Google collects data on Android users' locations when location services are turned off, report says

A new report shows that Google has been accessing data about Android users’ locations, even when the user believes that the data is being kept private.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/google-collects-data-on-android-users-locations-when-location-services-are-turned-off-report-says.html

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Tech Q&A: Deleting data forever, fighting robocalls, finding secret cameras and more

I want to give away a few of my old devices. How do I make sure that the data is deleted and cannot be recovered?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/20/tech-q-deleting-data-forever-fighting-robocalls-finding-secret-cameras-and-more.html

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Backblaze HDD Report: No Reliability Difference Between Consumer, Enterprise Drives

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Backblaze’s latest HDD reliability data contains an interesting observation. So far, there’s no difference in reliability between the 8TB consumer and enterprise drives the company is deploying.

The post Backblaze HDD Report: No Reliability Difference Between Consumer, Enterprise Drives appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258548-backblaze-hdd-report-finds-no-reliability-difference-consumer-enterprise-drives?source=Computing

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Russia's hackers took only a week to pry into Clinton camp

Nineteen thousand lines of raw data associated with the theft of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign staffers show how the hackers managed the election-shaking operation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/russias-hackers-took-only-week-to-pry-into-clinton-camp.html

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If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us blind?

Data is the new oil, or so the saying goes. So why are we giving it away in exchange for free email and better search results? And should we be entitled to any of the money it generates?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/if-data-is-new-oil-are-tech-companies-robbing-us-blind.html

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Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

Tor and The Guardian Project have teamed up to add new UI elements and security data to the already in-development Orfox browser.

The post Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/255057-tor-project-adds-new-features-mobile-browser-support?source=Computing

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Zyme CCO Ted Dimbero: Connecting the Channel Data Dots


“Channel data management is about providing high-tech companies with all the data and information they need to effectively manage their distribution channels, sales and marketing,” said Zyme CCO Ted Dimbero. “Traditionally, companies have relied on managing the channel fairly blindly. They may get monthly data, but a lot of the data is incomplete or too late to make important decisions, like what promotions they want to run.” CDM starts with data collection, Dimbero said — in some cases from two or three thousand partners around the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84755.html?rss=1

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Consumers Gain More Power to Seek Data Breach Damages


There are no good outcomes of an electronic data system breach. At best, companies dealing with e-commerce technologies face the formidable task and the resulting cost of repairs. In addition having to fix information technology systems, companies suffering breaches may be increasingly vulnerable to legal action taken by customers whose personal data was affected. A federal appeals court decision handed down earlier this month underscores the potential legal leverage available to consumers whose electronic records are hacked.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84747.html?rss=1

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Convicted Russian hacker cashes in on fame with new book, Putin souvenirs

A convicted Belarussian cybercriminal who was part of the biggest data theft in U.S. history said it’s much easier to hack into government computers than it is to break into big banks and credit card company servers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/17/convicted-russian-hacker-cashes-in-on-fame-with-new-book-putin-souvenirs.html

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IBM Stuffs a Whopping 330TB of Data into a Tiny Cartridge

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IBM just announced a new record in data storage density — 201 gigabits per square inch on a magnetic tape.

The post IBM Stuffs a Whopping 330TB of Data into a Tiny Cartridge appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253528-ibm-stuffs-330tb-data-single-tape-drive-cartridge?source=Computing

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Vendor Exposes Millions of Verizon Customers on Amazon Cloud


Verizon, the largest wireless phone company in the U.S., last week confirmed that data belonging to about six million of its wireless customers was exposed after the information mistakenly was allowed to remain unprotected on an Amazon cloud server. The disclosure follows reports that an engineer at Nice Systems, which provides workforce management technology to track call center performance, allowed the data of 14 million Verizon customers to reside on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84676.html?rss=1

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AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle

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After six long years of declining data center market share and a lack of competitive performance, did AMD make the right decisions in designing its newest server CPUs?

The post AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252262-amd-epyc-faces-off-intel-skylake-sp-xeon-massive-server-battle?source=Computing

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Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

French data watchdog CNIL has closed its investigation of Microsoft and Windows 10 after updates to the OS cut its telemetry gathering by 50 percent.

The post Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251857-french-watchdog-closes-inquiry-windows-10-announces-os-halved-data-collection?source=Computing

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed

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Microsoft suffered a significant hack and data leak over the weekend, but the size and scale of the problem may have been smaller than initially reported.

The post Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251640-microsoft-confirms-windows-code-leak-size-details-disputed?source=Computing

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How to delete yourself from the internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. It seems like every week we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime … about reputable services falling victim to anonymous hackers … about ransomware holding random computer users’ files hostage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/25/how-to-delete-yourself-from-internet.html

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Savvy Marketers Don't Ditch the Non-Digital


A good motto for modern marketing would be, “When in doubt, check the data.” Perhaps an even better one would be, “When not in doubt, check the data to see if you should be.” There’s never been a time when we’ve had such an ability to compile, collate, analyze and understand marketing data. As businesses increase their abilities to collect data, to compare and correlate it from disparate sources, and to use analytical tools that are both more powerful and easier to use, marketers find themselves in a new and potentially disorienting position.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84624.html?rss=1

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Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'


A data contractor working on behalf of the Republican National Committee earlier this month allowed the personal data of 198 million voters to be exposed online, marking the largest ever leak of voter data in history, according to the cybersecurity firm that discovered the incident.
Deep Root Analytics left 1.1 terabytes of sensitive information — including names, home addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and voter registration information — on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Server, according to UpGuard.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84622.html?rss=1

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Salesforce Offers Alternative to Old-School Partner Portals


Salesforce has announced the Sales Cloud Lightning PRM app as a replacement for partner portals and electronic data interchanges that lack modern features such as built-in mobile, social analytics and AI capabilities. The PRM app has an interactive Guided Setup Wizard that lets channel managers configure, customize and deploy the app in days. It manages lead distribution, deal registration and marketing development funds, and it automatically assign partners into meaningful tiers for targeted promotions and customized content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84577.html?rss=1

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