U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus

The U.S. government is in active talks with Facebook, Google and a wide array of tech companies and health experts about how they can use data gleaned from Americans’ phones to combat the novel coronavirus, including tracking whether people are … Read more…

EMERGING MARKETS-EM stocks firm as focus shifts to growth in 2020; rand slips on weak data

Emerging market stocks hovered near 19-month highs on Friday as investor attention turned to economic growth in 2020 after the easing of geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran, while South Africa’s rand fell on disappointing data. Reuters: Company … Read more…

Russia Accuses Whistleblower in World Anti-Doping Agency Case of Modifying Key Data

Russia is blaming the World Anti-Doping Agency’s star witness for modifying key laboratory data. His lawyer says that’s nonsense. The Russian Investigative Committee, a major law enforcement agency, alleges that former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov remotely changed test … Read more…

Class action lawsuit claims Equifax used the default ‘admin’ credentials during 2017 data breach

The suit in question has been filed against Equifax in Georgia, and it classifies itself as a “securities fraud class action” case. The plaintiffs claim that Equifax’s use of the default “admin” username and password, demonstrated poor security policy and … Read more…

A cybersecurity chief’s 8 tips on how to protect yourself online as data breaches continue

Recent high-profile data breaches, including Thursday's DoorDash hack, continue. In many cases encryption either did nothing to prevent hackers from infiltrating systems or, worse, helped disguise cybercriminals. Here are 8 steps to protect yourself. Commentary BEST DEAL UPDATE: Best of … Read more…

A hit-and-run scooter crash nearly killed him. Now he’s fighting for the data that could reveal the rider’s identity.

A Chicago cyclist was injured by an electric scooter rider who fled the scene. Now he’s gone to court to get the city’s scooter companies to turn over personal information about their riders and their history. Innovations BEST DEAL UPDATE … Read more…

Former Facebook exec: ‘Zuckerberg is sitting on more data about what people want to do online than anyone else in the world’

Alex Stamos, Facebook's former chief security officer, said Zuckerberg is sitting on a whole lot of data about people's online decision making. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE: Shop the latest electronics deals direct from Samsung

Work Smarter, Not Harder: How Contractors Should Capture Homeowner Data to Optimize Marketing Techniques

In 2019, the same old approach to home improvement lead generation is not going to cut it. That’s nothing new — and yet research shows contractors do not utilize digital and online information or capabilities to further their business interests. … Read more…

New data suggests people eat too much or not enough — and its costing trillions of dollars per year

According to the newly released Global Nutrition Report, malnutrition and obesity are costly problems worldwide.  Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL … Read more…

Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google

DeepMind Health says that it will be absorbed into Google Health, but it still won't be sharing patient health information with its parent company. Its critics remain concerned. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…