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Reports from SXSW, Free and Online Classes, Commercial Drone EnterprisesBy Sara Turner
March 10, 2014 9:33 am
Some news from the world of IT...
Put Down That Cellphone! Study Finds Parents Distracted by Devices
NBC News - The scenario plays out in restaurants everywhere: Mother or father looks at the smartphone or tablet, swiping, scrolling, reading, while son or daughter sits across the table. Or maybe a child's acting up, and instead of engaging, a parent hands over a tablet to distract the child with a game of Fruit Ninja.
Defending Against Targeted Attacks Requires Human Touch, Speakers Say
Dark Reading - Targeted attacks involve a human element that can be detected and stopped, speakers say at Dark Reading event.
Do you understand your company's personality?
Computer World - Corporate culture might matter even more to your project's success than ROI does. Here's how to work with it rather than against it.
South By Southwest Stars: Where Are They Now?
Yahoo - In 2007, Twitter put up TV monitors in the halls of South by Southwest Interactive, scrolling tweets from attendees. The founders credit that move with catapulting the service to its current status of 241 million active users. Ever since this momentous breakout, the interactive portion of SXSW has gained a reputation for launching new technologies.
Europol: Everything you do on a public Wi-Fi hotspot 'puts you at risk'
ZD Net - From the "we've been over this before" department, Europol wants users to avoid using public Wi-Fi hotspots to conduct personal transactions and sensitive data transfers.
Why Photosmith dumped iOS's built-in raw-photo support
CNet - Developers of the Lightroom companion app for iPad opted to build in their own raw-photo support for get better control, avoid Apple bugs, and support more cameras.
$2,400 "Introduction to Linux" course will be free and online this summer
Ars Technica - The Linux Foundation is putting its training materials up on edX's platform.
After Recent Ruling, America's Commercial Drone Pilots Come Out of the Shadows
Wired - It's blue skies for U.S. drone entrepreneurs!
'Perfect' ransomware is the scariest threat to your PC
PCWorld - Nothing spurs malware development like success, and that's likely to be the case in the coming months with ransomware.
Navy network hack has valuable lessons for companies
CSO - Marine Corps databases did not receive proper updates, leaving them vulnerable to an SQL injection.
2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro
InformationWeek - Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
The robots are coming for your job. Here's how to respond.
The Washington Post - You can't beat them, so join them. That was the message Google chairman Eric Schmidt delivered Friday in a session at SXSW in Austin.
Understanding the top 20 Critical Security Controls
Help Net Security - In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2014, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, talks about the 20 Critical Security Controls, which outline a practical approach to implementing security technologies by providing proven guidelines for protecting IT environments.
The Internet Is the New Battleground, Assange Tells SXSW
DefenseOne - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on a giant video screen on Saturday morning before a massive crowd of t-shirted and headphoned technology enthusiasts at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, and declared that the Internet has become a battleground between ever-more intrusive governments and the governed.
How PaaS is changing enterprise app dev
InfoWorld - 'Platform as a service' may be the least understood cloud type, but enterprise dev shops are catching on big time, bringing cloud scalability and availability to their portfolio of applications.
FCC Launches Task Force for Mobile Health
eWeek - The task force will consider ways to accelerate the adoption of health care technologies by leveraging broadband and other communications services.
Coming soon to Gogo: In-air texting on your smartphone
USA Today - Some 28,000 feet high above Texas, I'm on an airplane making (and receiving) calls with my iPhone. The quality of the connection is surprisingly decent--better in fact than when I made calls from the same corporate jet back in November.
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