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  Police set poor example by paying $750 CryptoLocker ransom | Google's Vint Cerf defines Internet of Things challenges

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20-plus eye-popping Black Friday tablet, computer & tech deals
Apple iPads, latest Android and Windows machines all in for big discounts. Oh, and free snow globes. Read More


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Managing Mobile Access to the Cloud
Use of mobile personal cloud services is proliferating on personal and enterprise-owned mobile devices. Organizations are considering controls that appear to conflict with the spirit of BYOD and wonder if their approach is correct. Learn More

Police set poor example by paying $750 CryptoLocker ransom
Law enforcement authorities and computer security experts are in general agreement that paying off the criminals who distribute CryptoLocker ransomware is ill-advised, yet that's exactly the path chosen by a Massachusetts police department when it was recently victimized. From a local newspaper report: Read More

Google's Vint Cerf defines Internet of Things challenges
We are going to have to live through a period of mistakes and challenges before we can make any strong regulations about the privacy issues and other challenges the Internet of Things present. That was Vint Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google's response to a regulation question at his keynote before today's Federal Trade Commission's workshop on the Internet of Things trend.... Read More

Why the Chief Digital Officer Role Is on the Rise
Today, technology is coming at organizations from seemingly every angle thanks to social media, mobile technology, big data, analytics, reporting, infrastructure, storage and more. How can older "traditional" companies' compete in a digital world with newer companies that were born in the digital age? Read More

Ballmer's last decisions at Microsoft prove to be his best
  Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson An amazing article in Monday's edition of the Wall Street Journal gives insight into what happened to precipitate Steve Ballmer's departure from Microsoft. As many have speculated, Ballmer is not leaving because he's ready. Read More

Mozilla ushers in new Firefox UI
Mozilla on Monday began rolling out its first major Firefox user interface change in more than three years, seeding early adopters of the "Nightly" build with the new "Australis" revamp. Read More

Hackers actively exploiting JBoss vulnerability to compromise servers, researchers say
Attackers are actively exploiting a known vulnerability to compromise JBoss Java EE application servers that expose the HTTP Invoker service to the Internet in an insecure manner. Read More

Google's Gigabit Internet: Not coming to a neighborhood near you
When Google announced plans in 2010 to jump into the broadband business, the company received more than 1,000 applications from communities hoping to be selected for Google Fiber, which promised gigabit-speed Internet at low prices or even free Internet for seven years if you chose a slower speed. Read More

Supreme Court refusal to block NSA data collection not surprising
  Privacy rights advocates and legal experts this week said they were disappointed but not surprised with the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of a petition challenging the legality of the National Security Agency's phone metadata collection program. Read More

SC13: Relaxed opening night gala stays cool, sets the tone
SC13, the annual conference on supercomputing held by the IEEE and ACM, began Monday night the way most industry confabs end – with a relaxed shindig on the show floor. Read More

Snap! 'Selfie' becomes International Word of the Year
  If you posted selfies on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter this past year, you helped make "selfie" the Oxford Dictionaries' international Word of the Year for 2013 Read More



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