In political terms, the Internet is the Wild Wild West and it needs to be tamed. Wasn't it just going to be a matter of time before the Federal Government stepped in?
While the Boy Scout Motto is, "Be Prepared" – and I was very serious about Scouting back in the day – I am always amused when I happen by NatGeo's "Doomsday Preppers." But I can say with certainty that they are missing the biggest, most obvious threat: Data Doomsday!
Data science allows us to combine hypothesis-based (deductive) reasoning and pattern-based (inductive) reasoning to extract actionable information from diverse data sources.
Earlier this week, the digerati assembled at the Gramercy Park Hotel to hear a very proud James Dolan, CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, gleefully announced the launch of Cablevision's Freewheel WiFi Phone Service.
All a motivated cyber-criminal, with designs on being Emperor of the Internet, has to do is target the 1 percenters. Take out the uber-wealthy, or just the super-wealthy, and nothing else will matter. This is going to be a great business for someone.
My friends who like to discuss politics and my colleagues who like to write about politics have made it clear to me that President Obama's State of the Union Address was precisely what they expected. If you can put your political ideology aside for a few minutes, we can think through the following issues together as American citizens.
According to a White House fact sheet, President Obama has announced "steps he will discuss in the State of the Union to help more Americans, in more communities around the country, get access to fast and affordable broadband."
I loved CES this year. (The 2015 International CES®). Everything about it was interesting, awesome and inspiring, except... the traffic, the shuttle queues and the cab lines. Here's a quick, very short list of things that got my undivided attention this year.
Technological advancements always empower people to behave differently – what makes today different is that the rate of technological advancement is accelerating beyond our capacity, perhaps even our ability, to react – and this... is new.
Here’s a quick overview of what to see and do, and a look at some of the most prevalent themes.
What if this was not about freedom of speech, but simply about freedom? This is war!
GoPro is the category leader, but there are strong challengers. Let's take a quick look at the features and benefits of some best sellers.
What can we learn from the data we already have? Can traditional demography be adapted to describe the world as we observe it? Are there tools that could help us better understand consumer behavior? What does it mean to sell an actual audience as opposed to selling a proxy for it?
In honor of these fiercely committed individuals and the Thanksgiving holiday they created for us, here is a short list of emerging technologies and changing philosophies circa 1620.
According to a June 2014 study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the likely annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime could reach $575 Billion. It's a big number. Here are a five ways hackers will try to get you to contribute to it while you enthusiastically search for the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Is the internet a public utility or private enterprise? That's what the FCC has to decide.
It's day one of the new world order. CBS News has created an online live/on-demand 15-hour-per-day news service targeting consumers who prefer to consume video news on connected devices.
We're potentially very close to a fundamental change in television distribution.
Can Apple buy Hollywood? Yes. Should it? That's a whole other question.
Our upcoming 7th Annual Media Technology Summit is a conference I would personally like to attend, and I think you will like it too.