Thursday, July 28, 2016

Around The Net

  • ISPs Want New Hearing On Net Neutrality Rules Washington Post

    Internet service providers will ask the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reconsider its recent decision approving the FCC's net neutrality rules. The CTIA, AT&T, USTelecom and others are expected to file papers this week. ...Read the whole story

  • 23% of Companies Admit to Stopping a Data Breach Every Single Day SC Magazine

    Twenty-three percent of companies report that they stop a data breach every day, according to a new survey from WinMagic. The research included responses from from 250 IT managers and 1,000 employees. The data also revealed that 41 percent of employees still believe IT security is the sole responsibility of the IT department. ...Read the whole story

  • Julian Assange Says There is More Coming The Next Web

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has warned that this week's email leak from the DNC is just the beginning. In an interview with CNN, Assange said that he has "a lot more material" associated with the US presidential elections, which will likely be published on WikiLeaks. Assange refused to comment on whether or not the leaks came from Russia or not. ...Read the whole story

  • 'Voter Registration' Google Searches Up 190% After DNC Day 3 USA Today

    In a positive sign that the DNC has been exciting voters, Google searches for the term “voter registration” spiked 190% on Wednesday evening. The searches were at the highest level since the primary cycle. On Facebook, 12 million users had 44.4 million interactions over the past 24-hours period related to DNC. ...Read the whole story

  • Customer Loyalty Would Drop If Car Hacked, Says Report Luxury Daily

    Nearly all consumers would be less likely to stay loyal to an automaker if it is hacked, according to the 2016 KPMG Consumer Loss Barometer study. With connected and autonomous vehicles penetrating public consciousness, fear of cyber attacks not on automakers’ data but on vehicles themselves has been the corollary. Despite public worries and dangers, however, automakers are not sufficiently investing in cyber security. ...Read the whole story

  • Advertisers Can Now Buy Programmatic Ads To Target Kids Online Business Insider

    Rubicon Project has formed a partnership with "kid-safe" marketing platform SuperAwesome to create what they are claiming is the world's first kid-focused programmatic advertising exchange, according to a Business Insider report. "The launch of 'REX' means that marketers can now use Rubicon's automated tools to buy advertising to target children under the age of 13 online — with the guarantee that the ads they buy are safe and legal. To date, the entire online children's advertising market operated on a direct-deal basis, meaning advertisers couldn't use programmatic tools to buy ads targeted to children across a range of sites — ... ...Read the whole story

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funded Research Breakthrough

The "Ice Bucket Challenge" from 2014 funded a scientific breakthrough in the understanding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ...More