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Technology that scares us | TECH(talk)

Drones, self-driving vehicles and intrusive tech devices have our otherwise fearless hosts on edge. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp, plus Macworld’s Michael Simon discuss why that tech scares them and...

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What does Libra mean for the future of cryptocurrency?

Amid concern from regulators and Libra Association members alike, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress about plans for his company's planned digital currency, Libra. He revealed Libra will not roll out until U.S....

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Will cryptocurrency ever become mainstream?

Seven huge companies have bowed out of the association in charge of overseeing Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra. While it doesn’t bode well for the cryptocurrency’s rollout, it doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Juliet discusses if,...

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Google Mobile Services backdoor for Huawei devices goes offline | TECH(feed)

The Huawei Mate 30 launched without full Android support due to the Commerce Department’s ban on business with the Chinese tech company. However, a website allowed users to download beloved Google apps such as Gmail and the Google...

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5 OT security takeaways CISOs need to communicate to stakeholders

Operational technology security requires a different approach than IT security. Here are key takeaways CSOs need to communicate to other executives and boards of directors.

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7 ways 5G mobile networks will change IoT security, and how to prepare

Every internet of things security issue will be greatly magnified in a 5G environment. Address these seven areas before you deploy your own.

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More banks are embracing cryptocurrency and blockchain

Wells Fargo is the latest financial institution with plans to launch its own stablecoin cryptocurrency. As the fourth largest bank in the world, Wells Fargo is looking to use blockchain to ease cross-border payments and cut back on...

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Two countries promise to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency | TECH(feed)

Facebook plans to launch its cryptocurrency, Libra, next year despite intense scrutiny and regulatory hurdles. France and Germany are two of the latest countries to oppose Libra, saying they plan to block the use of Libra in their...

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Blockchain technology: A corporate enigma | TECH(talk)

While blockchain has been on a hype roll the last couple of years, it's become increasingly fragmented as more and more companies try out different flavors of the distributed ledger technology. What's that mean for future adoption?...

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Shining light on dark data, shadow IT and shadow IoT

What's lurking in the shadows of YOUR organization? What you don't know can hurt you. Insider Pro columnist Mike Elgan looks at how your business is at risk and offers six steps to minimize it.

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IoT vendors ignore basic security best practices, CITL research finds

New measurements by the CITL mass fuzzing project show just how bad things really are--and how IoT device makers could radically increase binary security with one day of engineering work.

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Data privacy in the IoT age: 4 steps for reducing risk

As internet of things (IoT) devices proliferate, corporate security teams face a steep challenge around data privacy. Here's what you can do now to protect your company.

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How urban and rural communities can benefit from IoT | TECH(talk)

The Internet of things isn't all about self-driving cars or drone deliveries. IoT has plenty of practical use cases in urban and suburban settings alike. In this episode of TECH(talk), Network World's Jon Gold joins Juliet to discuss...

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Critical VxWorks flaws expose millions of devices to hacking

Researchers have found 11 serious vulnerabilities in VxWorks, the world's most popular real-time operating system (RTOS) that powers over 2 billion devices including enterprise network firewalls and routers, industrial controllers and...

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U.S. considers ban on all Chinese-made 5G hardware | TECH(feed)

It looks like 5G tension between the U.S. and China may get worse. Following a U.S. ban on business transactions with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the Trump Administration has proposed a ban on any 5G equipment made in China. This...

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When should enterprises adopt 5G? | TECH(talk)

5G deployment is a hot topic, especially as many countries race to build next-generation networks. The U.S. has banned Huawei from contributing to its network construction, but will that really set the U.S. back? Amid all of the hype...

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Over 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted

A report from Zscaler reveals some troubling facts about the risks posed by network-connected IoT devices.

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U.S. bans Huawei business | TECH(feed)

Huawei has been under fire from the U.S. government for some time now. But a new move by the Trump administration targets Huawei and other companies accused of “posing an unacceptable risk” and bans Huawei from doing business in the...

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