It’s been four years since he attended IDEX, but Murphy doubts that much has changed. “I imagine it will still look very similar, the people will still be the same. The only differences are the technologies on offer,” he says.
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“A lot of us through our careers have thought of suing and then you look around and see the few people who have sued on harassment or bias and they turn out to be the walking wounded among women. And you really don’t want to do that,” says Huang. “But if you find people aren’t the walking wounded for life, then you get a little braver the next time.”
Or so goes the thinking behind a new mapping utility created by civil libertarians to guide New Yorkers through Manhattan along routes with the fewest surveillance cameras.
“I realized that day that we were facing a new predator in the jungle, and if we didn’t adapt – and quickly – it would be having us for dinner,” he said.
By Silicon Valley standards, AltSchool is already a runaway success. But the world of education doesn’t operate by Silicon Valley standards. To be a true success, Ventilla and his team still have to prove that AltSchool is more than just another private school for the tech elite, and that it can actually make a difference in some of the country’s neediest schools. Otherwise, it runs the risk being yet another well-funded, well-meaning startup that set out to solve the problems of the many, but settled on the problems of the few.
A hacktivist group calling itself by the evocative name “Cutting Sword of Justice” claimed responsibility for the Saudi Aramco hack, in posts to Pastebin. The group said the hack was to avenge the “atrocities taking place in … Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Lebanon [and] Egypt” and seemed to suggest that Shamoon was the malware used in the attack.
Daniel Odio is co-founder and COO of PointAbout.com, but beyond that, he’s an entrepreneur and gadget geek with more gear in his “social media travel bag” than Carrot Top. Daniel sat down for an interview on The Hopkinson Report Marketing podcast. An excerpt of this interview is below, or see the full transcript or listen via iTunes.
Apple couldn’t actually bring itself to say it rejected Google’ innovative calling application, instead saying it was still studying the application, months later, to see if might confuse users.
Jeff Hammerbacher – who founded the data team at Facebook and co-founded the data-software startup Cloudera – is building a server cluster to run data analysis for New York’s Mount Sinai hospital, and he’s considering Facebook’s designs. As he explores this option, he’s also evaluating gear from ZT Systems – another Amazon source – in an effort to save cost.
“We evaluate each security incident on a case-by-case basis, and after reviewing the facts of this situation we chose not to release a statement on this particular attack to the media,” said Dan Greenfield, vice president of Earthlink Corporate Communications.
__The Myspace data was also hashed, wasn’t it? But not salted?
Yes, it was hashed, however no salt. [Editors’ note: For more information on hashing and salting, read this explainer.]
So congratulations, still-President Obama. You survived the onslaught of geekdom, wonkery and nerdgasms. Your reward is to keep governing a country with deep unemployment, uncertain economic recovery and continued political acrimony, and keep navigating America through a world that features persistent terrorism and, perhaps soon, a nuclear Iran. KTHXBAI.