Now that we have survived the bad luck of Friday the 13th, the fireworks and wine-saturated festivities of Bastille Day, and the ides of July, it is time to dive back into the world of venture capital. There was quite a bit of funding news today, although most of it was rather dry. If you need a little something to sweeten these deals, open a bottle of Bordeaux and remember the French motto that wine makes everything better. Or was it Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity?
Sponsored Post Cloud is all the rage in enterprise … so much so that Juniper predicts mobile cloud revenues alone of $39 billion by 2016. But with new file sharing and application management strategies…
Zynga, Kixeye, and Electronic Arts have worked a deal with Facebook to allow users to start playing their games without having to agree to any dialogue boxes.
If PC frustration is killing you slowly, the team at Jumpshot is here for you. This Kickstarter project exceeded its $25,000 goal in just two short days, with over 600 backers. Apparently, tech frustration is as pervasive as road rage.
Last night the news broke that Yahoo had a security breach and 435,000 usernames and passwords had been hacked. Particularly troubling? The login credentials are in plaintext, not even encrypted.
Dave DeWalt is the chairman of FireEye, a threat-detection computer security company
Online security threats have taken a new, darker turn in the past few years. Instead of script kiddies and credit-card hackers, the dominant threats now are government-backed entities.
This past week I panned Wickr, a popular new iPhone app that promises “secure, military-grade communications” by encrypting your emails and giving you remote delete functionality.
The latest update to web browser Firefox may have an unlucky number, but it certainly has an unlucky feature: a privacy slip that could allow anyone using your computer to view private, encrypted pages that you previously visited.
Apple has just been awarded patent number 825265, which describes how Apple could create a cloned version of your digital identity in order to protect you from corporate or government electronic surveillance.
Thirty percent of the world’s nuclear power is produced in the United States at 104 reactors concentrated on the Eastern seaboard. What if the Flame and Stuxnet viruses that wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear efforts were repurposed by unfriendly nations to attack the U.S.?
Editor's Pick I don’t know about you, but the first thing I did after learning about the massive LinkedIn password hack was go to LinkedIn and change my password. The second thing I did was wonder if mine was actually one of the compromised accounts.
Sponsored Post The days of workers showing up at 8 and leaving at 5 are going the way of the two-martini lunch. Thanks to mobile devices, employees can always be connected, and they’re demanding increased flexibility…
Hackers broke into one of Zynga’s older social games, YoVille, and they were able to disrupt the gameplay for a group of fewer than 1,000 players. The social-game company acknowledged the security problem but said it had addressed it.
George Orwell was an optimist.