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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

Ford appoints chief data officer

New role is indicative of carmaker's big data and connectivity strategy - which it said it is investing in.

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

Microsoft's US$84 million man: What's Nadella done to earn it?

Windows 10, cloud gains, lower license fees for hardware vendors are bold moves whose effectiveness is yet to be determined.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Creaticity: The trick to adding text to a print layout in Lightroom

Lightroom's Print module makes it easy to design gorgeous print templates, but adding custom text to a print layout is tricky. Oddly enough, Lightroom's Identity Plate feature is the easiest way to get it done, though formatting text can be challenging. In this column you'll learn how to create a new identity plate for use in a print layout, how to create a multi-line identity plate, and how to design your own plate in image editing software.

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

The party's over for Microsoft CEO Nadella

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

INTERNET

ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

Staff email credentials and some user data, including email and postal addresses, were taken.

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

Apple shutters Russian online store as ruble plummets

Devalued ruble meant Apple was losing money selling iPhones.

SECURITY

Chinese Android phone maker hides secret backdoor on its devices

Coolpad's backdoor installs apps and tracks customers without their knowledge, say U.S. security researchers.

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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