Uber ordered to stop service in Argentina

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A judge in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has ordered Uber to be blocked. The ride-hailing company however told CNNTech that the app continues to operate normally and an appeals court will consider a nationwide ban. The ride-hailing company was told to stop business in Buenos Aires in April. Local credit card and telecommunications companies were ordered to block Uber but the ride-sharing service continued to operate in the city. Taxi drivers in Argentina have been vocal opponents of the app-based car service, and a local taxi labor organization filed a lawsuit…

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SAP aims to pull Europe out of ‘digital recession

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SAP, which recently raised its 2020 revenue goal aims to attain that objective partially by pulling Europe out of a “digital recession” — a time period coined by the Harvard Business Review to describe how, since 2008, the continent’s charge of change in digital evolution has stalled and even receded. Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, provides that convincing European corporations to spend money on software program expertise may very well be a serious boon, each to SAP and to the continent. “There is $2.5tn in financial alternative throughout the EU between…

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Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

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Facebook is adding a new feature that will help protect users from getting their accounts compromised. Users can now use a security key to authenticate their identity during the login process. If you use a security key, hackers won’t be able to get into your Facebook account, even if they have your username and password. Tech crunch reports that Users are only required to enter their username and password, then the site they’re logging in to responds by texting them verification code. The user enters the verification code, proving that he…

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Twitter is shutting down its business app, Twitter Dashboard

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Twitter Dashboard, the app aimed at business users, is shutting down on February 3 — just over seven months since it was launched. However, its demise may not be so bad for the larger Twitter community. Twitter released the new app called Dashboard which was designed to help businesses make the most of their Twitter presence without having to refer to third-party options. Dashboard was described as a “a powerful tool designed to help businesses connect with their customers and community.” Among its features is a customized feed, tweet scheduling, personalized notifications, and tweet recommendations. In a…

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Evolution of enterprise mobility will continue in 2017

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With businesses more commonly embracing mobile-centric strategies throughout 2016, it’s easy to view the past year as a tipping point where companies became serious about mobility. However this doesn’t mean that innovation in enterprise mobility is going to slow down, and 2017 should see the industry accelerate faster than ever. In fact the move toward a mobile only workplace may be happening quicker than many businesses realize, with the recently released Gartner Predicts 2017 Mobile Apps and Their Development forecasting that that by 2022, 70 percent of all software interactions…

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Technology firms team up to curb ‘terrorist content.’

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Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and You tube have embarked on a move to curb online terrorism responding to pressure from governments around the world. The announcement by Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google-owned YouTube aims to use “digital fingerprints” to block or remove violent content or efforts to recruit social media users for attack cells. “There is no place for content that promotes terrorism on our hosted consumer services. When alerted, we take swift action against this kind of content in accordance with our respective policies,” said a statement issued by the…

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Deloitte gravitate investment in the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly assumed the status of a business mega-trend. While some forward-thinking businesses, government agencies and other organisations have already taken the first steps in implementing IoT components, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data available. Deloitte has invested substantially in its IoT capacity in order to support businesses in their transition. A recent Deloitte Digital event on IoT was attended by senior executives across industry sectors, highlighting the demand for knowledge regarding IoT deployment. The event focused on real…

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Interview: Hootsuite’s CEO Lessons from Getting Hacked on Social Media

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“Hey, it’s OurMine Team, we are just testing your security, please send us a message.” Earlier this summer, that message was blasted out to my followers on Twitter… only I didn’t send it. I had been hacked. It was embarrassing. I run Hootsuite, a social media management company that prides itself on world-class security for our customers. How could this happen? What did I do wrong? In the following days, I learned that Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, had fallen victim to the same hackers. And not long before that,…

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Internet companies petrified after hackers release code behind one of the most powerful online attacks

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Internet companies are bracing for more trouble after hackers released the code behind one of the most powerful online attacks ever, which harnessed as many as one million internet-connected devices to knock a blogger offline. The malicious software takes advantage of weak security on video recorders, routers and other internet-connected devices, taking control of the systems and forming them into a collection of attacking machines, called a “botnet.” It can then disable a victim’s internet servers by flooding them with an overwhelming amount of internet traffic. The botnet code was…

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Cybersecurity firms greenlit to decrypt Viber, WhatsApp traffic

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Russian cybersecurity companies have a greenlight to decrypt traffic of such popular communication tools as Viber, WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger, a popular business daily reports. The measure is connected to a recently-adopted anti-terrorism law. “We are going to look into the main messengers — WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Skype both for iOS and Android,” Kommersant cites a letter from an employee of Con Certeza, a company dealing with the development of tools necessary for enforcing law in the telecommunications field. The employee wrote that the company aims to make…

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