Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.
In light of the recent announcement that mega-data broker Equifax will not endure any meaningful punishment for endangering half of the U.S. population last year, I am posting this column I first wrote in 2014 (updated 2016) about The Great Target Hack and The Great...read more
There is an area of corporate responsibility that is largely neglected, but represents one of the most pressing issues in society today: the need to teach the underserved public-at-large how to be safe on the Internet. This neglect exists in spite of the Internet's...read more
You may recall my column of a few weeks ago titled, "FBI says 'reboot your router,'" which outlined the FBI's warning that Russian government hackers had infected over 500,000 home and small business routers, allowing them to steal website logins and passwords, and...read more
I am using this week’s column as an opportunity to announce three “laws” that are so obvious to me I’m surprised nobody has announced them before. If they have been announced before, I can’t find them. Therefore, here I go. Behold, the worldwide introduction of Dave’s...read more
The FBI has issued a threat alert regarding over 500,000 infected home and small business routers, and offers a simple way to begin fixing the problem: reboot your network router. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, on May 25, 2018, by way of the Internet Crime...read more
I have been teaching my class two or three times a year at the Norman Public Library since 2008.
Beginning February, 2012, I toured Oklahoma, teaching my class at libraries around the state.
I also taught September 25th, 2012, at Republic Bank & Trust in Norman, OK.
Following that, the class was presented at the Norman Public Library on March 26, 2013, with 126 people attending, February 12, 2014, with 168 people attending, and November 12, 2014, with 130 attendees; also January 19, 2016, with 120 attendees. These appearances were also sponsored by Republic Bank & Trust.
My tour of public libraries in the first part of 2012 was made possible with sponsorship from Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO). The 2012 Library Class Itinerary included:
- February 7, Moore Public Library, Moore, OK.
- February 13, Belle Isle Library, Oklahoma City.
- February 27, Choctaw Library, Choctaw, OK.
- March 1, Mustang Public Library, Mustang, OK.
- March 5, Del City Library, Del City, OK.
- March 12, Edmond Library, Edmond, OK.
- March 19, Southern Oaks Library, Oklahoma City.
- March 26, Bethany Library, Bethany, OK.
- April 3, Will Rogers Library, Claremore, OK.
- April 4, Bartlett-Carnegie Sapulpa Public Library, Sapulpa, OK.