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Uber, FTC agree to new settlement terms over data breach

Uber has agreed to comply with new settlement terms laid out by the US Federal Trade Commission pertaining to the ride-hailing company’s 2017 data breach. In October 2016, hackers stole names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 57 million Uber riders around the world, along with data on more than 7 million drivers, which included over 600,000 drivers’ license records…. Read more →

How much should CXOs trust vendors when purchasing new solutions?

Video: Working with third-party vendors? Five best IT practices to protect your firm Technology buyers tend to use multiple resources when researching products, because none are perfectly adequate or trustworthy. The results are showcased in a report from technology review platform TrustRadius. It studied buyer preferences, vendor impact, and looked at the trust gap in B2B technology. It conducted research… Read more →

Zuora IPO: What you need to know about the subscription management company

The latest in a string of tech IPOs, cloud-based subscription management company Zuora went public on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday under the ticker symbol ZUO. So far, the San Mateo, California-based company is trading nearly 48 percent above its initial public offering price, and is well on its way to surpassing its IPO-implied valuation of just over $1.4… Read more →

Blaming Russia for NotPetya was coordinated diplomatic action

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) In February, within days of each other, seven nations including Australia attributed the NotPetya cyber attacks to Russia. It was no coincidence, according to Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Dr Tobias Feakin. “That represented the largest coordinated attribution of its kind to date,” Feakin told the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference in Canberra on Thursday. The… Read more →

Technical solutions won’t stop the real threats to elections

Elections could be conducted more efficiently with electronic or even online voting, we’re sometimes told. The integrity of elections could supposedly be guaranteed by using blockchain technology. But a panel discussion in Canberra on Tuesday evening revealed that the people who look more closely at the integrity of elections worry about other things, things that technology can’t fix. The full… Read more →

Technical solutions won’t stop the real threats to elections

Elections could be conducted more efficiently with electronic or even online voting, we’re sometimes told. The integrity of elections could supposedly be guaranteed by using blockchain technology. But a panel discussion in Canberra on Tuesday evening revealed that the people who look more closely at the integrity of elections worry about other things, things that technology can’t fix. The full… Read more →

​Linux is under your hood

on techrepublic Tesla Semi revealed: Electric truck is semi-autonomous, has 500-mile range Elon Musk’s new tractor trailer can handle most US shipping routes on a single charge. Read More Way back in 2004, Jonathan Schwartz, then Sun’s chief operating officer, suggested that cars could become software platforms the same way feature phones were. He was right. But, it’s Linux, not… Read more →

Beyond Zero Trust: Next-generation access

Devising a winning cybersecurity strategy special feature Cybersecurity in an IoT and Mobile World The technology world has spent so much of the past two decades focused on innovation that security has often been an afterthought. Learn how and why it is finally changing. Read More A few years ago, the concepts of microsegmentation and microperimeters for Zero Trust were… Read more →

Worldwide PC shipments effectively flat in Q1 2018

Worldwide PC shipments were effectively flat for the first quarter of 2018, according to Gartner and IDC, though Dell and HP still managed to post year-over-year growth. According to IDC, worldwide shipments totaled 60.4 million units, amounting to completely flat growth. Gartner reports that shipments totaled 61.7 million units, a 1.4 percent year-over-year decline. That would make Q1 2018 the… Read more →

Facebook’s Zuckerberg holds own before Congress, preserves monetization machine

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Is the genie out of the bottle? After two days of hearings on Capitol Hill, the consensus is that marketers will stick with Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his own, regulation of some sort is likely and the overall business impact to the social networking giant will be minimal. Speaking at his second hearing in two… Read more →