Security

The Pew Research Center has published a new study into Americans’ attitudes to privacy in the digital age. The wide-ranging survey, called Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era, includes plenty of interesting tidbits but one stat that really stands out is...

China, which has dozens of official languages, is now mocking Americans for being impressed by knowledge of just one. "U.S. media wowed after Mark Zuckerberg conducts Tsinghua University Q&A in Chinese," reads a South Morning China Post headline about the Facebook CEO's Wednesday speaking...

Cash, credit or smartphone? Apple has promised that its Apple Pay service can revolutionize the way we shop, replacing the normal credit card swipe with a tap of the phone and a fingerprint scan. But we wanted to see if Apple Pay would work as...

A vicious new bug on the Internet has an innocuous name but a nasty potential bite. Meet the Poodle attack, which exploits yet another vulnerability in one of the Internet's basic security protocols that could theoretically give an attacker access to your sensitive online accounts. Google...

A local data commissioner in Germany said this week that Google's extensive combining of the data it has on individual users is abusive and must be stopped. That administrative order is bringing to a head the question of whether U.S.-born, ad-driven Web services like Gmail, YouTube...

Regardless of how you view "digital disruption" -- angst-inducing threat or energizing opportunity -- it's no longer a theoretical proposition. Digital innovations are now shaking up every industry -- the result of a confluence of three main trends. The first is a technological one....

For years, IT organizations operated in a certain way. They provided a relatively standard service in a particular way. Of course, both of these evolved incrementally year over year. Over the past 5-10 years, that direction has changed pretty significantly. And it shows no sign...

In the wake of serious security breaches in the last year, from the pilfering of Target customers’ credit card information to the celebrity iCloud selfie-hack, it’s easy to feel digitally naked. Your current best options—like making your password something along the lines of “**_^XBE47>>” or...

IT leaders need to overcome the myths that keep hurting IT's reputation. Stereotypes, ignorance, and misinformation. They're all still conspiring to create the impression that IT departments are more of an obstruction than an asset to businesses....