Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

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According to the IRS, a “sophisticated” organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the IRS agency said Tuesday. Source: CNN Date: May 26th, 2015   Link: http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/26/pf/taxes/irs-website-data-hack/index.html Discussion 1) The IRS calls this a “sophisticated” organized crime syndicate doing this. The article says the… Read more »

Losing focus: Why tech is getting in the way of work

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Professor Gloria Mark of the Department of Informatics at the University of California says email, social media, notifications and countless other digital distractions are eroding our ability to concentrate on individual tasks in the 21st Century. “Back in 2004 we followed American information workers around with stopwatches and timed every action,” she says. “They switched… Read more »