Sharon Gaudin

Senior Writer

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet, social media, cloud computing and emerging technologies for Computerworld.

Industrial robots are security weak link

After political Twitter bot revelation, are companies at risk?

After political Twitter bot revelation, are companies at risk?

With reports of Russia using social media and bots to push fake news to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions are arising over how these same tactics could be used against an enterprise.

Privacy activist wants to unveil lawmakers' browser histories

Privacy activist wants to unveil lawmakers' browser histories

When members of Congress approved a resolution that would toss out significant online privacy protections, one Internet user decided to do something about it.

IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe

IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe

IT managers are finding it difficult to keep their applications and data safe in the cloud, and many are slowing cloud adoption because of it, according to a report from Intel.

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network today said it has suspended 235,000 accounts just since February for violating policies related to the promotion of terrorism.

In DARPA challenge, smart machines compete to fend off cyberattacks

In DARPA challenge, smart machines compete to fend off cyberattacks

The first all-machine hacking competition, sponsored by DARPA, is taking place today in Las Vegas.

Facebook engages Safety Check after Brussels attacks

Facebook engages Safety Check after Brussels attacks

Facebook activated its Safety Check service Tuesday for users living near Brussels after a series of terrorist attacks killed at least 34 people and wounded 200.

ISIS group threatens Facebook and Twitter CEOs

ISIS group threatens Facebook and Twitter CEOs

Frustrated by social networks' efforts to keep them at bay, the terrorist group ISIS has made a direct threat against the CEOs of both Facebook and Twitter.

 Update: Alleged Va. shooter uses social media to post video of killings

Update: Alleged Va. shooter uses social media to post video of killings

The man who allegedly shot and killed two journalists in Virginia while they were doing an on-air interview, posted video he took of the murders to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Google says bye bye, CAPTCHAs, well, mostly

Google says bye bye, CAPTCHAs, well, mostly

Google announced that the company is trying to get rid of CAPTCHAs, those annoying barely readable, letters and numbers that prove to a website that you're not a robot or a spammer.

Researcher builds system to protect against malicious insiders

Researcher builds system to protect against malicious insiders

When an employee turns on his own company, the results -- damaged networks, data theft and even work stoppage -- could be devastating. Virginia Tech's Daphne Yao hopes the algorithms she's working on can stop that kind of attack.

What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

Five million hacked passwords dumped on Russian cybercrime forums

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