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New Bill May Help Secure Internet-Connected Devices

“Sometimes the wheel turns slowly, but it turns.” That quote, made famous by Lorne Michaels, certainly applies in the case of the government’s involvement in securing internet-connected devices. By now, almost everyone ...

Study Shows High Percentage Of People Would Disclose Info For Savings

Smart device manufacturers are learning a lesson that most internet-based service companies know very well. At least half of the consumer market is willing to trade their personal information, and trade it ...

Disney Apps May Have Collected, Tracked Kids’ Information

It’s not often that you read the words “Disney” and “trouble,” in the same sentence, but the company’s reputation is taking a big hit, thanks to a class-action lawsuit recently filed in ...

New USB Standard Will Double The Speed

Despite getting off to a somewhat rocky start, USB Type-C cables have been a boon to computer users everywhere by providing bidirectional transfer capabilities, which essentially gives Type-C cables two “lanes” to ...

Microsoft Plans To Bring Broadband To Many Rural Communities

Several tech giants have plans in the works to expand the number of people who have access to broadband. Google’s plan would use a series of low-orbit satellites to beam wireless signal ...

Smart Devices Being Used As Backdoors Into Secure Networks

Smart devices are coming under increasing scrutiny. Why, you ask? Very few of them have any security at all, and the ones that do tend to have only the most rudimentary security ...

Internet Connected Toys Get Warning

Trouble continues to brew where the IoT (Internet of Things) is concerned. Recently, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which is a division of the FBI, has issued a warning to parents ...

Adobe Announces Flash Support Will End In 2020

It’s finally happening, and we now have a firm timeframe. Adobe just announced that as of 2020, they will no longer be supporting their beleaguered Flash player. Once wildly popular and used ...

Scientists Prove They Can Get Passwords From Brainwaves

It just may be the ultimate hack: stealing passwords from your brainwaves. It’s something that has moved beyond the realm of science fiction and into the realm of possibility, according to a ...

Disconnect Wi-Fi Autoconnect Bug Could Allow Access To Your Smartphone

A new bug has been discovered that impacts both Android and iOS devices. If you use a smartphone that contains Broadcom Wi-Fi chips, and you probably do, the newly discovered exploit allows ...