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Cisco to acquire API-based app security startup CloudLock for $293M

Twilio isn’t the only company banking on API-based services as the way forward for enterprises. Today, Cisco announced it plans to pay $293 million in a mix of cash and equity to acquire CloudLock, a cloud-based security provider that uses APIs to let enterprises apply and monitor security on …

Disney characters seen at Chinese tycoon's theme park

The Chinese tycoon who recently took a swipe at Disney has found himself with some explaining to do.<p>Wang Jianlin, the billionaire chairman of real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, publicly slammed Disney (DIS) last week over its giant new Shanghai resort that's due to open …

Why relying on your memory could compromise your security

Can you rely on your memory to store all of your passwords?<p>The theory goes – if you want to be truly certain that your passwords are not lost or stolen, make sure they are only stored in your head.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND …

How child sexual abuse became a family business in the Philippines

Tens of thousands of children believed to be victims of live-streaming abuse, some of it being carried out by their own parents<p>When Philippine police smashed into the one-bedroom house, they found three girls aged 11, seven and three lying naked on a bed.<p>At the other end of the room stood the …

Sociology

Urban Green Space: Lowered Rooftop Garden Enlivens Modern London Home

Designing an urban home that moves away from the mundane and finds that ideal balance between modernity and proximity to nature is a hard task at the …

Green Roofs

Linked to bullying and even murder, can anonymous apps like Kik ever be safe?

Questions over whether the benefits of anonymous apps - such as giving children a space to explore sensitive issues - can outweigh the risks they pose<p>Scroll to the bottom to share your stories of using anonymous apps<p>Nicole Madison Lovell, a 13-year-old school girl from Virginia, chatted with an …

Zaha Hadid designed an apartment building with robot valets and a private IMAX theater, and we went inside

1/<p>Hadid's 135-foot-tall building will live at 520 West 28th Street on Manhattan's far west side. It's two blocks away from Hudson Yards, the new $20 …

Shanghai Tower / Gensler

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Vertical Urbanism.Shanghai Tower is designed to embrace and stimulate the life of the city. Yet, instead …

Skyscrapers

Ubisoft Denies The Division's PC Version Is Being 'Kept In Check' Because Of Consoles

The PC gaming market is as big as it’s ever been, but that doesn’t mean the community has grown any less protective of itself as time has gone on. This week, many PC fans were upset by comments made by an anonymous Ubisoft developer that implied the PC version of <i>The Division</i> was being hamstrung in …

VRLA Virtual Reality Event Mirrors The Explosive Growth Of The VR Industry

Less than two years ago, Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) started out as a very small event with a hundred people according to founder Cosmo Scharf. At VRLA’s 2016 Winter Expo on January 23rd, VRLA brought in over 3,000 attendees and 33 sponsors over the course of less than two years, …

Pile of trouble: gigantic red carpet stirs up Egyptian media storm

Austerity-preaching president Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi carpeted by Arab media for requiring 2.5-mile-long rug to open social housing<p>Egyptian president Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi is facing criticism after a giant red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing …

Red Carpet

L_61 Apartments / MMX + Olga Romano

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The dialogue between the city and the building is crucial for the proposal. The project promotes both …

Architecture

IBM's CEO On Hackers: 'Cyber Crime Is The Greatest Threat To Every Company In The World'

The British insurance company Lloyd’s estimates that cyber attacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion a year, which includes direct damage plus post-attack disruption to the normal course of business. Some vendor and media forecasts put the cybercrime figure as high as $500 billion and …

Cybercrime

On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game

Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say …

The 20 best deals of Cyber Monday 2015

Cyber Monday is here. Shopping is going to be a lot easier now that you're away from family and sitting in front of a computer — the only tricky part is sorting through all the madness. Every store is running dozens (or hundreds, or thousands) of discounts, but not all of it's worth paying …

Internet of Things Encryption Vulnerabilities Show How Often Devs Rip-Off Code

The IoT is a very leaky ship, but it doesn't have to be.<p>Some large portion of the Internet of Things has essentially left its backdoor wide open. This is according to a report released Wednesday by security researchers at SEC Consult examining SSH cryptographic keys and HTTPS secure server …

Information Security

Day Of The Dead Merc - Immortality Gives You A Greater Respect For Death

Day Of The Dead Merc by OneBluebird Art<p>Wade likes to attend the Dia De Los Muertos festival in Mexico whenever possible, but not because he's …

Mexico

3 Warning Signs Of A Breach – What Security Teams Should Be Looking For

Every company struggles to allocate security resources. It’s not that security pros don’t have the tools to improve their risk postures – it’s that they don’t have the time.<p>Between hackers using a smoke-and-mirrors approach to manipulate enterprise attention and resources, unusual file access …

Security

6 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday

The holiday shopping season is in full swing as retailers announce Black Friday promotions early, in hopes of drumming up a bargain frenzy for this big sales event. Though many Americans scoff at stores for offering early access to these discounts on Thanksgiving, most consumers welcome doorbuster …

Anonymous leaks identities of 350 alleged Ku Klux Klan members

List of names and social media accounts mentioned alleged FBI informants and those who already publicly identify as members of white supremacist group<p>The hacking collective Anonymous has begun its promised leak of the identities of members of the Ku Klux Klan with a data dump of the names of more …

OmniRAT on the loose: Spyware's nibbling Android with a taste for Linux, Mac and Windows

OmniRAT spying software is designed to give criminals full remote control of devices, from phones to desktops.<p>A new open-source app scans for the …

15 apps every foodie must have on their phone

There's more to being a foodie than simply snapping beautiful photographs of your dinner.<p>In fact, one could argue being a foodie is a life-long …

This Secret of British Women in Tech is Coming to the U.S.

Being a woman in tech can be lonely. So, four women in the U.K. decided to create an easy way for their compatriots to connect, virtually and …

Heat map to show where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is funding creation of a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity …

US economy smashes expectations to add 271,000 jobs in October

US unemployment and employment data,US unemployment and employment statistics,US economic growth and recession,Unemployment and employment statistics,US economy,Business,Economics,Federal Reserve,Janet Yellen,US news<p>Attention now focuses on Fed for possible December interest rate rise<br>• Fed chair …

This App Alerts You If Your Food Is About To Go Bad, Then Tells You How To Cook It

The back of the fridge will no longer be where food goes to spoil.<p>Before your spinach gets slimy or your strawberries start to sprout tiny forests of mold, a new app will remind you they’re hidden in the back of your fridge. Then it suggests a few recipes to use them up.<p>“We wanted to try to start …