With scarcely 24 hours to go until the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4, there's no denying that the mobile world is in a serious flutter over the incoming smartphone. Yet amidst the rash of speculation regarding the handset's internal specifications and design, little has been said about the device's potential pricing - until now. ITProPortal is pleased to exclusively report to that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available from £26 a month (opens in new tab) (plus an initial fee of £99) via T-Mobile. That works out at a total cost of ownership of £720 over two years, and what's really interesting about this deal is that it comes with unlimited data (excluding tethering, unfortunately). That's a very tempting proposition for average users and hardened nerds alike, so follow the link for more on this top Galaxy S4 UK deal.
Facebook 'likes' may mean more than you think (opens in new tab). According to a new study by researchers from Cambridge University, users' 'likes' on the social network can accurately be linked to a slew of personal attributes like sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious and political views, intelligence, happiness, drug use, parental separation, age, and gender. The research model ran a fairly good race, correctly distinguishing between homosexual and heterosexual men in 88 per cent of cases, African Americans and Caucasian Americans in 95 per cent, and between Democrats and Republicans in 85 per cent. Follow the link to find out more about what your Facebook 'likes' may say about you, and what that could mean for your privacy.
Technology research and advisory specialist Gartner has recognised a collection of top companies at its 2013 BPM Excellence Awards. The firms were singled out for their achievements in business process management at an intimate awards ceremony at London's Westminster Park Plaza Hotel – the venue of this week’s Gartner summit where ITProPortal has been tracking events over recent days. BT Global Services was the first to stride into the spotlight, receiving the award for Best Outcome Driven by BPM, while Best BPM Organisation went to the Lego Group (opens in new tab). Read on for more on the how the awards were won.
Businesses are being warned over the increased prevalence of ‘longlining’, a form of phishing attack (opens in new tab) that combines the traditional mass bombardment of bogus messages with customised targeting - creating an assault that overwhelms security defences. The worrying trend has been highlighted by author and financial crime expert Jeffrey Robinson, who was also speaking at the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit in London this week. “What longline phishing does is combine regular phishing with spear-phishing. It targets you and can send you a hundred thousand emails to lure you onto the [infected] site from 50,000 IP addresses, so that your filters and all your defences forget it. You can block two IP addresses, you can block 10,000. You’re not going to be able to block 50,000,” he warned. Follow the link for more on what this destructive cyber weapon means for businesses.