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Experts Predict the Internet's Next Decade
- Leading experts on the Internet, technology and policy have chimed in on what we can expect in the next decade when it comes to connectivity and its effects on society.
Retail Industry Mulls Forming Its Own ISAC For Intel-Sharing
- Breaches at Target and other retailers sound the alarm for retail industry to establish a cyber-threat Information-Sharing and Analysis Center.
Review + videos: 3 convertible Windows laptops try to be all devices to all people
- Convertibles from Dell, HP and Sony can transform into laptops, tablets or presentation devices. But how useful are they, really?
The Five Biggest Threats to Your Kids' Privacy, and What You Can Do About Them
- Remember back in school, when your teachers warned that everything you did would go on your permanent record? It turns out your teachers have become right. That permanent record is the Internet.
SAML Promises to Boost Cloud Security
- IT administrators are struggling to deal with the implications that cloud services have on security. SAML and related technologies such as single sign-on can help.
A New Approach, A New Era for Security
- Though there is never a shortage of information in the security business, what can sometimes be missing is the context. These types of interactions and information exchanges are where new ideas are shaped and where new strategies are formed.
Two more European airlines clear smartphones for take-off - just leave the laptop off for now
- More of Europe's airlines now allow smartphones in airplane mode to be used from gate to gate.
In Syria, a detained Internet activist remains in limbo
- Two years ago this week, authorities arrested a computer programmer, Bassel Khartabil, involved in protests against the Syrian government. There's still no word on when he'll be released.
With Russia and Ukraine, is all really quiet on the cyber front?
- Op-ed: Unlike recent conflicts, RUS hasn't used high-profile, public cyberattacks yet.
Edward Snowden Urges SXSW Crowd to Thwart NSA With Technology
- With lawmakers slow to pass legislation curbing NSA surveillance, it's up to the technology community to step in and devise solutions that will better protect online communications from snoops, said Edward Snowden, speaking today from Moscow at the South by Southwest conference in Austin.
Coinbase's Fred Ehrsam says you're thinking about Bitcoin all wrong
- Coinbase cofounder Fred Ehrsam's Monday discussion at SXSW, the first question interviewer Rolfe Winkler of the Wall Street Journal asked was "Is Dorian Nakamoto really Satoshi Nakamoto?"
Researchers attack secured Internet activity to mine personal data
- Technique used on HTTPS traffic can correctly determine Web pages users visited with 89 percent accuracy.
IT Generations: Communicating Across The Great Divide
- At 25 years old, the World Wide Web today presents unique challenges for millennials and crusty curmudgeons alike. Here's how geeks of any age can learn to talk to each other.
Everything you need to know about Apple's latest iOS 7 update
The Washington Post
- Apple released a new update to its latest operating system, iOS 7, in a Monday update that marks the first major changes Apple's made to the system in the six months since it made its debut. The update adds support for Apple's new connected car service, CarPlay, and also fixes some bugs such as one that was making some users' home screens crash.
GnuTLS Bug Exposes Shortcomings in TLS Test Suites
- Code audits are often ugly tasks and can sometimes find ugly things. Case in point: the GnuTLS goto bug.
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Help Net Security
- Network security has been in the spotlight more than ever the past few months, and for good reason. We've seen many scary headlines that have put the pressure on security professionals -- and also raised the stakes.
Seven Agencies Fail at FOIA, Group Says
- A government transparency group has given failing grades to seven federal agencies for their efforts to provide timely, clear and accessible responses to Freedom of Information Act requests.
Health care revs up for big drive into the cloud
- Raw need is why health IT spending on the cloud will quadruple by 2018.
Microsoft HereHere Platform Melds Analytics, Social Media
- Microsoft hints at its approach to the Internet of things with a project that helps mobile users take the pulse of their communities. It debuts in New York City.
Jawbone's UP24 fitness tracker adds Android compatibility
- Fans of Jawbone's Up bands who happen to be Android smartphone owners as of today can consider the company's most recent take on the fitness tracker, UP24.