Archive for September, 2018

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
And it’s not too late to put it to work

September 19, 2018

I am the first to admit that when it comes names of commemorative months, National Cyber Security Awareness Month isn’t the sexiest. Reducing it to the initialism NCSAM makes it easier to write, but not easier to pronounce—En-see-sam? Nik-sam? Ink-sam?—and it it doesn’t help in the sexiness department, either.  Perhaps that’s why, even though NCSAM has been [...]

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Not bad for a 20-year-old
Happy birthday, Google

September 12, 2018

Hard to believe: Google launched 20 years ago this month. By accident or design, its name is a misspelling of the number googol. If it was by accident, you have to wonder why founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn’t bother googling the correct spelling. Playing trademark roulette Not long after the Google’s appearance in 1998, google became [...]

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Tips from professional
fact checkers

September 7, 2018

IT’S NO LONGER NEWS that fake news is constantly in the news. Nor is it news that fake news purveyors have turned the term on its head, applying it to verified facts when they happen to prove inconvenient, or to attract larger audiences in order to increase advertising revenues.  If the fake news phenomenon was [...]

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