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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

 

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence

 

 

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“The real role of leadership in education … is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility.”

 

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 7, 2013 11:58 AM

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Une vidéo trés intéressante (et amusante) où Ken Robinson parle du système éducatif américain. Mais ses propos s'appliquent aussi au notre...

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

 

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence

 

 

Miloš Bajčetić's insight:

“The real role of leadership in education … is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility.”

 

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 7, 2013 11:58 AM

Worth watching..

Laurent Picard's curator insight, January 22, 9:22 AM

Une vidéo trés intéressante (et amusante) où Ken Robinson parle du système éducatif américain. Mais ses propos s'appliquent aussi au notre...

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The Shift of the Role of the Teacher

The Shift of the Role of the Teacher | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

We know today’s students will have to create their jobs, not look for jobs. They will compete with others around the globe. They will have jobs replaced by outsourcing and technology if their skills are easily replicated or duplicated.  To succeed, students will need creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.


They will need to be able to adapt to change, be resilient and able to work effectively in a variety of environments.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


 
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They will need to be able to adapt to change, be resilient and able to work effectively in a variety of environments.


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- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


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Open classrooms for everyone.

Vivian Kohler Fenandez's curator insight, Today, 10:18 AM

Here we go!!

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Group Brainstorming Tool - GroupMap

Group Brainstorming Tool - GroupMap | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

GroupMap's easy and effective online group brainstorming tools with visual templates puts your ideas against everyone's ideas on one single unique platform.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 3:36 AM

This looks like a very interesting group brainstorming tool.

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Tools to Help You Integrate Gamification in Your Students Learning

Tools to Help You Integrate Gamification in Your Students Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
September, 2014
Teaching to early learners means teaching fundamentals in a supportive and engaging way. It is no surprise that many learning tools for young students include some element of...

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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. But when it comes to plagiarizing, there is little slack given; we are all expected to understand plagiarism guidelines and what constitutes a violation. While plagiarism is never c

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The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School by Neil Postman - EbookNetworking.net

The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School by Neil Postman - EbookNetworking.net | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School, a book by Neil Postman (The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School/Neil Postman #books http://t.co/lQOPfOmx07)...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 20, 9:24 AM

What is interesting is that Neil Postman felt that the indiscriminate use of digital technologies was a problem. He understood it was necessary to use and implement digital technologies, but not without deep questioning and deep thought.

 

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 20, 9:29 AM

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Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics

Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"How much of our intelligence is a genetic gift or the product of hard work is difficult, perhaps impossible, to know for sure. But for our brains to perform their best, new research suggests, it’s better to believe that effort trumps heredity."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 19, 6:40 PM

As teachers many of believe it is important to teach students about growth mindset. This research provides additional information about the value of doing this. Quoting the last paragraph from this article in Time:

"The takeaway: How we’re predisposed to think about problems changes the way our brains handle them. Beyond the abilities we’ve inherited, the most important factor in achievement may be believing that it’s within reach."

If you are interested in more information on growth mindset search for the term in this Scoop.it. There are quite a few articles and videos that are appropriate to share with students.

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6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together

6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Education is a pretty hot-button issue for so many people out there. The issues in education are numerous and varied, and interestingly, many people find themselves feeling pretty strongly about one or two issues, and could take or leave many of the others. So whether special needs students, public funding, gender equality in education, or …

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 19, 9:22 AM

Who doesn't love TED talks?

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Personal Learning in a Connected World: Learning and Performance Supp…

This presentation outlines the NRC's Learning and Performance Support Systems program as an instance of a personal learning environment. It situates this program in a context where education depends on the development and refinement of critical literacies, which are in turn fostered by the interactive and communicative capacities of the PLE. Presented at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Does Discussion Make a Difference?

Does Discussion Make a Difference? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Here’s the scenario: Students are taking a chemical thermodynamics course. The instructor solicits clicker responses to a conceptually based multiple-choice question. Students answer individually, write a brief explanation in support of their answer, and indicate how confident they are that their answer is correct. They are then encouraged to discuss their answers with two or three (self-selected) other students. After that discussion, they have the opportunity to change their answer if they wish, write another explanation for the answer, and once again indicate their degree of confidence in their answer. Do you think that discussion would make a difference—particularly, would it make a difference in their understanding of the concept?

That’s the protocol students followed in the research referenced below. In one cohort, students saw how the rest of the class answered the question before their discussion, and in a second cohort they did not.

The results came down pretty substantially on the side of discussion. “A statistically significant number of students who originally had the correct multiple-choice answer had a higher value code assigned to their explanation after group discussion, and therefore demonstrated more explicit understanding of difficult concepts in chemical thermodynamics.” (p. 1,482) In other words, even though they had correctly answered the question after discussing it with peers, students had a richer understanding of the answer. The same was true for students who initially answered the question incorrectly. Regardless of whether they corrected their answer or answered incorrectly again, in both cases they improved the code value of their explanations. Only when students changed a correct answer to an incorrect one did the code value of their explanations decline. However, the number of students who changed correct answers was small compared to the number who changed from incorrect to correct answers.
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Visual Content Is Shaping the Future of Social Media [Infographic]

Visual Content Is Shaping the Future of Social Media [Infographic] | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Visual content is exploding on social media, with sites like Pinterest and Vine leading the charge.

Even Twitter, which started as a place to post short and simple messages, now has images for a more visual experience. Indeed, the future of digital media is upon us — and it’s rich with visual content.

According to an infographic from Oracle, there are five tweets per second that include a Vine link. The acquisitions of Tumblr and Vizify point to an increased interest in interactive media and infographics, with Yahoo investing in visual media.


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Michelle Smith's curator insight, September 19, 10:29 AM

Social media used to be about text that grabbed consumers attention. Now, its all about the visuals and text doesn't matter as much. According to this article our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Depending on whom you are targeting, visuals may be the best bet. For example, if you are targeting B2C, you should consider using things such as Vine to grab the consumers attention because they are much more responsive to that. If you are targeting B2B, it is best to stick with text-like options such as Linkedin. When marketing, it is important to take into consideration whom your target market is before you put together a marketing plan. You never know, they may want to see more visuals. 

Charlotte Mace de Gastines's curator insight, September 19, 12:34 PM

Global trend : the power of visual content

mcgrawmarketing's curator insight, September 20, 5:09 AM

You know how much I loathe infographics...but this one was easy to read and made sense.  I would suggest that "All social networks should be considered" but unless you have unlimited resources, you might want to test and prioritize and invest where the greatest return is generated.  (Sorry, I work with firms much smaller than Oracle, about $38 billion, so they tend to have fewer resources.)  ;)

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If you still think curation doesn't add value, watch this music video

This guy created a remix of 23 music videos from YouTube to create awesomeness.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, September 18, 5:11 PM

Ever since we started working on content curation, we've had this question: is content curation adding value? Is it stealing? Is it repeating like a parrot?


And ever since we started, we've seen more and more examples of how the remix culture is becoming a massive trend. 


Just like good DJ's, good content curators are creating something new out of the existing by not only aggregating but giving new meaning to content. 


This video made me speechless. Isn't it amazing?

Andrew Federici's curator insight, September 18, 5:30 PM

Great example of how content curation is changing the world.

Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, September 19, 1:45 AM

Een creatieve manier van content curation!

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Pedagogy, Prophecy, and Disruption

Pedagogy, Prophecy, and Disruption | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Without consideration of its past, present, or future, critical digital pedagogy may become irrelevant before it begins in earnest. The forces of neoliberalism that critical pedagogues hoped to expose and remove have become extremely adept at moving into digital spaces. Online institutions run by for-profit companies attract students from vulnerable populations —  the very populations that critical pedagogues aspire to help. For-profit institutions are often a mixed bag, at best, for these students, but more public and nonprofit institutions model their online offerings to compete with for-profit models. While some professors and academics have resisted changes, the classes they’ve protected were upper-division seminars rather than developmental or basic courses. Educational experiences that create common ground rather than career or academic tracks have migrated into spaces for efficiency, thus reducing traditional liberal arts and sciences to more closely resemble for-profit colleges’ career-focused format.

 

The rise of the for-profit online classroom is well documented, and the expansion of for-profit education, in part, is the result of various decisions made by higher education institutions. While elite institutions were mostly preserved, public schools, especially community colleges, were hurt by the expansion of online education. Spaces for critical, engaged learning in communities gave way to large digital spaces driven by profit motivations. Some of these institutions are starting to falter, and the space for these failures allow for a critical digital pedagogy to enter online spaces. However, critical digital pedagogues need to consider how they can make critical pedagogy resonate with the public, and use critical theory to examine digital tools and new methods.


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The History of Cognitive Overload

The History of Cognitive Overload | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Highly successful people have many of the daily distractions of life handled for them, which allows them to better focus their attention.

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"Neuroscientists have discovered that unproductivity and loss of drive can result from decision overload. Although most of us have no trouble ranking the importance of decisions if asked to do so, our brains don’t automatically do this."

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Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker

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FLIP HTML5 is a Interactive html5 digital publishing platform that makes it easy to create interactive digital publications, including magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Create HTML5 flipbook from PDF to view on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, Today, 10:34 AM

Create and share your presentation as a digital book!

HTML5 Flip Book Maker is a great service for digital publishing. Works on Windows and Mac, on all browsers. For a simple flip book use the online tool, to create richer multimedia publications download the program to your PC.

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The Real Link Between the Psychopathology Spectrum and the Creativity Spectrum | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Real Link Between the Psychopathology Spectrum and the Creativity Spectrum | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
What has become much clearer, however, is that there is a real link between creativity and a number of traits and characteristics that are associated with mental illness. Once we leave the narrowed confines of the clinical setting and enter the larger general population, we see that mental disorders are far from categorical. Every single healthy human being lies somewhere on every psychopathology spectrum (e.g., schizophrenia, autism, mood disorders). What’s more, we each show substantial fluctuations on each of these dimensions each day, and across our lifespan.

A major issue in attempting to scientifically study the link between the various dimensions of psychopathology and creativity is the outcome measure. What should we be predicting? Because here’s the thing: Creativity also lies on a spectrum, ranging from the everyday creative cognition that allows us to generate new ideas, possibilities, and solutions to a problem, to the real-world creative achievement seen in publicly recognized domains across the arts, humanities, and sciences. Therefore, the link to psychopathology spectrum disorders may differ depending on the outcome.

Enter a new study by Darya Zabelina, David Condon, and Mark Beeman. They examined whether levels of psychopathology in a healthy non-clinical sample are associated with creative cognition and real-world creative achievement among a group of 100 participants, aged 18-30. None had been hospitalized for psychiatric or neurological reasons, and none abused alcohol or drugs.

The researchers measured creative cognition by having participants imagine hypothetical scenarios (e.g., “What problems may arise from being able to walk on air?”) and having them create pictures out of incomplete figures. They measured real-life creative achievement by having participants catalogue their prior creative achievements across ten creative domains (visual art, music, dance, architectural design, creative writing, humor, inventions, scientific discovery, theater and film, and culinary arts). For example, in the music domain, questions ranged from “I have no training or recognized talent in this area” to “My compositions have been critiqued in a national publication”.

They found that both real-world creative achievement and creative cognition (as rated by four independent judges) were significantly associated with two personality traits: psychoticism and hypomania. These findings remained even after taking into account prior academic achievement test scores.
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John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
“While it is not the business of education … to teach every possible item of information, it is its business to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, guesses, and opinions.”

“Do not feel absolutely certain of anything,” philosopher Bertrand Russell instructed in the first of his ten timeless commandments of teaching and learning in 1951. And yet formal education, today as much as then, is for the most part a toxic byproduct of industrialism based on the blind acquisition of certainty and the demolition of the “thoroughly conscious ignorance” that gives rise to real progress, both personal and cultural. To fuel the internal engine of learning is a lifelong journey we are left to steer on our own as the education system continues to flounder. The quest to repair that broken system has never been addressed with more urgency and passion than it is today, and yet one of the most intelligent and timely takes on it comes from more than a century ago.

 

In How We Think (free download; public library) — his timelessly stimulating 1910 treatise on the art of reflection and fruitful curiosity — John Dewey, one of the most influential minds of the twentieth century, distills the purpose and ideals of education with remarkable clarity and conviction. The enactment of these ideals today would produce nothing less than a radical, sorely needed transformation of our broken education system.

 

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Learning {RE}imagined - Sir Ken Robinson – The Education Economy

Learning {RE}imagined - Sir Ken Robinson – The Education Economy | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Here is an excerpt from my interview. Robinson draws parallels between “big education”, “big pharma” and even “big tobacco”, suggesting that there is gold in maintaining the status quo for those who stand to benefit financially. He says:

“I do think we live under a tyranny of testing. I think there’s no question about that. It’s not totally benign. An interesting parallel to me is the drug industry. Depression is now a worldwide epidemic. It’s anticipated that within about 20 years, according to the World Health Organisation, I’m told, that depression will be the single largest cause of mortality among human populations. Depression.

Well, the drug companies profit hugely from depression and all that kind of related, ancillary commercial interests. It doesn’t seem to me that they’re very keen to cure depression. Why would they? It’s not that the people who produce acid reflux pills out trying to cure acid reflux. They want you to keep taking it, so you can keep buying their products.

Like cigarette manufacturers aren’t trying to wean you off cigarettes. There’s a kind of benign view of testing which is that it fulfils necessary purposes in relation to keeping track of standards, accountability in providing certification and qualifications for progress through the system. There’s a benign way of looking at them saying, well, it meets those important purposes in education, and there’s something to be said about that. What’s also true is it’s a massively profitable enterprise for all publishers. It’s one of the engines of the education economy.“

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Researchers Track the Rise and Fall of Brain Volume Throughout Life

Researchers Track the Rise and Fall of Brain Volume Throughout Life | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Stanford scientists have shown how the brain changes throughout life, and created a standard curve that can be used to assess whether patients are maturing and aging normally. This resource could help diagnose or monitor people with mental health conditions, learning delays or other diseases.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 20, 10:23 AM

I love great uses for new technologies!

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Has Close Reading Gone Amok? (Part 1) | Burkins & Yaris

Has Close Reading Gone Amok? (Part 1) | Burkins & Yaris | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
In this post we examine IRA's WHAT'S HOT results, which leads us to wonder if close reading has gone amok.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, September 20, 3:11 AM

I really liked the quote, "This oversimplification of a sophisticated process, which involves trying to reduce close reading to a few objective responses in a workbook, is what often happens in education..." Close reading is no exception. Student, quite simply, need time to practice complicated skills. If scaffolding and worksheets are involved, then they need time to practice these skills AFTER the scaffolding has been taken away.

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Open Education Matters: Why is it important to share content? - YouTube

3rd place winner on the "Why Open Education Matters" contest of the US Dept. of Education http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/07/why-open-education-matters-video-com...

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, September 19, 12:48 PM

Really nice, simple video - gets the message across.  How can we apply this to MOOCs for example? 

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Benefits of Using HTML5 for E-learning Development – An Infographic

Benefits of Using HTML5 for E-learning Development – An Infographic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
HTML5 – a technology that has taken the eLearning development world by storm. What makes this latest web paradigm the hottest topic of discussion? How can HTML5 be used to develop better eLearning courses? Check out this info-graphic for more details
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The Evolution Of The Employee

The Evolution Of The Employee | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization. One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is [...]

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This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization. One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is [...]


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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The 2,462 educators surveyed, who were either Advanced Placement teachers or National Writing Project teachers, largely agreed that technology positively impacts students with their writing, personal expression, and creativity, and facilitates collaboration. The ability to share work with a wider audience beyond the classroom is particularly engaging, with 96 percent of teachers responding that digital technologies make it more possible.

“The results definitely indicate mixed impacts on students writing, many positives and many negatives,” said Kristen Purcell, lead author of the Pew study, The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing Is Taught in Schools. “But we got the sense that teachers felt able to address the negatives, and take advantage of the positives.”
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Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources: TIPS Framework Version 2.0

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Revealing The Awesome Truth About Hackers

Revealing The Awesome Truth About Hackers | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Norse offers proactive security solutions, based on our global "dark intelligence" platform, to defend against today's advanced threats.

 

A MUST READ!

 


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