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Report: Apple Will Restrict Sharing of App Data with Advertisers

June 25, 2015 11:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move would make it harder for advertisers to target consumers by keeping app developers from accessing app download data and...

Obama: Cyberattack Attempts Against U.S. Will Accelerate

June 8, 2015 10:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama is addressing cybersecurity following a massive hack of U.S. government employees'...

CTIA Seeks to Refine FCC's E911 Rules Around Location Accuracy

June 5, 2015 4:44 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Wireless Association today said that it is creating an advisory group and a working group,...

Feds Blame China-Based Hackers for Massive Cyberattack

June 5, 2015 9:21 am | by Ken Dilanian, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar , Associated Press | News | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel...

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Congress Sends NSA Phone-Records Bill to President

June 3, 2015 11:26 am | by Erica Werner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two days after Congress let the phone-records collection and several other anti-terror programs expire, the Senate's 67-32 vote sent the legislation to...

ARM Looks to Buy Sansa for IoT Security

June 1, 2015 10:50 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Sansa produces a Internet of Things security platform. The company reports that it ships 150 million units annually, with its solution embedded in flagship...

Google Revamps Security, Privacy Controls

June 1, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google is offering a "Privacy Checkup and Security Checkup," which includes a step-by-step guide through a user's settings. Users can then manage the information that...

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NSA's Phone Record Collection Program in Limbo

June 1, 2015 9:59 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

In a remarkable turnaround, Senate Republicans have agreed to debate a House bill that would overhaul the National Security Agency's handling of Americans' calling records while preserving other domestic surveillance provisions.

Docomo Seeks to Make Passwords Unnecessary

May 26, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The carrier expects to become the world's first mobile operator to integrate online services with smartphones capable of FIDO-enabled multiple ...

Senate Expected To Act on NSA Collection of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 7:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House has left town, having passed a bill to end NSA's collection of domestic phone metadata, while replacing it with case-by-case searches and extending two other expiring surveillance provisions used by the FBI to pursue...

Internet of Things Should End Pervasive High Tech Secrecy

May 12, 2015 2:35 pm | by Sami Luukkonen | Articles | Comments

Clinging to a culture of secrecy stifles innovation. And it makes companies more vulnerable to other companies -- such as competitors -- that openly share information with each other. 

Driverless Cars Prove Accident Prone in California

May 11, 2015 10:34 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two accidents happened while the cars were in control; in the other two, the person who still must be behind the wheel was driving, a person familiar with the accident reports told The Associated Press.

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Court Rules Against Collection of Phone Records

May 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The court did not move to stop the collection of phone records, stating that the pending expiration of the Section would force a legislative debate on the matter. 

High-Tech Sensors Help Kids Keep Eye on Aging Parents

May 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Advances in low-cost sensors and wireless networks are fueling a boom in the so-called "smart" home. And companies are looking beyond home security and temperature control...

Petition To Enable 911 Texts Tallies 35K Signatures

April 27, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Barbara Palmer, chief revenue officer for CallFire, said in a statement that there are many situations, from domestic altercations to home invasions, where making a phone call to 911 is not...

Schools Struggle To Curb Abuse by Smartphone

April 2, 2015 7:06 am | by Kimberly Hefling, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

Just this week, a 16-year-old from Gateway High School in Kissimmee, Florida, was arrested for posting about a bomb threat on Twitter because "she was angry and did not want to go to school," according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Verizon Allows Customers Way To Exit 'Supercookie' Program

April 1, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon announced the "Relevant Mobile Advertising" program back in April. It allows Verizon to attach a unique identifier called a UIDH to individual customers as they browse the Internet. 

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Holes in the Web: Outages Reveal Broadband Vulnerabilities

March 30, 2015 10:15 am | by Felicia Fonseca, David Lieb, Associated Press | News | Comments

Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers.

IBM Study Highlights Security Flaws in Enterprise Apps

March 19, 2015 10:35 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The new research suggests the average company tests less than half of apps for vulnerabilities, while 33 percent never test the mobile apps prior to their release.

Gemalto Confirms NSA Hack: No Damage Done

February 25, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Gemalto on Wednesday released the results of an investigation into whether the NSA and British electronic spying agency, the GCHQ, stole a massive trove of...                 

Snowden Leak Implicates NSA in Hacking of Gemalto SIM Cards

February 20, 2015 9:18 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Gemalto said in a statement Friday it could not immediately confirm the reported hack and "had no prior knowledge that these agencies were conducting...                      

Take A Look: Is Your Phone Spying on You? Probably

February 18, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

Smarpthones are our constant companions, but are they always secure? Probably not. Take a look and see just how vulnerable your information may...

Dramatic Drop in Smartphone Thefts Suggests "Kill Switches" Work

February 12, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The push to implement kill switches in mobile devices has been an on-going effort, involving a massive collaboration between legislators, law enforcement, regulators,  and device manufacturers.                      

ARM Acquisition Aims to Secure IoT Communications

February 9, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

ARM says the acquistion will help developers using the company's ARM mbed platform to design and build IoT products with...                                         

Are Automakers Securing the Connected Car?

February 9, 2015 9:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Half the manufacturers said they wirelessly transfer information on driving history from vehicles to another location, often using third-party companies, and most don't describe...                

Visualized: How Important Is Network Security?

February 2, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

It's a brave new world out there, with threats lying just behind every click and within every poorly conceived password. Check out this rundown on how important it is...                            

Waze's Police Tracking Ways Draw Sheriffs' Ire

January 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Waze has fifty million users in 200 countries that turn to the free service for real-time traffic guidance and warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps or...        

Obama Stresses Data Protection in Connected Age

January 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is...                        

FTC's Ramirez Urges Connected Device Makers to Focus on Privacy

January 7, 2015 10:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission...             

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