Do you know how Russian hackers accessed Obama’s email?

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It’s lamentable that Russians managed to hack the email account of the most powerful man in the world. That not even the White House was protected against that kind of intrusions says a lot about how vulnerable we are in cyberspace. Watch Trend Micro‘s Dave Abramowitz talk about how it was done with Bloomberg‘s Alix […]

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Are you able to compromise?

Whatever you try to do in life that involves other people will almost certainly entail some kind of compromise. The White House sent me a video about finding a common ground when there was a stand off between democrats and republicans about the debt ceiling. However, finding a way forward that achieves the most important objective […]

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Move over James Bond – here comes Flame!

Innovation is the name of the game and applies not only to businesses but espionage as well. Gone are the days when 007 was sent to sort out Blofeld. Bond is about to be made redundant and most of his work will be done online. Devote 2 minutes to watching  a cyber security expert explain the […]

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Do you agree with Wikipedia that Sopa and Pipa amount to censorship?

Should the US government have the power to shut down web sites world wide? Or do you agree with Wikipedia and Google that the proposed bills amount to Chinese style online censorship? Devote 2 minutes to watching an informative video about the bills: If congress pass the bills, anyone posting a home video online with […]

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Investors have lost confidence in politicians – Have you?

The recent inability of US politicians to compromise have lead to US credit rating being downgraded. Add to that European politicians’ inadequate response to the debt crisis in the euro zone and it’s understandable markets are in turmoil. Politicians all over the world really need to step up to the plate and do something drastic to reduce the risks to the global economy.

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America China – The Power is Moving!

According to the OECD, Western countries’ debts in 2008 were equivalent of to 100% of their GDP. China on the other hand has a deficit equivalent of 21 percent of GDP. So not only is the Chinese economy performing very well, they are also partly bankrolling the West. And money talks.

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Obama blocked by the Supreme Court?

Can’t help reflecting on the limits of the power of a US president. Obama controls the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. But that’s not enough since unless the current balance in the Supreme Court is altered there is a limit to how much he can change America. Once confirmed by the […]

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Corporate takeover of US elections?

Shouldn’t US voters know what corporation or interest group they are voting for? One American expressed his views very clearly on Reuters: “Our politicians should dress like racing drivers – they openly show the logos of who is paying the bills. At the race track the sponsors want to be known. In Washington the sponsors do not want to be known. I do not think Washington understands integrity or “transparency”.

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Will regulating banks avert another global crisis?

The G20 group’s discussions this weekend may lead to banks and other financial institutions having to pay two new taxes to fund future bail-outs. Good timing that a former Goldman CDO man just published a novel he wrote “about the cliched high life I had been living while creating and selling billions upon billions of these securitization and credit derivative products, now better known as ‘toxic assets”.

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