Security

Anti-Virus Pioneer and Ex-Fugitive John McAfee Announces 2016 Presidential Bid
Election 2016

Anti-Virus Pioneer and Ex-Fugitive John McAfee Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

McAfee will be running as a member of the self-started 'Cyber Party,' with a platform that touts his unique tech proficiencies.
Geoff Weiss
Should U.S. Tech Companies Be Forced to Hand Over Data Held Overseas?
Legal

Should U.S. Tech Companies Be Forced to Hand Over Data Held Overseas?

A New York Court of Appeals is set to hear a case brought by Microsoft in response to a search warrant for emails that are on a server in Ireland.
Has the Ashley Madison Hacker Been Identified?
Ashley Madison

Has the Ashley Madison Hacker Been Identified?

A security researcher has found clues via Twitter.
Benjamin Snyder
This Video Doorbell Lets You Answer Your Door With Your Smartphone
Security

This Video Doorbell Lets You Answer Your Door With Your Smartphone

Richard Branson didn't care that Ring tanked on Shark Tank. He invested millions anyway.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
California Prosecutors Say Convicted Criminals Passed Uber's Background Checks
Uber

California Prosecutors Say Convicted Criminals Passed Uber's Background Checks

The ridesharing service is accused of having brought on drivers who have previously been convicted of murder and sex crimes.
Hackers Release the Personal Information of Adultery Seekers Who Joined Ashley Madison
Privacy Concerns

Hackers Release the Personal Information of Adultery Seekers Who Joined Ashley Madison

It's not a good day for members of the dating site, which boasts the slogan 'Life is short. Have an affair.'
Laura Entis
This $30 Device Can Break Into Almost Any Keyless Door in Your Car or Home
Security

This $30 Device Can Break Into Almost Any Keyless Door in Your Car or Home

Samy Kamkar's 'Rolljam' device can steal codes from keyless items. Sweet dreams, readers.
Steve Dent
Samsung, Google to Release Monthly Android Security Patches
Android

Samsung, Google to Release Monthly Android Security Patches

In response to the Stagefright hacking software that leaves the Android system vulnerable, companies are pushing for fast fixes.
Report: Chinese Hackers Attack U.S. Travel Industry
Hacks

Report: Chinese Hackers Attack U.S. Travel Industry

American Airlines and the reservation processing company Sabre Corp. have been targeted in the latest round of security breaches.
Laura Entis
Microsoft Offers Up to $100,000 to People Who Identify Security Bugs
Microsoft

Microsoft Offers Up to $100,000 to People Who Identify Security Bugs

Having just released Windows 10, the tech giant is looking to pay out big bucks to bug hunters.
Benjamin Snyder
Someday, Your Facebook Friends May Determine Whether You Get a Loan
Facebook

Someday, Your Facebook Friends May Determine Whether You Get a Loan

Facebook's latest patent suggests lenders could approve or deny loans based on a user's social connections.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Hackers Can Steal Your Information Through Sound Waves, Researchers Say
Security

Hackers Can Steal Your Information Through Sound Waves, Researchers Say

Researchers found that hackers can breach devices and steal the data by pointing an antenna and picking up those vibrations.
Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isn't Being Judged After Hack
Privacy Concerns

Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isn't Being Judged After Hack

The site is heartened by some initial public response that sees it as a victim.
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