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The “giant sucking sound” you’re hearing isn’t our jobs being taken away by foreigners.  It’s the sound of our jobs being taken away by robots.  Or Artificial Intelligence.  Or powerful algorithms.  Or any number of technological tools designed to make the workplace more efficient. In a provocative think piece published last week, investment...

Talk about a shot heard ‘round the world.  The so-called “Panama Papers” – a trove of data on money laundering and other financial shenanigans by the world’s wealthiest people – has already claimed several careers.  The Prime Minister of Iceland had to resign.  Russian oligarchs are scrambling for...

Whenever a cybersecurity incident happens, people start pointing fingers. The I.T. staff is usually where most blame is assigned, at least to start.  If only the right patch was in place, if only the anti-virus software had been updated, if only the network was monitored correctly –...

A leaked version of a Congressional bill on encryption has everyone up in arms – even though it hasn’t been officially introduced yet.   The nine-page “discussion draft”, which had been cycling through a series of closed-door negotiations in the Senate for months, made its way into...

Innovation isn’t confined to the world of legitimate commerce and business.  Criminals innovate too.  That’s become all too apparent in the last month with the advent of new kinds of so-called “ransomware” attacks around the world. The idea of ransomware has been around for a decade or more.  Yet...