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Mike Elgan
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The world's only lovable tech journalist
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The biggest threat to data security is the human mind

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/SJgGzq )

The software that powers our brains contains security flaws that need to be patched.

I’m talking about cognitive biases, which are the wetware vulnerabilities that collectively constitute the single greatest threat to enterprise data security.

Social engineering, for example, is nothing more than a systematic exploitation of human cognitive biases.

Here are more examples of how cognitive biases can compromise security:

https://securityintelligence.com/how-to-overcome-cognitive-biases-that-threaten-data-security/

#security #datasecurity #cognitivebiases
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The Auto Awesomes of France

The view from our table.
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The Auto Awesomes of France

I guess I won’t drink the water then.
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GASTRONOMAD in the wild
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Would you pay $1,900 for a bottle of champagne aged underwater?

The details:
https://elgan.com/blog/finally-champagne-aged-underwater

#champagne
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Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/G3nVpk )

It’s easy to dismiss the smart-display market.

A smart display is like an Amazon Echo- or Google Home-style virtual assistant appliance, but with a screen that can show visual results, rather than just spoken ones, and facilitate video calls.

Right now, the only smart displays you can buy are Amazon’s creepy Echo Look, an appliance whose main function is to watch you get dressed, and the Echo Spot, which looks like a bedroom alarm clock with a tiny screen.

But next month we'll get smart displays that are less concerned about your outfits and more concerned with offering all-purpose help with whatever you’re doing.

The first of this new generation will run a new version of Google Assistant. And people will bring them to work immediately.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3280927/digital-assistants/here-comes-byosd-bring-your-own-smart-display.html

#googleassistant #google #smartdisplays #lenovo #lg #jbl #samsung
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The Auto Awesomes of France

Our AirBnB has an infinity pool...
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My office today: A seaside cafe

Good coffee, too.
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Heading to the shore: https://glympse.com/04PQ-FV0F
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The Auto Awesomes of France

Love Provence.
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