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Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.

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Husband Found On Ashley Madison: It Wasn't Me. (His Wife Believes Him)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

When Casey Corcoran found his email address in the adultery website's customer database, he told his wife. It was a mistake, and he wanted her to know that. Then they did some computer forensics.

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Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

Monday, August 24, 2015

When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could in fact be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Here's how.

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Alphabet Is Now The Parent Company Of Google

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Co-founder Larry Page announced that the Internet giant is breaking into smaller pieces โ€” pieces that can be "more ambitious" and have "greater focus." The new parent company will be called Alphabet.

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Google Announces New Parent Company Called 'Alphabet'

Monday, August 10, 2015

Google announced a broad restructuring Monday in a blog post by CEO Larry Page. Under the new structure, Alphabet becomes the parent company atop of Google's ventures.

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Wary Of Kaspersky? Consumer Choices In Computer Security Abound

Monday, August 10, 2015

NPR reviews the consumer choices in the anti-virus and anti-malware market.

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At A Pair Of Hackers' Conventions, The Focus Is On Phones

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Thousands of hackers have headed to Las Vegas for two conferences: Black Hat and Defcon. Much of the talk at the conferences has been devoted to security flaws in consumer devices, like cellphones.

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Tesla Model S Can Be Hacked, And Fixed (Which Is The Real News)

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Hackers demonstrated they could break into and disable a Model S. But unlike other car companies, Tesla has the ability to quickly patch its software.

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Under Pressure, Google Promises To Update Android Security Regularly

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Google recently came under sharp criticism after researchers found a major flaw in Android would let hackers take over smartphones. Now it's launching a new system to protect phones regularly.

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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

Monday, August 03, 2015

Young entrepreneurs in Africa say they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.

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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Free Of Charge

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The release of Microsoft's Windows 10 could have a big impact on the computer industry. It is giving away the update for free and relying more on sales of apps, games and web services for revenue.

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Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

Monday, July 27, 2015

A security gap on the most popular smartphone operating system was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited. It would let malicious code take over a phone instantly.

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Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A new study by Google indicates that experts and non-experts have very different approaches to securing their online data. And the non-experts should probably rethink the way they're going about it.

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Adultery Site Ashley Madison Targeted In Data Hack

Monday, July 20, 2015

The adultery website Ashley Madison has been hacked. Hackers stole large caches of data, including, it seems, information about users who paid to have their data deleted.

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Commerce Department: Tighter Controls Needed For Cyberweapons

Monday, July 20, 2015

If software can be used to attack a computer network, then companies need permission before sending that software overseas, the government says. But the cybersecurity industry is up in arms.

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On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App

Monday, July 13, 2015

Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously, is infamous for bullying and sexist posts. But it has also become a space for college students to post suicidal thoughts and get reassuring responses.

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Microsoft Cuts 7,800 Jobs In Its Ailing Smartphone Business

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Microsoft is cutting up to 7,800 jobs, which represents nearly 7 percent of the company's total workforce. The cuts are coming primarily from its smartphone business. It's evidence that Microsoft's attempt to mount a serious challenge to the leading mobile platforms, Apple's iOS and Google's Android, are not paying off.

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Hackers Target Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Spyware belonging to the security firm Hacking Team has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The firm's client list is secret, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

Friday, July 03, 2015

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that โ€” and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

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Service Jobs, Like Uber Driver, Blur Lines Between Old Job Categories

Friday, June 26, 2015

Uber is appealing a California Labor Commission ruling that one of its drivers is an employee. Uber says she is an independent contractor. A new type of job category is emerging: dependent contractor.

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