I Am Steve Spritzer

Entrepreneur and Network Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

Gary Vaynerchuk EPIC Self Awareness Motivational Video!

Gary Vaynerchuk EPIC Self Awareness Motivational Video!

Click “Show More” for more content!] This is Gary Vaynerchuk’s Self Awareness motivational video posted on Facebook today. I’ve uploaded it here since he did not do so on Youtube and I found that video so great!

Digital Rights Group Alleges Google Invades Student Privacy

Digital Rights Group Alleges Google Invades Student Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)–Google is being accused of invading the privacy of students using laptop computers powered by the Internet company’s Chrome operating system. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, depicts Google as a two-faced opportunist in a complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Trade Commission.

Steve Jobs: don’t start a business unless there’s ‘a wrong that you want to right’

Steve Jobs: don’t start a business unless there’s ‘a wrong that you want to right’

As the funding climate in Silicon Valley cools, a lot of old-timers are looking on the bright side: at least this will wash out the startup founders who were only ever in it for the money – the “tourists” as Alfred Lin from Sequoia calls them.

Lack of Online Privacy Has Chilling Effect, U.S. Department of Commerce Says

Lack of Online Privacy Has Chilling Effect, U.S. Department of Commerce Says

The constant threat of breaches, surveillance, and online data collection stopped almost half of American households from doing business and expressing opinions online last year, according to a new survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Frank Karlitschek Leaves ownCloud Inc.

big changes: I am leaving ownCloud, Inc. today

Recently I had to make one of my hardest decisions so far. Because this has an impact beyond myself I want to share this here: I am leaving ownCloud, Inc. today. But, the journey of ownCloud and Frank is not over!

JOHN MCAFEE: The NSA’s back door has given every US secret to our enemies

JOHN MCAFEE: The NSA’s back door has given every US secret to our enemies

Deng Xiaoping, in 1979 – his second year as supreme leader of China – perceived a fundamental truth that has yet to be fully grasped by most Western leaders: Software, if properly weaponized, could be far more destructive than any nuclear arsenal.

Note From the CTO- The ownCloud Vision!

Note From the CTO- The ownCloud Vision!

by Frank Karlitschek posted in General This is the first post in a regular blog series called ‘Notes from the CTO’ where I share our strategic and longer term plans for ownCloud. I’ll cover current challenges and interesting trends in the market.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: FBI’s backdoor would be ‘software equivalent of cancer’

Apple CEO Tim Cook: FBI’s backdoor would be ‘software equivalent of cancer’

Apple CEO Tim Cook said helping the FBI hack an iPhone used by a terrorist would be “bad for America” during an interview with ABC News that aired on Wednesday evening. The core question in the case, according to Cook, is whether “the government can compel Apple to write software that would make hundreds of millions of people insecure?”

Frank Karlitschek (Founder of ownCloud) Blogs About the Privacy Endgame

The privacy endgame

It seems that our generation will be known as the generation who decides if people will still have privacy in the future or not. Will people still have the tools to protect their digital lives in the same way their are able to protect their analog lives?

The FBI confirmed it screwed up and reset the San Bernardino shooter’s iCloud password

The FBI confirmed it screwed up and reset the San Bernardino shooter’s iCloud password

The FBI has shed more light on its involvement in what is shaping up to be the most controversial piece of evidence in the investigation of San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook: his iCloud account password. Hours after Farook’s iPhone was recovered by law enforcement, the password to his iCloud account was reset.

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