to be one of their advisors). Their capabilities continue to evolve to enable organizations to continually improve how social media is used to both understand and engage. Wayin’s success in the marketplace has centered around sensemaking over social data in ways that can improve the value […]

Efficient Multi-Vendor Clouds Help Break Incipient Monopolies

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Cloud marketplaces and open standards help cultivate a vibrant cloud vendor market, encouraging competition and reducing the risks of vendor lock in Efficient Multi-Vendor Clouds Help Break Incipient Monopolies Think of a cloud provider. I’d bet that for the majority of people reading this article, the first that comes to mind is AWS. Amazon Web […]

Big Data, Small World: Kirk Borne at TEDxGeorgeMasonU

The video at this link and embedded below shows Kirk Borne at TEDx GeorgeMason.   From the YouTube description: Dr. Kirk Borne is a Multidisciplinary Data Scientist and an Astrophysicist. He is Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science in the George Mason University School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences (SPACS). He received his B.S. […]

Net Threats: Nation-States and Security

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Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “Net Threats”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. The study targeted thousands of Internet experts to measure their thoughts and concerns about the future of the Internet. Researchers […]