It’s been a busy week in tech, between the Earth shaking, hurricane preparations and the departure of one of tech’s most recognizable faces, Steve Jobs. Here’s our favorite pieces of tech news from last week, including an update on the RSA breach, how we’re evolving our management styles in the age of Web 2.0, and some happy birthday wishes to Linux.
• Remember the calamity last March with the RSA breach? The Finnish security company figured out how the RSA breach went down, and it’s a lot less tricky than you would imagine.
• In case you hadn’t heard, Steve Jobs retired last week. We hope that he gets the well-deserved, restorative rest that he deserves. And then we hope that he gets a reality TV show, because we’ll miss the Steve Jobisms.
• Could Apple’s iPad and iPhone competitors take Jobs’ retirement as an opportunity to rally? Sony and Nokia’s stock prices jumped right after the announcement, but time will tell.
• With Web 2.0 and the shrinking globe comes a new paradigm for how we do business — so why are we still managing with the same principles that our parents used in the Mad Men age? Jon Husband suggests that the way we lead must evolve along with technology.
• Linux turned 20 last week! It’s almost old enough to order a beer legally! Man, do we feel old now.
• Did your offices rattle and roll last week? Several earthquakes hit the U.S. on Tuesday. This cool visual representation of the earthquake Tweets really demonstrates that our first instinct after a disaster is to broadcast it to the social media networks.
• This little multiple encryption tool is so tiny that it’s adorable! Even your great aunt could manage this pocket-sized safety measure.
• One of the hackers behind the notorious group Anonymous has been charged by the authorities. The 22-year-old Brit was allegedly involved with WikiLeaks and instigating denial-of-service attacks on a host of Internet companies, including MasterCard, Visa and PayPal.