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Your smart TV is watching you watching TV, Consumer Reports finds

February 10th, 2018 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

  Consumer Reports reported that Samsung and Roku Smart TVs were vulnerable to hacking through a web-based attack. Millions of smart TVs sitting in family living rooms are vulnerable to hackers taking control — and could be tracking the household’s personal viewing habits much more closely than their owners realize, according to a new Consumer […]



Smart city resilience: Digitally empowering cities to survive, adapt, and thrive

February 6th, 2018 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.



A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

February 5th, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

The Chinese “Micius” satellite has successfully set up the world’s most secure video conference, using quantum cryptography to connect scientists in Europe and China for an unhackable, intercontinental chat.



35 amazing real world examples of how blockchain is changing our world

February 4th, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.



Top 25 inventions of 2017: Selfie drones, 3d printed tires and more

November 22nd, 2017 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

Drones that put selfie sticks to shame, pollution zapping air filters, 3D printable airless tires and a malware detecting router for your smart home.



Revenge hacking is hitting the big time

September 23rd, 2017 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

The plan was to hack the hackers. Cybercriminals had targeted a global bank’s customers with phishing emails to break into their accounts. The legal option—waiting for law enforcement to investigate and perhaps apprehend the hackers—would have taken too long. So the bank was willing to try something else, and a team of security consultants offered […]



The promise of managing identity on the blockchain

September 11th, 2017 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

Blockchain, the secure distributed ledger technology first created to track bitcoin ownership, has taken on a number of new roles in recent years tracking anything of value from diamonds to real estate deeds to contracts. The blockchain offers the promise of a trusted record that can reduce fraud. Some industry experts say that over the […]



The next wave of computing

August 30th, 2017 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

Entrepreneurs, tech investors, and policy makers spend considerable time thinking about the future of computing. In this post, I’ll present my prediction for what the next major wave of computing will be.



Malware encoded into strand of DNA by biohackers

August 23rd, 2017 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

When biologists synthesize  DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, worse, an infectious disease. But one group of biohackers has demonstrated how DNA can carry a less expected threat—one designed to infect not humans nor animals but computers.



Blockchain: The Next Generation of the Internet

July 3rd, 2017 at 9:28 pm » Comments Off

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, could soon give rise to a new internet era even more disruptive and transformative than the current one, according to a white paper, Realizing the Potential of Blockchain, published by the World Economic Forum today.



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