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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
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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
Security

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.
Mary Thompson
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant
Privacy Policies

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.'
Geoff Weiss
Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million
Connected home

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.
Geoff Weiss
Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business
Security

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.
Joe Ross
PF Chang's Confirms Credit-Card Breach
Security

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
Privacy concerns

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.
Nina Zipkin
Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment
Security

Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment

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

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.
John Ackerly