EPIC Claims Google Violates Consumer Privacy in FTC Complaint

A new technology that Google uses to track billions of credit card transactions is unsafe, overly intrusive, and possibly in violation of federal law, according to a complaint EPIC filed Monday with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. EPIC urged the FTC to investigate Google over its Store Sales Management program, criticizing it as unfair and deceptive to consumers, and lacking an easy way to opt out. Google uses its SSM program to track whether consumers have converted online advertisements into in-store purchases.

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Mars' raindrops may once have been bigger than Earth's

Billions of years ago, rain on Mars was heavy enough to shape the planet’s surface, carving channels into the red dirt and washing away parts of impact craters, new research suggests.

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SoFIA later: Intel kills upcoming smartphone and tablet hardware

Intel's Medfield reference Android smartphone
After years of attempting to push into the market and billions of dollars invested in doing so, Intel is pulling out of tablets and smartphones. The company will align its efforts elsewhere and focus on different products.

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Survey Shows Many High-Tech Car Features Go Unused

While automakers are spending billions of dollars loading up their vehicles with technologies of all kinds, many owners are not using them and would rather use their smartphones instead, accordin…

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Feds Put Big Money Into IT Innovations

The U.S. government spends tens of billions of dollars each year just to make sure that computer and data processing systems keep functioning on a day-to-day basis. With so much investment allocated for operations and maintenance of legacy systems, it makes sense that far fewer dollars are available for cutting-edge information technology investment — also known as “development, modernization and enhancement” spending.
In fact, O&M spending has been gaining, while DME investments have been shrinking.

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Billions in Google revenue could ride on Apple renewing iOS search deal

Google is poised to lose billions in annual revenue if Apple does not renew a deal making Google the default search engine in iOS, according to a new memo by analysts at UBS, which attempts to predict the real-world impact of such a decision.

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Rumor: Samsung tapped to supply DRAM for 'A9' chip in Apple's next iPhone

In a deal said to be worth billions of dollars, Samsung will allegedly provide at least half of the dynamic random access memory used in the processor for Apple’s 2015 iPhone update, according to a new rumor.

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The FTC warns how companies could use your data collected from smart devices

By the end of this year, we’ll see billions smart devices enter our homes and lives, according to the Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez.

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Vendors: It's a New Federal IT Procurement Ball Game

The U.S. government spends tens of billions of dollars each year on information technology — by some estimates more than $100 billion. As a result, IT is a highly visible target when the overall federal budget comes under scrutiny. Problems associated with IT operations — such as the botched launch of the Affordable Care Act — only intensify such scrutiny. Putting the Obamacare issue aside, however, many other factors have affected the way the federal government has managed and acquired IT in the past five years.

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Goal line technology to star in World Cup

Billions of soccer fans across the globe will be cheering today when host nation Brazil kicks off against Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup. While star players such as Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil’s Neymar will be firmly in the spotlight over the coming weeks, goal line technology (GLT) will also be grabbing plenty of attention.

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Network Upgrades Key to Federal IT Agenda

The U.S. government could save billions of dollars in the management of IT resources by significantly improving outdated and overworked networks. Federal agencies are making progress on five key IT initiatives: data consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access and infrastructure diversification. However, they could save an additional 24 percent of their IT budgets — or approximately $19.7 billion annually — by fully exploiting the savings that these initiatives potentially can generate.

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