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Fri, March 07, 2014 - As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it becomes more likely that many major organizations will face a crisis very soon.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - U.S. retailers are digging in their heels over their need for PIN authentication for Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) smartcard use here.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should move forward with a plan to open up new 5GHz spectrum to Wi-Fi as consumer demand for wireless bandwidth skyrockets, a member of the commission said Friday.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Two major studies released this week of the nation's largest wireless networks put Verizon Wireless on top in nearly every technical network measurement, with AT&T close behind and Sprint and T-Mobile trailing.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - The Web is abuzz with talk of an iPhone accessory that emits the aroma of bacon.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - With robots becoming increasingly powerful, intelligent and autonomous, a scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute says it's time to start making sure they know the difference between good and evil.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Windows Phone has passed BlackBerry as the third-largest smartphone platform within the United States, according to a Friday report by comScore.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - There's no word yet when the Google Glass competitor will be released
Fri, March 07, 2014 - The most eye-catching innovation is a machine-learning capability to help employees identify their most important colleagues and content
Fri, March 07, 2014 - You will notice bigger photos in your Facebook news feed over the coming weeks, but the layout and navigation of the site remain untouched. A massive redesign envisioned by top brass at the company was mostly scrubbed to indulge the lowest common denominator.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - If you bought a computer or other device that uses DRAM around the turn of the century, you could be eligible for a payout as part of a price fixing settlement.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - "I am not Dorian Nakamoto." Those were the first public words in at least two years from an online account known to be associated with the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Forget illicit torrents tossed up by anonymous Russian bloggers: On Thursday, a build of the incoming Windows 8.1 update was leaked by Microsoft itself.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Microsoft has launched a new website to "tell the untold story" of something it believes changed the history of Windows security and indeed Microsoft itself - the Software Development Lifecycle or plain 'SDL' for short.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Research pointing to rising criminality on Tor shows the cost of having a network that provides anonymity to whistleblowers, journalists, political dissidents and others trying to avoid government surveillance.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Google and Verizon each made announcements this week that are significant in their race to catch the company many consider to still be the market leader in the IaaS public cloud: Amazon Web Services.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to monitor for Android malware with very low overhead
Fri, March 07, 2014 - CRM still accounts for "substantially all" of Salesforce.com's revenue
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Samsung's Milk streaming service initially will work in U.S. and on Galaxy devices, but will be extended to other countries and devices
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Security has passed cloud services become the most important IT issue this year in Germany
Fri, March 07, 2014 - PC market declines as growth rate of tablet shipments slows, but industry insiders remain optimistic
Fri, March 07, 2014 - National spy agencies across Europe are allowing the NSA to piece together their data into a larger picture, Snowden said
Fri, March 07, 2014 - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's policy regarding the commercial use of drones, based on a 2007 policy statement, "cannot be considered as establishing a rule or enforceable regulation," an administrative law judge ruled Thursday.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.