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Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores
Security

Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores

Canary has officially completed the journey from crowdfunding platform to mainstream retailers.
Carly Okyle
U.S. Urges Companies to Do More to Fight Cyber Crime
Security

U.S. Urges Companies to Do More to Fight Cyber Crime

Cyber crime is probably the biggest risk facing companies across the world, officials say.
Do This to Prevent Cybercrime and Save Your Business from Disaster
Cybercrime

Do This to Prevent Cybercrime and Save Your Business from Disaster

Cyber attacks are not a matter of "if" but "when."
Kari Warberg Block
Avoiding the 'Inevitable' Breach: 4 Ways Retailers Should Amp Up Security
Security

Avoiding the 'Inevitable' Breach: 4 Ways Retailers Should Amp Up Security

There's ample advice out there telling chief information officers how to build a breach recovery plan, but the key steps to avoiding such an event are not as clear.
Ken Paull
Target to Pay $10 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit
Legal Issues

Target to Pay $10 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

Individual victims can receive up to $10,000 in damages.
Encryption on iPhones, Facebook Apparently 'Petrified' the NSA
Security

Encryption on iPhones, Facebook Apparently 'Petrified' the NSA

Stronger encryption has made it significantly more difficult for the U.S. government to spy on communications.
Arjun Kharpal
Worried About Insider Data Theft? This Startup Has You Covered.
Security

Worried About Insider Data Theft? This Startup Has You Covered.

Analytics software from Canadian startup Interset identifies activity that deviates from "good" behavior and proactively alerts managers.
Microsoft to Offer Biometric Sign-In for Windows 10
Security

Microsoft to Offer Biometric Sign-In for Windows 10

It will be the first time the company has offered such a service widely across devices.
Alibaba's Latest Payments Innovation: Selfie-Powered Transactions
Mobile Payments

Alibaba's Latest Payments Innovation: Selfie-Powered Transactions

The ecommerce giant is taking another step into the world of mobile payments – this time, using the selfie as an authentication tool.
Nina Zipkin
Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content
Regulations

Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content

Regulating shares among its 1.4 billion users across the world can be a slippery slope, the social network said.
Geoff Weiss
BlackBerry Launches New, High-Security Tablet
Security

BlackBerry Launches New, High-Security Tablet

It was developed with IBM and Samsung.
Majority of Global Merchants Fall Short on Card Data Security Compliance
Security

Majority of Global Merchants Fall Short on Card Data Security Compliance

As much as 80 percent failed interim tests, a new report says.
Latest Android Update Puts Emphasis on Security
Security

Latest Android Update Puts Emphasis on Security

If your Android phone gets stolen, a new feature makes sure it stays locked until it gets back in your hands.
Nina Zipkin
CIA Sought to Hack Apple iPhones for Nearly a Decade
Security

CIA Sought to Hack Apple iPhones for Nearly a Decade

Top-secret documents suggest U.S. government researchers created a version of Apple's application development tool to create surveillance backdoors into programs distributed on the App Store.