Steve Henn

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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?


Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

Friday, April 11, 2014

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.


What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web hygiene.


Encryption Flaw Puts Internet Security At Risk

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

If you bank online or sign into work remotely using a virtual private network, your data may not be safe. A flaw in the encryption program OpenSSL could expose much of the encrypted traffic.

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Massive Security Flaw Picks The Padlock On Much Of The Internet

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A bug has been discovered in one of the Internet's principal encryption programs. The bug enables attackers to evade security and eavesdrop on information supplied to companies online by users.


Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups like WhatsApp and Nest. That has analysts wondering if another tech bubble is about to burst.


From The Birth Of The iPhone To An Era Of Lawsuits

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On the eve of the next trial in the continuing patent war between Apple and Samsung, one of the iPhone's original designers is speaking out publicly for the first time.


For Advocates And Telephone Companies, NSA Changes Are Welcome News

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A House committee and the White House are proposing to move the NSA's phone records program to the hands of phone companies. Privacy advocates and phone companies both support these proposals.


China's E-Commerce Giant Alibaba To Offer U.S.-Listed IPO

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Alibaba handles more transactions than Amazon and eBay combined. What does Alibaba do, and why has it chosen to list its shares in New York rather than Hong Kong?


When Robots Can Kill, It's Unclear Who Will Be To Blame

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Pentagon's Defense Department Research Agency — DARPA — is pushing to build a semi-autonomous search and rescue robot. But scientists see obvious dual uses, for war.


With Google's Robot-Buying Binge, A Hat Tip To The Future

Monday, March 17, 2014

The price and difficulty of building robots has fallen, and Google has scooped a half-dozen robotics firms. It's a safe bet that bots will be an increasing part of our workplaces and daily lives.


Keep Austin Wary: Snowden Streams Warnings To Tech Conference

Monday, March 10, 2014

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden addressed the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, urging developers to build encryption systems to stifle government snooping.


Investors: Oversight Is Needed For Bitcoin To Become Mainstream

Friday, March 07, 2014

Bitcoin's growth was built on the idea it was a currency of the people, unattached to any central bank or regulating authority. But a major theft has put that vision to a tough test.


If There's Privacy In The Digital Age, It Has A New Definition

Monday, March 03, 2014

Even staunch privacy advocates are concluding that it's impossible to protect personal data completely. The best hope for online privacy, they say, lies in legal safeguards that prevent abuse.


Massive Digital Heist Allegedly Hits Bitcoin Market

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MtGox, the leading bitcoin exchange, has stopped doing business amid reports it was hit by a massive theft. The troubles at the exchange could prove to be a pivotal moment for the virtual currency.


Facebook Gives Users New Options To Identify Gender

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Facebook is rolling out changes to its 159 million members in the U.S. that will allow people to have a wider choice than simply male or female when selecting a gender description on the site. Users can choose from roughly 50 options including Trans Male, Trans Woman or Androgynous.


Almost All Tech Execs At White House Supported Obama Campaign

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

President Obama is hosting a high-profile group of technology executives at the White House on Tuesday. Almost every one was a big financial backer of the president's political career. Chad Dickerson, chief executive of Etsy, is among the group but only gave $500 to the Obama campaign.


Could A Tech Giant Build A Better Health Exchange? Maybe Not

Monday, December 02, 2013

Since the rollout of, many have wondered whether a private company could have avoided the federal site's many pitfalls. Oregon took that route, hiring Silicon Valley titan Oracle to create its state insurance exchange. But two months after its scheduled launch, the website is still not working.


Bitcoin Hits Record High After Senate Panel Told It's Legal

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The cyber-currency was at the center of a Senate panel hearing Monday. Senators are looking into the way Bitcoin was used by the illegal drug marketplace that called itself Silk Road. But even with the scrutiny, Bitcoin investors drove the virtual currency to record highs.


Twitter's Value Soars To Nearly $25 Billion

Friday, November 08, 2013

Shares of Twitter stock went on sale to the public on Thursday. They immediately climbed more than 70 percent above the offering price of $26 a share.

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