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A reco and some fun (for your Friday)

Let’s start with a couple of quick reading reco’s.

* Big Data Privacy? What?

The explosion of “big data” — the ability of companies and governments to collect vast amounts of personal data, with or without individual permission — is changing everything, including the definition of privacy itself..Read more..

* Surface: Microsoft’s ‘yada yada’ problem

The Surface tablet looks like the best product Microsoft has shipped in years. Yada, yada, yada — it’s a failure. Why?Read more..

* The 10 Biggest Security Stories Of 2012

As 2012 fades into the sunset, we take a look at what has truly been a remarkable year for information security. The threats have become more complex and more frequent. But at the same time, the technology continues to evolve in an effort to keep our data safe. Meanwhile, weaponized malware and APTs have gained traction not only among nation-states but also with crime syndicates. Join us as we walkthrough the top 10 security news stories of 2012.” Read more..

[related: How did European bank malware steal $47 million?
Perhaps online banking two-step verification isn’t as secure as we think.Read more..]

* My Nexus S can’t keep up with Android’s pace, but I’m (mostly) not bitter

People love to complain about the fact that most Android devices out there don’t run the latest version. But, as I’ve discovered to my great annoyance, you should be careful what you wish for.Read more..

* It is the grandparents job to spoil the child

This is a ginko tree.  In China, the grandmother will plant this tree so the granddaugter can enjoy it.” Read more..

Friday Fun video

Today’s quote:There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.” ~ Erma Bombeck

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December 7, 2012 Posted by | Android, computers, cyber crime, gadgets, hardware, Internet, Microsoft, News | Leave a comment