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weak manager style

In a previous post (http://www.thepuchiherald.com/2016/03/04/management-style-common-error-to-avoid/)  I tried to put some rationale on my thoughts about management, designing some of the characteristics a manager usually have (bad ones of course). One of the biggest “Ahas!” new and experienced managers (and the people who work for them) have experienced  is the realization that being a strong manager doesn’t mean being forceful or domineering. It’s just the opposite — strong managers are strong enough to lead through trust, whereas weak managers have to use the force of their job titles to make people listen to them. Most of the management style depicted (not…

Are we using a double standard in IT security?

Are we using a double standard in IT security? In the last years Cyber Security has raised as a major concern in any sector of our lives, from government to business and even at private and personal level. But I am wondering if there is a sort of double standard when we judge facts happening when they are related to cybersecurity. Let’s make some example: We all have read concerns rising form the rumoured new rules that china will impose to companies selling IT equipments in some sensitive sector like financial, western expert have raised all so of questions pointing out that…

e l’Italia scoprì PRISM

Viaggiare in metropolitana è interessante per diversi motivi, da un lato scopri usi e costumi della gente, come cambiano le abitudini, il modo di vestirsi, la composizione etnografica, dall’altro puoi farti una idea di quanto la gente legga, cosa legga e, nel caso dei quotidiani, anche vedere le prime pagine anche se non hai avuto tempo di farti la rassegna in tv o non hai voglia di fartela online. Oggi l’occhio mi è caduto, casualmente, sul corriere della sera che riportava in prima pagina la notizia che anche l’italia è stata spiata dagli americani. La cosa sfiora abbastanza il ridicolo…

PRISM Lessons On Privacy, Cloud and US IT Companies

PRISM Lessons On Privacy, Cloud and US IT CompaniesTECHNOLOGY PRISM Lessons On Privacy, Cloud and US IT Companies By Antonio Ieranò on August 31, 2013 at 7:17 PM Contents [hide] 1 Could we have anticipated this? 2 Security is a trust based affair 3 Cloud considerations 4 Privacy and encryption 5 Conclusion Every day new information emerges on the extension of NSA’s PRISMprogram. We discovered that e-mail, phone calls, services, even conference systems have been cracked and gone under illegal surveillance. We also learned that the NSA paid US tech giants like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, AOLto allow this and when this was not possible resources were brutally hacked. Related articles The death of the cloud has…

is Free and investigative Journalism in danger?

I live in a country, Italy, where journalism is not a synonymous of freedom, objectivity or courage. In the past we have had great journalists able to put their life at the service of a profession that require total dedication, but today the market offer really a few example of journalism, most are just “the voice of the boss” as mr. Sallusti or mr. Belpietrto. I always seen that outside there were great journalists, free and brave ones. Journalists able to fight and find scandals or inconvenient truths, and this was accepted and even defended by their governments who considered…

Groklaw forced to close, another piece of freedom is leaving internet

Here I usually don’t copy other blogs article, but i will make an exception to this one that comes from an historical free blog Groklaw. is sad to read this blog article and knowing this is the last one, this is a sad moment for the internet, our capability to freely express our ideas is in great danger. Government have always tried to shut down or control the internet, we were clearly worried about china, north corea and even russia, but now PRISM made everything worse. But when  Journalists like Barret Brown risk 100 years in prison in USA, or…

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