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From Fortune
Fortune 07/01/17
Hacked
BUSINESS IS UNDER ASSAULT FROM CYBERCRIMINALS LIKE NEVER BEFORE, AND THE COST TO COMPANIES IS EXPLODING. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAFEGUARDING YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS.
From Mother Jones
Mother Jones 08/01/17
The Russian Connection
David Corn THE TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL is the subject of multiple investigations that may or may not unearth new revelations, but this much is already certain: Donald Trump is guilty. We don’t need additional information about the Russian covert schem
From Fast Company
Fast Company 08/01/17
Tesla Raises the Roof
TESLA CEO ELON MUSK’S MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR ACQUISITION OF HIS COUSINS’ SUSTAINABLE-ENERGY COMPANY, SOLARCITY, IS TOTALLY LOGICAL—AND HUGELY RISKY. WILL MUSK PULL OFF ANOTHER MIRACLE?

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Bloomberg Businessweek
14 min read

Tunnel Vision

New York Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a crystal ball. All you had to do was look. It was 2010, and Leidner was consulting for the government services company Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities in the nation’s critical infrastructure. Leidner was examining a region that included New York and New Jersey. One day he was thinking about the area’s electrical power grid. He consulted some
The Wall Street Journal
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Bill Burr Is Responsible for Every Confounding Online Password. He’d Like to Apologize

The man who wrote the book on password management has a confession to make: He blew it.Back in 2003, as a midlevel manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Bill Burr was the author of “NIST Special Publication 800-63. Appendix A.” The 8-page primer advised people to protect their accounts by inventing awkward new words rife with obscure characters, capital letters and numbers—and to change them regularly. The document became a sort of Hammurabi Code of passwords, the go-to guide for federal agencies, universities and large companies looking for a set of password-setting r
PC Magazine
9 min read

Amazon’s Alexa Gets a Screen of Her Own

WILL GREENWALD Amazon Echo Show $229.99 3.5/5 Stars PROS Touch screen useful for discovery, selecting suggested items, and controlling playback. Full range of Alexa features with visuals. CONS Limited touch control options. Drop In voice and video messaging works only with other Alexa users. Dated design. Unimpressive audio quality for the price. Amazon continues to develop and expand its Alexa voice assistant, giving it new abilities and putting it in new devices. Speakers such as the Echo and Echo Dot are voice-only, but Alexa can display visual information on request when in a device