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Windows 10 Update Coming

Virtual Assistants enter Business Market

  • 27 March 2018
  • Author: SIM2K
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In our March SIMformation, we look at the Spring Windows 10 Update and some of the new features and improvements coming down the pike from Microsoft.  Some are new features, others are existing features that have been renamed, and some security improvements rolled in, as well.  We will be checking this update to be sure it "does no harm" to existing programs.  Not to be left out, we also look at some new releases from Apple, as well.

The use of emojis in today's communications has created a new legal issue - can they be interpreted as sarcasm, slander or just amusement?  We look at some examples lawyers have tackled and question if you need to use these in business communications.  And, on the browser side of the Internet, Chrome has launched a new ad blocker feature, hoping to cut down on the annoying pop-ups, video-based and "sticky ads" that clutter up your screen and don't add any value to the content you are reading.

Finally, we look at the convergence of AI (artificial intelligence) and virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa, and how these assistants are moving into business-focused applications.  This opens a new chapter in the ability to access information or control devices by speech, rather than clicking through computers.

How Did Facebook Leak the Data of 50 Million Users?

Hackers use multi-stage tactics to access American Express network. Quickbooks 2015 to be discontinued June 1!

  • 22 March 2018
  • Author: TMcShane
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Why the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal isn't a "hack" or "breach" at all. 

 

                Over the weekend, news broke that 50 million Facebook users had their information illegally harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a firm that uses data analytics to form psychographic profiles of users for the targeting of political ads. This plops the world’s largest social network in the middle of an international scandal that influenced major events such as the 2016 presidential election and UK’s Brexit referendum campaign. Facebook faced fierce social criticism and lost around $50 billion in market cap this week. Many users have responded by completely deleting their accounts, and the Twitter hashtag #deletefacebook has been circulating after high profile leaders in the technology industry began using it, such as Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, which was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $16 billion.

        

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