To Encrypt or Not To Encrypt: The Pros and Cons of Data Encryption

Data encryption, and the increased privacy and security it brings, is a very sensitive topic at the moment. The big question, for many parties, is whether or not it should be used. While there are clearly some benefits to using encryption for personal and private data, there are also some caveats. We’re going to take […]

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Will Scientists Soon Be Able to Upload Knowledge Directly to Your Brain?

You probably haven’t seen the 1999 film “The Matrix” for a while. Still, who can forget that scene where Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, uploads information to his brain, falls asleep for a bit and wakes up proclaiming “I know kung fu”? Sounds like science fiction, right? According to researchers, this Matrix-style learning technique may actually […]

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What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack

You know things are getting pretty bad when government agencies like the IRS and the Department of Homeland Security have experienced data breaches. Hackers were able to collect and make public the data records of nearly 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees. Sadly, that’s not the end of it. The same hackers recently published the […]

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What Is Project Natick?

An underwater data center sounds like the stuff of futuristic science fiction, but Microsoft intends to make it a reality with Project Natick. The tech giant just made the project’s website public, providing a great visual summary of what to anticipate. In Microsoft’s own words: “Project Natick seeks to understand the benefits and difficulties in […]

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