As you emerge from your turkey-induced coma, take a moment to reflect on the past week in security, which despite the holiday was chock-full of wonderments. From Uber shadiness to Android location-tracking, it was quite the whirlwind. Uber made headlines midweek when it came out that the company had not only been breached a year […]

"Why is the door barking at me…?"Image: amazon These days practically everyone wants a piece of that smart-tech powered future, and if Amazon gets its way, everyone probably will. Well, with the possible exception of some pet owners, that is. That’s because the latest offering from the Seattle-based retail juggernaut isn’t exactly dog friendly.  On […]

ForeScout Technologies saw its shares spike 16 percent during intraday trading after going public on Friday. After pricing at the top of the range at $22 per share, the stock was hovering above $25 midday. The Internet of Things security company also increased the size of its IPO and raised about $116 million after selling 5.3 million shares. […]

As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Apple has picked up InVisage Technologies, a startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities on space-constrained devices, like smartphones. An […]

Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of SoftBank Group, has a lot of crazy ideas. He believes robots with IQs above 10,000 will outnumber humans in 30 years. He considered taking SoftBank private in what would have been the largest leveraged buyout of all time. He raised $45 billion for an investment fund in 45 minutes. […]

A few weeks ago I met with, and interviewed, Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica. His company has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency. It’s also been associated with many other controversial political campaigns globally and accused by some of aiding the U.K.’s exit from the EU. He addresses all […]

"Who's a good fridge? You are!"Image: David Becker/Getty Images While at one time the very idea seemed to promise the possibility of a digitally connected utopia, these days the Internet of Things is mostly notable for simultaneously being both a punchline and a threat to the very core of the internet. However, at least part […]

Nate Murray Contributor This list describes cryptocurrencies. Some are landmarks. Some are scams. Name | Sym. | Description —————-|——-|—————————————— Ethereum | ETH | Programmable contracts and money Cash | BCH | Bitcoin clone Litecoin | LTC | Faster Bitcoin NEO | NEO | Chinese-market Ethereum Monero | XMR | Private digital cash Classic| ETC | […]

Security researchers have raised the alarm for years about the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine. The platform has a lot of useful features for IT managers, but it requires deep system access that offers a tempting target for attackers; compromising the Management Engine could lead to full control of a given […]

Well isn't that interesting.Image: ninety7 When you’re selling an accessory to a microphone made by a company that wants access to customers’ homes and an electronic eye in their bedrooms, maybe think long and hard about what name you give it. Or don’t, and just call the damn thing “DOX.”  That appears to have been […]