Why It’s So Hard To Trust Facebook

Brian Stelter, writing for CNN: Why won’t Facebook show the public the propagandistic ads that a so-called Russian troll farm bought last year to target American voters? That lack of transparency is troubling to many observers. “Show us the ads Zuck!” Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jason Calacanis wrote on Twitter when The Washington Post reported on the surreptitious ad buys on Wednesday. Calacanis said Facebook was “profiting off fake news,” echoing…

September 8, 2017
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House Energy and Commerce Committee, Financial Services Committee, and New York attorney general announce probes into Equifax breach (Tony Romm/Recode)

September 8, 2017

Tony Romm / Recode: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Financial Services Committee, and New York attorney general announce probes into Equifax breach  —  Meanwhile, New York announces its own investigation.  —  The U.S. Congress plans to probe a massive data breach at the credit-monitoring service Equifax … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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US import surge in July belies fall slowdown

Containerized US imports are projected to set a new record this year. An unexpected surge in imports in July will take some of the steam out of peak-season volumes this autumn, although 2017 will still be a record year for US imports, according to the Global Port Tracker published by the… Source: http://www.joc.com

September 8, 2017
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Could ‘Re-Engineering’ Earth Help Ease the Hurricane Threat?

As hurricanes continue to increase in frequency and intensity, a $10-billion-a-year project proposes injecting sulfate into the atmosphere to cool down the Earth and reduce the number of hurricanes by 50% for a staggering 50 years. From a report: In an attempt to combat climate change, a multinational team of scientists are working on a plan to literally re-engineer the Earth in order to cool it down and reduce the…

September 8, 2017
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BrandPost: Protect Your Assets

What if you could easily manage and protect your technology, wherever it was? With our asset tagging and engraving services, we make identifying, tracking, securing, and recovering your technology easier and more affordable than ever before. Keeping track of your technology can be difficult. At our Wilmington, OH Distribution Center and ISO 9001:2008 certified technical configuration lab, our team of experts makes it easy to track and manage your assets….

September 8, 2017
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BrandPost: The Planning Never Stops

From custom configuration to rollouts and beyond, our newly expanded Wilmington Distribution Center provides you with dependable, seamless fulfillment on your schedule. Inventory planning is just one of the many capabilities we specialize in. To make sure your rollout functions seamlessly, we can: Manage the logistics of your rollout Securely store newly purchased equipment Custom-tailor to your delivery schedule Our experts understand inventory planning is absolutely crucial to the success…

September 8, 2017
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BrandPost: How Are You Making Worldwide Connections?

It’s old news at this point – we live in a connected world. Communication and collaboration can happen across borders, across oceans, all in the blink of an eye. But procurement of the hardware you need to make all that possible can often be a challenge. So we asked a group of your peers what they’re doing to manage their global IT procurement needs. For example, we found that 70%…

September 8, 2017
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BrandPost: Connection Named Lenovo Platinum Data Center Partner

At Connection, we never stop investing in training and resources to deliver better IT solutions and services to you. Our dedication to exceptional customer service runs deep throughout the company – from our Account Managers focused on building long-lasting partnerships with you to our engineers architecting some of the most innovative technology solutions in the industry. That passion for excellence is one of my favorite parts of the job. So…

September 8, 2017
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Trans-Pac spot rates tread water ahead of Golden Week

Trans-Pacific spot rates have slid steadily since July. Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific continued to tread water this week, although space on vessels leaving Asia should tighten noticeably later this month before factories in China close on Oct. 1 for the annual Golden Week celebration. The spot rate for shipping a… Source: http://www.joc.com

September 8, 2017
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Mexican Tax Refund Site Left 400GB of Sensitive Customer Info Wide Open

Mexican VAT refund site MoneyBack exposed sensitive customer information online as a result of a misconfigured database. From a report: A CouchDB database featuring half a million customers’ passport details, credit card numbers, travel tickets and more was left publicly accessible, security firm Kromtech reports. More than 400GB of sensitive information could be either downloaded or viewed because of a lack of access controls before the system was recently secured….

September 8, 2017
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