Mingis on Tech: Data breaches and the rise of 'surveillance capitalism'

Credit to Author: Ken Mingis| Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 03:00:00 -0700

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Apple provides superior cybersecurity protection

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:55:00 -0800

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IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft Security stopped being an oxymoron with the acquisition of Hexadite

Credit to Author: Rob Enderle| Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0700

One of the most frustrating things to watch during the early years of Microsoft (Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author) was their lack of interest in security.  It was almost as if, when anyone there heard the term, they’d cover up their ears and say “la, la, la, la, la” until you went away. And, as the century turned, Microsoft security meant anything but security, it was mostly bad joke that hit products like Windows and Internet Explorer particularly hard. But this week’s announcement (ranked as the 3rd most important acquisition this year) they are buying Hexadite showcases that over the last ten years Microsoft made a huge pivot. It finally understood that being unsecure could not only result in massive liability for the firm, but was creating a massive drag on the brand because it reflected poorly on quality. It particularly hurt sales of their products in the enterprise. 

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How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

Credit to Author: Ryan Faas| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:22:00 -0700

As has become Apple’s standard practice in recent years, the company will soon roll out public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Both are expected to arrive by the end of June.

Public betas can be useful for Apple and other tech companies. They accelerate feedback and can ensure that bugs — including ones that internal testing might not spot — get fixed before the final version of an operating system ships. And because public betas are exciting for early adopters who want to play with new features of an upcoming upgrade before everyone else, they tend to generate useful buzz.

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