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Shellshock flaw poses risks to payments industry

The Shellshock flaw could pose a risk to the payments industry, but doesn't appear to have caused any problems yet, an official with a consortium run by major credit card companies warned Tuesday.

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Researchers hope to diagnose deadly Ebola virus with nanotech

Scientists have built a prototype of a device that can diagnose the deadly Ebola virus by shining light on viral nanoparticles on silicon.

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China's 3D printing market to quadruple

By 2018, the Chinese 3D printer market (excluding imported 3D printers) will grow to 37,800 units, at a compound annual growth rate of 34%, with printer revenue growing to $109 million in 2018.

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Outgoing Commerce Department CIO pushed to shake up the federated model

When Simon Szykman was named CIO of the U.S. Department of Commerce, he inherited a federated IT organization that needed to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, so he applied his strategic vision and consensus-building skills in...

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Data center consolidation pays off, feds find

Republicans and Democrats in Congress rarely seem to agree on anything anymore, but top members from both sides Friday offered qualified support for efforts to consolidate federal data centers.

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Rooftop solar panels could soon cut utility profits by 15% or more

Utilities have reason to worry about solar power cutting into their profits, according to a report this week by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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White House blames IT systems for immigration data problems

The White House has touted open data initiatives for years, but in one of the most controversial areas in politics -- immigration -- crucial information is often unavailable or mistake-filled.

10 ways big data Is changing the business of sports

Advances in capturing, storing and analyzing data are revolutionizing every aspect of sports, from training to broadcasting to fan engagement. Here are just a few examples of the ways big data is changing sports.

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Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba is expected to begin offering shares Friday for $68 a pop on the New York Stock Exchange in one of the biggest IPOs ever.

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Home Depot breach put 56M payment cards at risk

The breach of Home Depot's payment systems may have compromised 56 million payment cards as a result of malware that has since been eliminated, the company said Thursday.

Healthcare.gov still lacks some basic security controls

Healthcare.gov lacks several basic cybersecurity controls -- including strong passwords and consistent security patching -- nearly a year after the troubled launch of the insurance-shopping website, a government auditor said.

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'Tiny banker' malware targets US financial institutions

A banking trojan, known for its small size but powerful capabilities, has expanded the number of financial institutions from which it can collect data, according to security vendor Avast.

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Federal CIOs must reframe security around data, access

An ambitious government IT push toward cloud, mobile and shared services stokes concerns about security challenges from insider threats and disappearing network boundaries.

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Yahoo faced $250K in daily fines for defying U.S. surveillance requests

The U.S. government once threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to assist with its surveillance efforts, Yahoo said Thursday.

Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros

Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014

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Grant Thornton connects workforce with cloud collaboration tools

Will create online tool for up to 39,000 staff

County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

Commissioners in Jefferson County, Alabama, are poised to vote for removal of a problematic SAP software system in favor of a new system developed by Tyler Technologies, after spending around $20 million over a number of years.

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Why mobile payments people are drinking Apple Pay Kool Aid…

The financial tech sector seems incredibly excited at the potential of Apple Pay. This is what some players in that sector are saying about Apple's new mobile payment system.

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