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    FaceApp: The Latest Mobile App that May Compromise User's Privacy

    FaceApp is one of many mobile applications that demand excessive permissions and control over your digital content. The End User License Agreement (EULA) allows for indefinite retention and unlimited use of the content that you upload. That includes things like photos of yourself, your children, and your friends along with other data you knowingly or unknowingly share.
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    MSST Faculty Member, Intelligence Expert Reacts to Hijackings Among Nation-Sponsored Hacking Groups

    In an article on a foreign nation-sponsored hacking group, security firm researchers are agreeing that the group Turla — which was behind breaches of the U.S. Department of Defense in 2008, as well as breaches in 10 other countries — has conducted a takeover of an attack platform from a competing hacking group known as OilRig. Among those security experts is TLI faculty member Jonathan Wrolstad, principal cyber intelligence analyst for Symantec's Managed Adversary and Threat Intelligence group. Wrolstad teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program. Read the full story below.

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    MOT 2019 Graduate is Driven to Innovate Accessibility Access Through Technology

    As technology continues to advance, one of the areas that look to benefit the most is that of human services — particularly people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have great potential for improving the quality of life and independence among this population. One person looking to make a difference is Timothy (Tim) Janssen, who just earned his M.S. in Management of Technology degree in May 2019. We sat down to ask him about his experience in MOT and how he hopes to use what he learned in the program to bring innovation to his industry.

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    When The Largest Machine In The World Fails

    Stephanie Joyce of Wyoming Public Radio discusses the power grid and what needs to be done to meet 21st century power needs with Dr. Massoud Amin.

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    A call to invest in safety of the power grid

    After a federal report calls for more than $8 million in power grid safety and upgrading, Marketplace asks Dr. Massoud Amin what needs to be done.

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    Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes

    Technological Leadership Institute Director Dr. Massoud Amin discusses the rising popularity of solar power in the New York Times.

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    Want More Wind And Solar Energy? Invest A Lot More In The Grid

    Forbes discusses the benefits of creating a modern infrastructure, drawing on the expertise of Dr. Massoud Amin, chairman of the IEEE Smart Grid and director of the Technological Leadership Institute. 

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    An 'extension cord' remedy for coal plant retirements

    E&E features Dr. Massoud Amin to discuss high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) power lines as a strategic solution in expanding low-carbon power sources.

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    Major energy sector event set for Austin; smart grid tech on the table

    Austin Business Journal talks with Dr. Massoud Amin, director of the Technological Leadership Institute and keynote speaker at the 2015 Energy Thought Summit.

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    • Cyber Security Summit 2019

      October 28, 2019

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      The Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota is proud to be a founding partner of the Cyber Security Summit, which returns for its ninth year on October 28-30, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Cyber Security Summit's mission is to produce a multi-stakeholder consortium that draws industry, government and academic experts in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level.

      Sessions topics will include cyber security for the c-suite, healthcare and medical devices, national and global policy and much more. View the preliminary agenda here (it is continuously being updated).

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