• Newsweek Joins Growing Club of Possible Russian Cyberattack Targets

    Newsweek Joins Growing Club of Possible Russian Cyberattack Targets

    The news magazine sustained a massive DDoS attack the day after it published a cover story about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's business activities in the late 1990s.The New York Times this summer was hit by an attack on its Moscow bureau.
  • Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution

    Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution

    The court appearance came a day after Ferrer's arrest in Houston.From January 2013 to March 2015, 99 percent of the company's revenue came from escort ads, based on the California investigation.
  • Bring Back the CIO

    Bring Back the CIO

    As cloud software has become easier to deploy, one of the selling points often touted is that it can be implemented without assistance from IT.The average enterprise-level company used 935 cloud applications as of this June, according to a study conducted by cloud security vendor Netskope.
  • DoL Suit Highlights Asian Glass Ceiling in Tech

    DoL Suit Highlights Asian Glass Ceiling in Tech

    The firm had in place a four-phase process in which Asian applicants regularly were eliminated during resume screening and telephone interviewing sessions, according to the DoL.The firm hired six non-Asian applicants and one Asian.
  • Odinaff Trojan Targets Banks, Financial Firms Worldwide

    Odinaff Trojan Targets Banks, Financial Firms Worldwide

    About 100 organizations have been hit so far, said Jon DiMaggio, a senior threat intelligence analyst in Symantec's Security Response unit.There are two primary indications that Odinaff has been targeting users of the SWIFT global financial messaging system, DiMaggio said.
  • Airbnb Offers to Give a Little in NY, SF Tussles

    Airbnb Offers to Give a Little in NY, SF Tussles

    The company reportedly made a similar proposal to the City of San Francisco.Lawmakers in New York and San Francisco recently have been squaring off with Airbnb.
  • Amazon Builds Fulfillment Centers, Investors Grouse

    Amazon Builds Fulfillment Centers, Investors Grouse

    The company's stock had closed at $818.5 billion in the fourth quarter, or anywhere from 17 percent to 27 percent above year-ago figures, Amazon said.
  • Commerce Dept Signs Up Private Sector IT Partners

    Commerce Dept Signs Up Private Sector IT Partners

    An equally important goal is to find better ways to provide data to the private sector in order to enhance economic activity.The federal government collects an enormous amount of useful data, including weather and climate statistics; U.
  • Apple Celebrates Itself in $300 Coffee Table Tome

    Apple Celebrates Itself in $300 Coffee Table Tome

    Designed by Apple in California contains 450 photos of products created by Apple over a 20-year span.The linen-covered hardbound volume -- filled with photographs by Andrew Zuckerman, who is known for popping his images out of stark white backgrounds -- is dedicated to Apple's late cofounder Steve Jobs.
  • Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

    Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

    Despite the emphasis on cyberprotection spurred by a major breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management in 2015, government agencies have struggled to maintain adequate levels of protection.However, only 15 percent of survey respondents said their agencies could implement protection against a new threat within 15 minutes.
  • China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

    China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

    One interpretation of the new law is that it only codifies China's existing cybersecurity practices.The law would expose foreign companies doing business in China to invasive government security reviews and burdensome requirements for keeping data in the country, the business groups warned.
  • Facebook Investors Slam Zuckerberg, Andreessen

    Facebook Investors Slam Zuckerberg, Andreessen

    The suit alleges that Andreessen, the founder of Netscape and Zuckerberg's long-time mentor, secretly tipped off the CEO about concerns raised by other members of Facebook's board of directors while Zuckerberg was in the process of getting the company shares reclassified so he could maintain control.They worked to protect Zuckerberg's interests at the expense of shareholders, according to the complaint filed in the Court of Chancery in the state of Delaware.
  • FCC's Tom Wheeler Hitting the Road

    FCC's Tom Wheeler Hitting the Road

    United States Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday announced that he will leave the agency he helmed for the past three years on Jan.Prior to joining the FCC, Wheeler served as managing director for Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that helped fund companies that were developing Internet Protocol-based technology.
  • Tech Leaders, Trump Team Search for Common Ground

    Tech Leaders, Trump Team Search for Common Ground

    There appears to be some optimism in the air following Wednesday's highly anticipated sit-down between the Trump transition team and more than a dozen top Silicon Valley executives at Trump Tower.PayPal cofounder and noted Trump supporter Peter Thiel also was in attendance, functioning as the key liaison between the incoming administration and largely pro-Clinton Silicon Valley contingent.
  • Bitcoin Rides the Uncertainty Wave

    Bitcoin Rides the Uncertainty Wave

    The price of bitcoin soared to a new three-year high on Monday, surpassing the US$1,000 mark for the first time, in response to economic and geopolitical uncertainty in China following the U.The price of bitcoin stood at more than $1,025 in late trading on Tuesday, after rising to nearly $1,030, according to data from CoinDesk.
  • Instagram Stories to Feature Video Ads

    Instagram Stories to Feature Video Ads

    Further, Instagram Business Tools will include insights on stories, which will allow business users to view the reach, impressions, replies and exits for each individual story.One in five stories generates a direct message from viewers, and 70 percent of Instagram users currently follow a business, according to the company.
  • The Old Man and the Tsunami: A Security Story

    The Old Man and the Tsunami: A Security Story

    In brief, there's an old man who lives in a village by the sea, and one day, an earthquake hits.The old man is seen as a hero once it becomes clear that he set the fire to save the villagers.
  • Amazon to Build $1.5B Prime Air Cargo Hub in Kentucky

    Amazon to Build $1.5B Prime Air Cargo Hub in Kentucky

    5 billion Prime Air cargo hub in Kentucky.The company received about $40 million in government incentives to base its new air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in Hebron, which will add an additional 2,000 jobs to the local economy.
  • Winning the Sales Talent War in the Big Data Era

    Winning the Sales Talent War in the Big Data Era

    Having an empty slot on your sales team's roster imposes an opportunity cost on your organization: You're missing out on sales as you battle to staff your sales teams appropriately.So, if you have A-players on your sales team, your success depends on keeping that team together.