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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (July 26-Aug. 1, 2009)

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (July 26-August 1, 2009):

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (July 26-August 1, 2009):Twitter, iPhones and Insurance?

Novarica's Karlyn Carnahan links to an interesting blog post from a State Farm customer who used their iPhone and the carrier's Web site to get out of a traffic ticket. ---

IBM Buys SPSS: Good For Analytics, But What About Customers?

Jim Davis, SVP and chief marketing officer at SAS, comments on the recent IBM-SPSS deal. "It's much harder to stay dedicated to innovation when you're a small business unit within a big publicly-traded company," writes Davis, whose company directly competes with SPSS. ---

ID Theft Rules Deferred Again

The Insurance Information Institute's (iii) Claire Wilkinson reports that the FTC has once again extended the deadline by which financial instutions must comply with red flags rule on identity theft. "This is the third time the FTC has delayed enforcement of the new rules which were originally slated to take effect in 2008," she writes. ---

Data Security & Massachusetts - A Deadline Looms

Speaking of ID theft, AgencyPort's Mason Power writes that the deadline for adhering to identity theft laws in Massachusetts (passed in august 2007) is January 1, 2010. "A lot of the regulations are of the common sense variety (e.g. Prevent terminated employees from gaining access to personal information) and some are very specific to web site behavior," Power writes on Insight: An AgencyPort Blog. ---

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