Aarti Shahani

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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.


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.


Bobby Jindal Puts His Kids On Hidden Camera

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Bobby Jindal for President campaign got off to an awkward start, with this must-see video.


Taylor Swift Wins Battle With Apple Over Free Music Streaming

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pop star Taylor Swift picked a fight with Apple over the weekend, saying that artists should get paid in the free trial version of Apple's new music streaming service. She won the battle, but the streaming wars continue.


As Fitbit Goes Public, It Will Have To Outrun Competition

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Amid the buzz around wearables, Fitbit heads to the NYSE. The fitness tracking firm faces challenges from smart watches, but it may get a boost from companies that want to keep tabs on workers.


Theft Of Social Security Numbers Is Broader Than You Might Think

Monday, June 15, 2015

The hack of federal workers' personal data is the latest theft of Social Security numbers. The government isn't saying how many SSNs have been stolen over time. One expert says it's more than half.


Libertarian Magazine 'Reason' Target Of Federal Subpoena

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Federal prosecutors want the magazine to turn over the identities of six users who posted threatening comments against the federal judge in the Silk Road case.


OPM Hackers Could Be Building Personal Databases

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management was the target of a massive cyberattack. Four million people may have had their data stolen. OPM says it will start notifying victims on Monday.


Security Experts Warn OPM Breach Could Help Hackers Attack More U.S. Targets

Friday, June 05, 2015

Cybersecurity experts talk about the breach, by hackers, of the personnel records of millions of current and former U.S. federal government employees.


Phone Carriers Tight-Lipped On How They Will Comply With New Surveillance Law

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Under the USA Freedom Act, the NSA can no longer collect phone call metadata without a court order. Metadata remain with private phone carriers but can be subpoenaed by the government.


Intel Makes Biggest Bet In Its History

Monday, June 01, 2015

The chipmaker is purchasing a smaller chip manufacturer, Altera, for about $16.7 billion in cash.


Getting 'Physical' And Emotional In Virtual Reality

Monday, June 01, 2015

Digital life isn't just stimulating your eyes and ears. Silicon Valley is racing to peel another layer, and simulate the sense of touch. Getting "physical" online can feel very real.


How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.


FBI Probes Hacker's Claim He Took Over Plane's Engine Controls

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The FBI is investigating security expert Chris Roberts' claims that he hacked inflight entertainment systems to briefly take control of the aircraft. He says he's hacked Boeing and Airbus planes.


Facebook Courts News Giants Into A Deal To Share Viewers, And Revenues

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nine media organizations, including The New York Times and National Geographic, have signed a deal to distribute their content through a new Facebook feature called "Instant Articles."


Subscriptions We No Longer Need: Do You Still Have An AOL Account?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

AOL's dial-up business has roughly 2 million subscribers. But years into the broadband age, many people still have their AOL accounts. What other subscriptions are they holding on to?


Why California Farmers Are Conflicted About Using Less Water

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cities in California have been ordered to cut water use. Farms have not, yet. Inside the industry, there's a quiet debate: Does it makes sense to invest in water-conserving tech now โ€” or later?


Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.


The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?


Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military and charge the Russian military as the hacker.