Aarti Shahani

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Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.


Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.


Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

Monday, October 20, 2014

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.


Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.


Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.


With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.


Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.


Is Amazon's Failed Phone A Cautionary Tale?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

While Apple unveils a futuristic new smart watch, Amazon slashes prices on its smartphone for shoppers. Both companies are searching for the innovation sweet spot in mobile.


Apple Pay Wants To Be Your Mobile Wallet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At a product event on Tuesday, Apple announced a mobile payment system called Apple Pay. CEO Tim Cook says that Apple Pay will provide a secure way to make transactions using one of Apple's devices.

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The Myth Of The Private Naked Selfie

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When hackers steal credit card numbers, the banks and major retailers pay. When they steal personal photos from an Apple account, the user shoulders the cost and can't take back the images.


Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.


Some Call For More Sharing In Ridesharing

Monday, August 25, 2014

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ridesharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?


When Hackers Test For Flaws, They Might Earn Cash — Or Threats

Friday, August 08, 2014

Security researchers use their hacking skills to look for security holes that companies should fix. But their good intentions aren't always appreciated by the organizations they investigate.


Is Your Watch Or Thermostat A Spy? Cybersecurity Firms Are On It

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.


Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program.


Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Monday, July 21, 2014

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.


Microsoft Announces Largest Job Cut In Its History

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft plans to eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs over the next year — about 14 percent of its global workforce. The cuts would be the largest in the company's history. Microsoft recently acquired Nokia's mobile phone business, which boosted its head count by 25,000 and most of the cuts will be in that area.


Visa Makes Big Move To Boost Consumer Spending Online

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ever try shopping on your smartphone and decide you don't want to put in your credit card number? Visa says it's a big problem and came up with a tool that combines improved security and convenience.


In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Monday, July 14, 2014

Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.