The past few days have been filled with reports about the ransomware impact on the UK National Health Service. Was the NHS specifically targeted? No. Was it uniquely vulnerable? Yes.
By Andrew Wagner
While governments and corporations scramble to perform damage control for WannaCrypt ransomware, here’s what we know about the origins of this cyber attack, who might be to blame and what you can do to protect yourself.
By Megan Squire, The Conversation
The average Internet user has 19 different passwords for various accounts and websites. "Qwerty” and “123456 remain the most popular. To commemorate World Password Day, learn why these bad habits persist and how to choose more secure codes.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
After his press secretary blasted it as an example of rampant government overreach, President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits.
The GOP pushed a measure through the House this week that overturns Obama-era regulations intended to protect consumers’ data from being shared with advertisers without consent. If you’re reading this story on a computer or internet-connected device, that obviously includes…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The House voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
Privacy experts have long thought the Echo to be a "ticking constitutional time bomb," an associate law professor told the NewsHour.
By Frank Bajak, Associated Press
Latest WikiLeaks documents say the CIA created tools that can turn a world of increasingly networked, camera- and microphone-equipped devices into eavesdroppers. How worried should consumers be?…
By PBS NewsHour
Your phone probably knows more about the intimate details of your life than your lover, says futurist Amy Webb. And you better get used to it -- we'll be spending the rest of our lifetimes in a world shaped by…
By Kristin Hugo
Stanford engineers create a fire extinguisher capsule for your overheating cellphone or laptop batteries.
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