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NIST has new Privacy tool to help with growing regulations

As a patchwork of privacy regulations start to appear at the state level in the U.S., the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released guidance on how to keep data private. The new, "version 1.0" framework is designed to help enterprises manage...

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5G: More than self-driving cars and smartphones

There's certainly a lot of hype around 5G. This coming mobile data technology promises high speeds, high data capacity. and negligible lag. A typical promise: 5G will enable you to download an entire 4K movie in 25 seconds. Other promises: So fast cars will use it to...

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Gartner projects 3.4% increase in IT spending for 2020

Gartner Inc. headquarters in Stamford, Conn. IT Research and Advisory firm Gartner, Inc. projects worldwide IT spending to grow to nearly $3.9 trillion in 2020, an increase of 3.4 percent from 2019. "Software will be the fastest-growing major market this year,"...

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California’s new privacy law sparks confusion, inconsistency

California's new privacy law took effect Jan. 1 and so far, the results are confusing and inconsistent. One of the markers of the new law is a "Do Not Sell My Info" link. But some websites do not have it yet, or have buried it in fine print. The L.A. Times offered up...

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Facebook, Apple, FTC discuss privacy at CES 2020

At the giant Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas yesterday, the data privacy officer for Facebook said Facebook is just like Apple in building "privacy by design." But she was challenged by an FTC Commissioner. The Privacy Roundtable marked the first time since...

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5G in 2020: Needs a couple more years, experts say

Several year-end stories are noting that we're not there yet with 5G. The Wall Street Journal (paywall) quotes several CIOs as seeing this new technology needing a couple more years to be fully deployed. Yes, phone manufacturers are starting to offer 5G capabilities...

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Iranian hackers deploying destructive “wiper” malware

An Iran-based hacking group has been deploying a new "wiper" malware that destroys computer systems and the data housed on them. While the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned of Iranian wiper malware last June, IBM researchers announced...

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