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.

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US Comptroller Gears Up for Blockchain and Internet Finance


The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has a lot of catching up to do in dealing with innovative information technology, as it affects not only conventional finance, but also new channels of e-commerce made possible through advances in IT. These channels include cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, related “blockchain” technologies, and other Internet-driven financial services. The OCC, a unit of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has established an Office of Innovation.

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Coping With Software Licensing Challenges in the Cloud


A majority of independent software vendors were dealing with an escalating assortment of organizational issues monitoring and monetizing their software capabilities, according to a survey of ISV executives, which Vanson Bourne conducted last year on behalf of Gemalto. As many of those ISVs move to the cloud and Software as a Service delivery models, they face even greater obstacles achieving their business objectives. Corporations and consumers alike no longer are interested in acquiring on-premises or even downloaded software.

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The 4 Fundamental Attributes of Customer Loyalty, Part 3


Dealing with customers in context can equate with personalization, as many define it. Also, it can refer to enabling customers to jump out of a largely automated customer-facing process to deal with a company representative. Additionally, it can mean getting down in the weeds of some hyper-specific aspect of a customer’s issue. A lot depends on what the vendor and customer are trying to accomplish. In a setting where the customer is spending a good deal of money, there is an expectation that the vendor will have details on a lot of specifics.

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Apple offers free repairs for 2013 Mac Pros with defective video cards

Article Image Apple has launched a free repair program for 2013 Mac Pros dealing with faulty video cards, in some cases believed to be responsible for problems like distorted or non-existent graphics, as well as freezing, reboots, sudden shutdowns, or even a system failing to start.

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How to make iOS 9's default apps disappear

Article Image While Apple is still working on an official method of dealing with unwanted default apps in iOS, a glitch in iOS 9 through 9.2 will let people temporarily push them out of sight.

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Apple issues fix for iMac JPEG crashes, updates TestFlight with WatchKit support

Apple on Thursday released a pair of small but important software updates, one dealing with iMac kernel panics triggered when previewing JPEG files and another adding WatchKit compatibility to TestFlight’s iOS beta-testing platform.



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Twitter steps up efforts to end the worst of abusive online trolling

Twitter has spelled out a new strategy for dealing more effectively with abusive trolling, as the microblogging service risks becoming a platform for the worst kind of hate and threats.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/22/twitter-steps-up-efforts-to-end-worst-abuse/

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Twitter expands team dealing with abuse reports, updates anti-troll tools

Two weeks after Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said the company “sucks” at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform, the microblogging service has issued an update on how it’s going about combating the problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/27/twitter-expands-team-dealing-with-abuse-reports-updates-anti-troll-tools/

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Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways

One of the test vehicles for Google’s Self-Driving Car project.

In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars…

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DoD and Tech Firms Face Daunting Health-IT Challenge


The U.S. government is about to embark on a major IT program dealing with personal health records. The program is being launched by the Defense Deparment, which issued an RFP to health IT providers late last month. The initiative, known as the “Defense Health Care Management Systems Modernization program,” or DHMSM, is expected to support medical readiness for DoD’s military personnel and support the department’s current population of more than 9.6 million beneficiaries and more than 153,000 Military Health System personnel.

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Judge denies Apple bid to recover attorneys' fees from Samsung, releases $2.6M bond related to Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban

U.S. district Judge Lucy Koh handed down two orders on Wednesday dealing with the first Apple v. Samsung California court trial, one denying Apple’s motion to recover $16 million in attorney fees from Samsung and another releasing a $2.6 million bond posted to block sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.



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