Automation-apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths

Android ... 'Apple's nightmare' (7 September 2...
Things that seem useful in the moment can be disastrous long-term

‘…Ultimately, the reason technologies like BroApp are problematic is that they’re deceptive. They take situations where people make commitments to be honest and sincere, but treat those underlying moral values as irrelevant — or, worse, as obstacles to be overcome. If they weren’t, BroApp’s press document wouldn’t contain cautions like: “Understandably, a girl who discovers their guy using BroApp won’t be happy.”…’

Boeing’s ‘Black’ Smartphone Can Self-Destruct
If you’re phone has sensitive data and you lost it, would you let it self-destruct?
‘Plans describing the mysterious Android-powered handset called “Black,” filed by Boeing earlier this month with the Federal Communications Commission, surfaced Wednesday. They reveal more details about the long-rumored device, which is designed for government workers who handle sensitive information.

‘In addition to employees of government agencies, the phone is being developed primarily for “companies engaged in contractual activities with those agencies that are related to defense and homeland security,” Bruce Olcott, counsel to Boeing, said in a letter to the FCC (click “Request for Confidentiality”) that describes the aerospace company’s plans…’

What to expect once Microsoft shuts down XP support
‘”I’m not a believer that you’re not going to see anything else,” said James Lyne, global head of security research at Sophos. “There’s been a healthy supply of [vulnerabilities] for many years now. It would be a turn-up for the books if all of a sudden that ceased to be a problem and the operating system magically became secure,” added Lyne.

‘In fact, criminals may have been stashing away exploits to use once Microsoft has departed the scene, leaving the OS open to unpublished lines of attack, according to Gartner Research vice-president and research director Michael Silver.

‘”There’s certainly a possibility of some vulnerabilities that were already known that haven’t been exploited yet. From 8 April or 9 April you could see a number of attacks that people have been holding back,” he said…’

So what can organisations do in the short period remaining before Windows XP’s end of life?

5 Useful Things You Can Do With Your Phone Even When It’s Miles Away
Did you know that your Android phone can be useful even when you don’t have it on you?

‘It’s true, even if you forget it at home, you can still use it as a central location to store and access all of your contact information, all of your important photos or videos, or as a wireless IP camera to keep an eye on any location of your choice. There are so many things you can do remotely with your Android phone, if you’re running the right apps and putting them to good use.

‘Let’s take a look at 5 of the coolest apps to make use of your Android Phone without even laying a single finger on it…’
5 things

Woman Robbed, Assaulted for Wearing Google Glass in a Bar
That wasn’t the first time. Last year, a Seattle restaurant ejected Google Glass-wearing Nick Starr and his partner

‘Sarah Slocum, a contributor at Newsdab, arrived at Molotov’s, which Google Maps describes as a “laid-back bar with daily happy hour,” early Saturday morning around 1:45 a.m., according to her YouTube page. Shortly after entering the bar, she said she was verbally and physically attacked by “Google Glass haters.” One of the assaulters went so far as to snatch the connected headset off her face, although Slocum managed to recover it…’

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