Security

Can Snowden finally kill the ‘harmless metadata’ myth?

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Attorney-General Brandis needs to forget categorising personal data by how it is collected, and focus on whether its use to solve crime justifies invading our privacy.

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Majority of mobile apps will fail basic security tests in the future: Gartner

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The research firm claims that 75 percent of all mobile applications will fail basic security tests next year — leaving the enterprise vulnerable.

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Microsoft and Yahoo spar with U.S. government [Government IT News]

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The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there’s a major policy change, you’re going to see more stories like these.

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Microsoft and Yahoo spar with U.S. government [Government IT News]

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The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there’s a major policy change, you’re going to see more stories like these.

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Apple: Fashion over function doesn’t mean business

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No-one will deny that Cupertino’s products are fashionable and beautifully-designed. But that doesn’t make them enterprise-grade.

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Future of the enterprise: Heavy investment in Internet of Things security

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Research firm Gartner says over 20 percent of enterprises will invest in security for business initiatives using Internet of Things devices by 2017.

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Yahoo says U.S. gov’t threatened $250K in daily fines over data requests in 2008

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But Yahoo didn’t score an all-out victory being that “portions of the documents remain sealed and classified to this day, unknown even to our team.”

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Google Apps patching up with iOS Sync, Hangouts gets free voice calls

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Google is improving upon an app popular for personal and business use cases alike.

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iPhone 6: Four things we need, but may not get

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Maybe the new iPhone 6 will be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but that doesn’t mean Apple still doesn’t have a lot of basics that need fixing.

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China develops facial recognition payment system with near-perfect accuracy

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With 99.8 percent accuracy, the system will be available to both individual customers and retailers by 2015.

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