Deutsche Telekom has also proposed to help Europe avoid NSA surveillance by creating “Schengen area routing,” a network for the 26 European countries that have agreed to remove passport controls at their borders. This network would supposedly allow these nations to securely exchange data among themselves. Conveniently, the Schengen area does not include the U.K., which is now known to be closely cooperating with the NSA.
So, a wish for 2014 is for balance: a recognition among business and political leaders that economic growth is not an unalloyed good if it repeats the historical errors of stoking debt, consumption and estate agents’ fees. A balanced economy requires focus on education, targeted state support of industry, a functioning banking system to fund supply-chain businesses, a government procurement machine that is sympathetic to British companies, a system that encourages innovation by universities and then allows the private sector to monetize it, and decent infrastructure.
.. there are certainly a few key areas where the speed does make a big difference.
The possibility that attackers would target the “Internet of Things” was the second most common prediction among security experts, after mobile security. Symantec even dubbed the “Internet of Things” as the “Internet of Vulnerabilities.”
.. because legislators are inundated with inputs — from constituents, the media, trade associations, leadership, colleagues, donors and others — their decision-making primarily is based on a sophisticated process known as “heuristics.”