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Google's Search Algorithm Could Steal the Presidency

Imagine an election—a close one. You’re undecided. So you type the name of one of the candidates into your search engine of choice. (Actually, let’s …

Never mind dress down Friday: HP tells workers to smarten up

Developers in Hewlett-Packard's enterprise division have reportedly been told to watch their attire<p>Mark Zuckerberg might have transformed the public perception of the hooded jumper, but not all tech companies are on board with such a relaxed approach to workwear.<p>HP has reportedly sent a memo to …

Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

Security experts warn that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means – including those driven in the UK<p>Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its dashboard computer from 10 miles away.<p>In the first …

Introducing a New Streaming TV Service From Comcast

The way we watch TV has become more personal than ever. I like to watch live on the big screen in my living room. My kids, on the other hand, prefer …

Google Inc (GOOG) Project Fi Is a Failure that Might Just Change the Market

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) launched Project Fi, its wireless network on April 22, and now, almost three months later, the first reviews of the service …

Bernie Sanders Thinks Your Cable Bill Is Too High

The Vermont Senator and three colleagues want the FCC to investigate.<p>Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders thinks cable companies charge …

HTTPS-Everywhere for Government

Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the HTTPS-Only Standard directive, requiring that all publicly accessible Federal websites and web services only provide service through a secure HTTPS connection.<p>Unencrypted HTTP connections create a vulnerability and expose …

Start with Security: A Guide for Business

When managing your network, developing an app, or even organizing paper files, sound security is no accident. Companies that consider security from …

Debate Over Disclosure Rules for Websites Creates Odd Alliances

A debate over whether websites that conduct commerce should be allowed to shield their backers is creating some odd alliances.<p>On one side are the entertainment industry, copyright attorneys and some consumer advocates who want to prohibit websites conducting online transactions from registering …

Halt and Catch Fire Gets the '80s PC Revolution Perfectly Right. Here's How

<b>Few spaces are</b> as hallowed in tech-startup lore as the humble garage. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard launched their company in one in Palo Alto in …

Cybersecurity: Bank and Other Depository Regulators Need Better Data Analytics and Depository Institutions Want More Usable Threat Information, Jul 02, 2015

What GAO FoundRegulators use a risk-based examination approach to oversee the adequacy of information security at depository institutions—banks, …

Viacom Is Having A Midlife Crisis | Bloomberg Business

A half-dozen security guards stand watch outside the Vibrato Grill Jazz, a supper club in Los Angeles, as a stream of black SUVs, Bentleys, and …

Here's why none of us can remember phone numbers anymore

Could you recite your child's phone number off the top of your head? How about your spouse's number?<p>A new study has come out showing that more than half of Europeans couldn't recall their kids' or office numbers without looking through their contact list. And a third wouldn't know how to get in …

America's cyber sentinel asleep on guard duty

<b>(CNN) —</b> During the past few weeks, much of the nation was mesmerized by the daring escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. The saga ended with one of the fugitives dead from gunshot wounds while the other convict is in custody recovering from wounds of …

In Wake Of Hack, OPM Shutters System For Federal Background Checks

Three weeks after U.S. authorities determined foreign hackers may have stolen sensitive government records tied to tens of millions of people, the …

FTC Report on Internet of Things Urges Companies to Adopt Best Practices to Address Consumer Privacy and Security Risks

In a detailed report on the Internet of Things, released today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission recommend a series of concrete steps that …

The Wait-for-Google-to-Do-It Strategy - MIT Technology Review

It’s too often said that some event “changed everything” in technology. But when it comes to the history of broadband in the United States, Google …

Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things

If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by …

Gender Gaps in Overestimation of Math Performance

Acker, J. (1990). Hierarchies, jobs, bodies: A theory of gendered organizations. <i>Gender & Society, 4</i>, 139–158. doi: …

The real reason Verizon bought AOL

Verizon recently completed its $4.4 billion acquisition of Internet pioneer AOL (AOL). The deal comes 15 years after the company joined forces with …

The Man Stopping Vladimir Putin From Taking Over the Internet

Daniel Sepulveda just might be the closest thing the United States has to an “Ambassador to the Internet.” And the 42-year-old is in the middle of a tricky battle.<p>Some countries, including behemoths China and Russia, as well as smaller countries with few resources, are starting to argue that the …

AT&T Mobility Faces $100M Fine for Misleading Consumers

• <b>Full Title:</b> FCC Plans To Fine AT&T $100 Million For Misleading Consumers About Unlimited Data Plans, Violating Transparency Obligations• <b><br>Document</b> …