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Wayne Rash
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Scientists in Calgary, Alberta have demonstrated that communications using quantum entanglement is possible. That may lead to unbreakable security in the short term. But in the long term it might mean faster-than-light radio like what you've heard about in science fiction. http://www.eweek.com/security/scientists-demonstrate-long-distance-quantum-communication.html #FTL #QuantumCommunications
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Mark Zuckerberg's mistake was reusing passwords for a few social media accounts. That mistake can catch most people, but there's a way to avoid it. We take a look at what you can do. http://www.eweek.com/security/lessons-from-mark-zuckerbergs-social-networking-account-breach.html
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Publishers are gearing up to fight ad blocking software, even to the point of challenging it in court, but they forget that the product they're selling is the audience, not their content. If their audience is blocking their ads, they need to find out why, and then provide ads that people won't hate. The problem isn't ad blockers, it's the publishers and their advertisers. http://www.eweek.com/cloud/web-publishers-need-to-address-reasons-why-readers-install-ad-blockers.html
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We all know what it's like to be under an NDA, and apparently that's what happened to the #FBI after it paid a third party to hack a terrorist's iPhone 5C. So there's a real reason the agency can't tell #Apple  what happened, and it's a reason the company should understand. http://www.eweek.com/mobile/fbi-follows-apples-example-says-it-doesnt-have-iphone-hack-info.html
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#FCC  Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel explains her vision of the future of #WiFi  and the unlicensed spectrum. The 5.9 GHz band may be the next big thing, but there are plans for other areas as well, including television white spaces. http://www.eweek.com/mobile/fcc-commissioner-wants-tests-on-5.9-ghz-to-expand-wifi-access.html
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Microsoft founder +Bill Gates tells a DC audience at a #Reuters  Newsmakers event that governments are needed to help with investment in innovations in energy and healthcare because of the long innovation cycle. He also explained recent legal actions against the US Department of Justice, saying the agency was acting unconstitutionally. http://www.eweek.com/innovation/gates-calls-for-greater-investment-in-energy-health-innovation.html
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It turns out that #BlackBerry  has been sharing the content of BBM's supposedly secure messaging with the RCMP and others. Are you at risk? http://www.eweek.com/security/media-probe-reveals-blackberry-shared-bbm-encryption-key-with-rcmp.html
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Are we being set up for a credible claim of a "rigged election?"
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How do you fight hiring bias in the tech industry? Obviously, there's training and a desire not to have bias in your company, but there needs to be more since much of the bias happens at the middle management levels where hiring decisions are frequently made. Fortunately there's new software on the way that can ferret out unconscious corporate practices that lead to bias. But the next step is to deal with intentional bias, where managers want to "preserve the corporate culture" or who don't believe that women, minorities or people over 50 can do tech. Now there's new software on the way that can find that, too. http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/stem-enterprises-seek-high-tech-solution-to-hiring-bias-problem.html
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There's a new political force at play in this year's election, but it's a force that's been building for years. The #Internet began paying an important role in #politics 20 years ago, but now the users at the #edge of the network have taken over. The success of unlikely candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are demonstrations of the move of power to the edge as voters ignore the desires of the central political parties, and impose their own wishes. But will the major parties figure this out? Or will there be a new political part of the edge? http://www.eweek.com/networking/presidential-campaign-shows-political-power-shifting-to-networks-edge.html
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We look at the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. As was the case with its predecessor, this tablet is clearly meant for professional users. Many of its best features will be appreciated by business and professional users, but are beyond the needs of the average consumer. For some people, this is the best iPad ever. I'm one of those people, and now I have to decide whether it makes sense to have two iPad Pros. Decisions, Decisions. #Apple   #iPadPro  http://www.eweek.com/mobile/apples-9.7-inch-ipad-pro-delivers-versatility-in-a-smaller-tablet.html
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The mid-air collision between a #drone  and a British Airways airliner points up the need for more positive action to prevent drones from endangering the public. Maybe a way to kill it's command and control? http://www.eweek.com/mobile/drone-hit-on-british-airliner-adds-urgency-to-calls-for-new-defenses.html
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I wonder how difficult it would be to have a circuit on a drone that could detect the presence of ATC radars and such and respond (like, reverse course and land). I would say act as a kill switch but we'd just trade the problem of idiots flying too close to planes for idiots seeing how close they can get before it falls out of the sky, points for what it hits, etc.

Of course, it would be nice if we could establish a perimeter around airports that would kill the drones but also allow a safe (for others) place for it to fall. Hey, fly too close, lose your toy.

You know, we've had "drones" for decades. Radio Controlled (RC) planes. Even toy rockets to launch in the air. But, only recently it seems, apparently after strapping cameras to them and calling them drones, have we had this problem with people being stupid enough to fly them into aircraft.
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Washington, DC - based technology writer and journalist who sometimes writes about other stuff.

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    Political Science / Physics, 1980
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