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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.
In the controversies over Hillary Clinton's decision to use a private email address for official correspondence as U.S. Secretary of State, one theme has been the question of whether, in doing so, she created a security risk.
As important as records maintenance is, the possible lack of proper security/encryption is most troubling http://t.co/lJXUr3sRU8
— Nolan McCarty (@Nolan_Mc) March 3, 2015
However, Hillary Clinton wasn’t a typical worker using gmail to avoid a little hassle. She had her own email system. And unofficial doesn’t have to mean unsafe.
"Just the fact it’s not part of the government’s email system doesn’t mean its insecure," says Larry Ponemon, chairman of the Ponemon Institute, which studies cyber-security.
Big institutions, with robust security budgets — think Target or Sony — haven't been immune from cyber-attacks.
Poneman says someone with enough money and motivation could create a good system. And smaller systems have advantages: Fewer users means fewer people who could slip up and compromise security.
"It could be very secure and make it harder for the bad guy to actually find it," says Poneman. "Because it's small, it becomes — not invisible, but it's not as easy to find it and basically do bad things."
Yesterday, for the first time in 15 years, the NASDAQ composite closed above 5000. So what? Plus, the battle to be the smartest smart phone in the smart pay world. Apple is there. Now comes Samsung with its new GalaxyS6 with Samsung Pay. And, it could have an edge. Game on. And the placebo effect has always been a bit of a mystery to science. Give patients a pill filled with sugar or in this case -an injection of saline- but tell them it's medicine and a percentage of them will report feeling better. Now, a recent study in a handful of Parkinson's patients suggests you can boost the effects of the placebo even further by telling patients the drug costs a lot of money.