Michael Kassner

Michael Kassner is a veteran reporter of technology, wordsmith, and founder of MKassner Net (LLC).
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Agriculture usually isn't considered a very high-tech industry, but farmers are now using big data and other technological innovations to...


Big data is big business, but only if it's used properly. Here we examine some myths about big data that may be holding your company back.


Digital IP can make or break a company, and its theft and misuse can be disastrous. Here we examine some low-tech ways to keep your IP out...


In software development, focus is shifting from eliminating bugs to fixing flaws, many of which happen again and again. Here are the top 10...


A design firm's business is based on its ability to show clients what the finished product will look like. Now, with the assistance of...


Data centers can consume massive amounts of energy, but some companies are implementing methods to lower their environmental impact - and...


Data security is as important as ever, especially in business. But who is responsible for that security when data is stored in the cloud?


Ask either corporate or IT professionals, there is little trust between the two departments. One researcher has some ideas on how to fix...


Google tries to make end-to-end email encryption simple to use. It will be, but there are caveats. Learn more about it here.


Edward Snowden's revelations of government access to personal data has cast suspicion on just how secure "encrypted" data really is. Can...


Malware doesn't just affect computers anymore - it's becoming an ever-increasing threat to Android devices as well. Learn about Android...


Android marketplaces are not vetting applications sufficiently. A North Carolina State University research team has a solution that will...


Big data is big business. Here are some of the ways it is changing our lives as well as the world around us.


Hadoop has been helping analyze data for years now. Here's a look at it's start, what it's good for and where it may be going... and an...


Millennials are all about using the Internet to its fullest potential. However, when it comes to online privacy, are they doing it right?


Gary Warner's the guy behind the end of the infamous Koobface virus. Here he discusses his career in cybersecurity. discusses where his...


The Internet of Things will change everyone’s life, no doubt there. The question is will it be a positive change or one that we all regret?


Electronic health records have a lot going for them, but there's also plenty at stake. Here we take a look at key problems.


CryptoLocker began crippling computers in late 2013. Now the new and improved PowerLocker has been discovered, and is even more dangerous...


Free applications are everywhere, but most expect something in return.


The convenience of the Internet is not lost on nefarious types who need a quick and safe way to launder money. Find out how they do it.

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