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Why technology cannot be developed only by engineers. Harari vs. Zuckerberg on the social impact of technology.

  Last week I was surprised to discover an engaging debate between Yuval Noah Harari (YNH) and Mark Zuckerberg (MZ), on the future of technology. I highly recommend the talk. It will give layman and tech people alike hints on current issues and future projections on technology development and its impact upon society as well […]

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When does technology become a threat to humanity?

What is technology At this point, humanity has reached the highest level of dependency upon technology. This dependency has become so deeply entrenched that it has come to be totally acceptable for some to declare that life might seem meaningless without technology. According to this study, the average American nowadays spends more than 11 hours […]

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Newsletter 8 – July 5, 2018

Some interesting stuff: SECURITY: Thanatos Ransomware Decryptor Released by the Cisco Talos Group – https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/thanatos-ransomware-decryptor-released-by-the-cisco-talos-group/ Splunk Top 20 Critical Security Controls – https://www.splunk.com/en_us/form/top-20-csc-report.html NIST workshop on IoT cyber-security – https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/07/considerations-managing-iot-cybersecurity-and-privacy-risks-workshop U.S. House Passes Bill to Enhance Industrial Cybersecurity – https://www.icscybersecurityconference.com/u-s-house-passes-bill-to-enhance-industrial-cybersecurity/ American version of GDPR – https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/28/17509720/california-consumer-privacy-act-legislation-law-vote NSA’s hidden spy hubs – https://theintercept.com/2018/06/25/att-internet-nsa-spy-hubs/ UK minimum cyber […]

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Newsletter 6 – June 14, 2018

Some interesting stuff:   SECURITY: An easy guide on blocking malware – https://www.barkly.com/the-essential-guide-to-blocking-malware-without-a-soc List of most dangerous new top level domains – https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/06/bad-men-at-work-please-dont-click/ NTT Security 2018 Global Threat Intelligence Report – https://insight.nttsecurity.com/post/102eusx/the-2018-global-threat-intelligence-report-is-out-now Comprehensive study on how HABITUATION (decreased response to repeated stimulation) is a serious threat to the effectiveness of security warnings – https://neurosecurity.byu.edu/misq-longitudinal-2018/ https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/06/the_habituation.html […]

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Virality. What is it and how to achieve it.

Virality is one of the building blocks of today’s social networks success. The feeling you get when joining a cause by liking/sharing some type of content is what makes you further use social networks. We share content because of the feelings we have when we see it or because it is useful. But let’s try […]

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The Echo Chamber We Live In

I am not the first one to write about this, but I am completely atoned with this explanation of the results of the US elections that took place a couple of weeks ago. Actually, I was flattered to see that my sudden realization coincided with the opinions of established professionals and analysts from across the […]

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Social Media News of the Week – Snapchat Spectacles Craze, Instagram Stories and much more

We have plenty of social media news this week form all the big platforms. Stay ahead of the game! Exciting news from Snapchat Snapchat ┬áspread the US in the last weeks with bot vending machines that look like minions. They sell Spectacles glasses that allow you to film and take photos, and which are integrated […]

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Big Data or Big Brother?

Social media is all about trading one’s personal information. When you register online you actually choose to provide your personal data (name, email, photos, names of relatives and friends etc.) in return for a service that allows you for a fast and easy way to be in contact with your loved ones. As Jeffrey Chester, […]

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I’m Going to Webstock 2016!

Hello, Tomorrow I will be breathing the same air and thinking about the same topics as Adrian Hadean, George Buhnici, Dana Rogoz, Vlad Petreanu, Bromania, Zoso, Cristian China Birta and many more (sorry, names appealing only to my Romanian audience). And that is because tomorrow I am participating to the new Webstock edition, the most […]

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8 things that I can do on Social Media that I wish I could do in real life

Not everything that exists on social media is necessarily worse than real life. There are a whole lot of things that we can do online that we cannot do in real life, and that is probably why we became all addicted in such a short time. Here are my eight picks. Please regard them in […]

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