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Chrome Tweak Helps Keep Spectre Hackers Away

SAN FRANCISCO - By adding new compartmentalization technology, Google's Chromebrowser has taken a step to keep websites from stealing sensitive data. Since Google first released it publicly in 2008, Chrome has divided work among multiple computing processes. That approach helps keep one tab's work from interfering with what's happening in another. Google has been testing a stricter

By |2018-07-12T19:22:39-04:00July 12th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Controversy Looms Over FCC Net Neutrality Comments Submitted With Stolen IDs

SAN FRANCISCO - Net neutrality may be dead, but questions remain about how seriously the Federal Communications Commission considered comments from the public. The FCC's system for submitting those comments was a hot mess. Two million of the 22 million comments submitted used stolen identities, some for people who were dead, including actress Patty Duke, who died in

By |2018-06-29T10:30:12-04:00June 29th, 2018|IoT, Politics|

Report: Google, Facebook Tricking Users Into Sharing Personal Information

SAN FRANCISCO - Google and Facebook are allegedly tricking European users into sharing more personal information than they know.  A consumer advocacy report by the Norwegian Consumer Council, out Wednesday, said the companies are using "dark patterns," or designs and user interfaces to trick users into unintentionally taking an action, to nudge people "toward the least privacy friendly options to a degree

By |2018-06-29T10:30:12-04:00June 29th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Report: Russian Malware Infects Half Million Routers, Network Devices In 54 Countries

SAN FRANCISCO - More than half a million routers and network devices in 54 countries have been infected with sophisticated malware, researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group warn. The malware, which the security researchers are calling VPNFilter, contains a killswitch for routers, can steal logins and passwords, and can monitor industrial control systems.  An attack

By |2018-05-24T12:51:24-04:00May 24th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured|

Equifax’s Data Breach By The Numbers: The Full Breakdown

SAN FRANCISCO - Equifax is offering a closer look at its massive data breach, which revealed sensitive information on more than half the American population last year. The company released the details Monday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, following demands from US senators. The credit-monitoring company, which gathers personal information on people without being required

By |2018-05-10T21:20:02-04:00May 10th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Google Assistant Leaves Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana In The Dust

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. - Google Assistant, Google's rival to Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana, sounds remarkably -- maybe even eerily -- human, pausing before responding to questions and using verbal ticks, like "um" and "uh." It says "mm hmm" as if it's nodding in agreement. It elongates certain words as though it's buying time to

By |2018-05-09T16:15:07-04:00May 9th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, Gadgets, New Products / Contracts|

Google Brings Advanced Protection’s Security Features To Apple’s Apps

MOUNTAIN VIEW - Google on Thursday announced that it's expanding its high security features to iOS apps, including Apple Mail, Contacts and Calendar. Google first rolled out the program last October, designed to protect high-risk internet users, like politicians, campaign staffers, business leaders, journalists with confidential sources and people in abusive relationships seeking safety. The protection

By |2018-05-07T20:49:59-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Connected Tech, Cyber Defense|

5G Could Widen The Gap Between Haves And Have-Nots

SAN FRANCISCO - The next generation of wireless technology could bring many new benefits, but they won’t be coming to everyone When it comes to 5G, the possibilities are the stuff science fiction dreams are made of. We picture our lives inside our seamlessly connected smart homes, with autonomous cars to take us to work and the speediest, most

By |2018-03-26T18:13:09-04:00March 26th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Experts Contend Uber’s Driverless Car Crash Was Avoidable

TEMPE, Az. - It's day four of the Tempe Police Department's investigation into Uber's self-driving car crash, the accident that resulted in the first fatality of a pedestrian from a car in full autonomous mode. And there's still no clear answer what went wrong. The Arizona police, along with federal investigators, have been examining the vehicle and accident

By |2018-03-23T12:27:35-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

FCC’s New 5G Rules Favor Fast Setup Over Federal Reviews

WASHINGTON DC - The Federal Communications Commission is altering regulations so wireless carriers can deploy 5G faster. In a 3-2, party-line vote Thursday, agency commissioners passed a measure that exempts small cell radio deployments from federal environmental and historical preservation reviews originally meant for large cell phone towers. The vote didn't affect reviews from towns

By |2018-03-23T12:20:07-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Politics|