IT TECH NEWS
EMV CHIP CARDS: New Technology to Protect You From Fraud. Credit card fraud is a serious problem in our country, but the payments industry is aiming to tackle fraud in the U.S. through the roll out of EMV card technology. Read more
PERFORMANCE DATA: Inside Slant: The Other Side Of NFL Wearable Technology. The pending availability of performance data will make player evaluation “less of a conversation” and more of an objective assessment, one that can be displayed neatly on a line graph generated by software aligned with GPS-like chips embedded under their pads. Read more
FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT
INTERVIEW: What is Gov’t Role in Info Sharing? This year could mark a turning point for the sharing of threat intelligence, but only if the government is able to provide a framework that the private sector can trust, says Lance James, head of cyber-intelligence at the consultancy Deloitte & Touche. Read more
MONTANA: eGov Program Yields Service Gains And Savings. It’s been almost 15 years since Montana launched its first Web service out of the state’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Now, the state offers more than 300 online services governmentwide and has posted cost savings of nearly $6 million over the past five years thanks to eGovernment. Read more
RIDE-SHARING BREACH: Uber Breach Affects 50,000 Drivers. Uber, which develops and markets a smartphone-based taxi-hailing and ride-sharing service, says it was the victim of a May 2014 database breach that compromised personal information for about 50,000 of its U.S. drivers, and which it first discovered more than five months ago. The firm says it’s launched a related lawsuit and asked the court to subpoena records from the popular code-sharing website GitHub. Read more
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