Windows 10’s Microsoft Store has had better weeks. After Apple delayed iTunes’ launch in the store, Google snuck a Chrome installer past Microsoft and the company had to remove it. I say “snuck” because this should not have happened in the first place.
Have you ever sent a motivational text to a friend? If you have, perhaps you tailored your message to an activity or location by saying “Good luck in the race!” or “Have fun in New York!” Now, imagine doing this automatically with a compuuuter. What a great invention. Actually, no. That’s not a good invention, it’s our latest Stupid Patent of the Month.
November 17, 2017. Jibrel Network — the decentralized protocol for storing and transacting traditional financial assets on the Ethereum blockchain — began the public sale of its Jibrel Network Token (JNT).
Above: An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Opening your garage door with an Apple Watch? If you’re the one opening the door via HomeKit, that’s pretty cool. But what if a stranger can also access your home? Not so cool.
(Reuters) — The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year.
Above: Kaspersky Lab: Homepage(Reuters) — Moscow-based security software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Monday it has asked a U.S. federal court to overturn a Trump administration ban on use of its products in government networks, saying the move deprived the company of due process.
The Equifax breach, which impacted an estimated 145.5 million U.S. consumers, was in many ways the enterprise security story of 2017. That’s why so many of us were shocked when, during (now former) Equifax CEO Richard Smith’s Congressional testimony, we repeatedly heard him blame the company’s breach on a single IT person failing to install a patch. On the surface, this sounds like an error so easily avoidable as to be a travesty of incompetence or neglect. Indeed, Equifax came in for extensive criticism on essentially those grounds. But that superficial reading masks a deeper truth about the state of…
Above: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee hearing on "Examining the Proposed FCC Privacy Rules" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 11, 2016.
Above: Ajit Pai arrives at a FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015.(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.

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