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Report: Russia's CyberCrime Market Hits $1.9 Billion

Report: Russia's CyberCrime Market Hits $1.9 Billion

It’s cyber security month, and if you weren’t following that and the news that cyber security organizations are being attacked at an extremely high rate this month, well another alarming cyber crime report become public today.  Following  yesterday’s “Cost of CyberCrime” report from the Ponemon Institute and HP, Group-IB released its own annual report this time it illustrates how the Russian Cybercrime industry has reached $1.9 Billion dollars.  The research in this report known as “Market of high-tech crimes:” status and trends of 2013” was released through the news agency RIA Novosti.  Group-IB is a global Cyber Security company based... more »
5 Ways Big Data Can Cure Healthcare

5 Ways Big Data Can Cure Healthcare

Big Data encompasses much of our lives, whether you are aware of it or not.  It's there when you use social sites like Facebook and Twitter, the enterprise is using it to better understand the whims of consumers, and even in healthcare, Big Data now plays a vital role. With the use of Big Data and analytics, xMatters, a communications platform responsible for alert management, created an infographic detailing how communication between patients and healthcare providers is crucial. According to the infographic (below), over 85 percent of patients are comfortable with communicating with their physicians over email, and 81 percent believes that... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 October 9th: Bitcoin Community Mocks FBI Over Silk Road Takedown, Bitcointak.org Is Back, BitPay Updates Pricing

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 October 9th: Bitcoin Community Mocks FBI Over Silk Road Takedown, Bitcointak.org Is Back, BitPay Updates Pricing

The Silk Road takedown has shaken up the Bitcoin community to an extent but once the dust settled it’s hard to say that it hurt anything. In fact, it’s easy to argue that in taking down the Silk Road the FBI has just forwarded their cat-and-mouse game with illegal activity and vindicated the use of Bitcoin in anonymizing transactions—especially because the FBI is currently having trouble getting at the founders stash of bitcoins. The Bitcointalk.org forums are now back after having been hacked last week. Merchants can look forward to even better pricing from BitPay enabling yet-easier transactions with Bitcoin as well. As... more »
How NSA Tries to Break into Computers to Circumvent Tor

How NSA Tries to Break into Computers to Circumvent Tor

The Washington Post and The Guardian continue to publish articles based on leaked documents about NSA capabilities via Edward Snowden. Writing in The Guardian, Bruce Schneier explains in his latest article related to Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency (NSA) had tried, unsuccessfully, to mount an attack on the Tor network, hoping to circumvent the protection of anonymity of service. The presentation documented in the NSA library is called Tor Stinks. The agency admits that it will never be able to draw from anonymity to all network users in a sustained manner. The Tor network, originally known as The Onion... more »
Advertising and Kinect: Challenges for Microsoft

Advertising and Kinect: Challenges for Microsoft

Kinect for Xbox One has been somewhat enhanced over the previous model, but to achieve this, the research team of Microsoft and its hardware partners (Silicon Architecture and Management) had to overcome several obstacles during the development phase. Succeeding in fact to improve the device, increasing the precision in the detection of objects without sacrificing performance, has not been an easy task. But Microsoft is no stranger to controversy when it comes to the Xbox One. The Redmond company found itself in hot water again this week over a story in Advertising Age that stated Microsoft is planning advertising on the... more »
The Better Model for Hadoop: Open Source or Proprietary Approach?

The Better Model for Hadoop: Open Source or Proprietary Approach?

There's a debate going on inside the Hadoop community. On one side are open source purists who believe that data infrastructure software should be free and open with revenue generated solely from services. On the other side of the debate are those who feel the only viable long-term business model is selling proprietary software built on top of an open core. The two leading examples of the competing sides of the Hadoop debate are Hortonworks and Cloudera. If you're not sure which company takes which side of the debate, consider these recent comments from Cloudera's Chief Strategy Officer (and until recently... more »
Removable SIMs to Appear in Audi SmartCars + More

Removable SIMs to Appear in Audi SmartCars + More

This week’s SmartCar roundup features removable SIMs for cars, more self-driving car pledges, and an acquisition to boost the connected car market. Audi hints at removable car SIMs   Audi USA President Scott Keogh hinted that the company’s new A3 sedan, expected to debut at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show, will allow drivers to choose LTE providers for the car’s connected feature package. T-Mobile, in partnership with Raco Wireless, currently provides the 3G connectivity for the Audi Connect. Raco President John Horn believes that there are two driving forces for Audi opting for removable modules: to be able to upgrade older car models using CDMA... more »
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BlackBerry on the Lookout for New Bidders

The BlackBerry saga has taken on a new twist with reports that the struggling phone maker is soliciting bids from more potential buyers. Insiders claim that the company is asking for "preliminary expressions of interest" from several major technology vendors despite signing a letter of intent to go private under FairFax Financial just a few weeks prior. The holding company is offering to pay $4.7 billion for the 90 percent of BlackBerry shares that it doesn’t already own. The unnamed sources say that the Canadian firm is engaged in talks with Cisco, Google and SAP, as well as Intel and Asian... more »
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GE: Enterprises Can Save Billions with Industrial Internet, Intelligent Data

A new GE report entitled “The Industrial Internet@Work” argues that organizations can save billions of dollars annually by eliminating deficiencies in how they gather, store and share machine data. Co-authors Marco Annunziata and Peter Evans, the company’s chief economist and director of global strategy and analytics, respectively, say that making information more consumable in “just a handful of industries” could save 300 million man-hours per year, the equivalent of $20 billion. Annunziata and Evans write that the Industrial Internet will provide workers with “access to relevant information, relying on analytics generating new insights, [and] mobile collaboration tools revolutionizing the way that... more »
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The 4 Mega-Trends Driving Backup + Recovery : New Data, New Jobs

Part of our spotlight series at the recently concluded Oracle OpenWorld, #theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante, Chief Analyst at Wikibon and John Furrier, Founder and CEO of SiliconANGLE, discuss backup and recovery during our Data Protection Spotlight program. Data protection is a $2 trillion market, as Vellante notes at the beginning of the show, and this market is where we're seeing a great deal of disruption. Backup and recovery were a key part of the demos on stage during OpenWorld, and core to Oracle's vision for transforming its cloud and data management services. 4 Mega-Forces driving demand for Backup + Recovery   The tech... more »

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