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Apple wants to promote health apps that work

Apple's plans for digital health are profound, but the company wants to figure out ways to make sure the health apps you use are good for you.

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Texas hospital struggles to make IBM's Watson cure cancer

If IBM is looking for a new application for its Watson machine learning tools, it might consider putting health care providers' procurement and systems integration woes ahead of curing cancer.

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WikiLeaks looks at helping tech vendors disarm CIA hacking tools

WikiLeaks has attracted plenty of haters over its controversial disclosures. But the site may be in a unique position to help tech vendors better secure their products

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GOP lawmaker drags iPhone into healthcare debate

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Tuah) dragged Apple and its iPhone into the latest debate about healthcare coverage today.

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Whole Foods illustrates the challenge of late-stage CRM integration

At best, a properly integrated CRM program is complex, given the huge number of systems it touches, or at least should touch. But what happens when a $16 billion, 37-year-old chain wants to tackle CRM for the first time? Whole Foods...

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Pence used private mail for state work as governor; account was hacked

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reportedly used a private email account to transact state business when he was governor of Indiana, and his AOL account was hacked once, according to a news report.

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Relax: This phone measures your blood pressure

This Swiss electronics company is on a mission: To stop millions of people dying of ignorance each year.

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Trump announces budget cuts that may give China tech leadership

One analyst says he expects cuts of 10% in most non-defense-related agencies.

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U.S. computing leadership under threat, says House science chair

Even a seemingly unrelated project, for instance, can have far-reaching implications into the computer industry.

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Mastercard needs to think about unintended consequences

The U.S. retail payments space seems to be built on a series of increasingly massive unintended consequences, with moves and rules put in place before anyone has considered what is likely to happen next.

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Panera finds digital helps recruitment, in unexpected ways

Panera Bread found that mobile payments significantly helped recruit drivers. Why? Digital purchases meant they didn't carry cash, which in turn meant fewer robberies.

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Microsoft announces a series of health care initiatives

Programs are centered around A.I. for health care products.

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We’re only human: Vulnerability, machines set to disrupt sales jobs

Human frailty advances sales world robot reboot

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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Researcher develops ransomware attack that targets water supply

A security researcher is showing that it’s not hard to hold industrial control systems for ransom. He's experimented with a simulated water treatment system based on actual programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and documented how...

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Worried about hacks, senators want info about Trump’s personal phone

Two senators have written to the U.S. Department of Defense about reports that President Donald Trump may still be using an old unsecured Android phone, including to communicate through his Twitter account.

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Recent malware attacks on Polish banks tied to wider hacking campaign

Malware attacks that recently put the Polish banking sector on alert were part of a larger campaign that targeted financial organizations from over 30 countries.

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Why do merchants let their payment processors get away with so much?

For decades, merchants have signed agreements that force them to blindly trust their processors, to a degree they would tolerate in practically no other business relationship.

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'Fileless malware' attacks, used on banks, have been around for years

Fileless malware attacks, which were recently discovered in the networks of at least 140 banks, telecoms and governments, account for about 15% of known attacks today and have been around for years.

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