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The Vanguard #22

FinTech Company Wealthsimple Joins 'Biggest Boondoggle in Advertising' with Super Bowl Ad This year’s lineup of Super Bowl ads in the U.S. includes spots from big brands like Pepsi, Intel, and Mercedes-Benz. But in some U.S. cities, ad watchers will catch a new...

Amazing Ways Volvo Uses Big Data

Bernard Marr shared some interesting insights into Volvo and Big Data on his LinkedIn page (click here).  "Research suggests that by 2020, 75% of new cars shipped" will be "connected." A “connected car” is a vehicle which can access online information and use it to...

The Vanguard #21

Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests Out of their Rooms Recently, hundreds of guests of a luxurious hotel in Austria were locked in or out of their rooms when ransomware hit the hotel's IT system, and the hotel had no choice left except paying the...

Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand…

A site filled with great security-related information is Krebs on Security.  A recent article, Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand, has some very helpful information and links with "basic advice about where to go, what to do — and what not to do — when you or...

The Vanguard #20

Scammers Say They Got Uber to Pay Them With Fake Rides and Drivers Recently, English-speaking fraudsters have also allegedly been spoofing Uber rides, pretending to be both a driver and customer, and tricking the company out of cash in the process.  Despite its short...

Who Came up with the Name “Big Data?”

How's this for a start to an article? "Big Data has truly come of age in 2013 when Oxford English Dictionary introduced the term 'Big Data' for the first time in its dictionary." Ramesh Dontha was curious and conducted a great deal of research. He developed this...

The Vanguard #19

US Marines Seek More than a Few Good Men (3,000 Men and Women, Actually) for Cyber-War The head of the US Marines wants to recruit about 3,000 troops skilled in online warfare and espionage to make sure the Corps is ready for 21st-century battle. The Marine Forces...

The Vanguard #18

U.S. Reacting at Analog Pace to a Rising Digital Risk, Hacking Report Shows According to a report released by intelligence agencies on Friday, the United States government is still responding at an analog pace to a low-grade, though escalating, digital conflict. Of...