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Freelance writer, journalist and analyst, former Executive Editor at eWEEK. Columnist at eWEEK, reviewer for NWW.

Security Expert Says Blocking Access to Airliner Networks Impossible

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: As long as airlines provide access to onboard networks it will be impossible to prevent hacking, according to a security expert. The best approach the airlines should follow in securing their aboard networks is to prevent the hackers among their passenger from doing any damage with the assumption they are going to find a way to break in.

Microsoft Tries to Make Business Users Comfortable With Windows 10

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: The next version of Microsoft Windows will be available in six versions, half of which are specifically aimed at business users. The wait for Windows 10 is almost over. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, "Windows 10 will be made available later this summer."

Airliner Flight Control Hacks Likely More Feasible Than We Might Wish

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Security researcher Chris Roberts' claim that he was able to hack into some of an airliner's flight controls through its entertainment electronics shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. By now you've heard all of the denials about well-known hackers claims that he was able to break into an airliners flight control systems from within the passenger cabin, and the resulting FBI investigation.

Cable Companies, ISPs Ask Court to Block FCC Title II Neutrality Rule

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Opponents of the Federal Communications Commission's Network Neutrality rules begin legal proceedings that may last for years and ultimately could doom net neutrality.

FCC Rejects Net Neutrality Delay, but Court-Ordered Stay Possible

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: The FCC denies a request by carriers to delay the enforcement of Title II rules on ISPs. But the opponents can ask the courts for a stay while federal lawsuits proceed.

Court Opinion on NSA Phone Metadata Collection Won't Soon Stop It

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: A federal court opinion that the National Security Agency collection of phone metadata wasn't authorized by law isn't the decisive victory for civil liberty many observers claim it is. Civil libertarians have been celebrating the decision by the U.S.

FAA Backs Major Drone Research Efforts, Mobile Flight Planning App

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: The agency will continue its one-by-one approval process, but it is also supporting three new commercial drone research projects and is developing a drone flight planning app for iPhones.

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Calls for Rapid Web Security Enhancements

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Cerf said Web administrators need to quickly implement IP Version 6 and all Web users should broadly implement encryption to bolster data privacy. WASHINGTON-If there was a common thread to Vint Cerf's wide-ranging remarks at the National Press Club on May 4, it was that pretty much everyone involved in the Internet needs to get better at security.

Proposed Patriot Act Revisions Would End Most Mass Data Collections

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: The original authors of the Patriot Act are backing revisions that would end a number of problematic practices, but the revised USA Freedom Act must make it through both houses.

Open Cloud Connect Promotes Standards to Spur Cloud Computing Growth

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Of all of the challenges standing in the way of global cloud computing adoption, finding a common interface standard is one of the most important. TIBURON, Calif.-Imagine a shopping trip without some basic product standards. You go to a store such as Walmart to buy a table lamp to brighten a dark corner in your home.
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May 21, 2015

Some of us remember that Michael Jordan commercial @carolmaloney4 but it was a long time ago. @nbcwashington

May 19, 2015

#Microsoft is trying to make #Windows10 more acceptable to business by cutting learning curve, hardware limits. eweek.com/enterprise-app…

May 19, 2015

Maybe you can hack an airliner despite the denials. Chris Roberts should not be discounted. #airlinerhack eweek.com/security/airli…

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