Category Archives: Web

Doing Well By Doing Good: Re-CAPTCHA at the Cross-Section of Technology, Economics, and Psychology


A colleague of mine at Infosys, Kapil Ashok Jaiswal, posted an article on our company internal blog site. I am thankful that he gave me the permission to re-post his contribution on my blog. He had titled his blog “Killing … Continue reading

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Privacy Revisited: A Standard Information Sharing Label


We all are very familiar with nutrition labels on milk bottles and groceries. They disclose to us that water has 0% fat and that the burger you are heating in the microwave contains 70%fat and some interesting chemicals. But when it comes … Continue reading

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Cloud Singing: The Virtual Choir Project


I am reposting this from Simon Phipps‘ blog “Wild Webmink.” He writes in his blog: “Eric Whitacre launched Virtual Choir 3, the composite performance of his choral work “Water Night”, to promote his new album of the same name. Once again, it’s transcendently beautiful.” (Virtual … Continue reading

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Google Drive Arrived: Cloud Storage And Privacy/Security


Cloud Storage is not any longer just for the big guys. This morning when I updated my Android phone a new app was loaded called Google Drive. It explained that it was part of Google Docs and I downloaded it. … Continue reading

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How to change IT from 1.0 to 2.0


Joe Robens recently published an article named WORKING IN AN IT 1.0 WORLD – DAY 5 #B03. He has a list of recommendations how to change your corporate information technology from the last to the current century. I would like to … Continue reading

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: What Has Changed and What You Can Do About It


Wired.com today published an article from a blog at webmonkey.com: Google’s New Privacy Policy: What Has Changed and What You Can Do About It | Webmonkey | Wired.com. I posted an update towards the end of this article describing “Tom Henderson’s … Continue reading

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How to Use bit.ly to Track Clicks On Your Links


Many are aware of Google Analyticsto measure web site traffic on their own pages. But setting the tool up correctly is quite involving and many give up half way through. Google analytics, once you succeeded in setting everything up correctly … Continue reading

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Check Your DNS Settings Now! Combat DNSChanger!


(Reposted from C|net and other sources:) Note: Following March 8, 2012 your computer if infected will lose internet connectivity and — if worst comes to worst — be redirected to malicious sites. The malware scam DNSChanger that has affected numerous computer … Continue reading

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Another Strong Personal Vote For the Cloud


Friday (I seem to be very lucky with Friday’s–see my earlier vote for the cloud) my “smart”-phone spontaneously started rebooting. It had done this before. This behavior is inconvenient for the user since one does not realize that the phone … Continue reading

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Ten Sloppy Social Media Mistakes to Fix NOW


Corey Eridon has some advice on mistakes to avoid and she warns not to be sloppy about Social Media. She writes in her blog on hubspot.com: “What makes the following social media mistakes particularly sloppy is that they cost little … Continue reading

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How to Back Up Your Social Media Accounts


Now that we learned to make the occasional backup of the files on our computers using external hard disks and — the audacious ones among us — using cloud services (BTW: check out Wuala for backup. Files get encrypted on … Continue reading

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QR Codes (Updated): From Urinals And Bus Stops to National Parks to Art, Shopping and Tombstones


We can observe more and more adoption of QR codes and their pervasiveness. In Asia you find these codes anywhere in the meantime and they allow quick responses usually by use of a smart phone’s QR reader. I have seen them … Continue reading

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New EU Directive Might Reshape the Clouds


As reported in Silicon.de, in Experian.it and in other sources, the European Commission is planning to release a new directive on data protection, which will affect the Cloud Computing industry. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenships … Continue reading

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A Network for Wild Experimentation — 100 Gbit/s


A Network for Wild Experimentation – Technology Review. Quote from the article: “ESNet and Internet2 have built a networking test bed for ideas that are too disruptive for the networks that people actually use. “In a few unused back alleys … Continue reading

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What Happens To Your Social Network Profiles When You Die?


Recently a good friend and business colleague of mine passed away following a heart attack. Help came for him too late. He was only in his 40’s. We were all very saddened by his sudden death having lost a close friend … Continue reading

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Social Media in the Enterprise – Blessing or Curse?


Soziale Medien im Unternehmen — Fluch oder Segen? – Netzwoche. I wrote an article for Experton Group on Social Media in the enterprise. Above the link to the article in German (netzwoche.ch); the English translation of the article is below … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of World Wide Web!


August 6 marks the 20th anniversary of the world-wide web. It was the day when Tim Berners Lee and Robert Cailliau (both researchers at CERN) published a description of the world-wide web project and the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) in the … Continue reading

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The Two Faces of Hacking – IEEE Spectrum


The Two Faces of Hacking – IEEE Spectrum. Interesting Article in the IEEE Spectrum with a matrix plot of recent attacks with scales from low to high impact and from simple to innovative. On the article page you can even … Continue reading

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Apps: Are We on the Wrong Tack?


Everybody loves them. The little apps that you can download to your pad or smartphone that make life so much easier. But why should I download an app that allows me to read Der Spiegel or 20minutes? What happened to … Continue reading

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