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Internet of Behavior

2021 is finally here, and unfortunately the pandemic has followed. Although 2020 was not what everyone expected, from a technology perspective a lot of good things happened. Physicians are taking advantage of remote technologies that allow for effective telemedicine, and remote work and distance learning have proven successful. The pandemic has made us realize how important […]

Momentum grows to bring the internet to everyone

The U.S. has quietly launched one of its biggest programs ever – connecting everyone to the internet, even in rural areas. The program’s scope and economic benefits will match the impossible dreams of huge hydroelectric dams built in the 1930s, the interstate highway system in the 1950s and putting people on the moon in the 1960s. […]

Shopping for trouble

As we look around our communities, many local businesses have closed, potentially forever, because of COVID-19. While the retail industry has been negatively impacted, not all retail is suffering. Online stores have noticed an uptick in the amount of purchases made, including items not typically bought online prior to the pandemic. Adobe’s Digital Economy Index found that e-commerce […]

Do your part, be cyber smart

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The theme “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart” aims to empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace. By increasing awareness and enhancing understanding of basic cybersecurity practices, we can all work together to combat cyber threats. The human element is oftentimes the biggest cybersecurity risk. […]

VPN explained

The virtual private network (VPN) has been around since 1996. At first, it was primarily used by businesses to allow remote employees to securely access local corporate network resources across the internet. Today, this is still one of the primary uses for a VPN. VPNs have continued to gain popularity among individual internet users due to […]

All roads lead to e-transportation

Ten years ago, electric vehicles were a rare sight, but today, you see them on roadways all across the country. Advancements in battery technology have led to smaller, even more efficient batteries, which has opened the door to new forms of electric transportation, or e-transportation. Let’s take a look at some of today’s novel modes of […]

Feel like you’re being watched?

I value privacy and do not appreciate when companies use my information for advertising. It’s unsettling to see advertisements for items that coincide with my browsing history. What most do not realize is we give tech giants like Facebook and Google permission to track what we do online, and in some cases, they track us without […]

Sanitizing electronics

During the national health crisis, you probably have been sanitizing everything in sight and the same goes for my family. Even prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, I was frequently asked, “What is the proper way to clean electronic equipment?” This is a pretty broad question, but let’s look at some common devices and how you might […]

A checkup for your health care privacy

There are laws that protect the privacy of your health information held by those who provide you health care services. But as it becomes easier to get and share your own health information online, you need to take steps to protect it. This applies whether you are downloading a copy of your health information, emailing your […]

The anatomy of a hack

An experiment, conducted in 1963 by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram, aimed to measure the willingness of participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their conscience. The results were unexpected. Milgram’s colleagues, peers and students predicted less than 1 percent of the participants would willingly do so. They were […]