Unanimous decision won't shut down patent trolls, but it will curb worst abuses.
Stories by Evan Schuman
Fake accounts that troll for followers' contact info just might be a problem. Meet 'Alex Van Pelter.' Oh, and LinkedIn is great, except when it's annoying.
As Google gears up for the Internet of Things, its vision seems a bit off. Thermostats as billboards?
The UN wants to talk about killer robots as 'conventional weapons.' Someone needs to learn the IT facts of life: If something can go wrong, it will.
The White House's big report on big-data privacy has several shortcomings.
Marketers will want to use tools like Snapchat's Here feature to bend consumers to their will. IT has to inject rationality into the resulting discussions.
If our checks and balances are so fragile that a typo can obliterate all meaningful security, we have some fundamental things to fix.
Employees can unintentionally share more than their employers want anyone to know.
Evan Schuman: Resurrection of Full Disclosure mailing list is great news, if you're not a cyberthief
The alternatives to an independent list like Full Disclosure can't match it for stopping new cyberattack tactics.
The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security.
The coffee purveyor has indicated it wants to move in that direction. But so do other companies, and they all have some hurdles to overcome.
It offers slightly greater payment convenience, but at what cost?
Even if a company were willing to expunge personal data that it had been authorized to collect, the realities of IT systems mean it probably could never completely do that.
A new call for transparency about what data mobile apps are retaining sounds fine and noble, but too many companies don't even know what their apps know about consumers.