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Streaming choices

September 7, 2021 John Kelly, CISSP 0

It is hard to deny that the marriage of streaming high-definition (HD) video over the internet, combined with large HD TVs, has changed the way most of us consume entertainment. […]

Messaging alert

June 8, 2021 John Kelly, CISSP 0

In recent years, email providers have improved their ability to filter out spam and malicious emails. As a result, thieves and scammers are increasingly using smart phone messaging to target victims, and it is getting worse every day. […]

Donation tech

May 4, 2021 John Kelly, CISSP 0

Every year, Americans donate hundreds of billions of dollars to charitable causes in just about every category imaginable. According to the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), Americans gave $449.64 billion in 2019. That reflects a 5.1-percent increase from 2018. […]

Disappearing universe

February 2, 2021 John Kelly, CISSP 0

No need to worry. The actual universe, the one outside your window at night, is not actually disappearing – at least in the traditional sense. But in many ways, it has been disappearing for over a century! […]

Way too dependent

January 5, 2021 John Kelly, CISSP 0

The problem with magic is that there are times when it simply does not work as expected. On December 14, that magic became a temporary nightmare for millions of Google account users. […]

Information overload

December 1, 2020 John Kelly, CISSP 0

This spring, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed due to the worldwide pandemic combined with many social and cyber issues and crises in the US. The usual cyber dangers and threats were present, but now the pandemic increased the risk of being a victim of cyber crime. […]

Apps for rent

October 13, 2020 John Kelly, CISSP 0

Programs, applications (apps) and software are all terms that refer to the electronic instructions a computer uses to be able to perform various tasks. I use “apps” because all three terms, in a sense, are interchangeable. […]

Email address privacy

September 1, 2020 John Kelly, CISSP 0

Occasionally I have received an email notification or reminder from someone and I was disappointed to see all the email addresses of other recipients that were included in the email. […]

USB: A great low-powered standard

August 18, 2020 John Kelly, CISSP 0

One thing that has helped make life better for those of us who use technology has been standards. Sometimes I think we do not fully appreciate those standards. The advent of personal computers made standards even more important, both for hardware and software. […]

The eye of the pandemic

July 7, 2020 John Kelly, CISSP 0

Having lived on the Texas Gulf Coast for much of my early years, I managed to survive category three and four hurricanes during that time. I now view the pandemic similarly to how I looked at hurricanes. I have found many similarities between the two threats. […]

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