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Software developers and designers risk over-automating enterprises

For software developers and designers, “there is a tendency, often subconscious, to be so enamored of the challenge of automating activities and tasks that the human element is ignored. Or, perhaps worse, the human element is used as the escape hatch — automate whatever can be automated and leave the rest to people.” Photo: Michael Krigsman This is a point… Read more →

Imgur confirms email addresses, passwords stolen in 2014 hack

(Image: Imgur) Imgur, one of the world’s most visited websites, has confirmed a hack dating back to 2014. The company told ZDNet that hackers stole 1.7 million email addresses and passwords, scrambled with the SHA-256 algorithm, which has been passed over in recent years in favor of stronger password scramblers. Imgur said the breach didn’t include personal information because the… Read more →

Brazil to introduce electronic patient records

The Brazilian government has launched a public tender for several IT services underpinning the digitization of patient records at over 42,000 public health clinics across the country. Technology services required for the project, which will aim at recording patient information such as prescriptions, exams and appointments, will include Internet connectivity, IT equipment, support and training. AI that knows you’re sick… Read more →

Black Friday, Thanksgiving online retail traffic skews toward mobile

Mobile shopping is representing the majority of e-commerce orders on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to Adobe. Black Friday 2017 CNET 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Fry’s deals include $98 Samsung Chromebook, $244 iPad, $788 MacBook Air TigerDirect Black Friday ad features handful of laptop, desktop deals Lenovo offers deals on ThinkPad laptops, Yoga 2-in-1 ones The best iPad, laptop, desktop… Read more →

Best gifts: IT pro toolbox

After Hours Best gifts: Tech treats for Thanksgiving Source Article from gifts: IT pro toolbox blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png