Billions of Reasons Facebook Data Will Continue to be Sold

  By this point, the Cambridge Analytica news is starting to cool off—even as the heat continues to be turned up on Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. At his Senate hearings, Zuckerberg’s testimony about Facebook’s data on 87 million members being used by Cambridge Analytica could be boiled down to two essential points:  …

Data Harvests, Facebook Apologies, and Worldwide Elections

  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in several high-profile newspapers Sunday, March 25th       …including the UK’s The Observer, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Express and Sunday Telegraph, along with American newspapers The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.  Zuckerberg apologized for the…

Handwriting, History and the Unreliability of Paper Documents

Ah, paper.  It’s been used for centuries.  But a lot of the documents created on paper?  Most of them didn’t last.  Paper is fragile.  Paper deteriorates. The Paper Conservation Department at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is responsible for the preservation of works of art for the Museum.  Works of art on paper such…

Kids and Vintage Technology

Rotary Phones Can you Imagine? Kids today will never know the pleasure of slamming down a phone in anger! For a look at how today’s kids interact with an old-school rotary phone, click on the video below:     Rotary dial phones are the earliest user-controlled phone to be mass produced. Before them, a user…

The Biggest Tech Stories of 2017

   ‘FACEBOOK and FAKE NEWS’ Zuckerberg Asked to Answer Facebook felt significant backlash in 2017, with many expressing discomfort about the social media giant’s oversight measures in preventing inaccurate posts.  With the cloud of potential Russian meddling in that most democratic of institutions—the 2016 Presidential election—2017 found Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg announcing changes, including: Stronger…

Has Your HR Department Fallen Prey to the Paper Pileup?

Documents—love ‘em, hate ‘em, or indifferent to ‘em, it doesn’t really matter.  They’re part of your life—and a big part of Human Resources.            Whether you create the document internally or receive it from an outside partner, HR departments today are in charge of more and more information than ever before. …

Salesforce Reaches New Heights

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM)  is a cloud computing company based in San Francisco, California. It has become highly successful in the customer relationship management (CRM) software arena; Salesforce software helps companies to manage the tasks, relationships, and ‘buying funnel’ of new and existing customers.   How successful?  Salesforce is currently the largest American cloud computing…

Where’s the Beef?

Where’s the Beef? Today’s Highest Achieving Enterprises and Their Surprising Lack of Product Consider an intriguing recent TechCrunch.com opener: Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no…

Hacking, Spying, and Today’s High Techx

Hacking, Spying, and Today’s High Tech This past week was the week that WikiLeaks let Americans know how easy it was for their smartphones, televisions, and even cars to be used to spy on them. On March 7th, WikiLeaks published extensive documentation that indicated secret Central Intelligence Agency capabilities to spy and hack. The files…