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Marcus Sortijas's Blog – April 2011 Archive (2)

In global cyberwar, the dragon emerges

The James Bond image of the dashing super-spy had little basis in reality.  Nowadays, the real spies are likely to be professional soldiers working at computers in an underground military base.

 

Hacking has been a topic of interest for me, ever since I read the seminal book The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll. It's about a Berkeley astronomer who tracked down a German hacker who broke into…

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Added by Marcus Sortijas on April 28, 2011 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

Will America get moving on mobile payment?

I was fascinated the first time a friend demonstrated Square to me.  She attached the card reader to the top of her iPhone, swiped a credit card through, and showed me the user interface for the transaction.  Amazing.

 

Any new idea clashes with old thinking.  The same thing is happening again with mobile payments.  The New York Times again had excellent coverage:…

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Added by Marcus Sortijas on April 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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