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Braintree publicly launches Venmo Touch to 'be as important for next decade of commerce as PayPal was for last'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Buying something on mobile devices is a feat of digital dexterity (see what I did there?). Payments company Braintree has publicly released Venmo Touch and made updates to its iOS software developer kit (SDK) to make mobile purchases...
Braintree publicly launches Venmo Touch to 'be as important for next decade of commerce as PayPal was for last'
Samsung's Galaxy Note to become official 'phablet' for American Airlines flight attendants

Compromised phpMyAdmin download reinforces importance of verifying checksums

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The latest stable version of phpMyAdmin — the popular, GUI-based MySQL database software — was released late last month, but thanks to a compromised download mirror, users running the newest version may still be vulnerable to hackers. At some point after September 22, an unknown attacker managed to insert a...
Compromised phpMyAdmin download reinforces importance of verifying checksums

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

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Remember when the New York Times tried to make that whole, your-cell-phone-is-a-tracking-device idea happen? Well, it seemed that most of the population didn’t care. But perhaps the news that the National Security Administration has been collecting phone metadata on Verizon’s customers inside the U.S. might help people get hip to...
Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

Guest Post: Advertisers Likely to Flock to Facebook's New Self-Serve Targeting Feature

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This is a guest post by Resolution Media Director of Client Strategy and Development George Manas. Marketers seeking better ways to reduce waste, influence buying behavior and strengthen brand equity are likely to embrace Facebook Partner Categories. Launched on April 10, this new self-service capability puts a rich array of data-driven targeting...
Guest Post: Advertisers Likely to Flock to Facebook's New Self-Serve Targeting Feature

Kontagent turns data mining into SaaS for mobile apps

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Social and mobile analytics startup Kontagent has expanded its business to include a data-mining service powered by Hive, the SQL-like interface for querying data stored within Hadoop. It’s a smart move by the company, and one that other cloud-based analytics providers would be wise to replicate. What makes it so...
Kontagent turns data mining into SaaS for mobile apps

UK Court Wants To Limit Copyright Trolling... But Not Enough To Stop It Entirely

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Earlier this week there was a long and detailed ruling out of the UK's High Court of Justice, looking into the practice of copyright trolling (suing a bunch of alleged infringers based mainly on IP address info, where the real purpose is to send threatening letters to get people to...
UK Court Wants To Limit Copyright Trolling... But Not Enough To Stop It Entirely

AT&T and IBM team up for private enterprise cloud service

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Wireless operator AT&T and IBM announced on Tuesday a partnership to build a cloud service using on private networks instead of the Internet. The join venture combines AT&T’s virtual private networking technology and IBM’s SmartCloud Enterprise+ product. The service is set to arrive next year and is specifically built for...
AT&T and IBM team up for private enterprise cloud service
German court rules Apple sharing customer data violates privacy laws

FTC Charges Two Firms With Leaking Customer Data on P-to-P Networks

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In a first for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency has filed charges against two businesses that allegedly allowed consumer personal data to be leaked......
FTC Charges Two Firms With Leaking Customer Data on P-to-P Networks

Will Bloomberg Disclose How Heavily Reporters Mined Customer Data? (It Watches Them, Too)

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Let me start by saying up front that I used to work at Bloomberg News, so what I’m about to say is informed by that experience. I worked at Bloomberg for about year after the company bought BusinessWeek magazine from McGraw-Hill and turned it into Bloomberg Businessweek. In that capacity...
Will Bloomberg Disclose How Heavily Reporters Mined Customer Data? (It Watches Them, Too)
CipherCloud secures $30M to secure enterprise apps
Business Cloud Computing: Privacy Is Just As Important As Security

How Zappos' User Agreement Failed In Court and Left Zappos Legally Naked (Forbes Cross-Post)

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By Eric Goldman In re Zappos.com Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, 2012 WL 4466660 (D. Nev. Sept. 27, 2012). In......
How Zappos' User Agreement Failed In Court and Left Zappos Legally Naked (Forbes Cross-Post)

Boxever launches out of beta with high hopes for optimising airline data

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Boxever, the real-time customer intelligence platform for airlines has launched today to help flight companies achieve more with their own data. The company provides a way for airlines to segment and target customers in real-time with a recommendation engine that returns relevant flights, destinations and other probable requirements like hotels,...
Boxever launches out of beta with high hopes for optimising airline data
Drawing The Line Between Clever And Creepy With Customer Data

LivingSocial Hacked -- More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed

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LivingSocial, the daily deals site owned in part by Amazon, has suffered a massive cyber-attack on its computer systems, which an email — just sent to employees and obtained by AllThingsD.com — said resulted in “unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers.” The breach has impacted 50...
LivingSocial Hacked -- More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed

FBI collected details of 'Going Dark' surveillance woes

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Internal Homeland Security report says agents had problems extracting customer data from companies including Comcast, MetroPCS, and T-Mobile. In an odd twist, Homeland Security demanded the report's return after it released it publicly. [Read more]...
FBI collected details of 'Going Dark' surveillance woes

Adobe investigates alleged customer data breach

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Adobe said Wednesday it is investigating the release of 230 names, email addresses and encrypted passwords claimed to have been stolen from a company database. The information was released on Tuesday on Pastebin by a self-proclaimed Egyptian hacker named "ViruS_HimA." The hacker, who claimed the database accessed holds more...
Adobe investigates alleged customer data breach

500 New Cloud Apps Come Online Everyday And This Startup Protects Companies From The Onslaught

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Three months ago Skyhigh Networks came out of stealth with a new service that helps enterprises discover the cloud apps that employees sneak into work. Today, Skyhigh announced that it's landed a $20 million Series B round from venture capitalists Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners. (It never disclosed the total...
500 New Cloud Apps Come Online Everyday And This Startup Protects Companies From The Onslaught

Saleforce's Chatter mobile apps updated to allow access to customer data, easier creation of content

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Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.com has released an update to Chatter, its enterprise-focused social network. The iOS and Android mobile apps are getting a refresh and, starting today, companies will be able to access, create, and act on customer data/information within Salesforce — all through the Chatter feed, across any device....
Saleforce's Chatter mobile apps updated to allow access to customer data, easier creation of content

Hacker posts Verizon customer files, says 3 million stolen

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A hacker claims to have stolen more than three million customer entries from Verizon's database after hacking the carrier, and he has posted some 300,000 entries to a code-sharing site as proof. The hacker, who goes by the Twitter handle @TibitXimer, says he gained root access to Verizon's customer data...
Hacker posts Verizon customer files, says 3 million stolen

GoDaddy: 'We weren't attacked.'

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Web hosting giant GoDaddy has completed its investigation of the outage on Monday that crippled its site as well as hundreds of thousands that it hosts, and the company has concluded it was not the result of an external attack. This after a member of the hacktivist group Anonymous claimed...
GoDaddy: 'We weren't attacked.'
Data sovereignty issues still weigh on cloud adoption

Skype Accused Of Handing Out Private Info To Private Company

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Over the last year or so, there's been concern about Skype's commitment to privacy following its acquisition by Microsoft. Now a situation in the Netherlands is serving to renew those fears. As highlighted by Slashdot, it appears that Skype handed over information on a 16-year-old user to a private information...
Skype Accused Of Handing Out Private Info To Private Company
Yammer, Jive, Microsoft Sharepoint are "blank pieces of paper," says startup

Apple joins Facebook and Microsoft in revealing US surveillance requests

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Tech firm promises users that iMessage, FaceTime, location details and Siri requests remain privateThe technology firm Apple says it has received 4,000-5,000 surveillance requests from the US government about its customers since December 2012.The company's disclosure comes after the Guardian revealed the existence of a US National Security Agency programme...
Apple joins Facebook and Microsoft in revealing US surveillance requests
Big data: a retailer's guide to likes, tweets, reviews, customer data, and basically everything else (infographic)
Will there be an Amazon of Europe?

FiveStars takes its loyalty program out of the US, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers

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FiveStars, a startup offering a loyalty card program for local businesses, kicked off its first expansion outside the US today via a new partnership with Canadian telecommunications company Rogers. The new program, which is dubbed Vicinity, will be run by Rogers and powered by FiveStars’ proprietary technology, which integrates with point-of-sale (POS)...
FiveStars takes its loyalty program out of the US, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers
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