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  • The economic cost of being hacked

    17m By Ian Barker
    We all know that hacking is big business, 2015 proved to be a record year for cyber crime, and it's predicted that 2016 could be even worse. But aside from the worry of putting customer and employee information at risk, what are the financial penalties of…
  • IT security teams face increased pressures

    1h By Ian Barker
    Security teams face threats from outside the organization but also challenges within to put protection in place and satisfy executive and regulatory demands. Managed security company Trustwave has published its latest Security Pressures Report, compiling the…
  • NetworkMiner 2.0 adds keyword filtering

    1h By Mike Williams
    NETRESEC has shipped NetworkMiner 2.0, the latest edition of its powerful network forensic analysis tool. The update does a better job of interpreting your network traffic, with new parsers for SMB2 and Modbus/TCP, file extraction from SMB writes, and improved…
  • France orders Facebook to stop tracking non-users

    3h By Anthony Spadafora
    Facebook is facing a great deal of heat in the European Union, where many countries are concerned with the ways in which the social network collects data and how it uses cookies to track Internet users. The CNIL, France’s data protection authority, has…
  • Copyfish extends its free OCR to the desktop

    Tue 9:21pm By Mike Williams
    Copyfish is a free Chrome extension which can extract text from just about anything in a browser tab -- images, videos, documents, more -- and optionally translate it, too. That’s great, but it’s just got even better, with new support for desktop OCR.…
  • Apple Music finally arrives on Sonos

    Tue 8:44pm By Brian Fagioli
    Picking a streaming music service can be difficult as they are all largely the same -- listen to all you want for a small monthly fee. While Spotify is my current favorite service, Apple Music has been piquing my interest more and more. The problem? Lack of a…
  • Your business is likely storing useless data

    Tue 7:13pm By Sead Fadilpašić
    Your company computer is probably clogged with unnecessary data, and your company’s cloud is probably filled with things no one really uses any more. Those are the results of a Crown Records Management/Censuswide survey, released on Clean out Your Computer…
  • Ford set to announce new in-car technology at Mobile World Congress

    Tue 4:55pm By Alan Buckingham
    Another big show is looming on the horizon, though it seems the last big electronics expo just recently wrapped up. Mobile World Congress, which runs February 22-25 in Barcelona, Spain, is thought of as strictly a show for handsets. In fairness, that's what it…
  • Lack of expertise passes security as top cloud challenge

    Tue 3:30pm By Ian Barker
    The latest State of the Cloud report from cloud management specialist RightScale reveals that a lack of resources and expertise is now the top cloud challenge -- cited by 32 percent of respondents. This means it has overtaken security, mentioned by only 29…
  • Looker brings business analytics to big data

    Tue 2:15pm By Ian Barker
    We hear a lot about big data, but collecting lots of information is of no use unless you’re able to get some practical benefit from it. Business intelligence platform Looker is expanding its support for big data with new products supporting SQL query engines…
  • Korora 23 'Coral' Linux distro is finally here -- Fedora for the rest of us

    Tue 12:31pm By Brian Fagioli
    When you decide to embrace Linux on the desktop, it can be quite exciting. There is a good chance you started your computing journey with Microsoft Windows, but now you want something different. While choosing the open source route can be a smart move, it…
  • Apple's CloudKit gets server API

    Tue 11:32am By Anthony Spadafora
    Apple has made CloudKit much more appealing to developers by adding a server-side API to its framework. This will allow them to add much more functionality to apps that are powered by the service and to utilize it even when users have not interacted with iOS,…
  • New platform helps techies discover their market value

    Tue 11:27am By Ian Barker
    Not everyone is on the lookout for a new job, but it's always interesting to know what opportunities are available and what your worth might be. San Francisco-based Woo is launching its platform for letting tech talent gauge their market value and find…
  • CloudMagic is a great cross-platform email app [Review]

    Tue 11:24am By Mihăiță Bamburic
    Finding an email app that I can enjoy using has proven to be quite a challenge. I want an app that is available on multiple platforms, that works on smartphones, tablets and PCs equally well. I also want it to support all my favorite email services, and make…
  • Covertly monitor PCs and Macs with ActivTrak

    Tue 9:30am By Mike Williams
    ActivTrak is a professional cloud-managed service which can help you covertly monitor activity on PCs and Macs. The system is extremely easy to set up, very difficult for others to spot, and provides a range of usage reports which you can access from anywhere.…
  • US employees waste 30 percent of their work week on status meetings

    Tue 7:59am By Ian Barker
    Meetings are often seen as one of the great time wasters of the workplace. A new survey from business collaboration specialist Clarizen suggests that this is more than just supposition. It reveals that US workers spend on average 11.8 hours per week preparing…
  • Google enables peer-to-peer support in Hangouts to improve call quality

    Tue 7:36am By Anthony Spadafora
    Call quality and speed issues often make it difficult for users to fully embrace video and audio calling over the internet. To help solve this, Google has updated its video and audio communications service Hangouts by allowing peer to peer (P2P) connections…
  • Cato Cloud aims to simplify network security

    Tue 4:38am By Ian Barker
    The growth of distributed enterprise networks and changes in traffic patterns as data moves to the cloud has presented companies with problems in ensuring that all of their information and endpoints are properly protected. To address this, Israeli company Cato…
  • IT graduates are in high demand in UK

    Tue 4:23am By Sead Fadilpašić
    IT graduates are among the most sought after in the United Kingdom, a new report by CV-Library says. CV-Library, an independent job site, says that the country grapples with the challenge of an impending skills shortage -- there were a total of 893 IT jobs for…
  • Comcast partners with WeatherBug to help Xfinity customers with energy usage

    Mon 11:34pm By Alan Buckingham
    Given the rising costs and environmental dangers of energy consumption, people are becoming increasingly concerned. There are a number of options coming onto the market that allow customers to monitor energy usage, a market created by climate change and a…