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Yahoo Mail ad-block ban proves the Web is broken

Many online publishers view ad blockers as threats, so it should be no surprise that some, including Yahoo, are fighting back. However, such moves could have lasting effects on the modern Web.

Written by Bill Snyder23 Nov. 15 16:52

4 simple ways to secure your Internet-connected car

Cars with systems that connect to the Internet are potentially vulnerable to intrusions by hackers. Here are four steps to help protect your automobile without spending a dime.

Written by Bill Snyder20 Nov. 15 17:49

Google Voice Search is gettting smarter

Recent improvements in the Google app let the search engine understand you better and handle more complex queries delivered in natural language.

Written by Bill Snyder17 Nov. 15 09:20

Trying to stay ahead of the bad guys

Even a security manager who has steered away from emerging technology has a change of heart when it becomes ever more difficult to keep up with the ways criminals can sneak into our systems.

Written by By J.F. Rice16 Nov. 15 18:31

FCC says sites don't have to honor 'do-not-track' requests

Despite a recent FCC ruling in the favor of sites that gather user data for advertising, savvy Web surfers don't have take no for an answer when it comes to privacy, thanks to two useful anti-tracking tools.

Written by Bill Snyder10 Nov. 15 16:20

How to fight back against reputation damaging Internet monsters

In today’s world people make up stuff to damage reputations for both individuals and companies, either because they are paid to or just because they are bad people. No matter the reasons, it can do an amazing amount of damage in this age of social media. Columnist Rob Enderle shares a resource to keep on hand, just in case.

Written by Rob Enderle30 Oct. 15 22:08

To get new initiatives done, money talks

A couple of worthwhile security initiatives will languish if staffers have no incentive to work on them. Solution? Tie them to bonus pay.

Written by By Mathias Thurman29 Oct. 15 18:17

Five predictions for the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor showdown

Last week’s announcement by EU privacy regulators that they may start issuing Safe Harbor fines is their strongest position to date, but several indicators point toward a compromise outcome.

Written by Jay Cline27 Oct. 15 18:52

Why you shouldn’t trust cloud service providers

It’s hard enough really trusting your own employees these days. So when it comes to employees of cloud service providers, columnist Rob Enderle writes you definitely shouldn’t trust them.

Written by Rob Enderle16 Oct. 15 20:05

Malvertising is a troubling trend

Malware that can infect a computer with no user interaction needed is certainly bad news.

Written by By J.F. Rice15 Oct. 15 19:16

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