The first page he saw displayed the name, email address, and business phone number of the person. When Warren clicked to the next page, he saw the last four digits of the woman’s social security number and her business address. Knowing that the application required an amount of other sensitive information—including disclosure of any criminal history, average monthly salary, a driver's license scan, a scan of a voided check, a proof of payroll form, and, optionally, the most recent tax return—Warren stopped there. … [Read more...] about Loan site buckling under COVID-19 strain shows man another applicant’s data
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New Delhi | Bengaluru | Pune: India’s information technology sector is seeking revisions in the country’s taxation and labour laws as over half the workforce in the $191 billion industry could begin to deliver services remotely as part of the changes being wrought by the ongoing pandemic. At a meeting with government officials earlier this month, IT industry leaders, who estimated that close to 50% of the country’s 4.3 million IT workers will soon work from home, were asked to detail the legislative changes required to facilitate this significant transition. Industry body Nasscom has been tasked with preparing a detailed report, after which “it will (go) to relevant ministries such as department of telecom and the labour ministry for action,” a top government official told ET. The industry has also requested the government to make permanent several recent concessions extended until July, including relaxation of telecom regulations that allow back-office … [Read more...] about Work from home: Changes in laws and rules that IT industry wants from the government
The US financial giant suffered a data breach in 2018, disclosed a year later. Roughly 100 million US citizens and 6 million Candian citizens were impacted through the compromise of personally identifiable information (PII) gathered by Capital One in relation to credit card applications. … [Read more...] about Judge demands Capital One release Mandiant cyberforensic report on data breach
The accuracy question The biggest reason many athletes prefer chest straps to wrist-mounted monitors is accuracy. People like to criticize wristbands for being grossly inaccurate, and, in their infancy, this reputation was earned. There are specific reasons why chest straps are more accurate in general: most importantly, the sensor is placed closer to the heart than a wristband is, allowing it to capture a stronger heart-beat signal. When doctors and nurses use ECG machines to assess patients, they place up to 12 leads on various parts of the patient's body, most of them going on the chest around the heart. This lets medical professionals more comprehensively assess the electrical activity of the heart, and chest straps simplify this method because no one wants to attach multiple sensors to their body when they go for a run. … [Read more...] about How wearable heart-rate monitors work, and which is best for you
Test and trace: In April, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced to the world how she was going to balance opening up the country and economy based on infection rate and hospital capacity. Chancellor Merkel was able to state not only the metric (R0) for infection rate but she also communicated specifically how the change in the infection rate of .1 would indicate what would be opened, closed, and the social distancing orders to follow. Additionally, this rate indicated the capacity to treat COVID-19-positive patients as well as provide emergency and critical care to the rest of citizens. To do this, Germany had to put in place a broad testing and tracing approach to track infection and spread. This served as a model for New York, as Governor Andrew Cuomo is replicating much of this data-driven strategy. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 didn’t break your business. Data did.