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  • Social Media Policy Offers Dos and Don'ts for Employees

    Many companies have a love-hate relationship social media. They hate that employees may say something inappropriate or confidential, but they love the marketing impact of an army of workers hitting the social networks. We peek into Xerox's social media policy to see what the company tells its workers.

  • 5 world problems too big for big data

    Despite advances in computing power, storage and analytics technology, some challenges are still too big for big data. Here's a look at five such problems -- and what it will take to solve them.

  • Does Mavericks Burst Open the Door to BYOD for OS X?

    By offering a free Mac OS X upgrade that's (quietly) enterprise-friendly, Apple may have found a way to appeal to both the consumer and business sides of Mac users' persona. And once they have a chance to test it, it may even make CIOs happy.

  • How the Snowden Effect Is Paralyzing CIOs

    Whether you describe Edward Snowden as a hero or a criminal, theres no denying the impact that this self-described computer wizard is having on IT leaders. After all, if even the NSA can fall victim to a tech-savvy millennial, how can they defend their data?

  • PayPal says it's time to ditch passwords and PINs

    PayPal CISO Michael Barrett took the keynote stage at Interop to announce the impending death of passwords and their replacement with more robust authentication protocols based on an open standard. Apple may lead the way with its next iPhone.

  • Facebook Rolls Out New Account Recovery Feature

    If you've lost access to your Facebook account, the social network has a new service called Trusted Contacts. This feature relies on close friends to help you safely restore your information and your account.

  • Could Privacy Protection Bills Hinder Law Enforcement?

    The Electronic Communications Privacy Act reform bill advances to the Senate floor to better protect email privacy. Meanwhile a House subcommittee considers privacy protections for location data, data which some in law enforcement say is necessary to solve crimes.

  • Will Obamacare Tax Your iPhone as a Medical Device?

    Food and Drug Administration official addresses concerns that the agency will impose heavy regulations on consumer devices in health IT rulemaking and discusses possibility of iPhone tax under Obama's health care law.

  • 5 ways to avoid mobile app development failure

    Businesses are moving fast to address the demand for both employee- and customer-facing mobile apps. However, there is a danger in rushing. Here are five ways to avoid pushing out a mobile app too soon.

  • Cybersecurity Action Not Reaction Needed to Avoid Disaster

    Leaders from industry and academia testify at a joint House subcommittee hearing about the importance of government support for cybersecurity research and education. R&D is imperative to bolster defenses again digital attacks on critical infrastructure operated by the government and private sector.

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