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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.

SpaceX and Boeing team up on space taxis

Update: NASA gives key space taxi contracts to SpaceX, Boeing

SpaceX and Boeing Co. will share duties in a program aimed at launching NASA astronauts from American soil by 2017.

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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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NASA's Catch-22: Russia may move astronaut training to Crimea

Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea, an area the Russian military grabbed from Ukraine earlier this year.

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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.

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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.

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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Apple Pay: What you need to know

While we wait for Apple's iPad launch event in a few weeks, here's what you need to know about Apple Pay.

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NASA craft closes in on its target -- Mars

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is less than two weeks away from wrapping up a 10-month journey to Mars' orbit, from where it will study the planet's atmosphere and shed more light on its history.

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Too late: Amazon slashes Fire Phone price by $200

Amazon today slashed the price of its three-month-old Fire Phone to 99 cents, an obvious bid to boost slow sales.

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Home Depot confirms breach

Home Depot on Monday confirmed that intruders broke into its payment networks and accessed credit and debit card data of an unspecified number of customers who shopped at its U.S. and Canadian stores.

Senators want FTC probe of Home Depot breach

The FTC should investigate security practices at Home Depot following media reports that the hardware retailer's payment systems were breached, two U.S. senators said Tuesday.

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Apple’s mobile payment rolling out despite problems

If lack of data visibility is crippling Apple, what chance do mere IT mortals have?

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Payment industry says Apple's EasyPay is great news

Apple next week will put momentum into the mobile payments industry and the industry can't wait, Yoyo CEO Alain Falys tells Computerworld.

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