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Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That
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Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That

Headlines about mass data breaches have become ominously routine, and yet password convenience still trumps security for most people.

Amazon's Robot War Is Spreading
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Amazon's Robot War Is Spreading

It was Amazon that drove America's warehouse operators into the robot business.

New Office Sensors Know When You Leave Your Desk
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New Office Sensors Know When You Leave Your Desk

About a year ago, in a widely reported story, journalists at British newspaper the Telegraph found little black boxes installed under their desks.

How Do Israel's Tech Firms Do Business in Saudi Arabia? Very Quietly
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How Do Israel's Tech Firms Do Business in Saudi Arabia? Very Quietly

Over the course of 30 years working in Israeli intelligence, Shmuel Bar immersed himself in the hermeneutics of terrorism.

Israeli Cybersecurity Industry Grows as Global Threats Multiply
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Israeli Cybersecurity Industry Grows as Global Threats Multiply

Investments in Israe's cybersecurity industry jumped 9 percent in 2016, a year when the world suffered a successful cyberattack on a national power grid, a massive...

Banks Turn to Mind Reading to Source Top Tech Graduates
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Banks Turn to Mind Reading to Source Top Tech Graduates

Want to work at a bank? First you have to let them read your mind.

Silicon Valley Reels in Wake of Trump's Presidential Victory
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Silicon Valley Reels in Wake of Trump's Presidential Victory

The 2016 presidential race was a powerful illustration of the influence that internet services have to shape the national political conversation.

China Adopts Cybersecurity Law Despite Foreign Opposition
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China Adopts Cybersecurity Law Despite Foreign Opposition

China has green-lit a sweeping and controversial law that may grant Beijing unprecedented access to foreign companies' technology and hamstring their operations...

Enough Hype: U.s. Economy Needs Internet of Things to Deliver
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Enough Hype: U.s. Economy Needs Internet of Things to Deliver

In the world of making everyday life more digital, something is starting to tip. You can see it at Noyes Air Conditioning Inc. on Monday mornings.

Twitter's 'firehose' of Tweets Is Incredibly Valuable, and Just as Dangerous
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Twitter's 'firehose' of Tweets Is Incredibly Valuable, and Just as Dangerous

There are half a billion tweets a day. For the company, they’re sellable data. For despots, they’re a great way to hunt dissidents.

The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete
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The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete

Six days after Memphis voters went to the polls last October to elect a mayor and other city officials, a local computer programmer named Bennie Smith sat on his...

Pentagon's 5,000-Strong Cyber Force Passes Key Operational Step
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Pentagon's 5,000-Strong Cyber Force Passes Key Operational Step

A 5,000-person Pentagon force created to bolster military computer networks and initiate cyber attacks against terror groups should be ready to carry out its mission...

Moscow Drops Microsoft on Putin's Call For Self-Sufficiency
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Moscow Drops Microsoft on Putin's Call For Self-Sufficiency

Moscow city will replace Microsoft Corp. programs with domestic software on thousands of computers in answer to President Vladimir Putin’s call for Russia's authorities...

Google, Apple Are About to Face India's Security Demands
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Google, Apple Are About to Face India's Security Demands

India's relationship with the global tech industry has become increasingly fraught.

This Is Your Company on Blockchain
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This Is Your Company on Blockchain

You don't have to be an expert on digital currencies like bitcoin to be intrigued by the potential of the technology underlying them. Blockchain, as it’s called...

The Wretched, Endless Cycle of Bitcoin Hacks
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The Wretched, Endless Cycle of Bitcoin Hacks

It seemed bitcoin exchange Bitfinex was doing all the right things. In the end, that didn’t stop hackers from stealing $65 million.

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult
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This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Forget telephoto lenses and fake mustaches: The most important tools for America's 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services.

CIA Cyber Official Sees Data Flood as Both Godsend and Danger
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CIA Cyber Official Sees Data Flood as Both Godsend and Danger

When he started at the CIA, Sean Roche recalls how little solid data the U.S. spy agency had on what was going on inside the Kremlin.

Crooks Are ­sing an International Messaging System to Rob Banks
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Crooks Are ­sing an International Messaging System to Rob Banks

The central bank of Bangladesh was the victim of one of the biggest bank heists of all time in February, when thieves made off with $81 million.

How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry
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How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry

Unit 8200 is Israel's most mysterious agency. No one outside knows exactly how it operates, who works there, or how they learn.
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