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  • Attack on Sabre reportedly conducted by Anthem, OPA hackers

    Travel industry software maker Sabre is the latest company said to have been hit by the same hackers who recently attacked U.S. health insurer Anthem and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), while American Airlines has been investigating its own systems for evidence of a similar breach.

  • Half-baked mergers

    It can take years after a merger has been declared "complete" for the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2564041/it-management/methodical-merger.html">IT processes and systems to be truly merged</a>. Over the years, we've all seen stories in the business press about this sort of thing, and yet it keeps happening, despite what can be dire consequences.

  • McAfee expelled from Guatemala, headed back to U.S.

    The antivirus pioneer John McAfee is headed back to the United States after authorities in Guatemala expelled him earlier today for illegally entering the country in an attempt to escape authorities in Belize, where he is wanted for questioning in connection with a murder.

  • Senate report: Phone bill cramming costs billions

    Third-party charges on U.S. consumer and business telephone bills, most of them unauthorized by the customer, amount to US $2 billion a year, according to a new report from a U.S. Senate committee.

  • Cloud computing is not just a name for outsourcing

    I'm guessing many of you are asking if cloud computing isn't just a new name for ASPs, software as a service, outsourcing or, for us older guys, timesharing. While the cloud certainly shares principles with all of them, something more significant is happening, something with the same impact as the generational shift from mainframes to client/server.

  • What You'll Pay For In-Flight Wi-Fi

    Airlines have been charging fees for seats on the emergency aisle, priority boarding, and anything resembling baggage, so it's no surprise that cheap or free Wi-Fi access isn't a typical frill. But with one in three <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/201339/wifi_available_on_1_in_3_us_planes.html">U.S. planes providing wireless Internet access</a>, we looked at the going rates for going online in the clouds.

  • Porn nightmare at 37,000 feet?

    Bloomberg reported last week that American Airlines flight attendants are urging their employer to block passengers from using inflight Internet access to view pornography and other inappropriate Web content.