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Big Data Comes to Bosses with Prodoscore

On this podcast, I speak with Dave Gilbert, founder of Simple Signal, who has moved on to his next start-up, Prodoscore. His current project is like the Fitbit for business productivity. It measures user activity on apps like Google...

FTC Calls Out Data Brokers

The FTC did a report on 9 data brokers. Scary. "Data Brokers Collect and Store Billions of Data Elements Covering Nearly Every U.S. Consumer: Data brokers collect and store a vast amount of data on almost every U.S. household...

Argument For Internet Regulation

This is the best argument I have seen for Internet regulation. It was also an insightful and humorous piece of writing about adtech, privacy, surveillance and other stuff. Yes, it is longer than most people's attention span, but worth...

Lessons from the AshleyMadison.com Hack

In case you live in a cage, a month ago a hacker group broke into Avid Life Media systems and commandeered all of their data. That's right - ALL. ALM owns a couple of dating sites, most notably AshleyMadison.com...

One Way to Privately Differentiate

The FCC recently ruled that phone companies CAN block robocalls - all types - if a customer requests it. Did you know that there was an FTC Robocall Challenge in 2013. (Thanks to M. Leblanc for filling me in.)...

The Snowden Effect on US Cloud Sales

There are a couple of articles on Telecom Ramblings (here and here) about the Snowden effect on US cloud and network hardware sales. On the one hand, a US company losing a big contract in Europe is a bad...

Telecom Tidbits Part 133

Master Agency Telephony Partners has re-branded as Acuity Technologies. Why the re-brand? More than just the shift to cloud, the industry will be just one - IT and telecom - "a comprehensive technology infrastructure company that can provide solutions...

Email Encryption on the Rise?

Glenn Greenwald is the reporter that broke the Snowden story this year. Greenwald stated that the biggest outcome of the story in 2013 is that more email is encrypted than before. PGP was created in 1991, per Wikipedia. 22...

3 Top Trends That Will Affect Telecom in 2014

I was reading the Stratfor intelligence newsletter with its Top 5 Trends That Will Shape 2014. It's an interesting list. An enduring detente between Iran and the United States The rise of nationalist and extremist parties in Europe Russia...

Cloud Companies Call for Surveillance Reform

Many of the Internet giants wrote an open letter to the US Government calling for surveillance reform. It calls for sensible surveillance with checks, balances and oversight. As Fred Wilson states, "When you get a National Security Letter, you...

Verizon Fights FCC for Editorial Control of Internet

Thanks to recent revelations, we know that Verizon, AT&T and others are feeding the NSA with all our emails, call records, Internet search history, etc. In the wake of this privacy nightmare, Verizon is in court fighting the FCC...

Info You Need That I Didn't Blog About

The Affordable Care Act has some big deadlines including Oct. 1, 2013. See more here. Google tells the court, ""a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.". And that sound...

The Snowden Effect (on Business)

TechCrunch has two articles about two email hosting providers who have shut down their business. Lavabit was the email service for Snowden, the NSA whistleblower. After government intervention, the owner shut down.The owner left this note: This experience has taught...

Will the NSA Hurt US Cloud Revenue?

The whistleblower / traitor was revealed in the NSA scandal: Edward Snowden. I have been reading a lot about this whole situation. Apparently, this story was broken last year, but no one paid attention. "William Binney, a 32-year veteran of...

The NSA Spying Scandal isn't New

Remember back in 2003 when a whistleblower from AT&T pointed out Room 641A that the NSA used to spy on all AT&T long distance calls and Internet traffic? Verizon and Qwest denied they did, too. Put on your foil hat...

The War on Privacy

What are the F-Agencies doing about privacy? Nothing.Facebook was caught following users' every movement on the web. If Facebook is open in a tab, it is tracking you - even movements in other browser tabs! How AT&T and Verizon manipulate...

Your Cellphone is Spying on You

There is so much talk about malware on Windows computers. Apple users think they are safe. HA! It was simply a matter of volume. Now that iOS is on millions of devices it is worth the time for bad guys...

Brad Thor's Black List

I like spy novels. Since James Bond, I have been reading spy novels from Ludlum, Lustbader and Jack Higgins. The new breed of authors in this gnre are very good - Barry Eisler, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, Brian Haig, Randy...

Privacy versus Security

“Concerned about privacy? Maybe you should be concerned about the economy instead. That was the subtext of a keynote speech by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, at a technology conference in the heart of Europe.” [Benton] Not to get...

Cell Phones Offer No Privacy

Beyond the fact that radio frequencies can be listened to with Radio Shack parts - I’m not even talking NSA spycraft here - two reports out this week show that malware is present and accounted for on cell phones. Awesome,...

3 Bills That ISP's Need to Be Aware of

In DC, there are bills moving through Congress that will affect the ISP business.The Protect IP Act and the companion Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and H.R. 1981, the ISP Data-Retention Bill.The ISP Data-Retention bill would require Internet Service Providers...

It's Monday So Lots Happened

Polycom bought Vivu, a video collaboration company, to help Polycom push it's Presence gear. Video, video, video. Yet I never have video calls or video call requests. To me, I wish you would work on the phone part. Give me...

It's Getting Out of Hand

There was a big bruha over Apple's iPhone spying on its users. Now Tom Tom discloses that it provides data for public works, supposedly for traffic, but also about your speed. Nice. Buy a Tom Tom and they rat you...

Progressive Mobile Tracker

Image via Wikipedia Progressive is pushing out an automobile tracker device called Snapshot. The device attaches to your car's diagnostic port and pushes data out via M2M. Consumers can log on to check out daily stats.With Snapshot, Progressive’s Pay As You...

Nothing but Headlines: DPI, Caps, Clearwire

I'm seeing a lot of news in our space but not enough time to cover it all or analyze it, so here's just the headlines:DPI (deep packet inspection) by cable being investigated by Congress. It scares the crap out of...
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