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  • Insurance company now offers discounts -- if you let it track your Fitbit

    Could 15 minutes of exercise save you 15% on your life insurance? If you sign up with John Hancock, it could.

  • Gurucul identifies cloud threats based on identity, behaviors

    Gurucul is extending its identity-based threat detection to cloud-based applications with a new platform that monitors who has access to what and what they are doing with it.

  • Should computers determine how our kids learn to talk? Maybe not

    Increasingly, computers are deciding what news stories we read, and may even end up teaching our children to speak. But whether we should allow them to is becoming the subject of a heated debate related to the use of algorithms.

  • FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved what some commissioners called a "historic" plan to allow private mobile broadband services to share spectrum with incumbent military users.

  • NFL CIO: Tech isn't the problem with health info sharing

    Every one of the 32 NFL teams has 60 players that often receive medical care from hospitals or other facilities they've never visited before.

  • Pawn Storm cyberespionage group increases activity, targets NATO

    Even though its activities were exposed last year, a cyberespionage group dubbed Pawn Storm has ramped up its efforts over the past few months, targeting NATO members and potentially the White House.

  • Assange interrogation in London on track, but no date set

    WikiLeaks front-man Julian Assange has provisionally agreed to be interviewed by police in London, as part of a Swedish investigation into allegations against him of sexual molestation and unlawful coercion, the Swedish prosecutor said Friday.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 17

    WikiLeaks publishes stolen Sony info... IBM opens up threat data... China suspends rule on foreign IT vendors... and more tech news

  • Whistleblowers at risk when using US government websites

    More than two dozen U.S. government websites should be urgently upgraded to use encryption, as whistleblowers are potentially at risk, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Law Council concerned about biometrics bill

    The Law Council of Australia has called for a bill that will increase the powers of the immigration department to collect biometric identifiers to not be passed before an assessment by the privacy commissioner of its impact.

  • IBM unbolts vast threat database to fight cybercrimes

    IBM today took cybersecurity threat sharing to a new level it opened its vast library of security intelligence data to public or private entities building defenses against cybercrimes.

  • IBM opens up its threat data as part of new security intelligence sharing platform

    IBM has joined an increasing number of vendors who are pushing for real-time cybersecurity information sharing among private and public organizations, researchers and other network defenders.

  • Wikileaks publishes hacked Sony emails, documents

    Wikileaks has published a searchable database of thousands of emails and documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment that were leaked in late 2014 after the studio was attacked by hackers.

  • Data breach notification bill could weaken consumer protections

    Legislation that would require businesses across the U.S. to notify affected customers after a data breach is headed toward a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives even though some digital rights groups say the bill will actually weaken protections for consumers.

  • Sophos takes rare step of citing Microsoft flaw as a must-fix

    Sophos generally steers clear of pointing to a single patch from Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, but is breaking its own rule this month by highlighting one it says can prevent a world of hurt.

  • Security pros name their must-have tools

    Secure file sharing is imperative for Lawyers Without Borders, a group that works with volunteer lawyers to advance human rights law in conflict-ridden regions. The nonprofit organization, headquartered in Hartford, Conn., uses Intralinks VIA to protect confidential legal documents and court papers from unsanctioned access.

  • New malware program Punkey targets point-of-sale systems

    Point-of-Sale (PoS) terminals have become an attractive target for hackers over the past year, reflected in the increasing number of RAM-scraping programs that steal payment card information from the memory of such systems.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, April 16

    Europe has a hard case to make against Google... Apple buys Israeli imaging company... Twitter revamps homepage with content... and more tech news

  • YouTube flaw allowed copying comments from one video to another

    An Egypt-based security researcher said Google has fixed an interesting vulnerability he and a colleague found in YouTube.

  • Dropbox to pay security researchers for bugs

    Dropbox said on Wednesday it will pay rewards to independent researchers who find software flaws in its applications, joining a growing list companies who see merit in crowdsourcing parts of their security testing.