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The Creator of the World's First Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Everything

The Creator of the World's First Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Everything

The director of MIT's Center for Civic Media explains the trajectory of online advertising as we know it.
John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing

John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing

The former fugitive and computer antivirus software tycoon warned that, by letting the Googles of the world intrude on our privacy, we are giving up our freedom as human beings.
Does Your Website Support HTTPS? If Not, Your SEO Could Suffer.

Does Your Website Support HTTPS? If Not, Your SEO Could Suffer.

Google is starting to factor the security of websites into its search results.
P.F. Chang's Says Credit-Card Breach Affected 33 Restaurants

P.F. Chang's Says Credit-Card Breach Affected 33 Restaurants

The Asian-themed restaurant chain revealed the breach affected 33 locations across 16 states.
Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Airbnb and Uber both announced new services exclusively targeting businesses, but will travelers look beyond a host of security and regulatory issues plaguing the sharing economy?
Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, This Startup Will Be Watching You

Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, This Startup Will Be Watching You

Placemeter aims helps cities run more efficiently. But its tactics might creep you out.
Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?

Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?

The case of an Airbnb guest who overstayed his welcome and now is a legal tenant raises critical questions about what the home-rental platform can do to protect its hosts.
Protect Yourself: Turn On This Security Feature in Your Mobile Banking App

Protect Yourself: Turn On This Security Feature in Your Mobile Banking App

Sure, mobile banking apps let you track your cash on the go, but they can also help you protect it, too. Here's how. It's easier than you might think.
Google Unveils Project Zero, an Elite Cybersecurity Squad to Fight Hackers

Google Unveils Project Zero, an Elite Cybersecurity Squad to Fight Hackers

'We're hiring,' the company says of its new security outfit, which will work to maintain cybersecurity across the Internet going beyond Google's own workings on the web.
This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home

This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home

Vivint's new 'Sky' system learns how you interact with your home to make it a smarter place. It's not just automation, but smart automation.
Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding

Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding

'Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft,' the TSA said, in order to thwart bombs potentially concealed within handheld gadgets.
Cyber Insurance: The Next Big Thing for Businesses

Cyber Insurance: The Next Big Thing for Businesses

A growing number of small businesses are buying up cyber insurance to protect themselves in the event of a cyber attack.
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant

'The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which [America's] founders fought.'
Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

The deal signals that the connected home industry is rife with potential and gaining tremendous steam.
Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business

Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business

Because startup founders can be slow to install safeguards against cyber attacks, criminals often target new companies.
PF Chang's Confirms Credit-Card Breach

PF Chang's Confirms Credit-Card Breach

The restaurant chain has moved to a manual credit-card imprinting system in the wake of a security breach.
Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See

Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See

The social giant is letting users modify their ad profiles while also gaining more information about them.
Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment

Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment

Popular social-media tool gets hit by hackers sending strange messages.
 5 Steps to Keeping Your Private Communications Secure

5 Steps to Keeping Your Private Communications Secure

Control where your company emails go, how long they're seen and retrieve them when necessary -- even after you hit send.
Oklahoma Company Creates Bulletproof Blanket to Protect Kids During School Shootings

Oklahoma Company Creates Bulletproof Blanket to Protect Kids During School Shootings

The backpack-like bulletproof shield may represent one of the most tragically apropos inventions of our time.
New iOS 8 Feature Can Help You Find a Lost iPhone, Is Also Kind of Creepy

New iOS 8 Feature Can Help You Find a Lost iPhone, Is Also Kind of Creepy

Lost your phone? Bummer. But Apple has one more way for you to locate it.
Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips

Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips

Magnetic strip credit cards will soon be extinct in the U.S. Here's the technology that will replace them and what you need to know about it.
Here's Why You Need to Change Your eBay Password Right Now

Here's Why You Need to Change Your eBay Password Right Now

The world's biggest online marketplace has been hacked. Those weird warning messages weren't a false alarm.
U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

The indictment marks the first time that the U.S. government has brought charges against foreign officials for cyber spying.
The Crazy Things Your Future Credit Cards Will Do (Infographic)

The Crazy Things Your Future Credit Cards Will Do (Infographic)

Tomorrow's credit cards will be replete with high-tech security features like fingerprint unlock, voice control and invisibility, according to this infographic by Richard Branson's Virgin Money.
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