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Information Technology and Democracy, Two Years On | Impact of ...

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The revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa were widely thought to have been influenced by the internet. It was argued that people were influenced by the free expression on the internet to demand democracy in their ...
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WhatsApp Web client now works on Firefox and Opera browsers - The Next Web

WhatsApp Web client now works on Firefox and Opera browsers - The Next Web | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
WhatsApp made waves when it launched a desktop version of its messaging service last month, but it was only compatible with Google Chrome. Today, the company has announced it now works on Firefox and Opera too.
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Google now converts Flash ads to HTML5 automatically

Google now converts Flash ads to HTML5 automatically | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Google is about to make Web ads a little less annoying. Starting today, the company will automatically convert Flash campaigns to HTML5.
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Exclusive: China drops leading technology brands for state purchases - Reuters

Exclusive: China drops leading technology brands for state purchases - Reuters | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response...
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5G internet could download 30 movies in a SECOND - Daily Mail

5G internet could download 30 movies in a SECOND - Daily Mail | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Surrey showcased their new 5G technology, which is 65,000 times faster than current 4G technology. You could download a movie (stock image shown) in a split second.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Better Than Apple iPhone 6, Say Carriers Who Have Seen Early Prototypes

Samsung Galaxy S6 Better Than Apple iPhone 6, Say Carriers Who Have Seen Early Prototypes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
It is a known fact that Samsung is readying its new flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S6, for launch in the next few months.
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Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014

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An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 6:51 PM

An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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#Mac OS X and #Linux had more #vulnerabilities in 2014 than ALL #Windows Versions in sum.

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Not surprisingly at all, web browsers continue to have the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the clients. Adobe free products and Java are the main challengers but web browsers have continuously topped the table for the last six years. Mozilla Firefox had the most vulnerabilities reported in 2009 and 2012; Google Chrome in 2010 and 2011; Internet Explorer was at the top for the last two years.



To keep systems secure, it is critical that they are fully patched.IT admins should focus on (patch them first):


  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X)
  • Web browsers
  • Java
  • Adobe free products (Flash Player, Reader, Shockwave Player, AIR).
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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 7:08 PM

An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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#Mac OS X and #Linux had more #vulnerabilities in 2014 than ALL #Windows Versions in sum.

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Not surprisingly at all, web browsers continue to have the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the clients. Adobe free products and Java are the main challengers but web browsers have continuously topped the table for the last six years. Mozilla Firefox had the most vulnerabilities reported in 2009 and 2012; Google Chrome in 2010 and 2011; Internet Explorer was at the top for the last two years.



To keep systems secure, it is critical that they are fully patched. IT admins should focus on (patch them first):


  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X)
  • Web browsers
  • Java
  • Adobe free products (Flash Player, Reader, Shockwave Player, AIR).
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New video technology could help researchers pin-point where Jihadi hostage ... - The Independent

New video technology could help researchers pin-point where Jihadi hostage ... - The Independent | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A new video analysis technology could make it easier for the security services to track down hostages taken by terror groups such as Isis or Al Qaeda.
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How to use System Preferences in Mac OS X Yosemite - Macworld UK

How to use System Preferences in Mac OS X Yosemite - Macworld UK | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
OS X Yosemite allows the user to adjust their computer to suit a number of preferences. This feature will take you through all of them.
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Samsung's spying smart TVs don't encrypt voice recordings sent over the ... - The Register

Samsung's spying smart TVs don't encrypt voice recordings sent over the ... - The Register | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
They only listen with permission but blab everything in the clear
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Glow-In-The-Dark Cars by Nissan: Cars Absorb Sunlight For Glow Effect, Paint Job Last 25 Years [Video]

Glow-In-The-Dark Cars by Nissan: Cars Absorb Sunlight For Glow Effect, Paint Job Last 25 Years [Video] | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
If the idea of glow-in-the-dark cars is cool, you might like what Nissan recently showcased.
Nissan inventor Hamish Scott has developed a paint that’s getting a lot of attention.
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Why an Electric Car could be Apple's biggest disruption yet

Why an Electric Car could be Apple's biggest disruption yet | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The very idea is enough to send Apple faithful and fanbois into a frenzy: an iCar! It appears Apple is working on its own electric car project – code-named “Titan” – and is intent on giving Tesla “a run for its money.”

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 16, 11:08 AM

Posting this as a reminder of the speed we are advancing with technology. 

Tanya Kerr's curator insight, February 19, 11:30 PM

Drove in my friend's tesla the other day and I thought that was the future now!!

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All the Tech we've used to Intercept every kind Of Communication

All the Tech we've used to Intercept every kind Of Communication | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Spy cameras are probably the most axiomatic gadgets when we talk about intelligence-gathering techniques. But intercepting and decoding messages is just as important as taking pictures. Here's a look at all the devices spies have used to tap into voice, mail, phone, radio, morse, electronic messages, and other signals.

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mbeva's curator insight, February 16, 1:35 AM

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9 apps that can change the way you work

9 apps that can change the way you work | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.
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The Ultimate Retail & Restaurant POS

The Ultimate Retail & Restaurant POS | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
We believe that commerce belongs to everyone. To the entrepreneurs who realize their dreams of starting a business; to the storefronts and restaurants that project new perspectives onto our streets; to the communities that are shaped by those businesses.
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California train crash: Safety technology on new Metrolink passenger cars likely saved lives

Safety technology on passenger cars used by Metrolink since 2010 likely reduced casualties and saved lives in Tuesday's commuter train accident in Southern California. The Los Angeles-bound...
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Real innovation is about solving problems, not having ideas

Real innovation is about solving problems, not having ideas | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference on April 23 & 24 in Amsterdam. Discount tickets to the event are still available for purchase here.
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Using Technology to Outsource Human Memory - The Atlantic

Using Technology to Outsource Human Memory - The Atlantic | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Scrolling through Facebook has largely replaced browsing through old photo albums. What does this mean for how we make and store memories?
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Harley-Davidson’s One Step Closer to Selling an Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson’s One Step Closer to Selling an Electric Motorcycle | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Project LiveWire is headed for Europe.
The post Harley-Davidson’s One Step Closer to Selling an Electric Motorcycle appeared first on WIRED.
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Behind the List: What technology has engineers excited about the future? - Sacramento Business Journal

Behind the List: What technology has engineers excited about the future? - Sacramento Business Journal | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
When asked what are the most exciting recent advances or technology in engineering, leaders of many of the region's top 25 engineering companies all had different ideas, often reflecting the focus of their work.
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5 Curation Habits That Can Change Your Content Marketing

I am inspired by curators—and it is a relevant idea for marketing. The business world has been increasingly turning towards curation as a way to add meaning to marketing. I often describe it as the forgotten side of content marketing. Amidst all the discussion about creating great content – who will take on the valuable role of just helping us to find the great content that already exists on the web or otherwise?


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kot's curator insight, February 19, 2:46 AM

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eddy woj's curator insight, February 19, 5:43 AM

La curation est un excellent moyen de partager l'information, de découvrir de nouvelles idées ou concepts, et d'influencer.

Pat Heffernan's curator insight, February 23, 7:42 AM

Agreed. Curation is an under-appreciated skill, especially it seems, by marketers..

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IFTTT launches 3 new apps to create an easy button for the web

IFTTT launches 3 new apps to create an easy button for the web | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
For the last few years If This Then That (IFTTT) has been the place to go if you wanted to customize your web experience. It was a simple way to make complex interactions between web services a reality.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tries To Kill Apple’s ‘Already Dying’ iPad Air

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tries To Kill Apple’s ‘Already Dying’ iPad Air | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Samsung is about to release the Galaxy Tab S2. It’s the follow up to at least ten tablets from Samsung that have failed to attract consumer attention.
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Off the dome: Understanding The neuroscience of freestyle rap

Off the dome: Understanding The neuroscience of freestyle rap | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Off The Dome: The Neuroscience Of Freestyle Rap One day, not too long ago, Danny Ortona was chilling in his Megazord strumming out a seventh chord.
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How to Stop your Samsung Smart TV from Eavesdropping on You

How to Stop your Samsung Smart TV from Eavesdropping on You | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Here's how to disable Voice Recognition on Samsung Smart TV and stop it from eavesdropping on you. For more details head past the jump.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, February 17, 12:49 AM
All of this reminds me of the two-way "telescreens" in the book and movie "1984." George Orwell's frightful view of the future is almost here. Who needs a television like this anyway? Do yourself a favor and turn off this device. We have enough intrusion into our personal lives as it is without this machine. Aloha, Russ.
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5 Ways to Prevent your Merchant Account from Getting Hacked

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, February 23, 12:12 AM

It all boils down to security. Physically check your equipment; enusre your protection protocols are updated; take care when you handle data and information; ensure your internet and mobile connections are secure; and use a check 21 processor.    Aloha, Russ.