New York Times Cybersecurity Reporter: United States Has Few Defenses Against Damaging Hacks

In his opening remarks this morning, Mayor Ted Wheeler hit the bright themes of TechFestNW 2017: success, growth and opportunity. Portland’s tech industry employs 10,500 people, he noted. During her chat with Arizona State University’s G. Pascal Zachary, New York … Continue reading New York Times Cybersecurity Reporter: United States Has Few Defenses Against Damaging Hacks

Crystal’s ‘Trapper Keeper’ & Rent Well’s beacon for technically homeless

You could tell how seriously Crystal O’Connor was taking Joan Mershon’s Rent Well class on a recent Saturday just by looking at her three-ring binder. Impeccably organized, layered with color-colored Post-It notes, it was every bit the 2017 equivalent of … Continue reading Crystal’s ‘Trapper Keeper’ & Rent Well’s beacon for technically homeless

Media elite talks ‘blue-collar’ journalism. Their approach could make things more dangerous for US

There is nothing inherently wrong with being rich, or educated. As studies have shown forever, these two things are very closely related in the U.S. The wrongness happens when elites no longer give a crap about people who are struggling. … Continue reading Media elite talks ‘blue-collar’ journalism. Their approach could make things more dangerous for US