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Protecting Our Email

Last month it came out that David Petraeus, the former Director of the CIA former Afghan war commander, had an affair in late 2011 with Paula Broadwell, the author of his autobiography.  Broadwell had been sending anonymous, harassing emails to … Continue reading

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Your Data should be available to You

Twitter has made a feature available to download all of the tweets that you have ever tweeted. This move by Twitter really shows that they are committed to the idea that user’s own the data that they share to the … Continue reading

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Changing the Way Universities Use the cloud

After hearing several speakers this past semester I want to reflect on what some of our speakers have shared specifically on how they relate to cloud computing in natural science research. We spoke about how a lot of research is … Continue reading

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Apple’s iBook application

In this article, Kovach talks about the new “iBook” app that Apple has released. It’s a tool where people can self-publish their works and sell them in the Apple iBooks store. However, the catch is that after using iBook and … Continue reading

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Menacing Malware: Stuxnet

A while back I read an extremely interesting article about computer malware called “Stuxnet”.  This was a virus, that most believed was designed by some nation, that interrupted Iran’s nuclear program.  It was so well designed that it took computer … Continue reading

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Explore The Milky Way Galaxy

Last month Google launched an experimental interactive web app called 100,00 stars.  It allows you to visualize the exact location of stars throughout the galaxy. It is built upon data collected from NASA, ESA, and other sources.  It’s pretty neat … Continue reading

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Pirate of Cyberinfrastructure

A friend sent me this article by a Michigan SI professor (which is a companion piece to this.  Both are rather long but are very interesting) after overhearing me discuss cyber-infrastructure.  It provides an interesting philosophical slant on the big data revolution … Continue reading

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