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Aarti Shahani

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FBI Officially Pins Sony Cyberattack On North Korea

Friday, December 19, 2014

The FBI released a statement on Friday saying that the North Korean government is responsible for the massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

Thursday, December 18, 2014

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.

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Ransomware: When Hackers Lock Your Files, To Pay Or Not To Pay?

Monday, December 08, 2014

There's a kind of attack — one that's evolving — that sneaks into your network, takes your files and holds them for ransom.

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As Hackers Hit Customers, Retailers Keep Quiet About Security

Monday, November 24, 2014

Leading companies are keeping tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from similar attacks that have hit Target, Home Depot and other major retailers.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

Monday, November 24, 2014

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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U.S., China Agree To Cut Tariffs On High-Tech Products

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The agreement is an unexpected act of cooperation between two countries that have been increasingly at odds over intellectual property, cybersecurity, human rights and trade imbalances.

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Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Monday, November 10, 2014

Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives.

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Banks Reluctant To Use 'White Hat' Hackers To Spot Security Flaws

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

High-tech firms have been offering bounties to security researchers to find holes and bugs in their software, but these reward programs haven't drawn much interest from major banks.

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Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food For Soldiers

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Army has long used high-tech tools to make meals for our troops. Now, military scientists are turning away from pots and pans, and looking to 3-D printers to make nutritious food.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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