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Home Depot Suffers Possible Data Breach, Tries to Ease Customer Fears
Security

Home Depot Suffers Possible Data Breach, Tries to Ease Customer Fears

The world's largest home improvement retailer may be the latest victim of a credit and debit card breach.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Forget Passwords: A Look at the Future of Logging In
Security

Forget Passwords: A Look at the Future of Logging In

Researchers are coming up with new ways to make a password-less future a reality.
Hamza Ali
6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)
Business Circle

6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)

Increase employees' productivity and protect your company's data with these tips for building a safe 'bring your own device' plan.
Nina Zipkin
UPS Stores In 24 States Hacked, Private Customer Data Possibly Exposed
Security

UPS Stores In 24 States Hacked, Private Customer Data Possibly Exposed

The shipping giant's retail franchise was hit by a malware attack, potentially jeopardizing customer's identifying and financial information. Here's what you need to know.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Creator of the World's First Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Everything
Advertising

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.
Nina Zipkin
John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing
Security

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

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.
Kate Taylor
Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?
Travel

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?
Geoff Weiss
Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, This Startup Will Be Watching You
Privacy concerns

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.
Jason Fell
Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?
Legal

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.
Geoff Weiss
Protect Yourself: Turn On This Security Feature in Your Mobile Banking App
National Small Business Week

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Google Unveils Project Zero, an Elite Cybersecurity Squad to Fight Hackers
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.
Geoff Weiss
This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home
Connected 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.
Emily Price
Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding
Travel

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.
Geoff Weiss