Risk Technology of the Week: Personal Security Features for iPhones by Apple

To prevent cell phone theft and user safety, Apple has filed a patent application that could help iPhone users be armed with “attack detection mode” on their phones. “’While the device is in attack detection mode, certain events can cause the device to summon assistance automatically, even without further interaction from the device’s user,’ the […]

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Risk Technology of the Week: Privacy Focused Chat App by Omlet

With consumer data being monetized in every direction, online users are wary about where they are putting their information. Omlet has solved this problem by creating a privacy focused chat app. This app is the “first open chat platform that gives users the ability to save and manage their data in any way they choose.” […]

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Risk Technology of the Week: Anonymous Social Network Where No One Knows Your Identity by Cloaq

With identity theft more prevalent than ever, technology users are concerned about releasing any information online. Cloaq, a mysterious group of unidentified developers, is fixing this by creating an anonymous social network where no one can figure out your identity. The social network does not require any personal information making it useless for hackers. “Cloaq […]

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Risk Technology of the Week: Android App Warns When You’re Being Watched by Rutgers University Research Group

With more and more websites wanting to track consumers’ locations, it is getting hard to know when you are safe or when you are being “watched.” A research group at Rutgers University is solving this problem for consumers everywhere – or at least Android users. The research group, led by Janne Lindqvist, “created an app […]

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Insurance Technology of the Week: Usage-Based Insurance Technology by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems

New technologies are popping up everyday to increase efficiency and provide benefits to the consumer. Intelligent Mechatronic Systems is partnering with Sprint to do just this by allowing insurance companies the ability to offer usage-based insurance to drivers. This means that drivers will be given rates based on their driving behavior rather than once used […]

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JBKnowledge to Demo Augmented Reality App for Construction & SmartCompliance in Las Vegas at CONEXPO

Bryan, TX (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 This week, over 125,000 construction industry professionals will join roughly 2,400 exhibitors at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Conference. Among those exhibitors will be a growing technology solutions company named JBKnowledge better known for its cloud software solutions SmartBidNet for construction bidding, and SmartCompliance for certificate of insurance management. However, […]

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Risk Technology of the Week: The Self-Destructing Phone

It seems no one is more risk averse these days than the government. This is evident with the latest technology being specifically built by American aerospace and defense contractor Boeing for government agencies and security contractors – the self destructing phone. “The Boeing Black Smartphone will run on Google’s Android operating system but offer a […]

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Risk Technology of the Week: Mitigating Social Media Exposure Risk

Social media is a powerful tool, and therefore can be harnessed or easily misused. Unfortunately, as communication through social media technology becomes more prevalent, the reputational risk continues to increase. In order to combat negative online interactions, Karthik Dinakar, a researcher at the Software Agents Group at the MIT Media Lab, has found a way […]

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Risk Technology of the Week: Prescription Google Glasses

“Optical insurer VSP VisionCare has struck a deal with Google to offer prescription lenses and subsidized frames for Google Glass, reports the New York Times. This move will make Glass more affordable for consumers and increase the level of cooperation between healthcare and consumer electronics companies.” “Insurance industry experts told Insurance & Technology earlier this […]

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Risk Technology of the Week: Wearable Devices for Health Monitoring

“Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the next year, a torrent of new devices is hitting the market to provide automated elite coaching, a pocket-sized clinical lab, and your own […]

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Upcoming Webinar: February 10

Join us for a free 30 minute informational webinar on February 10. At 11am and 1pm CST, our Product Specialist Brent Walrath will walk through our certificate of insurance management and vendor compliance cloud software and answer questions on how our OCR technology saves risk managers time and money in claims processing. Take 30 minutes […]

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