Marketing Technology Insights
October 31, 2017
ActiveCampaign Partners with Woopra​ ​to ​Centralize Event-Based Data Across Apps and Deliver In-App Reporting

ActiveCampaign Application Provides Organizations Broader Insights into Deals and More In-Depth Reporting Through Integration with Woopra’s Customer Journey Analytics Platform …

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June 7, 2019
Cathay Pacific's unpatched decade-old vulnerability led to 2018 breach
Pair of groups dropped keyloggers onto systems reaching back to 2014.
June 7, 2019
What Duopoly? Why Amazon’s Sizmek Purchase Is Just The Next Step In Its March Toward Ad Dominance

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Jay Friedman, president and partner at Goodway Group. Amazon bought Sizmek’s ad server and dynamic creative optimization (DCO) tool last week. If you’re not a Sizmek customer, this may not seem like a big deal. And... Continue reading »

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Network World
June 7, 2019
Juniper: Security could help drive interest in SDN

Security challenges and developing AI/ML technologies are among the key issues driving software defined networking implementations according to a new Juniper survey of 500 IT decision-makers.

And SDN interest abounds – 98 percent of the 500 said they were already using or considering an SDN implementation. Juniper said it had Wakefield Research poll IT decision makers of companies with 500 or more employees about their SDN strategies between May 7 and May 14, 2019.

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Business Insider
June 7, 2019
Police departments across the US are using video doorbells from Amazon-owned Ring to create an unofficial surveillance network, a new report says (AMZN)

Police departments across the US have partnered with Amazon and its subsidiary, Ring, to offer programs for free or discounted Ring smart doorbell devices to their residents. Some police departments added their own conditions to the programs that allow them to obtain recorded footage from a Ring device upon request. This gives police departments unprecedented surveillance capabilities, and could pose serious concerns over privacy. This condition isn't supported by Ring, and the company is taking action to prevent such conditions in its programs between police departments and residents.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Amazon and law enforcement agencies in the US have been working together to offer free or discounted Ring smart doorbell devices to residents, but some police departments have taken liberties to create a surveillance system with the program, according to a report by CNET's Alfred Ng

Ring, a company bought by Amazon in 2018 for a reported $1 billion, makes smart doorbell cameras that offer peace of mind for homeowners. They can monitor your front door with motion-sensing cameras, and they'll record and save footage of anyone who presses your doorbell, as long as you have a Ring subscription-based plan. Users also get a notification on their mobile devices when someone rings the doorbell, and they can watch live footage from the smart doorbell camera from anywhere in the world. 

Read more: Amazon's home security firm Ring is hiring journalists to report on crime, and it could help solve an expensive problem

But certain police departments have started offering residents free or discounted devices with the condition that residents hand over footage from their Ring device upon request, essentially creating a freely available surveillance network based on a consumer product. 

Ring told CNET on Tuesday that it doesn't support programs where users have to share their recorded Ring footage, or programs that force users to subscribe to a footage-recording subscription plan. The company also said it's working with its partners to make sure its stance is reflected with its partner programs. 

In a blog post, Ring states that users have full control over their recorded Ring footage and can choose who to share that footage with. That means Ring users don't have to share their footage with law enforcement, which some of the Ring programs offered by law enforcement directly contradict.

With Ring's guidelines in mind, the only way law enforcement should be able to obtain recorded footage from a Ring user who denies a request for their footage is via a subpoena. 

While these kinds of programs might help police to fight crime, they also provide a surveillance network with unprecedented reach that privacy advocates and privacy-conscious consumers may object to.

SEE ALSO: 'Siri, I'm getting pulled over': A shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police

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June 7, 2019
Google details 'catastrophic' cloud outage events: Promises to do better next time
Data-center automation software was behind what Google describes as a "catastrophic failure" last Sunday.