5G networks could pose a cybersecurity risk. So who's in charge of making sure they don't?

Jan 31, 2019
And what role should the Federal Communications Commission have?
"If cybersecurity is one of the principal challenges that will define the remainder of the 21st century, then let's have a Manhattan Project to make sure we've got that security," says former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
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Amazon's Alexa was a surprise hit, but what's its next play?

Dec 18, 2018
As its popularity increases, so do questions about privacy and security.
“We take privacy and security very seriously," Toni Reid, right, of Amazon, told Molly Wood last week at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference in Laguna Niguel, California.
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Why privacy settings can't keep your location secret

Phone carriers can sell location data to third parties, and you can't opt out.
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Elizabeth Warren: "Equifax may actually make money off this breach"

The Massachusetts senator thinks the credit-rating agency got off easy.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, above, and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner are introducing legislation that would levy harsh penalties for security breaches at credit-rating agencies.
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Complicated passwords aren't going to solve the computer security problem

Oct 12, 2017
A lot of the rules we follow when creating passwords actually makes them worse.
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Kidnapping and extortion insurance — for your computer

Jun 30, 2017
Insurance companies are offering cyber polices for when your data is the hostage.
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What the nightmare cybersecurity scenario looks like

Jun 28, 2017
This week's hack shows the potential for attacks targeting pipelines, oil rigs and transportation systems.
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Why this ransomware attack is more alarming than the last

Jun 28, 2017
Chester Wisniewski, senior security researcher with Sophos, talks to us about the latest cyber breach.
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Mar-a-Lago has cyber security weaknesses

May 22, 2017
A ProPublica and Gizmodo investigation found weak cyber security at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties.
The Trump helicopter is seen at the Mar-a-Lago Resort where President Donald Trump has hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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The dark territory of Cyberwarfare

Mar 15, 2016
What do Reagan, a sci-fi movie, and a train station master all have in common?