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  • Big Data Brings Big Privacy Concerns

    Wary of privacy implications of massive data collection systems, the Senate Commerce Committee plans to continue a probe of the industry, coinciding with a separate inquiry underway at the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Can Windows 8 Give Developers What iOS and Android Lack?

    Microsoft's future hinges on attracting developers to build Windows 8 apps. But by offering financial incentives, supporting a range of programming languages and allowing developers to write code once for multiple devices, those developers may soon follow.

  • New security flaws ID'd in BlackBerry 6 OS, enterprise IM apps

    It's been more than two months since Research In Motion (RIM) reported a BlackBerry smartphone or BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) security flaw, but the Canadian company has announced a handful of recently discovered vulnerabilities in its BlackBerry 6 handheld OS and BES for IBM Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange. BlackBerry Torch 9800 with Padlock (Image Credit: Brian Sacco)

  • Windows Intune 2.0: Four new features

    Windows Intune, Microsoft's Web-based PC management and security platform, may not get the same level of attention as cloud services like Office 365 or Windows Azure, but Microsoft is betting big on Intune to be the cloud service that will facilitate IT's evolving job of remotely managing PCs.

  • 3 ways to save yourself after a phishing attack

    Figures don't lie, the old aphorism goes, but liars can figure. And after nearly 20 years covering technology, I've realized that you could update that saying to: Benchmarks don't lie, but liars can benchmark.

  • Telecom Bill Cramming Impacts IT's Bottom Line

    In June, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) announced plans to propose new rules to increase transparency and disclosure on phone bills in order to help protect consumers from "cramming", the illegal addition of unauthorized fees onto a monthly phone bills.

  • Smartphone data plans: How to keep bandwidth usage in check

    I love my hometown of San Francisco. Great weather, great views, great food. But terrible radio. So when I'm driving, I've developed the habit of tuning into Pandora on an iPhone that I link to my car radio. Like a lot of other AT&T customers, I've been moved from my unlimited data plan to measured service. Yes, that was my choice, but what has the metered plan done to my music habit? And does that mean I made a mistake?

  • Will Skype be another Microsoft license gotcha?

    After Microsoft acquired Skype earlier this month for $8.5 billion, most of the questions revolved around how Skype's IM, voice and video calling features will fit into Microsoft enterprise products such as Outlook and Lync.

  • Numbers You Need to Know: Employees Take Tech to Work

    More than ever, workers want to take advantage of the <a href="http://www.theinfoboom.com/articles/the-complicated-new-face-of-personal-computing/">technology they use in their everyday lives</a> to help them do their jobs better. Forrester Research's first-quarter Forrsights for Business Technology survey shows that although the practice isn't widespread, employees are increasingly using applications and devices for work that have not been approved by their companies.

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