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Identifying User Behavior from Residual Data in Cloud-based Synchronized Apps

2014 Proceedings of the Conference for Information Systems Applied Research ISSN: 2167-1508. Baltimore, Maryland USA v7 n3310. G. Grispos, W.B. Glisson, J.H. Pardue and M. Dickson (2014). “As the distinction between personal and organizational device usage continues to blur, the combination of applications that interact increases the need to investigate potential security issues. Although security and forensicContinue Reading

New on LLRX – NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again

Via LLRX.com – NY bar on ethics of cloud computing – again – Nicole Black lauds the the leading edge role taken by the New York State Bar in determining issues related to lawyer use of cloud computing and client confidential data. In two different opinions handed down in the latter half of this year, the New YorkContinue Reading

Hashtag Standards For Emergencies

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Hashtag Standards For Emergencies – OCHA POLICY AND  STUDIES SERIES – THINK BRIEF, October 2014 | 012 “In recent years, social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and blogs have demonstrated significant value during emergencies as the “information currency of disasters”. These digital tools give affected communities a flexibleContinue Reading

Defining Criticality in a Networked World

Fleming, Matthew H. and Goldstein, Eric and Abott, Stephen and Bromberger, Seth and Kendall, Joseph, Defining Criticality in a Networked World: Implications of the Use of Information and Communications Technology for Efforts to Promote the Security and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure (January 17, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2519887 “Current approaches to critical infrastructureContinue Reading

Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations

CRS – Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations, Christopher M. Blanchard,  Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs. November 4, 2014. “Qatar, a small peninsular country in the Persian Gulf, emerged as a partner of the United States in the mid-1990s and currently serves as host to major U.S. military facilities. Qatar holds the thirdlargest proven natural gas reserves in the world, andContinue Reading

U.S. Chamber Foundation Report Focuses on Benefits of Data-Driven Innovation

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation…released a report which, through the insights of several notable industry experts, offers a look at current data-related issues and innovations and the ways in which they will shape the future of data-driven innovation and the economy. The report, The Future of Data-Driven Innovation, includes contributions from some of the topContinue Reading

2014 Global Technology Leaders Forecast Survey

“With a thriving tech economy, ballooning valuations and an IPO market humming at a level unseen since the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, headlines have lately, inevitably been raising the specter of another tech bubble — and asking whether a corresponding collapse is at hand. The answer, according to technology leaders, is a resoundingContinue Reading

How the Industrial Internet is Changing the Competitive Landscape of Industries

“New research from GE and Accenture reveals that executives across the industrial and healthcare sectors see the enormous potential of the Industrial Internet—the combination of Big Data analytics with the Internet of Things. The Industrial Internet enables companies to use sensors, software, machine-to-machine learning and other technologies to gather and analyze data from physical objectsContinue Reading

Oxfam’s new report on global inequalty

“From Ghana to Germany, South Africa to Spain, the gap between rich and poor is rapidly increasing, and economic inequality has reached extreme levels. In South Africa, inequality is greater today than at the end of Apartheid.The consequences are corrosive for everyone. Extreme inequality corrupts politics, hinders economic growth and stifles social mobility. It fuels crimeContinue Reading

FBI Seeks Expanded Access to Surveil Computers Around the World

Ed Pilkington – The Guardian: “The FBI is attempting to persuade an obscure regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the US and around the world. Civil liberties groups warn that the proposed rule change amountsContinue Reading

Study Calls Out Workplace Telepressure

Please Respond ASAP: Workplace Telepressure and Employee Recovery. Barber, Larissa K.; Santuzzi, Alecia M. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Nov 3 , 2014, No Pagination Specified. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038278 “Organizations rely heavily on asynchronous message-based technologies (e.g., e-mail) for the purposes of work-related communications. These technologies are primary means of knowledge transfer and building social networks. As a by-product, workersContinue Reading

Business models for open government data

Business models for open government data – Gustavo Magalhaes, UT Austin-Portugal Program, The University of Texas at Austin; Catarina Roseira, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal; Laura Manley, New York University. “The commercial re-use of open government data is broadly expected to generate economic value. However, the practice and study of this trend is still in its infancy. In particular, the issue ofContinue Reading