Linked – iOS 11 May be the end for digital forensics as we know it.
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Linked – iOS 11 May be the end for digital forensics as we know it.

This should be interesting. “Sean Morrissey, CEO of Katana Forensics has seen the beta versions of iOS 11 and now that the GM is available, his concerns for the Digital Forensics community hit the red alert status. His cause for the alert? In the soon-to-be released version of iOS, extracting data via the standard Apple…

Good Piece on Web Advertising

Good Piece on Web Advertising

There is lots to enjoy in this article by Doc Searls about what he calls “adtech”. To give you a brief explanation, it starts with this quote: In old-fashioned publishing, advertising was advertising; but in the digital world, advertising has been replaced by adtech, which is based on tracking and has become a cancer on…

Linked – Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News
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Linked – Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

I still use Feedly to follow RSS feed, because I know that I’m going to get everything I want to see. No social media company is going to decide for me, and no social media company is keeping track of what I click on or don’t click on. One of the main reasons RSS is…

Linked – Email and Calendar Data Are Helping Firms Understand How Employees Work
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Linked – Email and Calendar Data Are Helping Firms Understand How Employees Work

This is interesting to me, because it is almost exactly one of the examples I used to use in training to talk about analytical tools. “One of the key enablers is the analysis of email traffic and calendar metadata. This tells us a lot about who is talking to whom, in what departments, what meetings…

Linked – Credit reporting firm Equifax says cybersecurity incident could potentially affect 143 million US consumers
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Linked – Credit reporting firm Equifax says cybersecurity incident could potentially affect 143 million US consumers

This is just bad. Horribly bad. “The company said the exposed data include names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver’s license numbers, all of which Equifax aims to protect for its customers.” Clearly, this is the sort of data that you don’t want out there. It’s all the stuff banks and other…

Linked – It’s time for IT to take control of mobile apps
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Linked – It’s time for IT to take control of mobile apps

This is the reality. Here’s the uncomfortable truth: As long as you permit your corporate apps and data to coexist on the same device as personal apps and data, you have an obligation to police both. It’s either that or insisting on strict partition separation, which is typically next to impossible to enforce or to…