Security

You Can Now Appoint Someone to Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die
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You Can Now Appoint Someone to Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die

Facebook is giving users more dominion over what happens to their digital assets in death.
Geoff Weiss
Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security Checks
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Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security Checks

The 2-minute settings check verifies account recovery info, recent activity and approved devices.
Geoff Weiss
The Next U.S. Corporate Security Risk: Dating Apps
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The Next U.S. Corporate Security Risk: Dating Apps

Using apps like Tinder or OkCupid on company smartphones can pose a significant vulnerability, IBM says.
Cyber Attacks Force a Defense Strategy Re-Think
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Cyber Attacks Force a Defense Strategy Re-Think

Some businesses no longer assume they can keep hackers at bay, and instead are waging a guerrilla war from within their networks.
What You Need to Know About Anthem's Massive Data Breach
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What You Need to Know About Anthem's Massive Data Breach

Personal information for up to 80 million current and former customers of the second largest U.S. insurer are at risk.
Robert Hackett
Make AI Machines Safe Before Smart, Experts Say
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Make AI Machines Safe Before Smart, Experts Say

Researchers should develop measures to guarantee the safety of artificial intelligence before businesses and consumers widely adopt it.
Jacob Pramuk
4 Essential BYOD Security Measures
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4 Essential BYOD Security Measures

Employees using their mobile devices for work is an efficiency boon but also a constant risk that requires systematic management.
Larry Alton
Fearing Safety, Police Ask Google to Turn Off Officer-Tracking Feature in Waze App
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Fearing Safety, Police Ask Google to Turn Off Officer-Tracking Feature in Waze App

Amid roiling tensions with police, officers are urging Google-owned Waze to disable a crowdsourced feature that details their whereabouts.
Geoff Weiss
16 Startup Trends That Will Be Huge in 2015
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16 Startup Trends That Will Be Huge in 2015

A list of big, important predictions from the investors at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
5 Words Successful (and Happy) People Never Use
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5 Words Successful (and Happy) People Never Use

The biggest difference between people like us and people who do things we would like to do is they didn't reflexively decide to put up their own barriers.
Jeff Haden
4 Great Gadgets to Help Protect Your Home Office
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4 Great Gadgets to Help Protect Your Home Office

To keep your expensive work equipment out of the hands of burglars, try these affordable, DIY security options.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
PayPal Partners With Microsoft to Bring Its Card Reader to Windows Devices
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PayPal Partners With Microsoft to Bring Its Card Reader to Windows Devices

The ecommerce company also announced that its reader will be EMV-compliant by this summer.
Laura Entis
How to Make Sure Your Gmail Is as Secure as Possible
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How to Make Sure Your Gmail Is as Secure as Possible

No one wants to deal with the stress and potential damages of having an email account hacked.
Jillian D'Onfro
Microsoft, Google Tangle Over Windows Security Patch
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Microsoft, Google Tangle Over Windows Security Patch

At issue: Google revealing a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 system just days before the company was scheduled to roll out a fix for the problem.