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On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing

With Facebook, you — and your data — are the product. (Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Facebook just can’t catch a break — not that many think it should. It’s been almost a month since the Cambridge Analytica story first broke. Since then, there’s been a firehose of bad news about Facebook’s privacy and data practices that’s called into question if the… Read more →

How to use Cloudflare’s DNS service to speed up and secure your internet

Video: Net neutrality explained with beer Slow Wi-Fi speeds? How to improve your wireless network Suffering from a slow or sluggish home internet connection? Here are eight ways to help improve your network speeds. Read More Cloudflare is an old hand at speeding up corporate internet services with its content delivery network (CDN). The company is also a pro at… Read more →

Facebook is only allowing authorized ad buyers to run political "issue" ads

Facebook on Friday announced its latest policy update designed to counter malicious attempts to use the platform to interfere with democratic elections: The company is now only letting “authorized” advertisers post ads about political issues. Facebook is working with third parties to develop a list of political issues that will fall under this rule. To run an ad on any… Read more →

Social media cannot be trusted without these features

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Microsoft readies developer kit to try to get more 64-bit apps compiled for Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft is planning to deliver a software development kit to try to entice developers to recompile their Windows apps so they’ll run natively on 64-bit ARM processors. Credit: ASUS Microsoft General Manager Erin Chapple said the SDK for ARM64 apps will be announced at the Microsoft Build developers conference in early May, according to Engadget. Currently, the first Windows 10… Read more →

Healthcare’s $3 trillion question: Should the likes of Google and Facebook control this data?

Video: Nearly a fifth of healthcare employees would sell patient data Big data and digital transformation: How one enables the other Drowning in data is not the same as big data. Here’s the true definition of big data and a powerful example of how it’s being used to power digital transformation. Read More April 7 is World Health Day, and… Read more →

Apple Pay launches in Brazil with Itaú

Apple has launched its mobile payment and digital wallet service in Brazil in partnership with local bank Itaú. Apple in the Enterprise: A Strategic Guide Once a pariah in the enterprise, Apple has quietly emerged as a darling of executives and professionals because of the ease of use of the iPhone and the iPad. We look at how the influx… Read more →

Russia moves to block Telegram after encryption key denial

(Image: file photo) Russia’s media and internet regulator has asked a court to block the encrypted messaging app Telegram after the company refused to give its encryption keys to state authorities. The regulator, known as Roskomnadzor, filed the suit Friday in a Moscow district court. The lawsuit, which has yet to be published, contains a “request to restrict access to… Read more →

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​Facebook’s mea culpa tour, Cambridge Analytica and GDPR: The data game is changing before our eyes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hit up the media on Wednesday to recount the company’s data privacy issues, take responsibility and yet still note that users agreed to share data via the terms of service agreement. Facebook operating chief Sheryl Sandberg followed up a day later and noted that the company “underinvested” in safety, but the real kicker is that the… Read more →

HyperBlock acquires CryptoGlobal, creates cryptocurrency mining mammoth

HyperBlock has acquired CryptoGlobal, giving the firm control of cryptocurrency mining stock including thousands of mining rigs. The deal, announced earlier this week, will see HyperBlock acquire all issued and outstanding shares of CryptoGlobal. It is hoped the merger will be completed quickly, with an anticipated date of the end of May 2018. Once complete, the companies plan to operate… Read more →

RSA Security snaps up behavioral analytics firm Fortscale

RSA Security has announced the acquisition of Fortscale Security, a behavioral analytics company. RSA intends to improve the firm’s RSA NetWitness enterprise software through the inclusion of new user and entity behavioral analytics (UEBA) capabilities and a machine learning orchestration tool for automating threat response on enterprise networks, courtesy of Fortscale technologies. The deal was revealed on Thursday. Financial details… Read more →