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Federal-Reserve-will-not-stop-the-ETH-merge-surge

Federal Reserve will not stop the ETH merge surge


Saturday, August 6, 2022 by

Stefan Rust, CEO of Laguna Labs, shares his comments about the recent price surge in Ether (ETH), why it will not be derailed by the Federal Reserve interest rate hikes for long, and how Ethereum’s upcoming merge to Proof of Stake is a very promising development for the future for decentralized finance. The Federal Reserve can’t stop Ethereum’s...


Security-compliance-predictions-for-2022

Security compliance predictions for 2022


Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by

Edward Tuorinsky is the Managing Principal of DTS, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, that provides information technology and management consulting services in the areas of program management, governance, strategic planning, organization advancement, business process efficiency, software development, system integration, and learning enhancement solutions....


Bitcoin-price-prediction-after-central-banks-interest-rates-rise

Bitcoin price prediction after central banks interest rates rise


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by

Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies are likely to jump this week on central banks' interest rates announcements, predicts the CEO of one of the world's largest independent financial advisory, asset management, and fintech organizations. Bitcoin price prediction from Nigel Green The prediction from Nigel Green, the game-changing CEO and found...


App-advertising-models-in-the-future

App advertising models in the future


Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by

Remember when content was king, back before three companies came to dominate digital advertising? Well, the content will be king again, thanks to emerging privacy regulations and a new interest in curbing anti-competitive behavior. But the future isn’t written in stone. In fact, we’re making it up as we go. Here’s how app developers and publishers can ...


Virtual-PrivacyCon-2021

Virtual PrivacyCon 2021


Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will host PrivacyCon 2021 to examine the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. Virtual PrivacyCon 2021 WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET WHERE: The event will be held online. A link to view PrivacyCon will be posted the morning of the event to ftc.gov and the eve...


Open-source-solution-adapts-apps-for-Huawei-AppGallery

Open source solution adapts apps for Huawei AppGallery


Thursday, April 15, 2021 by

Huawei has announced that its developer partner bluesource has created an open-source¹ method that adapts GMS apps for AppGallery removing the need to redevelop apps specifically for Huawei’s app store. The solution, called the Choice SDK, makes it easy for app publishers to transform their existing apps based on GMS and Firebase frameworks into HMS usable...


Zero-trust-framework-no-longer-optional-2021-predictions

Zero trust framework no longer optional 2021 predictions


Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 and the shift to remote work have accelerated Zero Trust adoption in the enterprise. In 2021 and the following years, implementing a Zero Trust approach will become essential to protecting every enterprise, regardless of industry. This is due to the increasing volume of cyberthreats that organizations and individuals face on a regula...


Database-ecosystem-will-flourish-in-2021

Database ecosystem will flourish in 2021


Thursday, January 7, 2021 by

Related to COVID-19, I think the big stories will revolve around managing remote workforces, cost-cutting by the consolidation of empty buildings, and adapting to changes in consumer behavior. Database ecosystem will flourish in 2021 Despite the fact that IT budgets have been tight in 2020, businesses have adapted to the changed consumer behaviors. As a result, I ...


Flight-to-the-Future-adds-1-million-drone-based-jobs

Flight to the Future adds 1 million drone-based jobs


Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by

Earlier this summer, Aquiline Drones (AD) launched a new employment initiative called Flight to the Future (F2F) to help pilots and the general public re-boot their careers by becoming certified commercial drone operators. This is to fulfill the increasing demand for commercial drone services nationwide.  Now, the organization has announced a massive corporate offi...


Coronavirus-takes-down-GDC-and-is-impacting-SXSW,-is-E3-next

Coronavirus takes down GDC and is impacting SXSW, is E3 next


Thursday, March 5, 2020 by

San Francisco and the tech industry felt trembles and it wasn’t an earthquake or Godzilla, it was Coronavirus flexing its muscle as the leadership at GDC announced at the end of last week that they were postponing the weeklong Game Developers Conference indefinitely, which was scheduled to kick off March 16. That means that over 30,000 people won’t be attend...


CircleCI-now-has-AWS-GovCloud-support-plus-several-other-updates

CircleCI now has AWS GovCloud support plus several other updates


Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by

CircleCI announced the availability of AWS GovCloud support among several other updates to their server solution. GovCloud is an AWS service specifically built for U.S. government agencies, defense companies, and other regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, justice/public safety, and energy. As of today, CircleCI server installations on AWS are configured ...


FTC-cracks-down-on-comprehensive-data-security-for-Utah-company

FTC cracks down on comprehensive data security for Utah company


Thursday, November 14, 2019 by

A Utah-based technology company has agreed to implement a comprehensive data security program to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company failed to put in place reasonable security safeguards, which allowed a hacker to access the personal information of a million consumers. InfoTrax Systems, L.C., provides back-end operation services to multi-leve...


FTC-cracks-down-on-stalking-apps

FTC cracks down on stalking apps


Thursday, October 24, 2019 by

The Federal Trade Commission has barred the developers of three “stalking” apps from selling apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices unless they take certain steps to ensure the apps will only be used for legitimate purposes. The settlement resolves allegations that these apps compromised the privacy and security of the consumer devices on which th...


FTC-extends-comment-deadline-on-COPPA-Rule

FTC extends comment deadline on COPPA Rule


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by

The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline to submit comments on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed. The deadline was originally October 23, 2019; it is now December 9, 2019. The FTC announced that it would accep...


Match.com-gets-sued-by-FTC-for-using-fake-love-interest-ads

Match.com gets sued by FTC for using fake love interest ads


Thursday, September 26, 2019 by

This just in from the FTC. The Federal Trade Commission has sued online dating service Match Group, Inc. (Match), the owner of Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, and other dating sites, alleging that the company used fake love interest advertisements to trick hundreds of thousands of consumers into purchasing paid subscriptions on Match.com. The agency also al...


GitLab-Commit-2019-schedule-released

GitLab Commit 2019 schedule released


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by

GitLab announced initial programming and speakers for 2019 GitLab Commit Brooklyn, taking place September 17 in Brooklyn, NY. GitLab Commit, GitLab's inaugural user event, will bring together the GitLab community to connect, learn, and inspire. Speakers will showcase the power of DevOps in action through strategy and technology discussions, lessons learned, behin...


Warnings-for-aircraft-cybersecurity

Warnings for aircraft cybersecurity


Thursday, August 1, 2019 by

The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. Engine readings, compass data, altitude and other readings “could all be manipulated to provide false measurements to the pilot,” according to the DHS alert.&nbs...


UK-parliamentary-report-says-Facebook-should-be-regulated

UK parliamentary report says Facebook should be regulated


Monday, February 18, 2019 by

Facebook and its executives have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated, after an 18-month long investigation. The 180-page document says that Facebook willfully broke data privacy and competition laws. A summary of the UK parliamentary report finds Compulsory Code of Ethics for te...


How-the-US-Government-shutdown-could-effect-your-app

How the US Government shutdown could effect your app


Friday, January 11, 2019 by

The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...


Nocall-registry-won

Nocall registry won't stop robocalls from finding you


Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by

Progress in the fight to block robocalls has been slow or non-existent, a new survey finds.  Approximately half of consumers who signed up for the National Do Not Call Registry (49%) say they receive the same number of robocalls, and 19% say they receive more robocalls since signing up. The findings come from a recent survey by Clutch, the leading B2B research, ...


Document-signing-API-from-HelloSign-opens-rift-for-disruption

Document signing API from HelloSign opens rift for disruption


Friday, October 19, 2018 by

The corporate world has came a long way from the days without computers. Today, however, many business processes can’t even be done without the assistance of some sort of machine. In fact, adopting new technologies that make businesses more efficient and secure is causing an arms race amongst the big names. It’s only natural then that the old pen and pa...


Presidential-Alerts-and-the-future-of-mobile-communication

Presidential Alerts and the future of mobile communication


Thursday, October 4, 2018 by

FEMA has sent their first emergency test message to all of the mobile devices throughout the United States. They reported every American who owns a smartphone - which is about 75% of the population, should have received the test alert. In total the message went out to a total of 225 million devices right around 1:18 PM CST reading "Presiden...


Questioning-the-future-of-privacy-and-the-safety-of-personal-identity

Questioning the future of privacy and the safety of personal identity


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by

While consumers and businesses expand their use of social media and electronic services to record levels, many of America’s most knowledgeable security professionals don’t believe that individuals will be able to protect their privacy and online identity, even with precautionary measures and new regulations such as GDPR. These findings and more are outlin...


Artificial-Intelligence-in-the-public-and-private-sectors

Artificial Intelligence in the public and private sectors


Thursday, June 7, 2018 by

You're not the only one nervous about AI -in light of rapid AI growth and adoption, the U.S. Government recently held three Subcommittee Meetings designed to understand the implications posed by the widespread adoption of AI technology in the public and private sectors. So why is the US Government concerned about AI in society, and what role should it be considering...


ESNC-to-give-awards-for-using-Galileo-compatible-chipsets

ESNC to give awards for using Galileo compatible chipsets


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by

Navigation information has become an essential part of our daily lives. Thus, the priorities are shifting from the deployment of infrastructure to service delivery across the globe. This source of positioning data offers a manifold platform for all kinds of solutions.Currently, 95 percent of chipsets on the market are compatible with Galileo, the European Global Satelli...


Strategic-technology-alliance-announced-between-Appian-and-Genesys

Strategic technology alliance announced between Appian and Genesys


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by

Appian has announced a strategic technology alliance with Genesys. The partnership will benefit organizations seeking customer engagement solutions that integrate the case management, intelligent automation, and low-code application development capabilities of Appian with the Genesys Customer Experience Platform.  “Over the last several years, Serco has used Appian...


CARU-refers-Musical.ly-to-FTC

CARU refers Musical.ly to FTC


Monday, April 30, 2018 by

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit has referred The Musical.ly Inc., operator of the Musical.ly mobile application, to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after the company said it would not comply with CARU’s recommendations regarding children’s privacy.CARU is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation. CARU monitors websites and...


Perspective-on-the-Microsoft-v.-US-Supreme-Court-decision-

Perspective on the Microsoft v. US Supreme Court decision


Saturday, April 21, 2018 by

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently decided on a ruling for the Microsoft v. U.S. Supreme Court case. Because of the very important implications that this decision could have on the technology industry, we thought it best to get a legal opinion on what the ruling could mean in the future.Geoffrey Sant is a Partner at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP a...


Introducing-The-Alliance-for-Drone-Innovation

Introducing The Alliance for Drone Innovation


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by

The Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI), a new policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of personal and professional drones, has commenced operations to represent the interests of individuals, businesses, governments, scientists, academics and others who fly unmanned aircraft in the United States. Jenny Rosenberg, former Department ...


Robotics-competition-to-be-hosted-by-Washington-State

Robotics competition to be hosted by Washington State


Sunday, April 1, 2018 by

Imagine being surrounded by towering mountains and rich vegetation all while using highly-crafted underwater robots to locate a simulated long-lost airplane wreckage at the bottom of a swimming pool. That will be a reality for students from around the world at the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center's 17th annual international student underwater robotics ...


NVIDIA-urges-congressional-committee-to-embrace-AI

NVIDIA urges congressional committee to embrace AI


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by

Artificial intelligence represents the biggest technological and economic shift in our lifetime, NVIDIA’s Ian Buck told a U.S. Congressional committee recently. In testimony before a hearing of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Information Technology, Buck, vice president and general manager of our Tesla business, said the federal government should increase r...


How-to-protect-IP-communications-from-telecom-fraud

How to protect IP communications from telecom fraud


Thursday, December 28, 2017 by

Software-based IP communications continue to grow in popularity because of the added reliability, reach and control they allow businesses to have over their telecom resources. However, as more developers continue to transfer enterprise communications from legacy telcos to cloud-based service providers, the threat of telecom fraud and cyber-attacks also rise. Accord...


What-the-end-of-Net-Neutrality-does-to-app-developers

What the end of Net Neutrality does to app developers


Friday, December 15, 2017 by

With a 3 - 2 vote splitting neatly along political party lines, as expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday struck down the controversial net neutrality regulations enacted just two years ago by the previous administration. It’s the happy outcome mobile operators and cable companies were hoping for, since it now frees them to completely control th...


The-best-and-worst-of-banking-apps-in-2017

The best and worst of banking apps in 2017


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by

It’s difficult to remember how frustrating mobile banking was for users just five years ago. Some mobile banking apps would struggle to find the nearest ATM. Depositing checks by capturing an image was considered cutting edge. It was even quite possible your bank didn’t have a smartphone app.Fast forward to today. Now, alerts from banking apps is a feature that we take ...


Four-privacy-questions-every-developer-needs-to-answer

Four privacy questions every developer needs to answer


Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by

Over the past twelve months, the internet-connected doll My Friend Cayla went from one of the hottest toys of the holiday season to an internationally-classified "espionage device." The doll was the subject of an FBI warning, banned from sale or ownership in Germany, and eventually dropped from every major retailer in the United States. Despite the nearly universally hi...