Aarti Shahani

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 — 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.