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02/23/15

Data security: Congress and courts step into the breach

In early February 2015, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (f/n/a WellPoint Inc.), one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, announced that a cyber-attack, possibly originating from China, exposed substantial personal data of 80 million customers, including Social Security numbers, home and email addresses, telephone numbers, medical identification numbers and income data.

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01/19/15

Addressing potential roadblocks to broadband expansion

When thinking about how to encourage broadband expansion — both in terms of geographic availability and level of quality — we often focus on funding. Particularly in rural areas, the cost of providing new broadband service or improving existing service can be cost-prohibitive because of the large distances between customers and the scarcity of customers who could be accessed by a proposed build-out.

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12/15/14

Equity crowdfunding in Wisconsin: Another way for startups to raise capital

It’s no surprise that startups have long had difficulty raising capital. Few people are willing to invest thousands of dollars in a new business whose future is uncertain. As a result, some startups have turned to reward crowdfunding, which allows hundreds or thousands of individuals to donate smaller amounts and thereby minimize risk.

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11/18/14

Are your online privacy policies and terms of use enforceable?

Not many of us take time to read the terms of use or privacy policies of the websites and mobile applications we visit. However, these policies are often important tools for companies with an online presence, which nowadays is pretty much every company out there.

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10/20/14

The next big thing in technology: 3 top challenges of ‘The Internet of Things’

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to “smart” devices that transmit data via the Internet through both wired and wireless communication. These devices use sensors embedded in physical objects to follow programmed commands or to “learn” behavioral patterns through data collection.

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