Learning about being politically correct from the U.S. election

The American presidential election debates have made political correctness an issue. Though, I have never liked the term “political correctness.”...

August 16th, 2016 Donna Lindskog


A question of ethics in open designs

Some ethics questions are black and white. Others, like in the case of the power industry who have good intentions to...

July 21st, 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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Mike Hinchey: software research director and 2016 IFIP president shares tech insights

The rapid application of computing research within a year into commercialization and enterprise innovation adoption is required for enterprise success....

March 30th, 2016 Stephen Ibaraki


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


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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Information Technology – trade or profession?

A subject that has generated some lively discussions recently is the perception of IT as a whole. Is IT merely...

October 16th, 2015 William Turgeon