DHS vs. Kaspersky Lab: Why the US government is ditching the Russian software giant

The Department of Homeland Security’s decision to ban federal agencies and departments from using products from Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab comes as no surprise, say security experts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/14/dhs-vs-kaspersky-lab-why-us-government-is-ditching-russian-software-giant.html

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Drones become newest crime-fighting tool for police

Some local police departments have started using drones for investigations, and others are eyeing them to help officers protect lives and catch offenders.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/drones-become-newest-crime-fighting-tool-for-police.html

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Experts Identify 6 Emerging Influencer Marketing Trends


Influencer marketing has become an area of strategic importance for marketing departments, according to a white paper Traackr published Thursday. B2B technology companies are aware of the trend, according to the paper’s coauthor, business consultant Mark Schaefer, but they lag in implementing influencer marketing programs. Interviews with 10 marketing experts — including some who built influencer marketing programs at Microsoft, IBM and Samsung — suggest that influencer marketing requires a fundamental shift in the marketing department.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84637.html?rss=1

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Ransomware Perps Put the Squeeze on Police


Five police departments in Maine, whose networks are linked together so they can share files, recently deposited bitcoins worth 300 euros into a Swiss bank account as ransom for their records. The departments’ management system was locked down by Megacode ransomware, which scrambled their data and rendered it unusable. The police decided to pay up after their experts failed to crack the ransomware code, said Sheriff Todd Bracket of Lincoln County.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81939.html?rss=1

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‘Smart pistol’ push may shift to police market

Marketing of the so-called smart pistol may shift to U.S. police departments and law enforcement agencies after a controversial roll-out to commercial stores, according to a news report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/11/smart-pistol-push-may-shift-to-police-market/

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