Facebook Must Stop Tracking Belgian Users, Court Rules

Facebook must stop tracking Belgian users’ surfing outside the social network and delete data it’s already gathered, or it will face fines of 250,000 ($312,000) euros a day, a Belgian court ruled. From a report: Facebook “doesn’t sufficiently inform” clients about the data it gathers on their broader web use, nor does it explain what it does with the information or say how long it stores it, the Brussels Court…

February 16, 2018
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Chinese retail giant takes domestic delivery to the rails

China’s largest retailer JD.com, fresh from the $2.5 billion sale of 19.6 percent of its logistics unit, is testing the use of the country’s fast growing high speed rail network for the delivery of products ordered online as the e-commerce specialist continues its breakneck expansion.JD.com will… Source: http://www.joc.com

February 16, 2018
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Tencent’s Supercell reports $810M profit on $2B in revenue for 2017, down from $1B profit on $2.3B in revenue in 2016 (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

February 16, 2018

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Tencent’s Supercell reports $810M profit on $2B in revenue for 2017, down from $1B profit on $2.3B in revenue in 2016  —  Supercell announced that it earned a profit of $810 million on revenues of $2.029 billion in 2017.  That’s an enviable financial accomplishment for a company that didn’t release … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Ask Slashdot: Could Linux Ever Become Fully Compatible With Windows and Mac Software?

dryriver writes: Linux has been around for a long time now. A lot of work has gone into it; it has evolved nicely and it dominates in the server space. Computer literate people with some tech skills also like to use it as their desktop OS. It’s free and open source. It’s not vendor-locked, full of crapware or tied to any walled garden. It’s fast and efficient. But most “everyday…

February 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: How IT can both deliver business value and ‘keep the lights on’

While IT used to be limited to silos within an organization, today it is everywhere as more and more businesses become IT companies at heart. One of the dangers they face is that of “legacy suffocation,” where daily maintenance churn increasingly drains IT budgets and leaves diminishing funds for innovations. These companies gradually fall behind in the marketplace, sales slump, and it gets ever more difficult to attract the talent…

February 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: How to leverage weather to build a disaster recovery plan

Each year, business continuity and disaster recovery professionals must plan for an increasing array of threats. As risks expand and diversify, professionals must incorporate more in-depth information into their disaster recovery plans to best prepare for the worst scenarios. While our recent business continuity survey found that cybersecurity is the top risk on most professionals’ minds, there is a more common and predictable threat: Severe weather. Severe weather and disaster…

February 16, 2018
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