Articles By Donna Lindskog

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Bitcoins: A danger to IT?

Just because we can do something, should it be done? Satoshi Nakamoto perhaps should have thought about this before inventing...

June 6th, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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The Panama Papers: What does this data breach mean for IT and cybersecurity?

The Panama Papers were released by a hacker who broke into the servers of Mossack Fonseca.  So those papers are stolen...

April 27th, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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Computers will detect our emotions and share that information

As early as this summer there may be movies that adjust their plot depending on what emotions are detected on...

February 29th, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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Precedent needed to be sure private messages stay private

Email and texting may seem private, but we need some legal precedents to be sure. BBC news is reporting that...

February 3rd, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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Apps like Uber need more attention

Uber is an example of a computer app that causes disruption to the economics of a profession. Jon Kay at...

December 14th, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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Should kids have the power to ‘buy it now’?

I was watching a rerun of Dragon’s Den when I heard a young boy make the case for a feature...

November 2nd, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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VW software puts all IT under suspicion

Volkswagen has done the whole IT profession a disservice. The software in their cars has recently been found to give...

September 30th, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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Fact and Opinion are not binary options

I’ve been reading discussions this week about what is truth and what is opinion. I think (just my opinion) that...

August 12th, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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Who tells you what to do?

People working in Information Technology (IT) must be trusted with many things so we look for people who are ethical....

June 29th, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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What IT leaders can learn about ethics from Mike Duffy

The subject of ethics continues to appear during the Mike Duffy trial and it should trigger thoughts about how we...

June 5th, 2015 Donna Lindskog