Security

Why Microsoft Created 3-D Scans of Random People
Microsoft

Why Microsoft Created 3-D Scans of Random People

The tech giant is working on a biometric login feature for Windows 10.
Nina Zipkin
Sean Penn, Hot Off El Chapo Interview, to Talk Cybersecurity at San Francisco Conference
Cybersecurity

Sean Penn, Hot Off El Chapo Interview, to Talk Cybersecurity at San Francisco Conference

The controversial actor will have a one-on-one interview with RSA President Amit Yoran.
Nina Zipkin
Business Travelers: Don't Be Lured by the Siren Song of Free Wi-Fi
Weekly Tips Roundup

Business Travelers: Don't Be Lured by the Siren Song of Free Wi-Fi

Plus: Money-saving booking hacks you'll want to remember.
Carolyn Sun
Apple Files Arguments in Court Opposing FBI iPhone Request
Apple

Apple Files Arguments in Court Opposing FBI iPhone Request

In a copy of the brief provided by the company, Apple argued that the government's request is 'unprecedented' and violates the company's First Amendment rights.
Apple CEO: Unlocking San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone Would Be 'Bad for America'
Apple

Apple CEO: Unlocking San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone Would Be 'Bad for America'

'Some things are hard, and some things are right, and some things are both -- this is one of those things,' Tim Cook says in an interview.
Mastercard Is Expanding Its 'Selfie Pay' Capabilities
Payments

Mastercard Is Expanding Its 'Selfie Pay' Capabilities

The credit card company first tested its facial recognition capabilities in August in the United States in October.
Claire Zillman
Bill Gates Says Apple Should Cooperate With the FBI
Bill Gates

Bill Gates Says Apple Should Cooperate With the FBI

'This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information,' he says.
Claire Zillman
Entrepreneur Readers Chime in on Apple's Refusal to Unlock Shooter's iPhone
Apple

Entrepreneur Readers Chime in on Apple's Refusal to Unlock Shooter's iPhone

Should tech companies build backdoors to give the government access to customer data? We posed the question on Twitter and collected some of the best responses here.
Stephen J. Bronner
What Donald Trump, Mark Cuban and Other Leaders Said About Apple's Refusal to Unlock an iPhone
Apple

What Donald Trump, Mark Cuban and Other Leaders Said About Apple's Refusal to Unlock an iPhone

The four-digit pin code to a terrorist's iPhone 5C has become the flashpoint for a long-simmering conflict.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Why Apple Is Going to War Over the FBI's 'Backdoor' Order
Apple

Why Apple Is Going to War Over the FBI's 'Backdoor' Order

The order involves the iPhone 5C that belonged to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwaan Farook.
4 Steps to Better Protect Your Ideas
Intellectual Property

4 Steps to Better Protect Your Ideas

Brainpower is good. Brainpower you own is far better.
From Chihuahuas to Ninja Climbing Claws: The 5 Wackiest Items Confiscated by TSA in 2015
Travel

From Chihuahuas to Ninja Climbing Claws: The 5 Wackiest Items Confiscated by TSA in 2015

The Transportation Security Administration says it had a busy year in 2015.
Geoff Weiss
Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data
Privacy Concerns

Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data

Clearly, the latest report from Pew shows we're conflicted, because we're still all on Facebook.
Laura Entis
Create a Back-Up Plan for Your Data
Data Security

Create a Back-Up Plan for Your Data

Don't wait until Armageddon strikes.
Robert Siciliano