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Stung, White House orders rapid cybersecurity fixes

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June 15, 2015

Stung, White House orders rapid cybersecurity fixes

The White House has ordered federal agencies to take immediate steps to make some basic cybersecurity fixes following a massive breach of government employee records. READ MORE

 

Issue highlights

1. Yes, Virginia…, Apple does need the Mac

2. Facebook's API change severs Microsoft apps from friends' info

3. NOW ON CIO: Office 365 and Google for Work adoption rates to grow rapidly

4. Philae lander phones home from comet hurtling through space

5. Robert C. Covington: What defines a mature IT security operation?

6. INSIDER 8 ways to get the most from customer data

7. Group asks FCC to make websites honor do-not-track requests

8. Bing to encrypt search traffic by default this summer

9. NOW ON CSO: 10 terrifying extreme hacks

10. INSIDER Review: Single sign-on tools offer impressive new capabilities

11. IBM prepares Spark for machine learning

12. Jonny Evans: Apple doesn't need to 'kill' the Mac to replace it

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Yes, Virginia…, Apple does need the Mac

Apple not only needs the Mac, but to propose otherwise is foolish, analysts said today in response to a Wall Street Journal story that said the company should no longer spend time and money on computers. READ MORE

Facebook's API change severs Microsoft apps from friends' info

Facebook has rolled out a new API that has crippled most of the connections Microsoft built into its mobile and desktop apps to link with Facebook calendars, contacts and photos. READ MORE

NOW ON CIO: Office 365 and Google for Work adoption rates to grow rapidly

Many large businesses are hesitant to forsake their legacy systems for a fully cloud-based infrastructure, but the number of smaller organizations that will run all of their IT services in the cloud is expected to more than double within the next two years. READ MORE

Philae lander phones home from comet hurtling through space

After seven months of silence, a robot riding a comet hurtling through space has woken up and phoned home READ MORE

Robert C. Covington: What defines a mature IT security operation?

RSA recently published its inaugural and aptly named Cybersecurity Poverty Index. The study is based on self-assessments by organizations who compared their current security implementations against the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Almost 66 percent rated themselves as inadequate in every category. READ MORE

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Group asks FCC to make websites honor do-not-track requests

The agency has an obligation to protect privacy and promote broadband deployment, Consumer Watchdog says. READ MORE

Bing to encrypt search traffic by default this summer

HTTPS will become the default experience for all users of Microsoft's search engine. READ MORE

NOW ON CSO: 10 terrifying extreme hacks

Nothing is safe, thanks to the select few hacks that push the limits of what we thought possible. READ MORE

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Review: Single sign-on tools offer impressive new capabilities

Centrify edges out Okta and OneLogin in a seven-vendor shootout. READ MORE

IBM prepares Spark for machine learning

IBM is putting considerable resources behind Apache Software Foundation's Spark to ready the platform for machine learning duties such as pattern recognition and object classification. READ MORE

Jonny Evans: Apple doesn't need to 'kill' the Mac to replace it

Apple has no plans to kill off the Mac. It does not need to. It just needs to focus on replacing it in an era in which PCs are becoming "trucks." READ MORE

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Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps: The Ultimate Guide

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