Tag Archive for personal

Has SXSW Interactive jumped the shark?



Ted Murphy seems to fit the prime demographic profile as an attendee at SWSXi, the annual tech show in Austin. A serial entrepreneur, Murphy is most notable for Izea, a company that connects brands with bloggers and navigates the murky terrain between social media and branding

Yet Murphy, who has attended every SXSWi since 2009 or so, except the one time he fell ill, is sitting out this year’s show, which starts March 12

“I feel that the event has evolved into a giant party over the course…

Overhaul your personal brand in our next #BizChats



Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Twitter account? How about a Facebook page? If you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions, congratulations! You have the makings of a personal brand. To some, this might be good news; to others, it might be alarming

Having a personal brand isn’t anything new — if anything, it has become a business in itself. With the rate of freelancing jobs on the rise, professionals worldwide have stepped into the driver’s seat of personal branding, and are creating…

A-to-Z dog facts about your favorite breeds



The Internet may love its cats, but the second longest-running sport in the U.S. favors the feline’s slobbery counterpart

In its 139th year, the Westminster Dog Show celebrates the sport of purebred dogs. To celebrate man’s best friend, we gathered facts on breeds from each letter of the alphabet. (Minus “Q,” because there aren’t any.)

While spectators can enjoy the dogs from afar, dog lovers know that these furry family members…

Google-backed experts want ‘right to be forgotten’ limited to EU



A Google-backed advisory group has sided with the search giant in the debate in the so-called “right to be forgotten,” which gives citizens of the European Union the option to have some personal information erased from search engines

On Friday, the advisory group of experts — including advocates, politicians, academics and even Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales — published a 44-page report backing up Google’s stance that the regulations should apply only within the European Union

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Hackers infiltrate health insurer Anthem, stealing customer details



Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the U.S., said hackers infiltrated its computer network, with as many as 80 million personal data records stolen.

President and CEO Joseph R. Swedish called the it a “very sophisticated” attack in which hackers stole a host of personal information for customers and employees, including CEO Joseph Swedish.

The company said hackers gained access to names, birthdates, email…

IBM Identity Mixer wants to better protect your personal data from hackers



Data breaches are everywhere. Be it Target, Home Depot or JPMorgan Chase, millions of consumers have lost personal data to hackers.

Personal data can be anything from an email address or phone number to something like your birthday or home street — things hackers want to get their hands on. IBM has developed a cloud-based cryptogram that it’s calling the Identity Mixer, and it makes it so that the services we use never even have access to our most sensitive personal information.

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Did Microsoft just become cool?



Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set what he called a “bold goal” at the Windows 10 launch event Wednesday: “We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows to loving Windows.”

Needing Windows? Certainly, with an installed base of 1.5 billion users, more than a few of us fall into this category. The decision to make you a Windows user can often be traced back to a corporate IT department a decade or more ago. Choosing Windows? Not when it comes to the more personal decision of…

Obama: Our data will be protected. Hackers: Nope.



President Barack Obama publicly announced the first of his initiatives aimed at improving digital privacy for Americans on Monday, turning his focus on students and consumers.

In the meantime, the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) were hacked by ISIS supporters on Monday as Obama rolled out his cybersecurity proposals. The hacking group, which calls itself Cyber Caliphate, posted several Pentagon documents, army rosters and other information.

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