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posted in October 2015
VW Scandal: 59 Early Deaths Expected In US
News  |  10/31/2015
Researchers at Harvard and MIT estimate the health and social costs of Volkswagen's emissions deceit, including potential loss of life and a financial burden of at $450 million in the US. The latter figure is projected to be much higher without a prompt recall.
14 Creepy Ways To Use Big Data
Slideshows  |  10/30/2015
The amount of data being collected about people, companies, and governments is unprecedented. What can be done with that data is downright frightening. From bedrooms to boardrooms, from Wall Street to Main Street, the ground is shifting in ways that only the most cyber-savvy can anticipate. We reveal the creepy ways to use data now and in the near future.
Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
News  |  10/30/2015
MIT researchers have developed a system called RF-Capture that can track motion like Microsoft's Kinect, except that it works through walls.
Mobile Carriers Cashing In On Mining Your Data
Commentary  |  10/29/2015
Some major mobile carriers are selling your data under the radar, and it's potentially worth $24.1 billion this year.
Verizon IoT Strategy: Smart Cities, ThingSpace For Developers
News  |  10/29/2015
The market for the Internet of Things is growing rapidly, and Verizon is stepping up its efforts on a multitude of fronts, the company announced.
Autonomous Vehicles Vs. Helping Humans Drive Better
Commentary  |  10/29/2015
For automakers, creating self-driving cars may be an appealing technical challenge, but creating better-driving cars is a more attainable goal. In a report released today, global consultancy McKinsey suggests that technology for helping drivers navigate is likely to become critical for car buyers.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks Cloud, Being 'Cool'
Slideshows  |  10/29/2015
When InformationWeek got on the phone with SAP CEO Bill McDermott, the conversation was wide-ranging and thought-provoking.
DMCA Ruling: OK To Mod Code In Cars, Jailbreak Smartphones
News  |  10/28/2015
Reviewing and modifying automotive software will be lawful in 12 months, thanks to a copyright law exemption.
Net Neutrality Vote: EU Will Allow Data Discrimination
News  |  10/27/2015
Rejecting strong net neutrality protections, the European Parliament has voted to allow Internet fast lanes.
IBM Watson Ecosystem Expands With 6 New Partners
Commentary  |  10/27/2015
IBM announces six more companies that will create apps and services using IBM's Watson Developer Cloud.
BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Pre-Orders Start At $699
News  |  10/25/2015
The Priv smartphone will be BlackBerry's first Android device, and it features a slew of security enhancements, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
NASA's New Horizons Captures Pluto's Kerberos
News  |  10/23/2015
New Horizons is reporting more information about the most far-flung planet in our Solar System as NASA publishes photos of Kerberos, Pluto's smallest moon.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
News  |  10/23/2015
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015
Is your privacy policy rock solid, or could it use some work? Mistakes can mean lawsuits, regulatory fines, and damage to corporate reputations. Here's how to protect your company.
NASA's Apollo Archive: 10 More Breathtaking Images
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015
With more than 8,000 photographs of NASA's various Apollo missions released earlier this month, who could resist looking through the archive a second time?
Apple, Dropbox Slam CISA Cyber-Security Bill
Commentary  |  10/21/2015
Apple and Dropbox join the swelling ranks of tech companies voicing their opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and the lack of privacy protections.
Drone Registration Requirement Lands
Commentary  |  10/20/2015
The Department of Transportation and FAA give a panel one month to develop rules for registering drones in US skies.
IBM Reveals Source Code To China: WSJ
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
IBM's decision is a "goodwill" gesture aimed at expansion in the Chinese market.
Sprint To Throttle 'Unlimited' Data Over 23GB
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
Sprint joins other major carriers in setting lower priority levels for heavy users.
Apple Must Pay $234 Million In Patent Infringement Case
News  |  10/18/2015
Apple loses a battle against the University of Wisconsin concerning the use of processing technology. The loss could cost the company $234 million.
NASA Paper Reveals Pluto's Striking Diversity, Complexity
News  |  10/16/2015
Detailed information and theories concerning Pluto's birth and evolution are all covered in an in-depth research report NASA published in Science that relies in information provided by the New Horizons probe.
Box Breaks Out Beyond Cloud Storage Toward Content Services
News  |  10/16/2015
Box is betting on developers to turn what began as a storage service into a content platform with its newly unveiled Box Platform.
'Smart' Scooter Driven To Change Your Commute
News  |  10/15/2015
A kick-assisted scooter aims to help commuters in circumstances where walking would take too long.
Apple Faces $862 Million Processor Patent Judgment
Commentary  |  10/14/2015
A jury says Apple infringed on technology that makes processors more efficient. The company could owe the University of Wisconsin $862 million.
NASA Reveals Changes To Jupiter's Great Red Spot
News  |  10/14/2015
NASA has found that Jupiter is undergoing a radical change in its most prominent feature -- the Great Red Spot -- which is three times the size of our own planet.
Google Files FAA Paperwork Detailing Its Drone Plans
News  |  10/14/2015
Not content with owning the Web, Google is now taking to skies with drones, as recent documents filed with the FAA indicate.
Machine Learning: How Algorithms Get You Clicking
News  |  10/14/2015
Technology may be able to free journalists from creating sensationalistic stories to generate online traffic, but it doesn't alter what people choose to read.
How State CIOs Can Save $11 Billion
News  |  10/13/2015
State government CIOs can save precious budget dollars by automating services and focusing on productivity, according to a new report released this week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Obama Won't Force Encryption Backdoors In Devices
Commentary  |  10/12/2015
The Obama administration will not push legislation that would compel companies to decrypt customer data, but will continue to try to persuade them to give access when needed.
NASA's Mars Journey: Next Steps For Mankind
Slideshows  |  10/11/2015
Sometime in the 2030s, NASA wants to land astronauts on Mars. Here's a look at what it will take to get us there.
Fairview Health Services CIO: Give Patients Their Data
Commentary  |  10/9/2015
Frustrated with a fragmented system that doesn't give caregivers or patients access to full patient data, the CIO of Fairview Health Services has the beginnings of a plan.
NASA's Apollo Archive: 10 Fascinating Images
Slideshows  |  10/9/2015
NASA enthusiasts now have access to more than 8,000 photos from the space agency's Apollo mission. InformationWeek has selected 10 of our favorites.
Cotap Aims To Put Brakes On Texting While Driving
News  |  10/8/2015
Enterprise messaging app company Cotap can now enforce corporate policies that forbid texting while driving.
Smartphones On Drones Can Hack Your Wireless Printer
News  |  10/8/2015
Weak links in network security prove easy to find with drones and phones.
Big Data Poses Challenges For Federal Agencies
News  |  10/8/2015
Many government agencies are leveraging analytics and big data to gain actionable insights about a range of topics. However, challenges remain as agencies struggle to find qualified staff and projects strain IT infrastructure.
Google Pushes For Faster Mobile Web
News  |  10/7/2015
To make bloated Web pages load quickly, Google has introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages framework.
AT&T WiFi Calling On iPhones Now Allowed With FCC Waiver
Commentary  |  10/7/2015
The FCC grants AT&T a waiver of its rules for the hearing impaired, allowing the carrier to roll out its WiFi calling on the iPhone and other devices.
Secret To Enterprise IT Success: Reorganize
Commentary  |  10/7/2015
Most enterprise IT departments are missing a key ingredient in their recipe for success, and they won't have it until there's a shift in how IT is organized.
Safe Harbor Fails, European Court Rules
News  |  10/6/2015
The European Court of Justice has invalidated the Safe Harbor Framework as a way to comply with EU data laws.
Cisco's IoT Strategy: Everything Connected
News  |  10/6/2015
When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When you're a networking company, like Cisco, everything looks like it should be connected.
Facebook To Beam Free Internet To Sub-Saharan Africa
Commentary  |  10/6/2015
Facebook inks a deal with French satellite company Eutelsat to provide wireless Internet access to Africa.
YiSpecter Malware Threatens iPhone Owners
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
The malicious YiSpecter code is able to infect jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones, and it's being distributed through the iTunes App Store.
ICANN CEO: Why The Internet's Future Is At Risk
News  |  10/5/2015
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade spoke with InformationWeek about how the Internet can continue without US government oversight.
IoT: Can It Bridge The Digital Divide To Fulfill Its Promise?
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
The Internet of Things could be key in helping with problems with infrastructure, transportation, pollution, and general quality of life. But, first, access is needed.
Apple's Project Titan: 8 Rumors We're Following
Slideshows  |  10/4/2015
Project Titan is either the best-kept or worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley. Whether Apple is or isn't building its own autonomous vehicle is not clear, but here's what we're hearing.
T-Mobile, Experian Hack: How You Can Minimize Your Risk
Commentary  |  10/3/2015
Here are a few steps T-Mobile customers can take to protect themselves in the wake of the Experian hack.
NASA's New Horizons Reveal Charon's Violent Past
News  |  10/2/2015
The most recent high-resolution images from NASA's New Horizons probe reveal surprising details of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, including massive canyons.
Insider Threats, Data Privacy Are Overlooked By Businesses
News  |  10/2/2015
Data security and data breaches are all over the news. However, not all companies are paying as close attention to insider threats and data privacy as they should. A new survey looks at the risks.
10 Government Innovations Your Business Can Use
Slideshows  |  10/2/2015
Government and innovation are not words we often use in the same sentence. Yet, government scientists and engineers are working hard to develop many cool things. Is your business looking in the right places for products and services? These innovations could offer you a new place to start.
NASA Discovery Program Eyes Venus, Trojan Asteroids Missions
News  |  10/1/2015
NASA's Discovery program is narrowing down its list of potential missions, including several different trips to Venus, as well as a study of asteroids near Jupiter.


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