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Don’t believe Microsoft’s latest privacy hype

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In late January, Microsoft embarked on a PR blitz to reassure Windows users that the company has their privacy in mind. To prove what it called its continuing devotion to privacy, it announced a new tool for Windows, the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer, that will be available in the operating …

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Google Flights uses AI and machine learning to predict delays

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(Image: Google) Google has added updates to its flight booking service Google Flights that will give passengers a heads-up before they arrive at the airport. Google said in a blog post that Flights’ machine-learning algorithms will use historic flight status data to provide live updates and reasons for delays, such …

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Jeff Sessions Announces Crackdown on Darknet Opioid Sales

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The Justice Department has formed a new team to fight online opioid sales, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday. Dubbed the Joint Criminal Opiod Darknet Enforcement Team, or J-Code, the task force will focus on opioid sales transacted on the darkweb. According to Mr. Sessions, J-Code will more …

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PayPal reports solid Q4 as revenue climbs 24 percent

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PayPal reported solid fourth quarter earnings and revenue Wednesday after the bell. The San Jose, Calif.-based payments company delivered a net income of $620 million, or 50 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 55 cents per share on revenue of $3.71 billion, up 24 percent year over year. Wall Street …

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Three Billionaire Amigos Aim To Disrupt Health Care

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Three guys walk into a bar. They’re Warren Buffett, Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon. They decide to transform the American health care system. That’s probably not how these three men decided to form a new company to address health care costs for their U.S. employees, and …

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Health Care's Three Amigos Aim To Disrupt an Industry

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Three guys walk into a bar. They’re Warren Buffett, Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon. They decide to transform the American health care system. That’s probably not how these three men decided to form a new company to address health care costs for their U.S. employees, and …

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PCI's embrace of mobile PIN is a real game changer

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When the PCI Council, the group that needs to sign off on all payments from Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, approved last week (Jan. 24) allowing PINs to be entered into smartphones and tablets, it was a huge game changer for both payments and mobile. Before we delve into …

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