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SC Ruling Signals New Era for Software Patent Enforcement

The U.S. Supreme Court once again has changed the landscape for software infringement litigation. In a decision released last week, the court severely undercut the ability of plaintiffs to seek out courts that have a track record of being "friendly" to the plaintiff's position -- a practice called "...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Las Vegas Captures Ransomware Crown

Las Vegas is arguably the gambling capital of the world, but it's also the king city for ransomware, based on recent research. Among the world's nations, the United States ranked highest in ransomware incidents, according to a Malwarebytes report on the prevalence and distribution of extortion apps....

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

2017: More Apple Security Flaws, Cyberattacks, Hacktivisim

More security vulnerabilities will appear in the software of Adobe and Apple than in Microsoft's, more attacks on the Internet's infrastructure will occur, and cybersecurity events will stoke international tensions. Those are a few of the predictions for 2017 that security experts have made. Users o...

OPINION

Searching for the Ed Murrow of the Backpack Journalist Generation

Pop quiz: If you can remember the last time you saw a "backpack" journalist -- a one-person band, an all-platform journalist, whatever you want to call them -- filing a story on a network evening newscast or a prime-time cable news broadcast, scream out that reporter's name. Loud. Louder, please. Ch...

CRM BLOG SAFARI

Getting Creepy With Your Data

Optimizing the value of customer data and respecting customers' privacy are two immutable and opposing forces that companies always try to balance -- usually unsuccessfully. Few for-profit firms have proven themselves able to avoid challenging the privacy boundary when captivated by the lure of data...

Privacy Flap Bedevils Facebook

Facebook has modified its Beacon ad program by making its off-site broadcasting capabilities more obvious to users and easier to opt out of -- at least, in some cases. However, that adjustment hasn't quelled privacy concerns on the part of users and at least one security vendor. Facebook has been tr...

Domestic Spy Satellite Program Halted on Privacy Fears

The Department of Homeland Security has opted to postpone the planned opening of its new National Applications Office that would oversee the expanded use of spy satellite imagery of American territories, the agency announced Monday. The NAO had been scheduled to start operations on Oct. 1. The decis...

Blinding Eyes in the Sky Won’t Work, Say Sat Pix Providers

Tightening controls over distribution of commercial satellite photos may not be in the best interest of the nation, according to academic and industry experts on the subject. "It is sometimes more advantageous for our military to have satellite imaging broadly available, especially if you're in a s...

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