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  • Companies say IoT matters but don't agree how to secure it

    A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security. Those results from a global IDC survey conducted in July and August reveal both the promise and the growing pains of IoT.

    24 Sept. 16 10:34 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

    Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.

    24 Sept. 16 03:26 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • Well, I never! iOS 10's voicemail transcription has a potty mouth

    Anyone who has looked at automatically-generated subtitles on YouTube can tell you that asking a computer to describe what a human says can lead to hilarious results. Now, Apple has brought that to iOS 10 with support for transcribing voicemails.

    24 Sept. 16 02:52 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

    24 Sept. 16 01:25 Written by Grant Gross
  • Why 90% of customers still want their Note7

    There's some debate about whether the number can indeed be that high, and what happened to the other 10% of Note7 users -- if they've already gone to another device or just opted not to do anything at all.

    24 Sept. 16 00:53 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • 5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

    Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

    23 Sept. 16 20:52 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels

    After raising their ire with perceived neglect of Java, Oracle is now trying to assuage breakaway groups like Java EE Guardians and Microprofile.io

    23 Sept. 16 20:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • The massive Yahoo hack ranks as the world's biggest -- so far

    When Yahoo said on Thursday that data from at least 500 million user accounts had been hacked, it wasn't just admitting to a huge failing in data security -- it was admitting to the biggest hack the world has ever seen.

    23 Sept. 16 06:36 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube get in on presidential debates

    Social media users won't just be taking to Twitter and Facebook to comment and gripe about the presidential debates this fall. They'll be able to watch the three presidential debates on live streams on three of the top social media players -- Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

    23 Sept. 16 06:05 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Google Fiber push advances in Nashville

    Google Fiber won a victory in Nashville as the city's Metro Council approved an ordinance that would speed up the company's fiber-optic cable installations.

    23 Sept. 16 05:19 Written by Matt Hamblen

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