If Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other tech leaders want the NSA's surveillance practices reformed they need to start talking about the potential financial hit a lot more.
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The Reform Government Surveillance group, an alliance between eight major technology firms, aims to persuade the U.S. government to stop undermining the privacy rights of the general public.
Data as an asset, expanding consumption of enterprise automation to smaller companies and marketing automation are three themes worth watching, according to Cowen & Co.
The cellular giant says any such co-operation with the U.S. government in its mass surveillance operations would almost certainly be classified, despite concerns from shareholders.
Thanksgiving is over, and we're already deep into December. It's time for a look back at all the blunders, catastrophes, epic fails and major screw-ups of 2013.
Once more the Supreme Court is going to have a shot to kill off software and business-practice patents. Hopefully they'll get it right this time.
IBM researchers have cooked up InterCloud, a patent pending approach, designed to add resiliency to cloud computing and better protect information.
Genetic testing service 23andMe said it will comply with an FDA order and that means you'll get a DNA data dump without any interpretation. What's the point?
Unannounced inspections were carried out in several member states earlier this week amid claims tech companies colluded to drive up prices of products.
Democrats and Republicans may disagree on almost everything, but they can agree on one thing: They all hate patent trolls. The anti-patent troll Innovation Act has passed in the House of Representatives.