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Spotlight: Who benefits from big data in healthcare?

You'll find an interesting piece on how healthcare data may be used against patients as much as for them in a post in  TechRepublic. 

Employees will try to go around mobile security measures that frustrate them

IT security measures for mobile devices can't be too "painful or annoying" or employees will try to go around them, increasing risks for the enterprises.

California attempting to lead on data privacy rights--again

Voters overwhelmingly approved a California constitutional amendment aimed explicitly at granting the right to data privacy--in 1972. Now the state of California appears to be stepping up again to take on privacy more stringently even as legislators at the federal level cave to lobbyists. 

News Scan: Approaching 50, Moore's Law gets tougher with age; CSOs can teach CIOs to talk security to the board; More

The top news stories for Nov. 21, 2014.

How to defend yourself from being doxxed

Here are some tips on how to protect yourself from being doxxed, or having your personal data published on the Internet.

BYOD programs are driving enterprise demand for desktop virtualization

IT directors are hungry for cloud computing benefits confirmation, and they got some this week with the release of a new cloud workspaces report from Gigaom Research and IndependenceIT.

News Scan: PayPal beats Apple with smartwatch-based payments; BYOD security market to grow 35% per year; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19, including PayPal launching smartwatch payments app months before Apple, BYOD security market to grow at 35 percent per year for the next 4 years, Finland-based startup Jolla works on a tablet, ABI lays out top upcoming enterprise tech disruptors and mobile ad startup Kiip gets backing of Verizon Ventures.

News Scan: Women in IT twice as likely to quit the field; Application developers top the most wanted charts for 2015; More

The top news stories for Nov. 19, 2014.

IoT security: Fix the problems before they start

In this week's Editor's Corner, I would like to take a deeper dive into IBM's X-Force threat intelligence report for the 2014 fourth quarter, particularly its discussion of Internet of Things security.

Data ownership question may shut that whole Internet of Things down

There's a problem with the Internet of Things. It's the question of who owns the data devices collect. The entire Internet of Things could be entirely derailed shortly if the official answer favors consumers, says Alex "Sandy" Pentland.