TODAY'S TOP STORY
GAO Says IRS Data Security Problems Persist
The General Accountability Office reported that the Internal Revenue Service is still exposing taxpayer and financial information to insider-threat risks, despite making some access-control improvements.
• Social Security Data Center Approaching Collapse
• RS Names Tax System Contractors
• Federal Plans To 'Cut' Spending Don't Amount To Much
Time To Revisit Disaster Planning
Japan's tragedy reminds us of why disaster recovery planning is so critical for healthcare data.
SuccessFactors Acquires Social Learning Firm, Upgrades SaaS Suite
Jambok multimedia learning platform added to help customers create and share training content. Software-as-a-service BizX suite gets analytic, social networking, and mobile upgrades.
HP's Leo Apotheker Talks Turkey (And Some Trash)
The new CEO wants us to forget the company’s recent tumultuous affairs and is working on crystalizing the message behind "The HP Way 2.0." View the video interview.
Microsoft Adds 'Do Not Track' To IE9
In a surprise move, Internet Explorer 9 adds support for the consumer-friendly HTTP header concept developed by Firefox.
Facebook for BlackBerry 2.0 Gets Facelift, More Features
For the Facebook fiends, RIM has added several enhancements that let users take more Facebook actions (like Chat, for instance), more notification options and a refreshed user experience.
Times Square Video Hack Social, Not Technical
A purported hack of video displays in Times Square turns out to have been a viral marketing campaign for the movie Limitless.
Vanderbilt Launches Cancer Decision Support Tool
My Cancer Genome Web site will collect information about genetic mutations that impact different cancers and link to targeted research on treatment options.
Google Patches Chrome Zero-Day Flash Vulnerability
The release of Chrome 10.0.648.134 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame makes the browser the first software to be protected against the Flash vulnerability now being actively exploited.
Executives Flock To LinkedIn
Corporate leaders are shying away from Twitter, Facebook, and other consumer-oriented sites and embracing LinkedIn and specialty business networks, according to the Society for New Communications Research.