Maybe we need to set OKCupid up on a date with a security expert.
Using a smartphone camera, the technology captures images of your eye and creates a template with information about blood vessels, vein patterns, and other descriptors.
Mobile payments via NFC from a digital wallet on a smartphone might be the sexiest area of payments right now, but the space that is actually seeing traction and adoption is contactless cards — which will hit 250 million in 2014.
It is the season of travel, where people buckle up on planes and trains across the world, relishing the relatively recent wide-spread availability of public Wi-Fi.
Every time you complain about government spying on Facebook, an NSA agent gets his wings.
Yahoo wants to keep the NSA out, just like Google.
Apple won a round in its seemingly never-ending legal battles with Samsung today, making it more likely that Apple will be able to deny Samsung the ability to import some of its smartphone models into the U.S.
Mobile device management (MDM) is not equivalent to mobile security.
Richard Stallman believes the U.S. patent system damages the software industry.
In 2011, Jeremy Hammond hacked into intelligence firm Stratfor, obtaining private e-mail, credit card numbers, passwords, and personal information in the name of political activism.
“This claim is literally outrageous,” BrandYourself CEO Patrick Ambron told me this morning. “Anyone can do this for free.”
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Google’s latest Transparency Report makes the scale of government data requests for user information clearer than ever.
IBM just snapped up another company — its eighth in 18 months — to replace its poorly regarded mobile device management offering.
You probably don’t know the name Location Labs — and the company wouldn’t have it any other way.
Telegram, a recently launched instant messenger, offers users encryption protection too sophisticated even for security agencies to overcome, the Russian business daily Vedomosti quoted Pavel Durov, a prominent Russian businessman, as saying.
Wary of trusting everything to Google? With the open-source arkOS server, you’ll be able to host your own cloud files — and your own website, your own email server, and your own chat server — in the privacy of your own home.
With smartphone thefts on the rise in cities, it was only a matter of time until someone decided to bring the concept of a car alarm to your iPhone.
Sometimes after a black hat gets caught, they find themselves suddenly on the white hat side with the opportunity to help government agencies or start a security company. Here are five examples of people who did just that.
Guest Post Developers need to start paying more attention to security, earlier in the process.
The stakes are huge in the ongoing battle to power the government cloud, with billions of dollars up for grabs for the best cloud providers. So we imagine IBM’s cloud team is pretty happy today.
“Two hacks totaling about 4,100 BTC have left Inputs.io unable to pay all user balances,” the company said on its site. “I know this doesn’t mean much, but I’m sorry, and saying that I’m very sad that this happened is an understatement.”
AT&T is reportedly giving up some of its call data to the CIA for counterterrorism investigations — and it’s getting paid for its efforts.
Sponsored Post Let’s say you just got a spiffy new smartphone, which means that the line between your personal life and your work life just got erased. But the universe often seeks balance, so making your work life easier could make the IT department’s more difficult.
Silk Road 2.0 just came out, and no, this isn’t the movie. The “dark-web” marketplace has been resurrected after its first version was shut down by the FBI last month.
Security company Barracuda Networks made a cool $75 million today after a fairly quiet initial public offering ahead of Twitter’s much louder IPO event tomorrow.
DevBeat is next Tuesday & Wednesday, and the room is nearly full.
If you’ve been complaining about the lack of privacy in your email, now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is.
Apple released an internal report of government information requests today, saying that countries around the world have asked Apple for private user data on about 2,219 accounts and precisely 36,464 devices between January 1, 2013, and June 30.
In the tech world, 17 years is an awfully long time to operate without receiving a single penny of institutional investment.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt had some harsh words to say about the U.S. government’s personal data collecting methods led by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Editor's Pick These leaks about the NSA are really gumming up the works. U.S. tech companies are pissed. Citizens are pissed. The international community is pissed.
Edward Snowden may soon be on a flight to Germany to testify in an anticipated Bundestag-led investigation looking at the U.S. National Security Agency’s spy-tactics.
With news that the NSA is tapping directly into Google and Yahoo’s data centers, it seems as if every technology company’s worst fears about government surveillance have come to pass.
With its clever engineering, Intro became a violation of trust. And worse, potentially a massive security hole.
There’s big money in cloud security — but exactly how much remains up for debate.
Trustev, a company that specializes in anti-fraud technology for online transactions, has raised $3 million in seed funding from Greycroft Partners, UK fund, Mangrov Capital Partner, and others.
Editor’s Pick There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them are powered, and most burn out every two years.
Now what if all these could become nodes on a sensor network spanning the entire globe?
Editor’s Pick Want a coffee? Now you can pay in Bitcoin.
The world’s first Bitcoin ATM is opening up for business this morning at a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada. You can now buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin at a real, physical machine, depositing cash and checks for Bitcoin.
Guest Post Why passwords are a problem.