Healthcare Providers Want "Red Flag" Exception
Dentists, physicians, and veterinarians are asking the Federal Trade Commission to exclude healthcare professionals from regulations designed to mitigate the risks of identity theft. I say: Step up and protect your customers from identity theft.
Tech Resellers See Revenue Gain
Commercial resellers saw a rise in sales in December, indicating that tech spending among small and medium-sized businesses is on the rebound.
Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution
The early speculation is that the tablet brings publishers hopes of new revenue for digital content while ushering in a shift in how users interact with the Web.
Trade Commission To Investigate Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission will explore Nokia's complaint that Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe on the phone maker's patents.
Warning Signs Preceded Cyber Attack On Google
The news of a cyber attack from within China on Google and other companies has prompted a range of reactions, including Google's decision to reassess its operations there and a rebuke from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But no one should be surprised by what happened. Two months earlier, a U.S. government report warned that the private sector was susceptible to this very risk.
IBM, Mayo Partner On Aneurysm Diagnostics
Advanced medical imaging, analytics, workflow software, and private clouds are helping Mayo Clinic doctors detect the brain disease -- and the technologies could aid other research.
Symantec Announces Backup Exec 2010 To Address Duplicate Data Issues
Backup Exec 2010, a new backup and deduplication service for midsized and growing businesses released today by Symantec is aimed at the explosive growth of data experienced by businesses of all sizes. The elimination of duplicate data promised by the company also promises to cut storage costs and reduce recovery time in the event of a disaster.
FCC Launches Consumer Task Force
This week the Federal Communications Commission also said it will work to tighten restrictions on "robocalls" by telemarketers.
Is The US Afraid To Admit That China Declared War On It?
Had the Chinese shot intercontinental ballistic missiles into 33 US-based businesses including those in the finance and defense industries as well as the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google, there would be no question in anyone's mind as to whether war had been declared on the US. Is there any difference now that a Chinese government-backed organization has cyber-attacked 33 US businesses<
China Defends Great Firewall
People's Republic says its policies regarding Web censorship and privacy are its own business, tells Clinton to butt out.
EBay Income Up Sharply
The online auction company's 4Q income nearly quadrupled on the success of its PayPal operation and spin-off of Skype.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6
The latest version of Mozilla's open source browser arrives amid warnings about the security of Internet Explorer.
Websense To Monitor Facebook Pages
Today Websense released what is touted as the first security application for Facebook, developed via its recently acquired Defensio brand. Facebook users can now monitor their pages for unwanted content, including spam comments, profanity, and links to malware. This could be valuable for companies that want to control their online images and brands.
The Fritz & David Show: Apple Tablet Cometh? Inside Google/China, Dell, And More
From separate coasts, InformationWeek editorial director Fritz Nelson and I have been trying to launch the video version of the Fritz & David Show for what seems like forever. But technology has conspired against us. We're close, and we'll keep trying. But in the meantime, we've decided to offer the audio version of the weekly program that gives you a peek at how we talk about latest technology news and buzz amongst ourselves here at InformationWeek.
Why Cloud Computing Matters More To SMBs
Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO of cloud platform vendor 3Tera, talks about why cloud computing makes a bigger difference for small and midsize companies than for large enterprises. The reasons might surprise you.
Obama Urges Government IT Reform
The President is pushing federal agencies to implement an IT management plan based on ideas suggested by private sector tech leaders.
Ballmer Expected At White House Tech Forum
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and executives from Facebook, Sprint, Adobe and other tech firms are scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss innovation and leadership.