Archive for August, 2013

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Ohio 27th state to implement Face Recognition

Ohio 27th state to implement Face Recognition

Ohioans not told how license photos used Without informing the public and without first reviewing security rules for the system, Ohio law enforcement officers started using facial recognition technology more than two months ago, scanning databases of driver’s license photos and police mug shots to identify crime suspects, The Enquirer has learned. After they launched […]

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Most Marketers are just Dumb

Most Marketers are just Dumb

This is How Facebook is Going to Die Yesterday, Facebook’s market value topped $100 billion. Zuck must be smitten his baby is now worth close to last year’s original IPO valuation. Market confidence, which Monday included a stock price increase of 1.9% to $41.34 with a daily high of $41.94 (the highest since the IPO), […]

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Massive CEO Salaries Don't Equal Results

Massive CEO Salaries Don’t Equal Results

High CEO Pay Does Not Equal High Performance A select group of the nation’s corporate chief executives has been paid far more than their performance warranted, according to a compensation analysis released Wednesday. Twenty years after the Institute for Policy Studies began taking critical annual looks at CEO pay in the nation’s largest companies, researchers […]

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Obama Tries To Avoid Conflict To Delay The Inevititable

Obama Tries To Avoid Conflict To Delay The Inevitable

Rumsfeld calls Obama’s Syria strategy ‘mindless’ Former Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he’s confounded by how the Obama administration has gone about explaining why a strike is in the USA’s national interest. “There really hasn’t been any indication from the administration as to what our national interest is with respect to this particular situation,” Rumsfeld, […]

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Do Doctors Have Time To Properly Wash Thier Hands?

Do Doctors Have Time To Properly Wash Their Hands?

Doctors don’t wash hands properly 40% of the time A study found doctors in several countries do not wash their hands properly 40 percent of the time, World Health Organization officials in Switzerland say. Nurses had the highest compliance rates at 71 percent across all sites — at 43 hospitals in Costa Rica, Italy, Mali, […]

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Google's Solution To The Worlds Traffic Problem

Google’s Solution To The Worlds Traffic Problem

Google Glass App for Drivers is Promising and Potentially Perilous INRIX Traffic, an app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and older BlackBerrys that’s designed to provide traffic and accident updates to drivers, is expected to get a new software update today, and in two weeks the company will release a brand new Google Glass app. […]

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Mortgage Lending to Slow Further

Mortgage Lending To Slow Further

Wells Fargo cutting 2,300 mortgage jobs Wells Fargo & Co., the biggest U.S. home lender, will eliminate 2,300 jobs in mortgage production because demand for refinancings has slumped and probably will drop more as interest rates rise. In the Twin Cities, 161 employees will lose their jobs, according to Minnesota Public Radio News. Wells Fargo […]

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Internet & TV providers ranked worst for service

Internet & TV Providers Ranked Worst For Service

Cable providers, ISPs rank dead last for customer service The bottom of the barrel in this survey from Temkin Group is a who’s who of TV and Internet providers: Charter, Cox, TWC, Comcast, Verizon, AT&T… Cable TV and Internet providers aren’t scoring well with their customers, at least according to a report out Wednesday from […]

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How to Prepare for HIPAA audit

How To Prepare For HIPAA Audit

5 recommendations to prepare for a HIPAA audit To make sure your organization is prepared at all times for any HIPAA audit or investigation, keep risk assessment documentation and other compliance evidence in a central location, recommended Mark Dill, director of information security at Cleveland Clinic in an interview with HealthcareInfoSecurity.Dill said his group wants to be prepared […]

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TCPA Express Written Consent Summary

TCPA Express Written Consent Summary

Legal: TCPA Express Written Consent Requirement Looms Ahead The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA” or the “Act”) was enacted principally to bolster consumer privacy by addressing issues such as unsolicited facsimiles, pre-recorded telemarketing calls to residences, and autodialed and pre-recorded calls to cellular telephones.  The Act established rules regarding the types of consent […]

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Getting Hacked And Some Easy Ways To Prevent It – Infographic

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Marketing To The United States Requires 50 Different Strategies

Marketing To The United States Requires 50 Different Strategies

European businesses forget that the United States is not united at all New York is not really in America. It is actually somewhere mid-Atlantic, slightly closer to Europe than to the country whose star-spangled flag is hung above the doorways of its soaring steel high-rises. One of the reasons that so many British companies struggle […]

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Do all group texts violate the TCPA?

Do all group texts violate the TCPA?

Is That An Automatic Phone Dialing System In Your Pocket? In the past three years, courts across the country have seen an explosion in Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation. In large part, the TCPA has become the darling of the plaintiffs’ bar because its formula for recovery is so simple: Did the defendant send the […]

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US Firms Keep 776 Billion Off-shore

US Firms Keep 776 Billion Off-shore

It’s not just Apple: Cisco, Google, HP among the country’s biggest overseas cash hoarders Top Silicon Valley firms like Apple, Google and Cisco are among the worst offenders when it comes to keeping money away from the IRS with offshore accounts, a new report shows. Those firms, along with Microsoft, IBM and Hewlett-Packard, were in […]

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History of the NSA

History of the NSA

How America’s Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State They’ve been helping the government spy on people for a very long time. The cozy relationships go back decades. `With Edward Snowden on the run in Russia and reportedly threatening to unveil the entire “blueprint” for National Security Agency surveillance, there’s probably as much terror in […]

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Free Products Can Produce Profits

Free Products Can Produce Profits

Making Money by Giving Your Product Away I was reading Cory Vanderpool’s article, prompted by an article in The Atlantic about how the Grateful Dead discoveredinnovative marketing secrets almost 40 years before they became mainstream, and I wanted to add some of my own thoughts about one marketing method that is hotly contested today: giving […]

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Get Customers To Pay Consistently On Time Without Offensive Actions

Get Customers To Pay Consistently On Time Without Offense

Make Customers Pay on Time (and Manage Cash Flow Until They Do) Question: We run a private preschool and often find that parents do not promptly honor their obligations to pay fees. What’s the best way to deal with this, and what other means could we use to sustain our operations and cash flow when […]

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What LinkedIn Thinks About Marketing

A Top LinkedIn Exec On Why Content Marketing Matters More Than Ever Today the brand “voice” takes a front seat, while the hard sell takes a step back, and artfully communicating to your audience is critical in a feed-based advertising landscape that is here to stay. In the past few years, there’s been a real […]

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5 Customer Retention Strategies and Why

Easy Ways To Keep Customer Retention

5 Customer Retention Strategies and Why It is the wish of every business that its customers keep loyal to their brand. However, we all know what mostly happens. Customer retention is sometimes overlooked and other times not well understood. Nonetheless, this is crucial to every business, even if you serve a niche market. I have […]

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HIPAA – OCR guidance on Security Risk Analysis

HIPAA – OCR guidance on Security Risk Analysis

Guidance on Risk Analysis Requirements under the HIPAA Security Rule HIPAA Security Rule View PDF Introduction The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for issuing annual guidance on the provisions in the HIPAA Security Rule.1 (45 C.F.R. §§ 164.302 – 318.) This series of guidances will assist organizations2 in identifying and implementing the most […]

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NIST – Risk Management for Info Tech Systems

NIST – Risk Management for Info Tech Systems

Risk Management for Info Tech Systems Risk Management for Info Tech Systems – View PDF 1. INTRODUCTION Every organization has a mission. In this digital era, as organizations use automated information technology (IT) systems1 to process their information for better support of their missions, risk management plays a critical role in protecting an organization’s information […]

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GINA law – Health Insurance Discrimination based on Genetic Info

GINA law – Health Insurance Discrimination based on Genetic Info

H.R. 493 (110th): Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of May 02, 2008 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill). View PDF H.R.493   One Hundred Tenth Congress  of the  United States of America  AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, two […]

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Comparison Table of Data Analysis Software Tools

Comparison Table of Data Analysis Software Tools

50 New Tools Democratizing Data Analysis & Visualization Just as we’ve seen the shift to “DIY” data collection platforms, we’re also seeing the development of a whole new class of self-service data exploration and  visualization tools.  These are not necessarily replacements for SPSS, SAS, R, and other traditional analytical suites: those enterprise level systems are […]

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Facebook Business Model Departs The "Hacker Way"

Facebook Business Model Departs The “Hacker Way”

Facebook Puts the Brakes on ‘The Hacker Way’ Before taking his company public last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned Wall Street that his social network would follow “The Hacker Way,” an unconventional path built in part around the adage “move fast and break things.” The idea was that Facebook would rather make mistakes than […]