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Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game
Apps

Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game

Something fishy (more like spammy) is going on at Tinder. Here's the inside scoop from one not so satisfied user.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here's One Big Reason Mobile Carriers Don't Want a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones
Smartphones

Here's One Big Reason Mobile Carriers Don't Want a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones

A new report shows how many billions of dollars companies such as Verizon and AT&T could lose each year if smartphone theft decreases.
Jason Fell
3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race
Passwords

3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

A look at the young companies making it possible to unlock your tech with your face, heart, finger and voice.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words
Security

In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words

Aiming to clamp down on cyber bullying, the South Korean government will introduce a service that notifies parents if their children receive a text containing foul language.
Geoff Weiss
Tumblr Gets a Security Upgrade
Security

Tumblr Gets a Security Upgrade

The blogging platform added two-factor authentication to protect users from hack attacks
Nina Zipkin
Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance
Security

Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance

The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner has a bone to pick with the NSA.
Geoff Weiss
This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming
Security

This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming

Google Ventures-backed ThreatStream has developed a real-time intel-sharing system that lets institutions detect and fight against cyber threats.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon
Bitcoin

Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now
Finance

Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
Michelle Goodman
Is Your Cyber Security in Shape?
Office Tech

Is Your Cyber Security in Shape?

With cyber security issues facing major retailers, entrepreneurs are scrambling to protect customer data.
Adam Toren
Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot
Technology

Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot

With business continuing its shift from the desktop to smartphones and tablets, more than half of all companies now have sensitive information stored on mobile devices.
Jason Ankeny
Seriously, It's Really Time to Upgrade From Windows XP
Office Tech

Seriously, It's Really Time to Upgrade From Windows XP

If you're still using Microsoft's old operating system after it ceases support, you'll be more vulnerable to viruses, hacks and other issues.
Richard Thompson
4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos
Yahoo

4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos

A closer look at the outspoken NSA critic that Yahoo trusts to keep cybercrime out of its business and the business of its millions of users.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year
Security

Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year

The social media giant has partnered with the city of Menlo Park, Calif., to have a police officer patrol the area surrounding Facebook's headquarters.