Bitcoin to hit an all time high
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Bitcoin price is likely to hit an all-time high of $60,000 this week as the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass Democrats’ $1.9 trillion stimulus bill this week.
The forecast from Nigel Green, the chief executive and founder of deVere Group, comes as the cryptocurrency hit a market capitalization of $1 trillion Tuesday, as prices reached $54,9...
Global study on disconnected consumer experiences
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft has released a new global study that reveals four out of five consumers continue to receive disconnected experiences from organizations. As a result of this continued frustration, consumers are more willing than ever to seek out new service providers that can deliver connected, personalized experiences. Based on the findings from the Customer Experience and the...
UK parliamentary report says Facebook should be regulated
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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...
Nocall registry won't stop robocalls from finding you
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
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, ...
Another mobile ad serving platform updates for GDPR compliancy
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The GDPR deadlone is looming and mobile ad networks are scrambling to get their SDK's updated to stay legal. MoPub has just announced that their SDK v5.0 now includes several new improvements and bug fixes for iOS, Android, and Unity. This includes the important updates that are required to obtain consent from users in the European Economic Area (EEA), the United K...
Developers offer insight on AI, Open Source, and GDPR in new survey
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
There is alot of new tech already in motion this year - most of which was birthed into the industry years ago, though it's just now creeping into our daily thoughts as developers. So what do you think about, or should you be thinking about?Cloud provider DigitalOcean has released a new survey on software developer trends and technologies. The survey had almost 6,000 res...
Developing on blockchain needs to become easier
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
As we enter 2018 and the blockchain industry continues to boom, widespread adoption of the technology behind bitcoin is on everyone's mind. However, some believe that as long as transactions occur on-chain, blockchain technology will never overcome the scalability problem that has kneecapped its pursuit of mainstream adoption. We recently sat with Emin Mahrt, COO o...
72M data points collected on children in spite of COPPA
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
New research released shows that adult ad technology is collecting vast amounts of personal data on kids while they’re spending time online. Behind the scenes of many kids apps and games, advertising technology built for adults captures more than 72 million data points on a child before they reach the age of 13. The findings were provided by SuperAwesome.SuperAwesome’s ...
Blockchain tech to help digitize Dutch government legislation
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Dutch software company LegalThings has kicked off with the digitization of Dutch legislation on the blockchain. LegalThings launched its LegalThings One platform, an Ethereum-like platform that decentralizes contracts and laws on the blockchain. The Ministry of Justice aims to run the first legislation in the blockchain by the end of 2018.The Dutch government wants to b...
5G opponents launch statewide media campaign
Sunday, September 17, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
A coalition of California environmental, health and community groups, "California Alliance for Safer Technology," announces the launch of a radio and social media campaign to raise awareness of pending legislation eliminating local control over placement of wireless antennas in communities throughout California. The campaign, in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles,...
Missouri ranks 27th in key measures of strength in datadriven economy
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by Richard Harris
As data scientists and civic and business leaders across the country marshal the power of data and analytics to grow the economy and address societal challenges, Missouri ranks 27th in how well-prepared it is for success in this new data-driven environment, according to a new analysis by the Center for Data Innovation.The Center, a data-policy think tank affiliated with...
CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing
Friday, July 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that while 75 percent of organizations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20 percent of survey respondents identified as continuous testing ‘Lea...
Metadata can be deadly in cyber exploitation
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
When someone says "There's no cause for concern, it's only metadata" you can send them this:Metadata, or “data about data,” is collected and recorded to describe data, identify trends, administer algorithmic solutions, and model potential scenarios. When one understands how to make sense of seemingly random metadata or how to pair the data with other exfiltrated data po...
Driver only operated and driverless trains
Friday, March 24, 2017 by Greig Duncan
The global rail industry has gone through a number of positive changes in technology and safety since 1967 when London Underground's Victoria line was the first line operated with Automatic Train Operation.Despite automation and technology being tried and tested for the last 30 years then, the issue of Driver Only Operated (DOO) - also known as One Man Operation (OMO) t...
Microsoft Provides Windows COPPA Support for App Advertising to Kids
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft is releasing COPPA support in its Dev Center to help developers define how to manage ads in apps whose primary audience is children.Beginning in September, developers can indicate if their app targets children under 13 as defined in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If a developer selects this option, Microsoft will disable its behavioral a...
FTC Weighs In On its Activities in Relation to IoT
Sunday, March 1, 2015 by Richard Harris
What impact the recent FCC ruling on its regulatory control of the Internet through its net neutrality decision will have on the app development industry varies widely on who you ask. Everyone is going to have an opinion and its going to be an interesting ride.However, maybe just as impactful will be the involvement of the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on...
Three HIPAA Safeguards You Need in Place When Building An App Today
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Jason Wang
If you’re building the next mhealth or wearable technology, you’ve no doubt grappled with the challenge of determining whether you need to be HIPAA compliant or not. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the federal law that mandates how patient data is stored, handled and utilized. With changes to the legislation in September ...
Good Technology Delivers World’s First Secure Mobility Solution With Data
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Richard Harris
For enterprises wanting to separate their personal cellular data and business usage on the same device, businesses can get enabled with Good Work with Data and also develop policies in which they are paid directly for approved mobile app use. If enterprises would like to support BYOD initiatives further, direct payment policies are a way to benefit independently of a ca...
Security to Take Front Row Seat for Operators and Governments in 2015
Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
AdaptiveMobile has identified that network-level security is set to be on operator and government agendas for 2015. The company also identified trends that IoT and mobile malware will be defining new challenges of mobile security. AdaptiveMobile is he world’s number one mobile security provider. The company released its top mobile security trends for...
The Application Developers Alliance Calls Out FTC Ruling As Falling Short
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Richard Harris
The Application Developers Alliance forcefully criticized the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed agreement to end enforcement litigation against a notorious patent troll for being too weak and failing to deter future bad behavior by this troll or others. The Commission had sued MPHJ Technologies for sending deceptive patent demand letters to thousands of businesses and...
O Brother, Where Art Thou How New Laws Are Governing the Collection and Use of Geolocation Information Inside Apps
Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Adam Grant
Trying to find out where someone is located is valuable information for businesses and attorneys, but there are new laws winding their way through Congress which directly impact how this information is obtained. In 2000, George Clooney appeared in the Joel and Ethan Coen comedy titled O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Coen brothers’ movie created the story as a modern...
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Andrew Bud
What’s wrong with collecting personal information? In short – nothing. Commerce has always been about a mutually beneficial exchange; providing products and services in return for cash or an equivalent value exchange. New business models such as free-2-play or ad-funded content have accelerated the growth of the data-fuelled app economy. However the data collected ...
What Is The Apps Act of 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Adam Grant
In January 2013, the California
Attorney General issued a report
entitled, Privacy on the Go;
Recommendations for the Mobile
Ecosystem. In the very next month,
the Federal Trade Commission
issued its own report, Mobile
Privacy Disclosures; Building Trust
Finally, Congress is talking about
the country’s concerns over privacy
and is consid...
Amazon Kills Associates Program For Missouri Residents
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Richard Harris
If you live in the US State of Missouri and have an Amazon Associates account, you will no longer be able to use it as of August 27th of 2013. That includes their popular affiliate program that allowed participants to sell goods from Amazon and earn a commission on every sale, and Amazon products sold from mobile websites or apps. Note: It doesn't effect app d...
FTC new rules coming today
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Richard Harris
It's been a long time coming for mobile developers, but today the FTC is set to release its new rules on child privacy as it relates to mobile apps.This could be detrimental for many developers with children's apps published in the marketplaces because depending on the restrictions, it could prohibit them from even allowing children to play against each other anonymousl...