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5/23/2019

Target's efforts to boost digital sales paid off with a 42% increase in the first quarter, fueled by in-store order fulfillment and Shipt same-day delivery. The retailer expects its digital sales to grow from $5 billion in 2018 to $6 billion this year.

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5/23/2019

DJI consumer drones that weigh roughly 9 ounces or more will have ADS-B sensors, which can track multiple aircraft at a range of more than 200 miles. The sensors are used in many aircraft and air traffic control towers and can help drone users see airplanes and helicopters on their controllers.

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Engadget
5/23/2019

Amazon hardware unit Lab126 is collaborating with the Alexa voice software team to produce a wrist-worn, voice-activated device that can read human emotions, Bloomberg reports. By discerning emotions via the sound of a person's voice, the device could ultimately direct the wearer on how to communicate with others.

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5/23/2019

The 2019 IoT Threats Report, a study of enterprise organizations with a respondent base that topped 1,000, found 270 distinct internet of things device profiles, with 153 manufacturers supplying the technology, a range that could expose companies to a wide range of attacks. "Many of the devices are employee-owned, and this is just one of the reasons they are a security concern," noted the study.

5/23/2019

Studies show that creative people are always connected to the dorsomedial default network, allowing them to dream up new ideas and scenarios further into the future than their noncreative peers. Researchers hope to discover whether this part of the brain is malleable and others can be trained to access it.

5/23/2019

Apps for banking are more confusing than helpful, a study by Forrester Research finds, with too many mundane alerts and separate pages or apps for content. Peter Wannemacher, the company's senior analyst, also suggests that apps need to integrate more with the rest of consumers' lives by offering services such as budget tracking.

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Computerworld
5/23/2019

Baltimore municipal computers remain frozen and officials are working closely with the FBI as the May 7 RobbinHood ransomware attack enters its third week, with the culprits demanding payment in bitcoin to unlock the city's files. The Baltimore attack and a similar one that hit Greenville, N.C., in April are the latest variants on a decades-old crime -- the first ransomware attack was delivered via disk in 1989, and it instructed victims to mail checks to Panama.

5/23/2019

Stories about real cybersecurity breaches may make hospital board members more receptive to addressing their organizations' cyberrisks, a report from Deloitte states. The report, aimed at chief information security officers, also notes the increased risks posed by the shift toward mobile tools and services.

5/23/2019

The US should require more stringent security reviews of subway and rail cars built by Chinese-owned company CRRC, says Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. To ease concerns, the company has planned what it calls a security summit for the summer; the meeting will include roundtable discussions.

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5/23/2019

Moody's has downgraded Equifax, specifically citing the 2017 breach of customer data and resulting $690 million charge, as well as ongoing litigation and regulation. Moody's projects "that higher cybersecurity costs will continue to hurt the company's profit and free cash flow for the foreseeable future."

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