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  • May 20, 2017
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  • Comments Off on This week was the cybersecurity law “trifecta” … and maybe a little cyber security fatigue
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This week was the cybersecurity law “trifecta” … and maybe a little cyber security fatigue

By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. Founder/CEO 19 May 2018 (Athens, Greece) – The start of my conference year is in Lille, France at the International Cybersecurity Forum (for my coverage click here), and that kicks off 30+ technology events I attend each year on artificial intelligence, cyber security and the technology-media-telecommunications ecosystem. I cannot attend everything […]


  • May 17, 2017
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The Google iPhone search dilemma. It’s a doozy

  17 May 2017 – At my readers know, every February I attend the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (run by the GSMA). It is an enormous event: 5 days; 110,000+ visitors: 2,900 exhibitors; 167 educational sessions, etc., etc. It is exceeded only by the “mega” event I attend at the end of the year, the […]


  • May 16, 2017
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Further thoughts on the “WannaCry” ransomware attack: protecting your digital life

  Shields up!!!   16 May 2017 (Brussels, Belgium) – This past weekend I published a post The “WannaCry” ransomware attack, cyber warfare … and the lack of understanding, an attempt to help readers understand the technology behind Friday’s attack and the issues involved. Now some further thoughts on blame, protecting yourself … and the business model […]


  • May 14, 2017
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The “WannaCry” ransomware attack, cyber warfare … and the lack of understanding

What these cyber attacks are starting to resemble 14 May 2017 – This past Friday a major ransomware attack affected 100 countries and scores of organizations across the world reportedly including Telefonica in Spain, the National Health Service in the UK, the railway system in Russia, and FedEx in the US.  NOTE:  this threat is still under active investigation, so the […]


  • Apr 20, 2017
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HOLY CYBER!! Part 2 of “THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!!

  [  Part of a continuing series; for Part 1 click here ]       A gentle tiptoe into the Russian hacking of the political process, the Chinese hacking of the commercial process …    and several aspects of the economics, politics and technology of cyber war             20 April 2017 (Athens, Greece) – […]


  • Mar 24, 2017
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HOLY CYBER!! Part 1: THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!! (oh, the Chinese, too)

[ Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. ] A gentle tiptoe into the Russian hacking of the political process, the Chinese hacking of the commercial process …  and several aspects of the politics of cyber war   24 MARCH 2017 (Paris, France) – Whatever you might think of Russia’s recent antics on the world stage, you […]


  • Mar 6, 2017
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The Mobile World Congress: first impressions and general musings from a powerhouse event

By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. Founder/CEO GB MEDIA   6 March 2017 – This is the busiest part of my year as far as tech conferences because it is front-loaded with back-to-back-to-back events over an 8 week period: the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; the international Cybersecurity Forum in Lille, in Lille, France; the CPDP (Computers, […]


  • Feb 27, 2017
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The Mobile World Congress: every technology event should be run like this

The Mobile World Congress: every technology event should be run like this   [ plus a short reflection from Day 1: IBM’s Watson tries to think like Antoni Gaudi ]     For my pre-MWC post from last weekend on the “history of mobile” click here   27 February 2017 – It’s easy to get distracted at […]


The run-up to Mobile World Congress 2017: a short history of mobile

            Painting based on: Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, by Caspar David Friedrich (1818)               24 February 2017 –  It is mildly subversive and perhaps a little quaint when someone clings to their flip phone and refuses a smartphone. Refusing both kinds of phones […]


  • Feb 7, 2017
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Why software patent eligibility is not an issue at the EPO – and what the USPTO could learn from that

  7 February 2017 – Bastian Best has a great post … rant? … on the flaws of the infamous “abstract idea” test. He says the Mayo/Alice two-step test causes much more harm than good and poses three questions: What kinds of ideas are too “abstract” for a patent? Doesn’t every invention start with an idea? […]