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Pearltrees MindMeister Call For Papers | Analytics and Decision Support for Ecosystems Part of the Organizational Systems and Technology Track at HICSS 2016. Relevant top minitrack papers will be invited for "fast-track" submissions to the Journal of Enterprise Transformation (JET). URL of this document: MiniTrack page on HICSS 2016 website: Abstract submission (optional): April 1 through June 15, 2015 Paper submission (mandatory): June 15, 2015 at midnight (Hawaii) Notification of acceptance: August 16, 2015 Opening of registration: April Conference Dates: January 5-8, 2016 The ecosystem concept is increasingly used in explaining the complexities of interconnected business and innovation activities at various levels (regional, national, global). This minitrack calls for theory, research, and practice in analytics and decision support for ecosystem orchestration. In short, a wide range of stakeholders need support for decision making about business ecosystems. Theory/Models Methods

Updates in Facebook’s Fight Against Spam and Spammers Bridging Analytics and Game Design: Lessons from the Trenches | Events | mediaX Event Description: Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, video games play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. Join us every Friday From April 3rd until June 5th from 12pm-1pm in Shriram 104. Also listed as one-unit course BIOE196. Presenters: Nick Yee & Nicolas Ducheneaut, Bridging Analytics and Game Design: Lessons from the Trenches. Nick Yee and Nic Ducheneaut both have academic backgrounds that combine social science with computer science. Security FTC abandons policy with Google snooping case closure - Charges everyone except Schmidt The Federal Trade Commission let Google off the hook for its data breaches, and as every news outlet will tell you, they were pretty significant data breaches. Why? The FTC has come down like a ton of bricks and other cliches on companies that have done far less to threaten the consumer. Google's investigation is closed and it is getting away with nary a fine. Back in 2002, the FTC shouted at Microsoft for misrepresenting its Passport services and the information kept. Then, in 2006, it hit out at a company called ChoicePoint. The FTC said CardSystems failed to implement safeguards and failed to use readily available security measures for its applications online. 2008 saw the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida grant an injunction against a company called CyberSpy Software. Last year, CVS Caremark Corporation was charged for slacking on protection toward data it had farmed. In the same year, 2009, it charged Sears Holding Management Corporation on similar lines.

FCC to begin Google Street View investigation - "Mortified" Google under further fire Goole has found itself under the watchful eye of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The US organisation has now said it will be investigating whether Google broke federal laws when its street-mapping service collected consumers' personal information. The investigation joins a long list of regulators and lawmakers, around the world, who are looking at what Google says was the inadvertent harvesting of private data sent over wireless networks. It comes despite a decision by the U.S. Google has said it was "mortified" to learn its WiFi-equipped Street View cars had mistakenly collected entire emails and passwords in some instances. However, some lawmakers are having none of it. "In light of their public disclosure, we can now confirm that the Enforcement Bureau is looking into whether these actions violate the Communications Act." Last month the UK let Google off with a slap on the wrist after dropping investigations into data harvesting.

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