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Gov’t warns US retailers about hacking software

 More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as “Backoff,” discovered last October. It previously explained in detail […] Continue reading →

Twitter acknowledges 23 million active users are actually bots

 Bots and spam bots account for nearly 14 percent of Twitter’s user base, and that’s not a good thing for Twitter, Twitter users and obviously advertisers. Twitter claims to have 271 million active user accounts but over 23 million aren’t real people tweeting about real things. They’re essentially Twitter spam, similar to email spam, as […] Continue reading →

Yahoo to join Google to create spy-free email systems: WSJ

 Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users’ messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defenses against government intrusion and hacking, most […] Continue reading →

School District Prepares to Track Students’ Social Media Activity

“I know there are some who worry about the intrusiveness of this…” School officials in Washington County, Maryland announced this week that their students’ social media accounts will be monitored once the new school year begins.  Using a software program known as Social Sentinel, specific faculty members will be alerted when keywords such as “bomb” […] Continue reading →

The Importance of POS Receipt Printers For Shops

 Receipt printers are more than just handy items to have around your shop they are also important items. These printers offer you the ability to keep receipts for yourself or to give out receipts to customers, both of which are important to all small businesses. This blog is going to explore the importance of receipt […] Continue reading →

Goldman says client data leaked, wants Google to delete email

 Goldman Sachs Group Inc said a contractor emailed confidential client data to a stranger’s Gmail account by mistake, and the bank has asked a U.S. judge to order Google Inc to delete the email to avert a “needless and massive” breach of privacy. The breach occurred on June 23 and included “highly confidential brokerage account […] Continue reading →

Michelle Malkin: Exclusive: Inside the VA’s Spin-’N-Stonewall Machine

 The Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is very concerned. No, the communications specialists in the agency are not concerned with veterans in need. They’re not concerned with citizens and public officials requesting public information. They’re not concerned with journalists seeking the truth. What these entrenched government employees care […] Continue reading →