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Breach at Equifax May Impact 143M Americans [Krebs on Security]

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 12:00 PM

Mike and Erik come together to provide insight on the news that everyone has been talking about, the Equifax security breach… A massive security breach hit the credit monitoring company Equifax, and resulted in the leaking of the personal data of nearly 143 million Americans.

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Tesla building ‘world’s biggest’ lithium-ion battery in Australia

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 11:00 AM

Mike and Erik discuss Elon Musk’s latest and greatest challenge: to build the worlds biggest lithium ion battery in south Australia. According to Musk it will be ‘three times more powerful than anything on Earth.’

Full article HERE

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Tech Giants Rally in Support of Net Neutrality

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 10:00 AM

In response, a plethora of tech giants such as Amazon, Reddit, Facebook and Google (among many others) have planned a “day of action” displaying alerts on their homepages detailing what the Internet may look like without net neutrality. The response highlights a popular belief that without net neutrality, ISPs will slow down Internet traffic and throttle startup companies. Erik and Mike deliberate.

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Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 9:00 AM

The well known freeware and Internet fixture Adobe Flashplayer is finally calling it quits in 2020. Chrome, Edge, and Safari have been partially blocking Flashplayer for a year. HTML5 standards are more secure, and the need for Flashplayer just isn’t there anymore. Erik and Mike discuss.

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Researchers Shut Down AI that Invented its Own Language

Bottom Line IT
September 21, 2017 4:00 PM

AI bots designed by Facebook invented their own language that was unreadable to humans in order to negotiate more effectively.

Elon Musk, despite being a known pessimist on the dangers of AI, suggest that we let computers develop their own languages. Erik and Mike ponder, will machines over rule their operators…

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China Declares Bitcoin Illegal

Bottom Line IT
September 21, 2017 2:00 PM

The Chinese Government declared Bitcoin to be illegal. Bitcoin value tumbled as much as 11.4 percent, the most since July. The ethereum cryptocurrency was down more than 16 percent Monday, according to data from Coindesk. Erik and Mike sit down to discuss.

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Academic Drug Discovery in Michigan Symposium Presented by MichBio and University Research Corridor

Michigan Business Beat
September 18, 2017 12:00 PM

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Michigan’s second event to showcase the state’s academic drug R&D activities will be held on October 10, 2017 and hosted by Wayne State University.

The “Cutting Edge / Drug Discovery & Development in Michigan Symposium” will feature how new therapeutic entities are being discovered and advanced from idea to clinical proof-of-concept at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University, that make up the University Research Corridor (URC). Representatives from academia, industry, contract research organizations (CROs) and others from the state’s biosciences community, will gather to discuss current academic drug discovery efforts and the future benefit to grow them into a partnered enterprise.

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How much longer will small businesses accept cash?

Business Next
September 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with tech expert Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM), about VISA testing a program to bribe small merchants not to accept cash, trends in robots replacing human workers and are tech products getting easier to use?

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Latest Tech News!

Bottom Line IT
September 14, 2017 5:00 PM

On this episode of Bottom Line IT Mike Maddox and Erik Jacobsen talk about the latest technology trends and stories. While segement six resumes the series where Mike catches up with Josh Gembala, Manager of Enhanced Security at ASK.

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Important New Government Recommendations on Passwords

Business Next
September 11, 2017 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about Bill Burr’s 2003 report that recommended passwords that used numbers, obscure characters and capital letters and updating regularly—he now regrets the error: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-man-who-wrote-those-password-rules-has-a-new-tip-n3v-r-m1-d-1502124118?mod=trending_now_2

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