Stories by Linda Melone

Highly regulated companies tiptoe into social media

Some healthcare providers, financial services firms and other companies in highly regulated industries are taking full advantage of social media, even though they're awash in rules. Here's how they do it.

Social media gains in regulated industries

Even if you're knee-deep in regulations, it is possible to get the benefits other kinds of companies do from being active in social media. Here's how some approach it.

Car-hacking: Bluetooth and other security issues

Thanks to increased computerization and access to the outside world for functions including music and social networking, researchers have successfully hacked cars -- brakes applied remotely, conversations overheard, GPS signals interfered with. This has potentially disastrous consequences, especially for managers of large fleets of trucks, cars and other vehicles.

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