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VW To Pay $14.7 Billion InEmissions-Cheating Software Settlement
News  |  6/29/2016
Volkswagen agrees to dole out up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations that it knowingly sold customers vehicles that were equipped with software to cheat on emissions tests.
Intel Could Shed Security Division Based On McAfee
News  |  6/27/2016
In a move to refocus its efforts, the chip giant is reportedly planning to sell its Intel Security unit that was based on its acquisition of antivirus software operation McAfee nearly six years ago.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
Microsoft Azure Information Protection Unveiled
News  |  6/23/2016
The Redmond giant announces a new service to provide data protection based on a company's policies, as information is created, moved to the cloud and shared with employees, partners and customers devices.
Google's 2-Step Authentication Update Simplifies Sign-On
News  |  6/21/2016
To encourage more users to practice some form of two-factor authentication when they log in to Google accounts, the tech titan has made the process easier with its latest update.
10 CIO Career Trends That May Surprise You
Slideshows  |  6/21/2016
The CIO role is fundamentally changing as the position increasingly calls for being a combination of a technology strategist, revenue generator, and business leader. Here are 10 trends that illustrate this transformation.
Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
News  |  6/17/2016
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2016
InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
FBI: Business Phishing Attacks Net Cyber Thieves $3.1 Billion
News  |  6/15/2016
Phishing attacks against companies have soared dramatically over the past 18 months, and losses have climbed into the billions, according to an FBI advisory issued this week.
iOS 10's App-Deleting Function Comes With A Catch
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
In iOS 10, Apple will allow iPhone owners to delete unwanted pre-installed apps for the first time. But you're not really getting rid of them.
Business Continuity Can't Rely On Twitter
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
When you need to tell the IT team how to respond in an emergency, you need something more powerful than Twitter. Exactly how much more do you need?
US Supreme Court Lowers Bar To Larger Patent Damage Awards
News  |  6/14/2016
The high court issued a ruling that substantially changes the game in terms of the amount of damages that could potentially be paid out in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Facebook's Safety Check Activated For First Time In US
Commentary  |  6/13/2016
The Orlando nightclub shooting prompted Facebook to turn on its Safety Check tool so survivors of the massacre could let friends and family know they were safe.
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
Twitter Password Leak: Users, Hacks Of Other Sites To Blame?
News  |  6/11/2016
Nearly 33 million Twitter usernames and passwords have been reportedly made public, but the micro-blogging site says its servers were not hacked. Then how did it happen?
HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
News  |  6/9/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
Android Kill Switch Could Remotely Brick Stolen Devices
News  |  6/7/2016
Users may soon have another weapon to combat thieves who pilfer Android smartphones or tablets -- a kill switch that goes beyond a remote data wipe.
Mark Zuckerberg's LinkedIn, Other Social Media Accounts Hacked
News  |  6/6/2016
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may be like a lot of us internet users when it comes to online security -- too lazy to create unique passwords for each account. The result is that his LinkedIn and other social media accounts were hacked over the weekend.
Microsoft Bing Malware Alerts Get More Specific
News  |  6/6/2016
Microsoft has updated Bing phishing and malware warnings to give more detailed information on specific threats.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Slideshows  |  6/6/2016
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
Google Developing Panic Button To Kill Rogue AI
News  |  6/4/2016
As Google develops artificial intelligence that has smarter-than-human capabilities, it's teamed up with Oxford University researchers to create a panic button to interrupt a potentially rogue AI agent.
Security Threats Hiding In Plain Sight
Slideshows  |  6/3/2016
IT professionals would rather manage external threats than worry about insiders, a recent survey by Soha finds. But singular focus when it comes to security can end up being a costly mistake.
Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Facebook Agree To EU Hate Speech Rules
News  |  6/1/2016
Heavy-hitters in the tech industry agree to adhere to the European Commission's hate speech rules and vow to remove infringing postings within 24 hours after notification.


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