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Better Late Than Never

Isn’t it nice when the lights go on in a CEO’s brain? It’s even better when what those lights illuminate is a point so simple that even dimwits like me got it quite a while ago. That happened the other day and I almost drove off the road when I heard the report on the radio (yep, I still listen to good old news radio even if it’s side by side with the newer satellite flavor).
But let’s slow down and explain and see what you think. Maybe it’s even instructive! Continue reading

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Because I Can

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There is a hugely alarming report in the Guardian today about the iPhone. In a nutshell, the device keeps a record of everywhere it goes. The file is hidden and is synched to your computer. Assuming you are the one carrying the phone, it becomes very easy to find out everyplace you’ve been once someone wanting to know your history gains access to your phone or your computer.
That’s bad enough but here’s what’s worse: Apple doesn’t seem to be collecting the data since the researchers found that the file doesn’t “phone home” or get otherwise used in the synching process. ¬†Which raises the obvious question. Continue reading

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