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April 2013
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Why Customer Service Needs the Cloud - Wired

Why Customer Service Needs the Cloud - Wired | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it
Why Customer Service Needs the Cloud Wired Between mobile capabilities, social channels, massive amounts of available customer data, and the growing need for more sophisticated self-service, how can companies use technology like the cloud to be...
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Akamai Is Working on a Platform for Real-Time Companion Streaming that Detects What TV Show You Are Watching and Streams Companion Content to Any Device

Akamai Is Working on a Platform for Real-Time Companion Streaming that Detects What TV Show You Are Watching and Streams Companion Content to Any Device | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it

The aim, the company says, is to take today’s fast-growing but chaotic landscape of TV “companion” apps – such as ones delivering athlete stats to people watching the Olympics, or crime-fighting details to CSI junkies—and make it easier to create and see such additional content.

 

The Akamai proof of concept—shown for the first time to MIT Technology Review last week—consists of a few parts. The first is a piece of software that would reside on whatever device you use, whether it’s a television set fed by a cable or satellite service, a set-top box delivering content over the Internet, or even a DVR playing a recorded show. A one-time authentication process links your tablet or smartphone to the device.

 

Real-time information on what show you’re watching—even as you change the channel—gets sent to Akamai’s servers. Relevant secondary information then gets streamed directly back to your smartphone or tablet in near real-time.


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Isabelle Bourekeb's curator insight, January 24, 2013 4:39 PM

La guère des données personnelles...

Valery's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:07 AM

Akamai won't make new friends with this move. Still it seems as smart move.

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What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security | CNET News

What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security | CNET News | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it

A researcher used a simple, binary technique to take control of more than 420,000 insecure devices including Webcams, routers, and printers running on the Internet -- and says that's just a hint of the potential for real trouble to get started.

 

In a Seclists posting yesterday, the researcher, Gordon Lyon, describes how he was able to take control of open, embedded devices on the Internet. He did so by using either empty or default credentials such as "root:root" or "admin:admin", indicating how a surprisingly large number of devices connected to the Web have no security to safeguard against a possible takeover.

 

By taking control of the devices, the researcher effectively established a botnet -- which he called "Carna" -- and surveyed the Internet. Botnets are often with more nefarious activities, such as spamming, distributed denial-of-service attacks, and credit card and identity theft. After concluding his research, Lyon said, he shut the botnet down, quipping that "no devices were harmed during this experiment."

 

And in a low-key way, he warned of the dangers revealed in his exploration:

 

Click headline to read more--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Internet everywhere and poor security practices: a disaster in the ...

Internet everywhere and poor security practices: a disaster in the ... | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it
We often hear about botnets (networks of infected computers) being used to send out spam, perform Distributed Denial of Service attacks or other nefarious.
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Intel, AMD detail new video technologies, cloud gaming, and upcoming GPUs - ExtremeTech

Intel, AMD detail new video technologies, cloud gaming, and upcoming GPUs - ExtremeTech | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it
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A game will run smoothly until you encounter a fog bank or smoke cloud. When that happens, performance craters.
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Facebook Says Its Users Are Addicted To The Mobile Product

Facebook Says Its Users Are Addicted To The Mobile Product | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it
Facebook Says Its Users Are Addicted To The Mobile Product - 03/29/2013

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Christa Diaz's insight:

I agree, I check my FB more often on my mobile device than PC

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Stan Smith's comment, April 2, 2013 4:09 AM
I'm the same way, Christa.
Christa Diaz's comment, April 2, 2013 4:37 AM
It almost feels too overwhelming not viewed with the streamlined content look of my iPhone!
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Massive cyberattack hits Internet users

Massive cyberattack hits Internet users | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it
Internet users around the globe are facing slowed-down service, thanks to what's being called the biggest cyberattack in history.

Via #BBBundyBlog #NOMORELIES Tom Woods #Activist Award #Scoopiteer >20,000 Sources >250K Connections http://goo.gl/ruHO3Q
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Content Delivery Networks Get Personal

Content Delivery Networks Get Personal | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it

Because content delivery networks (CDNs) are at the heart of next-generation IP video infrastructure, they are the logical place to add personalization. With the right approach, service providers can take advantage of the CDN replication model while delivering personalized content. At the same time, they can ensure the network scales to achieve quality expectations.

 

There are many good reasons to personalize content, including :

- Targeted ads

- Emergency alerts

- Blackouts

- Quality adjustments

 

To take control of the delivery mechanism, service providers must build a server-side version of the client-based adaptive streaming concept. Introducing two new components will bring more intelligence and processing power into the CDN to improve overall HTTP behavior and performance:

A session manager retrieves the contextual information needed to customize the content and tell the cache in the CDN which changes to apply to the content.A video processor in the cache generates the new content to be sent to end users based on the original content and the information delivered by the session manager.

 


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Video: Akamai CSO Andy Ellis on risk

Ellis says we're already in the business of risk.

Each year at RSA Conference, David Spark does a series of video interviews for the blog of security vendor Tripwire. His approach is particularly creative and I love watching them after the show. With his permission and that of Tripwire, I always run them here because, after all, sharing is caring.

Here, Akamai CSO Andy Ellis explains why we are already in the business of risk.


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Spamhaus Internet attacks: Why network security needs ... - Firstpost

Spamhaus Internet attacks: Why network security needs ... - Firstpost | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it
The Spamhaus attack may become a milestone after which major service providers may be encouraged (or mandated, by governments, and Internet oversight bodies) to implement BCP38 recommendations, and also overall ...

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EmergingEdTech. Education Technology. Internet and instructional technologies for teachers & other educators.

EmergingEdTech. Education Technology. Internet and instructional technologies for teachers & other educators. | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it
Engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with the help of Internet technologies and other instructional and education technologies and tools for teachers and the classroom.

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IETF Begins Drafting Process for Faster-Than-Light Internet

IETF Begins Drafting Process for Faster-Than-Light Internet | Online Now @ChristaCDiaz - April 2013 | Scoop.it

 

With the advent of ultra high-definition IPTV, consumer demand for ever higher Internet bandwidth shows no signs of relieving.

 

Researchers are also finding new ways to enhance transmission speeds, with a team from University of Southampton recently approaching the speed of light and speeds of up to 73.7 terabits-per-second in hollow fiber transmission, an improvement over traditional non-hollow fibers, where light propagates 31% slower than in vacuum.

 

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Website:

www.ietf.org

 

HitachiCable Website:

http://www.hitachi-cable.com/products/optical/laser/index.html

 

More on Hollow Fiber Optic Cables:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/26/researchers-create-hollow-fiber-optic-cable-almost-reach-the-sp/

 

 

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Andre Bontems's curator insight, April 4, 2013 7:43 AM

 

NAB 2013 Hitachi Cable America Stand Number:  N822