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Sat, March 08, 2014 - Emotion-detection capability is coming soon to a wide range of mobile apps, thanks to several systems now available.
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.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - That someone had to take the fall for the massive breach at Target is neither surprising nor unexpected. The only question is whether more heads will roll in the aftermath of one the biggest data compromises in retail history.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - As Beth Jacob's resignation from Target shows, retail CIOs are culpable for security breaches even though they might not have the resources in-house to protect the company.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Your nearest dine-in Pizza Hut--if there is one--probably looks like it's trapped in the 80s, but it might someday leap into the future with tabletop touch screens for ordering and entertainment.
Thu, February 27, 2014 - BLE -- which Apple calls iBeacon -- can be used for a wide range of applications, if privacy and security issues are addressed.
Wed, February 19, 2014 - IT is full of shorthand. (Hey, there's one example.) Many abbreviations and acronyms have become standard terms in tech, if not everyday language. But some terms just need to be retired.
Sat, February 15, 2014 - The world of fast food is getting faster -- and redefining the future of mobile payments. Just look at what Taco Bell and Chipotle are doing.
Fri, February 14, 2014 - The latest details from the Target breach investigation raises questions as to the security the retailer had in place for third-party vendors accessing its partner portal and billing system.
Wed, February 12, 2014 - The storyline that a single point of failure allowed a sophisticated attacker to steal millions of card numbers from Target just doesn't hold up.
Fri, February 07, 2014 - Qualys says about 55,000 Internet-connected heating systems, including one at the Sochi Olympic arena, lack adequate security.
Thu, February 06, 2014 - A contractor for Target said Thursday it was also a victim of a cyberattack, supporting the retailer's claim that hackers gained entry to its network via a third party.
Thu, February 06, 2014 - The massive data breach at Target last month may have resulted partly from the retailer's failure to properly segregate systems handling sensitive payment card data from the rest of its network.
Wed, February 05, 2014 - Recent data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus were sophisticated attacks not detected by robust cybersecurity measures, executives with the two companies told U.S. lawmakers.