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Social media sites are increasingly finding themselves under the microscopes of privacy advocacy groups who criticize ever-growing data warehouses on global citizens. But as the social craze spills into the corporate ecosystem, individuals aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about what the likes of Facebook are planning on doing with all this information. It’s […]

New digital snooping laws being discussed in the U.K. and U.S. are generating a lot of negative sentiment from advocates of privacy and human rights groups. The new surveillance laws would allow service and platform providers to collect, store and even sell data to third parties and permit its perusal by various security services. In […]

More often than not, our corporate email experience is more akin to strategic warfare than benign correspondence. As the office pressures increase and the landslide of email begins to drive our patience thin and email etiquette to nonexistence, it becomes easier to make mistakes that could weigh heavily on your career prospects and professional reputation. […]

For those of us who live in the Middle East, Internet censorship and partial access to services is a daily reality. The UAE’s two primary Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Du & Etisalat, actively monitor and filter access to Internet sites and content that the government deems inappropriate. But censorship of the Internet is only part […]

Whether it’s for convenience, speed, cost or variety, more and more people are turning to the internet for their daily dose of news. The rise of the internet and web-based advertising has significantly stripped traditional newspaper operations of a much needed revenue source. As print circulation continues to decline, almost every major paper is streamlining […]

I’m not exactly sure when terrorist phobia started becoming part of the general aviation landscape, but I’m pretty sure it had something to do with 9/11. A prime example of how the few bad eggs can spoil it all for the rest of us. The US, with its finite wisdom, has managed to spread most […]

Corporate travel is somewhat of a gigantic monster to come to terms with, especially when it begins devouring any remaining probability of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. To be honest, I’ve never really understood the whole work-life balance debate coming from people who spend their working life on the road. Surely they knew what they […]

Native English speakers seem to have a unique knack for always getting my name wrong irrespective of how many times they’ve heard it being said or witnessed it in print. I would imagine this be the case for many Eastern Europeans whose names are a jumble of vowels and consonants that require a Scrabble veteran […]

There does seem to be a few parallels between the rise of the early newspaper publishers of the 1800s and those of modern online publishing. However, I don’t believe that the Internet will be as easily tamed by a handful of large conglomerates, as was the case with traditional media, for two important reasons: (1) […]

When I look at the education sector and how it has changed even within my short lifetime, I can do nothing but stand in awe as the changes continue to reverberate and send shockwaves throughout the globe. Smart board & Tablet usage in Education Just recently, I was invited to take part in a large […]