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how to export apple health data for your doctor

How hard can it be?

After three decades as a IT consultant, this pilot leaves his long-time employer to start his own company -- and discovers just what kind of client behavior he's been shielded from for all those years.

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Box woos financial services firms with a tailored cloud offering

It was just about two weeks ago that Box set out to remove a major barrier to the cloud for security-minded organizations with its Encryption Key Management capability. Now, it's taken that focus a step further with a full-fledged...

hp aruba acquisition

Wait, WHAT? HP buying Aruba, say deep-throats

Super-secret-squirrel rumor-mongers say HP is buying Aruba Networks, a leading Wi-Fi infrastructure outfit. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get connected...

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FCC net-neutrality vote is GO, as GOP gives up (but beware friendly-fire)

Things are looking up for FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's net-neutrality proposal. Democracy FTW! But there may be a last-minute, dramatic insect in the topical medicine...

Hacked, unlocked, unsafe.

Anthem now says 78.8M were affected by breach

The Anthem data breach may have exposed 78.8 million records, according to a more finely tuned estimate by the health insurance company, which is still investigating.

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NASA delays spacewalk for added suit check

NASA postponed a spacewalk on the International Space Station that had been slated for today because astronauts needed time to conduct further checks on the suits that will be used.

President Obama at the State of the Union 2015

In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

The White House may be trying to improve its IT operations by aligning itself more with Silicon Valley thinking.

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Samsung looks to LoopPay for mobile pay foothold

Samsung is expected to unveil its newly-acquired LoopPay mobile magnetic payment technology inside the Galaxy S6 smartphone, a move aimed at keeping Samsung relevant in mobile payments.

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Google worried US could use amended warrant rule to search computers abroad

Google has opposed moves by the U.S. Department of Justice to extend the warrant-issuing authority of magistrate judges to searches of computers in districts other than their own.

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White House gives DJ Patil new job (but what a mouthful)

What's a CDSaDCTODT? Dhanurjay 'DJ' Patil is now the U.S. (deep breath) Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers say it four times fast...

we already know the future of the apple watch

We already know the future of the Apple Watch

Stop, think and consider the evidence, and you already know the future of Apple Watch...

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Russian extradited to U.S. for hacks that stole 160M credit card numbers

A Russian man accused of high-profile cyberattacks on Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Heartland Payment Systems and 7-Eleven has been extradited to the U.S. and appeared in court in Newark, New Jersey, Tuesday. Vladimir Drinkman, 34, of...

DHS cybersecurity staff won’t get paid during shutdown

If Congressional leaders carry through on their threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, life for the agency's cybersecurity professionals will be miserable

equation cyberspies

Equation cyberspies use unrivaled, NSA-style techniques to hit Iran, Russia

A cyberespionage group with a toolset similar to ones used by U.S. intelligence agencies has infiltrated key institutions in countries including Iran and Russia.


Is YOUR money safe? Banks lose $1B from Carbanak / Anunak hacks

'Cybergang' dubbed Carbanak or Anunak blamed for stealing as much as $1,000,000,000 from more than 30 banks. Eugene Kaspersky's eponymous AV company revealed the problem this morning.

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Cybercriminal gang plunders up to $1B from banks over two years

A still-active cybercriminal gang has stolen up to a $1 billion from banks in at least 25 countries over the last two years.

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US government courts Silicon Valley on cybersecurity

Senior U.S. government officials came to Silicon Valley on Friday to deliver a direct appeal to executives from major companies and the cybersecurity industry: Work with us so the nation will be better protected from cyberattacks.

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Memex: Science vs. Sex (your tax dollars at work)

Sex trafficers beware. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says it's getting good at scanning the mysterious 'Dark Web.' In IT Blogwatch, bloggers manipulate the midi-chlorians...

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