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US Census Bureau says breach didn't expose household data

The U.S. Census Bureau said a data breach early last week did not expose survey data it collects on households and businesses.

By Jeremy Kirk | 27 July, 2015 10:41

Tags: security, data breach, U.S. Census Bureau

New government guide designed to boost Windows 8 security

The Australian Signals Directorate has released a collection of four new hardening guides designed to help government agencies secure their IT environments.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 July, 2015 09:38

Tags: Australian Signals Directorate, cloud security, Windows 7, Information Security Manual (ISM), microsoft office, government, cloud computing, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, security, Cloud

In Pictures: Inside the evolving world of wireless charging technology

Wireless charging is starting to make headlines, with companies like Samsung pushing the technology in its Galaxy line of smartphones. But did you know wireless charging goes back as far as the early 1900s?

By Sarah K. White | 27 July, 2015 08:16

Tags: retail, wireless charging, slideshow, mobility, products, wireless

Honda joins list of carmakers embedding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Honda this week became the latest automaker to announce it will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as native features in its 2016 Accord lineup.

By Lucas Mearian | 26 July, 2015 01:11

Tags: Apple, Honda, software, general motors, telematics

EARLY ACCESS Q&A: New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins heads into "hyper-connected" mode

When Cisco Systems employees head into work Monday they'll encounter something they haven't seen in two decades: A new boss. Chuck Robbins -- formerly senior vice president of worldwide operations -- takes over as CEO from John Chambers, one of the most visible and quotable figures in business.

By John Gallant | 26 July, 2015 01:07

Tags: Cisco Systems, Networking, Cisco Subnet, IDG

Windows testers who haven't updated to the latest build will lose Store access

Microsoft wants people who are testing Windows 10 to update to the latest version of the operating system, and the company has provided an important incentive: anyone running an older version of the OS will be unable to access the Windows Store, starting Friday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 25 July, 2015 08:58

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Apple Pay rival CurrentC to start rolling out in US next month

CurrentC, an electronic payment system backed by many of the biggest retailers in the U.S., will begin a limited public roll-out in August, Bloomberg News reported on Friday.

By Martyn Williams | 25 July, 2015 08:45

Tags: retail, industry verticals, Merchant Content Exchange

Honda's trippy Dream Drive is an awesome use of virtual reality

As I climbed into the Honda Pilot SUV, I didn't have high hopes.

By Martyn Williams | 25 July, 2015 08:04

Tags: popular science, Automotive, Honda, industry verticals

Dell's medical expert says patients' wearable data requires context, analysis

Doctors find little value in the way activity data from patients' wearables is presented to them today.

By Fred O'Connor | 25 July, 2015 07:02

Tags: Dell, consumer electronics, health care, industry verticals

Dell's medical expert says patients' wearable data requires context, analysis

Doctors find little value in the way activity data from patients' wearables is presented to them today.

By Fred O'Connor | 25 July, 2015 06:52

Tags: Dell, consumer electronics, health care, industry verticals

Facebook prevails in shareholder lawsuit over IPO

An appeals court has ruled that shareholders cannot sue Facebook or Mark Zuckerberg in a case that accused the company of withholding key financial information from the public until after its IPO.

By Zach Miners | 25 July, 2015 06:26

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, social media, internet, Facebook

Oracle and Google to return to court for Android battle

Oracle and Google have each proposed dates next northern spring for a new jury trial in their dispute over Google's use of Java in Android.

By James Niccolai | 25 July, 2015 05:32

Tags: Google, intellectual property, copyright, Civil lawsuits, legal, Oracle

Hillary Clinton sent classified information via personal email

A government investigation has concluded that Hillary Clinton sent classified information through a personal email account while she served as Secretary of State, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

By Martyn Williams | 25 July, 2015 04:35

Tags: U.S. Department of Justice, security, U.S. Department of State, government

US govt guide aims to bolster security of mobile devices used in health care

Health care providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets for tasks such as accessing and transferring medical records, and submitting prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical information from hackers.

By Fred O'Connor | 25 July, 2015 04:33

Tags: security, hardware systems, tablets, health care, industry verticals, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

Google stops using annoying 'interstitial' mobile app ads

Most mobile web users are all too familiar with the infamous "interstitial" ad that often pops up to promote a website's native app, but this week Google did them a favor and eliminated its own such ads.

By Katherine Noyes | 25 July, 2015 04:08

Tags: advertising, mobile applications, Google, mobile, internet

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