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Cyber Criminals Exploit Brazil Nightclub Tragedy

Cyber Criminals Exploit Brazil Nightclub Tragedy | I should get out more | Scoop.it
Cyber criminals wasted no time exploiting interest in a horrific fire at a nightclub in southern Brazil.
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It is sometimes necessary to be reminded just how low some can go.

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Umpf Blog » Social Media Usage in the UK – The Findings

Umpf Blog » Social Media Usage in the UK – The Findings | I should get out more | Scoop.it

37.4 million UK adults use Facebook regularly

32.1 million UK adults use YouTube regularly

15.5 million UK adults on Twitter

7.9 million UK adults on LinkedIn

6.7 million UK adults on Flickr

 

... and much more data (and an infographic)


Via Marcia Conner
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It no longer amazes me how extensive social media adoption has become but I like this post particularly; it shows the adoption isn't just among the young and tech savvy - every age group is now actively and extensively engaged.

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Insurance 2.0 | I should get out more...

At last, I have got around to outlining what I think Insurance 2.0 might mean. The way we insure today uses information management approaches that are out of touch with the information buyers and sellers of insurance need.

Further, the legal doctrines underpinning the insurance contract have not only become asymmetrical; they require information neither buyer nor seller is well placed to provide or analyse.

As a result, insurance is more expensive than it should be and the certainty of the promise buyers pay for is far less assured than it should be.

It seems to me that Insurance 2.0 - as I foresee it could be implemented - might have answers to all these challenges.

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The IPKat: Beloff baked, Apple roasted, Britons unscrewed

The IPKat: Beloff baked, Apple roasted, Britons unscrewed | I should get out more | Scoop.it

Not only is this extremely funny and well-written, if you wondered at the length firms will go to, to protect their IP reputation - in this case Apple v. Samsung - look no further than the ludicrous arguments Apple tried to use to defend how they published their court imposed "clarifying statement' about (so definitely not a apology then... to) Samsung.  

 

Most laughable is their suggestion that it would take at least 24 hours to take down the offending apology and replace it with what they were supposed to put up in the first place.  

 

They obviously don't use anything like Wordpress then...

 

And I write as a huge Apple fan...

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Top tips for non-disclosure | I should get out more...

I am writing a series of posts about non-disclosure on my blog and would be grateful for thoughts and ideas.  Basically, non-disclosure in insurance contracts is almost impossible to avoid - and that is where and why insurance, risk and technology will meet to address what is a fundamental problem with insurance today...

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WHY IT MATTERS: Cybersecurity

WHY IT MATTERS: Cybersecurity | I should get out more | Scoop.it

The articles heading "Why it Matters: Cybersecurity" isn't really what this article is about; it talks about the ideological rift between Republicans and Democrats on how to handle Cyber Security and how this is causing paralysis on taking action.  

 

The important part though is that it suggests Congress is under no immediate pressure to do anything because the US has not been the target of a major cyberattack.  

 

This is true of course but isn't that Risk Management 101?  Risks, by their nature, are uncertain future events that may or may not happen.  The fact that they haven't happened yet - and may never happen - is no excuse for doing nothing about the possibility that they might.

 

And, since individual enterprises face those uncertainties - whether they are concerned about the systemic implications or just the effect on their own enterprises - they have no excuse for not dealing with them; and most are.  

 

But this is where this situation becomes circular; enterprises understandably fear sharing information with Government but that shouldn't stop them from sharing information between themselves - the point being that sharing information about risk should logically reduce uncertainty and therefore risk.  

 

A private sector risk information sharing mechanism - something with teeth unlike most of the current efforts - is the only answer and there is no reason to wait for political parties to decide where they are going with their efforts before setting one up.

 

 

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Lawyers and brokers not taking their own advice - surely not!?

Lawyers and brokers not taking their own advice - surely not!? | I should get out more | Scoop.it

This article is absolutely right - as far as it goes - but in highlighting that there is still a widespread failure to buy cyber/tech/privacy insurances, it misses the key reason...  The article, in part, suggests ignorance of need is central to the problem.  I think the problem is not ignorance of need, it is ignorance of exposure.  So, knowing you need something is one thing, knowing how much you need something (or how much of something you need) is something else.

 

 

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Foxconn China Plant Closed After Massive Brawl

Foxconn China Plant Closed After Massive Brawl | I should get out more | Scoop.it

Mass brawl in a dormitory of 1,000? 79,000 at the one plant; the scale is mind-boggling...

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“The telephone network is obsolete”: Get ready for the all-IP telco

“The telephone network is obsolete”: Get ready for the all-IP telco | I should get out more | Scoop.it
AT&T wants to get rid of obsolete PSTN equipment, and those pesky FCC rules.
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Apart from lower cost and looser regulation, what would  all-IP telco do for us?

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How to buy into a patent troll; buy HP stock and wait | I should get out more...

Remember this bad joke about US banks? How do you buy a small American bank?  You buy a big one and wait...  HP looks like it is suffering a version of the same problem.

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TD Bank Breach Response Questioned - BankInfoSecurity

TD Bank Breach Response Questioned - BankInfoSecurity | I should get out more | Scoop.it

The kind of delay here - since March - is difficult to justify.  They will be ammed if they have only just found out, dammed if they have only just notified.  

 

Either way, I don't think they can still be in compliance with the rules of any State; awkward... 

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Canada ups cyber security spending as China worry rises | Reuters

This article discusses increased cyber security spending plans by the Canadian Government.

 

No one would argue that spending on cyber security makes sense - indeed a government would be grossly negligent in not securing its networks. 

 

The problem I have is that I just don't believe a top-down approach is enough to establish the necessary security.  It is not just because of the nature of networks, nor even the cultural issues that lie at the heart of good network security, nor again the dynamism required to keep a network secure.

 

In addition to all these reasons, I am just far too sceptical of government led initiatives and the box ticking mentality they can produce.  

 

A bottom up process - created specifically to deliver benefits directly to participants beyond some kind of government accreditation - is essential.

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EU wins Nobel Peace Prize - FT.com

EU wins Nobel Peace Prize - FT.com | I should get out more | Scoop.it

"José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, said he was honoured by the decision and that it was a reminder that even during the current crisis “the EU is something very precious”."

 

On top of yesterday's literature prize, is it any wonder the Nobel Committee is increasingly accused of being politicised...?

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Cost per data breach rises to $3.7M

Cost per data breach rises to $3.7M | I should get out more | Scoop.it

There is some interesting data here, though the different bases making up 'average settlements' of $2.1m would be really interesting to get into...

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DOMO :: Blog :: How Much Data is Created Every Minute?

DOMO :: Blog :: How Much Data is Created Every Minute? | I should get out more | Scoop.it

How much data do you think is generated every minute...?

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5 Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions | TechCrunch

5 Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions | TechCrunch | I should get out more | Scoop.it

Do you know how many apps access your personal information on Facebook? have a look at your Facebook apps permissions and get ready for a surprise...

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