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Q&A: CISO 2020 lessons learned and 2021 predictions Special

Chief information security officers (CISO) are responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets are adequately protected. In 2020, this has proved challenging. Will 2021 be different?

French govt seeks new Renault boss, ditches Ghosn

Paris - The French government on Wednesday called for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who has spent the last two months in Japanese custody, to be replaced as chief executive of carmaker Renault.

Companies in California required to have female board members

Los Angeles - A new law requires major companies in California to have at least one woman on the board. This applies to such big tech firms as Apple, Google and Facebook.

Memristor circuit recreates the brain and carries out human tasks

Researchers have developed a new kind of neural circuit that uses memristor technology to replicate the complex human brain. The "intelligent" circuit was able to perform some human tasks that computers usually struggle at, such as image classification.

This $9 computer wants to 'work, play and everything in between'

A $9 computer seeking crowd-funding right now is making waves in the technology world because of its promise of being able to do anything an ordinary computer could do, while still fitting with ease into the palm of your hand and carrying that low price.

Some special editions of Monopoly contain real bank notes

It has been revealed that some special anniversary editions of the popular capitalistic board game Monopoly contain real money in place of the fictitious fake paper notes normally used. One set contains over 20,000 euros.

eBay ends Icahn dispute with board appointment

New York - Online retail giant eBay said Thursday it had reached a deal with activist investor Carl Icahn, who had demanded a spinoff of the payment division PayPal.

Seagate chief Luczo leaves Microsoft board

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday Steve Luczo stepped down from its board of directors so he can focus on his job as chief executive of digital storage company Seagate Technology Plc.

Nadella must renew the world's faith in Microsoft

San Francisco - Satya Nadella has to renew the world's faith in Microsoft and then deliver on the promise if the aging technology giant is to flourish anew.

Yahoo honeymoon hits reality for Internet sweetheart Mayer

San Francisco - The axing this week of Yahoo's second-in-command sent a signal that reality is setting in for Silicon Valley sweetheart Marissa Mayer, who leads the struggling Internet pioneer.

Yahoo chief operating officer out

San Francisco - Yahoo chief operating officer Henrique de Castro is walking away with a stock award of $20 million as the company struggles to boost revenues, regulatory filings showed.

Study: Female board members better than men on complex issues

According to a new study, women who are corporate directors usually make better decisions on complex issues than men. The study also discovered that women were more likely to take into account the interests of multiple stakeholders

Texas school board bans confederate flag

At Hays High School in Texas, Confederate flags used to fly from the stands at football games, but now the flag has now been banned.

Two goats go surfing in Orange County

San Onofre - Imagine the scene, relaxing on the beach, on a hot, summers day, minding your own business and you suddenly spot something in the water, but it's not a shark. No, it's two goats riding the waves.

UK man attempts to board passenger train with pony

A man in the Welsh town of Wrexham in the United Kingdom has tried to board a train with a pony. CCTV cameras captured the incident at Wrexham General Railway Station on Saturday.

Plane crashes into Arizona school killing four people

Eagar - Four people have died in a small plane crash yesterday when a Cessna appeared to be having trouble crashed into a high school in Arizona. NTSB is on the scene investigating the accident and trying to recover what remains of the planes and its passengers.

Obama’s Chief of Staff Was Board Member at Freddie Mac During Scandal

According government reports reviewed by ABC News, Barack Obama’s newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, was a board director at Freddie Mac during the mortgage scandal and the board failed to spot “red flags.”

Teacher's Request For Reassignment After Being Threatened By Her Boss Denied

A grievance filed by an teacher with 18 years experience over an allegation that her principal threatened to kill staff members and himself if standardized test scores were not improved was shot down by board members during the final level of appeals.

McCain gets ousted from board for lack of straight talk

Presidential hopeful John McCain has been a long-time board member of Project Vote Smart and yesterday he was kicked off of the board for not providing information about where he stands on key issues.

School Boards Rule That Internet Is No Longer Dangerous

As a result of a recent study, the NSBA (National School Boards Assoc.) has declared that adult fears about the internet are overblown and teachers should allow students to use social networking sites at school.

Facebook bulletin board for Virgina students

Virgina Tech students have turned to the Internet to post messages after the horrific killing of 32 students.

Girl Sues School Board Over Sex With Coach

Teen strumpet sues school district because it didn't prevent her from banging the volleyball coach.

Fire on Plane Forces Landing in Colorado

A personal air filter sparked a fire Friday on a Continental Airlines jet with 160 people on board, forcing an emergency landing.

AMD Launches "Stream Processor" Accelerator Board

AMD today introduced what it calls the world's first dedicated stream processor.

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CHIP is a $9 computer
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