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First lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

Two former employees of Sony Pictures have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack in late November.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Coder, sell thyself

But don’t think your success as an independent contractor will require you to become anything like a used-car salesperson. It’s still your skills at the keyboard that will make all the difference.

IT GOVERNANCE

Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

President Barack Obama's administration is pushing two potentially controversial Internet policies in a secretive trade pact, with trade negotiators calling for other countries to adopt net neutrality provisions while rejecting policies requiring local storage of data in a secretive 50-country trade pact now being negotiated.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

The party's over for Microsoft CEO Nadella

Approval rating plunge of 20 points caused by layoffs and 'karma' comment.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Microsoft helps crack developer problems with Bing-based tool

Sometimes, even the best coders get stuck and need a little advice. Enter Bing Developer Assistant, designed to help Visual Studio developers take advantage of Microsoft's search engine to find tips on how to untangle thorny programming problems.

CLOUD COMPUTING

London Gatwick Airport increases runway capacity with cloud-based Amadeus operations portal

London Gatwick Airport is the first to implement Amadeus' cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) to improve operations. Gatwick is one of a group of airports to join the European-wide A-CDM standard, with airports such as Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Zurich.

DATA CENTER

IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud

Company adds cloud centers in 11 new locations as competition heats up.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Instagram adds five new filters and gives you control over the list

The updated app even lets you preview the filters over a blurred version of the photo you just took.

INDUSTRIES

Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats following cyberattack

Sony Pictures on Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25 release of its controversial comedy, "The Interview," after theater chains decided not to play the film following terrorist threats after a cyber attack.

INTERNET

Forget 2015: Bing already knows which people, products and trends will win next year

Using the same predictive technology that it harnessed to call the outcome of the World Cup, Microsoft's Bing thinks it knows the album of the year, the Golden Globe winners, and even the fashion trends of 2015.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Sony's new wearable display transforms any glasses into smartglasses

Sony's latest answer to Google Glass, the Single-Lens Display Module links to smartphones.

NETWORKING

Bad guys listening in? Take steps to avoid public Wi-Fi snooping

Reader H. Thomas Staton would like his laptop to be as secure as possible while he's on the road. He writes:

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

The Tokyo District Court has begun hearing arguments in a lawsuit brought by a Japanese parts maker against Apple over alleged patent infringements.

SECURITY

Fake passports are big business in underground markets: report

New identities, fake passports and social security cards have emerged on the hacker market in 2014 as criminals look for more ways to commit fraud, according to a new report by Dell SecureWorks.

STORAGE

Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

WD edged out Seagate in performance, but both drive models withstood punishment.

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BLOGS

Intelligent Infrastructures

Financial Services CIOs need to play it smart and recognise that selectively relying on cloud services enables them to build agile infrastructures

Fresh blood

CIOs should look to start-ups for new ideas

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