There’s now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell. Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak of cyberweapons that some researchers believe are from the U.S. National Security Agency. It’s designed to detect an implant called …
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3 Steps to Get the Most from Customer Data

Customer analytics holds the key to greater business value from data. “Investing in customer analytics will help you understand customer’s needs, satisfaction and value, and allow you to create a great experience for them,” says Melissa Davis, research director at Gartner. By 2020, Gartner predicts that more than 40 percent of all data analytics projects will relate to an aspect of customer experience …
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An obscure regulatory debate has put the entire U.S. fintech community on edge

The future of American fintech may hang in the balance of a pitched battle that has grown in intensity over the past four months. An obscure request from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) last March, has since evolved into a complex turf war between the states and Washington DC. Caught in the middle is the entire online finance industry, raising the question of just what a ‘fintech’ business really is …
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Tim Cook reportedly threatened to pull Uber from App Store

Apple’s CEO was upset over app secretly identifying iPhones, even after the app had been deleted, The New York Times reports. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Apple takes the privacy of its iPhone users very seriously. This is after all the company that famously resisted FBI demands for a backdoor into a terrorist’s iPhone …
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Jack Ma: In 30 years, the best CEO could be a robot

Even top tech executives think they could be replaced by robots one day. Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, the man Fortune Magazine just named one of the world’s great leaders, predicts that technology will make many CEOs irrelevant in the not-too-distant future. “In 30 years, a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO,” Ma said …
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Quote of the Week

“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”
~ Jim Barksdale (Former Netscape CEO)