ISQS 4385 - Strategic IT & Telecommunications Management

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4/11
Why Microsoft needed to make Windows run Linux software
Top FBI Attorney Worried About WhatsApp Encryption
Kaspersky Labs CEO: “We Live In The Dark Ages of Internet Security”
Nest Reminds Customers That Ownership Isn't What It Used to Be
FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

Sprint Offers Amazon Prime Add-on for an Extra $11 a Month
The Army Wants You to Make Its Soldiers Pocket-Sized Drones
Why your IT strategy may not help translate business strategy
Data analytics for smart railways
LinkedIn thinks it can tell you how likely you are to get a job

A fleet of trucks just drove themselves across Europe
Are robots going to steal your job? Probably
Microsoft is betting that bots 'are the new apps'
Vivaldi Flaunts Its Plus-Size Browser Attributes
Microsoft Edge will intelligently pause Flash animations in next update

Hey McFly! Nike unveils auto-lacing sneaker
There's now a sofa you can control from your phone
Panama Papers Breach Reveals Astonishingly Lax Network Security
Need for In-Demand Tech Skills Continues to Grow
How to Change the Launchpad Layout on Your Mac

Internet surfers, beware: Malware hiding on sites you misspell is on the rise
IBM's Watson analyzed all the 'Harry Potter' books and movies — and the results are fascinating
Google's $150 Nik Collection of Photo Editing Software Is Now Completely Free
What You Must Know About Linux Rootkits
How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code






4/6
This tech team is saving government millions of dollars a year
IT Salary Survey 2016: Do certifications really help?
IT Salary Survey 2016: Highlights
IT Salary Survey 2016: 10 tech specialties with rising salaries
Deep learning will be huge — and here’s who will dominate it

The largest leak of secret documents in history was just released — here are its key findings
How Reporters Pulled Off the Panama Papers, the Biggest Leak in Whistleblower History Documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm reveal a global web of corruption
Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know
The inside story of how Amazon created Echo, the next billion-dollar business no one saw coming

Roku Streaming Stick: Now faster and slimmer, but still a bargain
PayPal cancels plan to hire 400 people in North Carolina to protest anti-LGBT law
Survey finds 'accountability gap' among execs dealing with cybersecurity
Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People
All of Apple’s Products Ever, in One Glorious Infographic

Running Bash Commands in the Background the Right Way [Linux]
Samsung Pay: The greatest challenge for universal mobile payments isn't the technology
Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Review: Tablet vs. Laptop Showdown
Why Hospitals Are the Perfect Targets for Ransomware
Apple launches a new version of Safari for web developers

Samsung is working on smart contact lenses, patent filing reveals
iPhone 6S security hole lets attackers access contacts and photos without passcode
Facebook Debuts A New Way To Help Blind People Experience Photos
$170 Device Sold Online Can Hack an iPhone in Just a Few Hours
The Pentagon is now open for hacking
4/4
With $340 million in revenue, Nest is underperforming, and its future at Google is at risk
Google Was Available in China…But Only For Two Hours
Netflix: We're the ones throttling video speeds on AT&T and Verizon
Forget smaller iPhones. Where's Apple's answer to Amazon Echo?
Where's the lane? Self-driving cars confused by shabby U.S. roadways

A hacker's next target is just a Web search away
Microsoft is adding the Linux command line to Windows 10
Lawmakers pushing to make owning an unregistered prepaid phone illegal
holoportation
Apple developing new batteries to improve energy capacity in devices

Banks with proper IT security have the upper hand in business
Google publishes Calculator app to the Play Store with Android Wear support
Number of US drones will nearly triple by 2020: FAA
Domino’s is trialling an autonomous pizza delivery robot
J.J. Abrams: Proposed $50 Home Movie Service "Beneficial" to Movie Theaters

Pebble to lay off 25% of its staff this week
Facebook explains that it is totally not doing racial profiling
Google Photos enables non-destructive edits in latest update
Samsung Internet is ready to banish ads while browsing on your Galaxy device
Apple's messy iPad lineup keeps getting more complicated
3/30
Scientists push a record 57Gbps through fiber optic lines
How machine learning will take off in the cloud
Predicting the future of financial technology
The Pentagon Wants Technology To Fight Wars In Big Cities And Underground
Microsoft Is Training AI In Minecraft

Advertising's hottest surveillance software is surprisingly legal
EG: It's not Tay's fault that it turned racist. It's ours
W: It’s Your Fault Microsoft’s Teen AI Turned Into Such a Jerk Three essential coding languages you can learn today
OSx: encfs  OSx: Folder Password
OSx: OSxFUSE  OSx: Lock Folder
 
Google Just Made $150 of Great Photography Software Totally Free
NW: So the Feds Didn’t Need to Squeeze Apple After All
Cloud warriors led by Amazon, Microsoft battle for $300B in spoils
This chart should terrify the cable TV industry
Google Is Sharing Its Powerful AI With Everyone in Its Cloud

Run Android Apps on Linux with Shashlik
We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us
Government-Backed Tor Project Supports the Strong Encryption DOJ Hates
7 Creative Uses for Amazon Echo and Alexa
YouTube Is the Unsung Juggernaut of This Election Season
3/23
ISQS Area Scholarships
Even Poor Biometrics Are Better Than No Security At All
Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security
Anonymous escalates offensive against Trump, declares 'total war'
Google adds HTTPS report card to transparency report; 77 percent of its traffic encrypted

A Google AI 'godfather' says machines could match human abilities in 'more than 5 years'
Stagefright exploit puts millions of Android devices at risk
Amazon Dash
Bangladesh to sue US bank over $100m lost to hackers
China is building a big data platform for “precrime”

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out
IRS Tax Refund Fraud Expected to Hit Hard Again in 2016
Amazon and Comcast are teaming up, and it means good news for TV watchers
11 tech skills that will get you a salary of $105,000 or more
It's Time to Pay Attention to Connected Car Cyber-Threats

Six Considerations for Choosing the Right Analytics Solution
After SXSW, here’s a roadmap for how the tech industry can change the world this year
The FBI Now Says It May Crack That iPhone Without Apple’s Help
Here’s Everything Apple Announced Today (3/21)
Apple Needs a New Reason for You to Buy an iPad
3/21
Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear
Warning: Your Deleted Files Can Still Be Recovered... Unless You Use This App
Amex warns of breach, cardholders should protect data
Apple co-founder criticises company over Apple Watch
The next big thing in smartphones is uncertainty

Hack Brief: No Need to Freak Out Over That Chinese iPhone Malware
LastPass Authenticator Two-Factor App Launch
FedEx: Amazon would have to spend 'tens of billions' to compete with us
4 Tips to Make Your Mac Run Faster
How to view Safari's saved passwords and credit card info on iPhone and iPad

Management Information Systems Projected
As Top-Paid Class of 2016 Business Major

5 Tech Upgrades You Should Avoid (To Save Money)
Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism
Android Marshmallow update bricks a Galaxy Note 5, other issues
Hack Brief: ISIS Data Breach Identifies 22,000 Members

The Beginner's Guide to Creating Virtual Machines with VirtualBox
6 reasons Web developers need to learn JavaScript ES6 now
New app Cryptomator encrypts files on iPhone or desktop before you send them to the cloud
Google wants to be your travel agent
Google and Facebook Team Up to Open Source the Gear Behind Their Empires

7 Reasons Millennials are Financially Doomed
Biometrics Are Coming, Along With Serious Security Concerns
Broadband Industry 'Studies' Claim Users Don't Need Privacy Protections Because ISPs Are Just Harmless, Innovative Sweethearts
Microsoft is beating Apple in a key battle for the future of computing
Even Tim Cook's Old High School Has Stopped Giving Its Students MacBooks
3/9
Free course: "JavaScript: The Good Parts
Coding expertise awaits in the Complete Web Developer Course (92% off)
Millions are about to have access to free e-books
Microsoft's SQL database software now runs on Linux
You Don't Own Your Ebooks

Google Photos now supports Live Photos on iOS
Apple will pay $450 million after Supreme Court denies ebooks price-fixing appeal
10 Hidden Chrome Settings You Should Be Changing
These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now
Google Photos gets some much-needed editing tools

Google wants restaurants to recognize your face so you can buy anything without carrying a wallet
The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world
How can the KeyRaider iOS malware be mitigated?
How the Feds Could Get Into iPhones Without Apple’s Help
How to Answer "Tell Me About a Time You Failed" in an Interview

Report says iPhone 7’s killer feature will only be found on the most expensive models
Here's how Amazon could change your shopping experience with its own retail stores
Wearables in the enterprise? Yes, really!
7 Reasons Why You Should Install The Fish Shell
Laid-Off Disney IT Workers Decry Offshoring At Trump Rally

Anyone in the U.S. can now sign up for Google’s Project Fi
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge review: The best smartphones, period
Businesses wary of IoT security says new report
IRS warns of 400 percent surge in phishing, malware
This is the true story of how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, and it wasn't to find girls
3/7
The Pentagon Wants You to Hack It
DDoS Attacks Are up 149 Percent Toward End of 2015
90% of SSL VPNs are ‘hopelessly insecure’, say researchers
See That Billboard? It May See You, Too
The IRS is using a system that was hacked to protect victims of a hack—and it was just hacked

Judge who ruled for Apple shreds government for using a 227-year-old law to access people's smartphones
iOS 9.3 will tell you loud and clear if your employer is monitoring your iPhone
Microsoft to unify PC and Xbox One platforms, ending fixed console hardware
MIT's New 5-Atom Quantum Computer Could Make Today's Encryption Obsolete
We're fighting an invisible war -- in cyberspace

Computer science is the key to America’s skills crisis
The broken world of mobile payments and how to fix it
Amazon reverses course on encryption for its Fire tablets
First Mac Ransomware Found in Transmission BitTorrent Client
The Crypto Wars Are Global

Amazon debuts two smaller and cheaper Echos
Video Shows How Easily Your iPhone Can Be Opened Without Passcode
4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Arduino Now
How to install WordPress with Apache, MariaDB and PHP 7 on Arch Linux
Linux Mint: The right way to react to a security breach
3/2
Why Migration To The Cloud Requires An IT Management Upgrade
How IBM Is Hoping To Close The Massive Big Data And Analytics Skills Gap
IOT Is The Killer App For Big Data
Laid-off IT workers speak out at Trump rally
Google's new robot is now even more human

America Is Wasting So Much Time and Money Defending the Broadband Status Quo
Net Neutrality Is in More Danger Than Ever
14 unusual but brilliantly effective ways to reduce stress

24 unbeatable ways to relax in just five minutes
Privacy is Never About Just One Phone
Reinvented ransomware shifts from pwning PC to wrecking websites

InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog - Quick Analysis of a Recent MySQL Exploit
Cyborg Hawk Linux – Penetration Testing Linux Distro
White House Asked Google & Facebook To Change Their Algorithms To Fight ISIS; Both Said No
University of California Berkeley once again becomes victim of cyberattack
How do you define great IT leadership?

Google neural network tells you where photos were taken
Here's how easy it is to fool the iPhone's fingerprint sensor
7 Google changes that will make or break your SEO
Microsoft reveals HoloLens hardware specs
How Google will beat Amazon's cloud
2/29
Facebook rolls out expanded Like button reactions around the world
Facebook’s new ‘like’ buttons have a hidden agenda
Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out
Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop
What is 5G and How Will It Make My Life Better?

John McAfee: NSA's Back Door Has Given Every US Secret To Enemies
How to Use a USB Flash Drive with Your Android Phone or Tablet
ISP Review Roundup & Reader Survey Results
Top 10 Tools for a Free Online Education
It Looks Like Sprint Has Brought Back The 2-Year Contract

E-banking tip: Mom's maiden name? Say 'grapefruit'
8 facts every computer programmer should know
Donald Trump just said if he's elected president Amazon will have problems
IRS: Cyber hackers got info on roughly 700K taxpayers, double earlier estimate
Men are twisting the knife that's already killing shopping malls

2 New Gmail Security Features You Should Be Familiar With
Share one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk
Which Browser Is Best? Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox
Familiar Attacks Still Wreaking Havoc, HPE Cyber Risk Report Finds
12 things Microsoft does better than Apple

Microsoft Buys Xamarin to Expand Its Empire Beyond Windows
Digital Trends Top Tech of MWC 2016 award winners
I got hacked mid-air while writing an Apple-FBI story
Facebook Will Open Source Wireless Gear to Forge a 5G World
The Apple-FBI Fight Isn’t About Privacy vs. Security. Don’t Be Misled
2/24
10 Reasons to Buy a Smartwatch Instead of a Plain Old Timepiece
Volvo Ditches the Car Key to Make Way for the Future
Bill Gates says Apple should unlock the San Bernardino iPhone
Samsung’s New Galaxy Phones Are All About Their Killer Cameras
11 Advanced Searches To Bookmark To Become A Google Power User

5 Favorite Ways to Collect Content in Evernote
Oculus VR President Explains How Virtual Reality Will Change The World
NW: As threats evolve and grow more sophisticated, securing IT systems is more important than ever
W: The Biggest Security Threats We’ll Face in 2016
IT Strategy: Death of the PC

Health IT Strategy: Managing Mobility
New technology: MasterCard wants to use selfies to approve online purchases
Imagine if you owned hundreds of rental homes...
Robotic Parasite Helps Drummers Keep The Beat
Oral-B’s App-Enabled Toothbrush Exposes Your Poor Hygiene

Wake Forest University Scientists Print Living Body Parts
Digital transformation designed for the customer
Open source: Career-maker, or wipeout?
How to get a job in IT consulting
7 Android tools that can help your personal security
2/22
Linux Mint website hacked, ISO downloads replaced with backdoored operating system
Smart toys help kids prepare for high-tech future
Gig Economy Attracts Many Workers, Few Full-Time Jobs
What The Lowe's Robot Will Do For You—And The Future Of Retail
We could 3D print buildings using robots and drones

Mark Cuban blasts candidates for being out of touch
Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind
Mattel's 3D Printer Will Let Kids Do More Than Play With Toys
How schools around the country are turning dead Microsoft PCs into speedy Chromebooks
US Department of Defense is aggressively upgrading to Windows 10

How virtual reality could soon help stroke victims recover
Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure
LA Hospital Servers Shut Down By Ransomware
Verizon's Hum connected car gadget is now a teen driver's worst nightmare
Virtual Reality Companies Look to Science Fiction for Their Next Play

What to expect from this year's Mobile World Congress
How to Convert Virtual Machines from VMware to VirtualBox and Vice Versa
Anger, Antitrust, and Amazon
Robots are friends, not job-stealing foes
These 10 tech companies are among the most admired businesses in the world
2/17
10 Things Employees Can Do to Improve IT Security in 2016
Evernote Can Encrypt Bits of Text to Keep Your Notes Private
Rand McNally unveils OverDryve, a dashboard tablet for low-tech cars starting at $299
JPEG, GIF, or PNG? Image Filetypes Explained and Tested
15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Dropbox

Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result
These are the books students at the top US colleges are required to read
Extremely severe bug leaves dizzying number of software and devices vulnerable
Schneier:  Crypto-Gram
February 15, 2016

Artificial intelligence in the enterprise: It’s on
2/15
Netflix has a black market for passwords, and they sell for just 25 cents
Congress Gives Final OK to Banning Local Internet Taxes
Hackers leak DHS staff directory, claim DOJ is next
 3 Technology Security Policies Every Business Needs in their Employee Handbook
Those new USB-C cords can fry your laptop

Google reportedly building a completely stand-alone virtual reality headset
AT&T jumps into the fast lane with ultraspeedy 5G field trial
How 'Memory Hacking' is Becoming a Reality
A New Bill Could Stop State-Level Encryption Bans
Google offers 2GB free storage for security check again

How Mobile Technology Will Increase Stadium Security
White House seeks its first ever chief information security officer
Rio de Janeiro and IBM’s Smarter Cities project
Google to ban Adobe Flash-based advertising
Someday soon, your smartphone could replace your password

New technology to offer week's battery life in one single charge!
Terahertz wireless technology could bring fiber-optic speeds out of a fiber
Future Intel chip tech will sacrifice speed gains for power efficiency
40 tech skills that will land you a $120,000-plus salary
People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO
2/10
Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS Employees
Verizon Accused Of Net Neutrality Foul By Zero-Rating Its Go90 Mobile Video Service
Maryland Attorney General: If You Don't Want To Be Tracked, Turn Off Your Phone
Eagles To The Rescue: Police Train Eagles to Take Out Rogue Drones
The Malware Museum shows the cute computer viruses of the past

Cisco to Buy Jasper for $1.4 Billion, Adding IoT Management
Box KeySafe Aims To Simplify Encryption Key Management For SMBs
Barnes & Noble Rebounds as Doubts Emerge About Amazon Stores
Ten Modern Car 'Inventions' You Thought Were New but Are Not
Five CIO tips for building an IT strategy in the digital age

an managed services be the key to bimodal IT success for mid-market businesses?
This Amazon Customer Service Story Will Freak You Out
Smart strap brings payments to your Pebble smartwatch
Smartphones with 7-day battery life coming sooner than you think
Apple takes its eye off the ball: Why Apple fans are really coming to hate Apple software

How to Use SSH Pipes on Linux
Google’s New Interactive E-Books Would Be Impossible to Print
5 Adjustments You Need to Make to Protect Your Facebook Account
Tech Will Force Lawyers to Do More for Those Billable Hours
Evernote vs. OneNote: Which Note-Taking App Is Right for You?
2/3
Amazon Aurora
Your Worst Computer Building Horror Stories
This is Microsoft's plan to power the internet from under the sea
Google’s AI Breakthrough: What It Means & How It Affects You
How to fix 4 common Macbook problems

Crypto flaw was so glaring it may be intentional eavesdropping backdoor
Amazon Will Open Over 300 Physical Bookstores Because Life Is a Practical Joke Played On Us All
BlackArch Linux Expands Its Roster of Tools for Security Research
Feds don’t need crypto backdoors to spy—your TV and toothbrush will do
Why the Apple iPad Pro Has Massively Outsold the Microsoft Surface

Cable companies are freaking out over the FCC's latest plan
DARPA Challenges Researchers to Link Human Brains With Computers
US and Europe struggle to agree on data sharing
Oracle Pulls Plug on Java Browser Plug-In
Obama: U.S. Schools Need More Computer Science Classes

Running a single delete command in Linux can permanently brick some laptops
Schneier: Encryption Backdoor Comic
Apple: Losing Out On Talent and In Need of a Killer New Device
Apple has another record quarter, but iPhone sales growth slows to a halt
Schneier: More Details on the NSA Switching to Quantum-Resistant Cryptography
2/1
4 Reasons Why Java is Still #1
Here Are 4 Common Methods That Ad Fraudsters Use to Make Their Ill-Gotten Money
One simple chart that shows Amazon's relentless focus on long-term growth
The End of Twitter
The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

Here are the IoT trends that will shape the way businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the world
NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System
Google Glass goes dark on its social media accounts
Spotify goes beyond music into video this week
Banks must move past PIN, OTP to ensure mobile security

First Click: Clamping down on VPNs will turn Netflix subscribers into pirates
DISA releases cloud access point guidance
Edward Snowden's OS of choice gets a major update
10 tech skills that will get you a $130,000-plus salary
Amazon is taking over the globe, and it's time for retailers to panic

35 Most Popular Facebook Pages in the Geek World
How to Play DVDs and Blu-rays on Linux
Airport iPads are a new way to alienate labor
Parallels, VMware, VirtualBox or Boot Camp: Best virtualisation tool for Mac
Fortinet SSH vulnerability more widespread than thought
1/27
World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee: Free the Internet!
Microsoft and Google are learning how hard it is to be like Apple
3 cutting edge projects Apple is working on right now
One simple reason why Amazon is spending over $3 billion on music and video content
IT careers: How to put your career on the fast track

Why the Netflix Crackdown on VPNs Will Ultimately Fail
Why Cloud Computing Will Shake Up Security
When Virtual Reality Meets Education
Apple Pay Gets Support For 50 Additional Card Issuers
Penguin Random House takes degree requirements off job applications

Sundance's VR Films Will Break Your Brain
Samsung is opening a VR studio in New York City Marketers: Personalization will become a science this year Almanac: The Macintosh
How Google thinks about its iconic 'Doodles' that spruce up its homepage

How to see all the companies tracking you on Facebook — and block them
The spread of ignorance
A Simple Explanation of What Net Neutrality Is All About
Java Named Top Programming Language of 2015
Patch now: VMware Tools for Windows root holes fixed in update
1/25
California lawmaker wants to ban phone encryption in 2017
How Americans Can Take Back Our Privacy
Nest Thermostat Leaked Zip Codes Over the Internet (Updated)
These Are the Best Jobs in America Right Now
US Department of Treasury Warns Taxpayers About a 'Frightening' Fraud Scam

Even the best antivirus likely can't save your files from a ransomware infection
You Need a Password Manager. Here Are Some Good Ones
Spear Phishing: What Is It?
Microsoft Neural Net Shows Deep Learning Can Get Way Deeper
Things I Wish I Had Known Before Panicking Through My First PC Build

How To Use a USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail
8 PC Maintenance Mistakes That Kill Your Hardware Lifespan
Someone could have stolen your Wi-Fi password from this Internet of Things doorbell
6 business technology trends for 2016
Netflix, Juniper, and Intuit explain how Amazon is eating the $3.5 trillion IT industry

8 Reasons to Switch from Windows 10 to Linux
The Father of Online Anonymity Has a Plan to End the Crypto War
Battle for digital life takes center stage at CES tech show
Why Disney CEO Bob Iger told his top 400 executives to 'have a love affair with technology'
How to become an Information Security Expert with the CISSP Certification