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Decision Making is Unconscious
From The Eponymous Pickle

Decision Making is Unconscious

Len Stein writes:" ... Marketers are realizing that decision making is largely an unconscious process. While neuro-scientists continue to expand our knowledge of...

A New Free CA
From Schneier on Security

A New Free CA

Announcing Let's Encrypt, a new free certificate authority. This is a joint project of EFF, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, and the University of Michigan. This is an absolutely...

Whatsapp Is Now End-to-End Encrypted
From Schneier on Security

Whatsapp Is Now End-to-End Encrypted

Whatapp is now offering end-to-end message encryption: Whatsapp will integrate the open-source software Textsecure, created by privacy-focused non-profit Open Whisper...

MICA Intel Wearable is Fashionable
From The Eponymous Pickle

MICA Intel Wearable is Fashionable

Fashion changes.  Pricey at $495.  Will all jewelry soon have an option for computer augmentation?   Intel is an unexpected participant.  I do like the fact that...

Understanding the Face of Emotion
From The Eponymous Pickle

Understanding the Face of Emotion

Determining emotion from facial images. A long term research and innovation interest.  Here news of a September talk in Edge HeadCon.  The introductory piece also...

Snarky 1992 NSA Report on Academic Cryptography
From Schneier on Security

Snarky 1992 NSA Report on Academic Cryptography

The NSA recently declassified a report on the Eurocrypt '92 conference. Honestly, I share some of the writer's opinions on the more theoretical stuff. I know it's...

Top Secret Rosies
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Top Secret Rosies

This week I have been showing the movie "Top Secret Rosies" to my freshmen students. It’s a wonderful story about some long unsung heroes of both World War II and...

Google Glass not Taking Off
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Glass not Taking Off

It was only early this year I was looking at a way to use Glass to aid in some compliance applications. We approached Google, but got no interest. Now Glass appears...

Next 50 Years of Management
From The Eponymous Pickle

Next 50 Years of Management

McKinsey's always interesting contributions, a look forward at the next 50 years:McKinsey Quarterly’s 50th anniversary editionIn this unique anniversary edition...

A Cisco App for Collaboration
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Cisco App for Collaboration

In CWorld: The Cisco App is being positioned as Freemium.  Will also be interesting to see how this is connected to some of its hardware solutions.  See also its...

The NSA's Efforts to Ban Cryptographic Research in the 1970s
From Schneier on Security

The NSA's Efforts to Ban Cryptographic Research in the 1970s

New article on the NSA's efforts to control academic cryptographic research in the 1970s. It includes new interviews with public-key cryptography inventor Martin...

From Computational Complexity

A Fly on the wall for a Harvard Faculty meeting: Not interesting for Gossip but interesting for a more important reason

I was recently in Boston for Mikefest (which Lance talked about  here)  and found time to talk to  my adviser Harry Lewis at Harvard (adviser? Gee, I already finished...

Why competitive people are often dumb and boring
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Why competitive people are often dumb and boring

People who work hard are typically motivated by either their performance (i.e., they want to look good) or their mastery (i.e., they like being good at their craft)...

Context for Evernote
From The Eponymous Pickle

Context for Evernote

Have now used the Evernote note taking and information management system for years.  I like it, especially since they improved their multiple interfaces.  It also...

Smart Connected Products Killing Industries
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Connected Products Killing Industries

Have heard this before, not universally true.  Especially when you have to move atoms vs bits. Or apply scarce resources.   Like in all transportation industries...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 17

November 18 Hearing: The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on information security at the Veterans’ Administration 1:30 p.m.,  334 Cannon Building...

Big Data is Here to Stay, and don't forget the right Metadata
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data is Here to Stay, and don't forget the right Metadata

With some warnings. I agree, we are never going to gather just less complex, wildly aggregated or less data.  We will error on the side of more data.  I add, we...

Fujitsu Data Enables LED Light
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fujitsu Data Enables LED Light

In CWorld: Fujitsu Develops method which will allow products to send data to smartphones." ... LED lamps lighting merchandise may soon shine invisible data that...

Facebook Wants Office Presence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Facebook Wants Office Presence

This was an area we examined.  What infrastructure would work best to deliver social style interaction among employees, among employees and contractors?  Linkedin...

Interesting Links 17 November 2014
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 17 November 2014

Last week was crazy for me. Professional development day last Monday and Veterans Day on Tuesday just made things start differently. Friday was a travel day asFaces...
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