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.
“This is about the unconstitutional, unethical, and immoral actions of the modern-day surveillance state and how we all must work together to remind government to stop them.”
LinkedIn really wants you to know that, despite what you’ve read, its new Intro app is as secure as the company could make it.
As more details emerge on the extent of international spying by the NSA, what’s most interesting is how little President Obama may have known.
Social sharing site Buffer has been hacked, and it’s halting its service until it figures out what happened.
If you’re at all concerned about the privacy of your emails, here’s a tip: Don’t use LinkedIn Intro.
A brand-new website, NSA Haiku, takes words from the NSA’s watchlist of bad words and mixes them up to create weird and wonderful mashups of seditious and subversive haiku. From the resulting works of art, it’s clear that those NSA spooks are very interested in sex and suspicious packages.
This year has not been a good one for the NSA.
As world leaders catch word that the NSA was spying on them, criticism against the agency’s secret surveillance programs has reached fever pitch.
The German leader called President Obama demanding clarification and said that if such practices were being employed, it “would be a serious breach of trust” and “completely unacceptable”.
Prism leaker Edward Snowden released a statement to the American Civil Liberties Union today, saying that every Internet transaction that passes the borders of the United States goes through the NSA’s hands, and that no phone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA.
With more than 1.6 billion bots blocked, Distil Networks is now setting its sights on protecting private networks from content scrapers, click fraud, and other nasty attacks from naughty web bots.
Data security is no longer just a problem for big businesses — with the proliferation of tablets, cheap computers, and smartphones, families also need a way to protect their data and devices.
Berlin-based company builder Project A Ventures today announced a six-figure investment in online security service ZenGuard. The news comes just one week after German media conglomerate Axel Springer announced a €30m investment in the company builder.
As Texas Gov. Rick Perry might say: “Oops.”
Distributed denial of service attacks are, in their own special way, a violent form of digital censorship. And Google wants to protect the world’s websites from them.
Since a smartphone is such an attractor for thieves, what if you couldn’t sell a used one without proof of ownership? That’s the idea behind a new bill introduced Friday in the New York State Legislature.