Aarti Shahani

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Friday, April 24, 2015

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.


Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.

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Online Crafts Marketplace Etsy Prepares For Public Offering

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Etsy — the company best known for selling handmade goods — is going public. The financial media is having a lot of fun with this IPO, even mocking it as "artisanal." But it's actually serious business. The company has grown steadily and is considered one of the more promising recent IPOs.


Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

Monday, March 30, 2015

About 5 billion people are mostly or entirely disconnected from the Internet. So to capitalize on this opportunity, Google and Facebook have begun high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected.


Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Monday, March 23, 2015

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.


Premera Blue Cross Cyberattack Exposed Millions Of Customer Records

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The health insurance provider has revealed that a cyberattack discovered in January may have made the medical and financial information of 11 million people vulnerable to thieves.


What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing

Monday, March 16, 2015

Researchers are developing technology to control the movement of cockroaches. Strapped with electrodes and sensors, these insects we often loathe could be used for disaster relief or surveillance.


Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hide Information Online

Monday, March 16, 2015

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.


Twitter Updates Policy To Combat Revenge Porn

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Twitter has a new privacy policy. The company says if someone posts a photo or video that is intimate in nature, they have to have permission from whoever is featured in it.


As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.


Hygiene, Honey Pots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

Monday, February 16, 2015

The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.


Not Everyone Agrees On How To Tame Obama's Cyber 'Wild West'

Saturday, February 14, 2015

President Obama wants to stop cyberattacks by getting companies and law enforcement to coordinate. He signed an executive order that could pave the way, but some in the business world are skeptical.


The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data

Friday, February 13, 2015

The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.


RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy; Sprint To Share Space With Some Stores

Friday, February 06, 2015

For decades the brand was best known as a convenience store for techies. Now it's trying to salvage some of its stores by partnering with Sprint, one of its biggest creditors.


Jury Convicts Ross Ulbricht Of Operating Drug Marketplace

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In New York, a federal jury found Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht guilty of seven charges, including money laundering and trafficking narcotics. Silk Road was a massive online drug marketplace.


Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision.


Google Could Provide Relief To Sprint, T-Mobile With Wireless Deal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.


A Closer Look At Obama's Plan To Protect Consumer Data

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This week, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity. One proposal sounds pretty straightforward: Alert users if their data has been hacked within 30 days. But critics say it misses the mark.


If A Smart Stove Could Suggest Recipes, Would You Buy It?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.


In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.