EFF FOIA suit findings: FBI relationship with Best Buy’s Geek Squad dates back 10+ years; staff would tip FBI on unlawful customer data, in some cases be paid (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)

March 6, 2018

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: EFF FOIA suit findings: FBI relationship with Best Buy’s Geek Squad dates back 10+ years; staff would tip FBI on unlawful customer data, in some cases be paid  —  A freedom of information request revealed that the FBI used the Best Buy division’s repair staff to flag illegal content. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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US Treasury official says CFIUS national security panel has identified potential risks that warrant a full investigation of Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm (Chris Sanders/Reuters)

March 6, 2018

Chris Sanders / Reuters: US Treasury official says CFIUS national security panel has identified potential risks that warrant a full investigation of Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm  —  (Reuters) – A U.S. government national security panel said it identified potential risks that warrant a full investigation … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Spyware Seller Shuts Down After Hack

An anonymous reader writes: Retina-X, a company that sells spyware or ‘stalkerware’ for everyday users has ceased operations after yet another hack. Retina-X sells a handful of apps that monitor computers and cellphones. These are marketed to parents and employees but also used by abusive or jealous partners. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Source: www.slashdot.org

March 6, 2018
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Uber Spent $10.7 Billion in Nine Years. Does It Have Enough to Show for It?

An anonymous reader shares a report: What makes Uber Technologies the most valuable venture-backed technology company in the world? Investors say size and growth. The business is transforming global transportation networks. On closer inspection of its financial performance, Uber also pioneered a very expensive way of establishing a market and staying on top. Uber has had little trouble finding investors eager to buy into its vision. It relishes telling backers…

March 6, 2018
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BrandPost: Whose Job is It, Anyway?

As digital transformation and high-profile data breaches elevate IT security to a C-suite priority, many organizations are rethinking who takes ownership of security, and how to best structure executive roles and responsibilities. Despite its increased importance, executive ownership of security varies greatly across firms, depending on company size and specific industry. Exclusive IDG and IBM research revealed that nearly half (49%) of companies say security is the responsibility of the…

March 6, 2018
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Women in Logistics Joins Transport Institute to Create New Forum

UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), has announced the successful incorporation of Women in Logistics UK (WiL), with effect from March 1. CILT and WiL will be joining forces to create a ground-breaking new forum that will promote diversity and inclusion within the profession. Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT(UK), said: Source: http://www.handyshippingguide.com

March 6, 2018
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BrandPost: AI and the Workforce: Augmenting Human Skill, Not Replacing It

There’s no denying that the general perception of artificial intelligence (AI) is often tinged with concern, if not outright fear. After all, even if sci-fi scenarios of robotic overlords are a stretch, AI-based solutions are sure to displace thousands of knowledge-based employees, right? Not so fast. As cognitive technologies that leverage AI have entered the market, their main impact has been augmenting existing job functions, not eliminating workers. In fact,…

March 6, 2018
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