CSOs would be wise to follow Google’s security operations and strategies because the engineering resources and scale will illuminate pending threats and evolving defenses.
Stories by Steven Max Patterson
Reviewing Pioneer's smartphone integration head unit that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
At its Ubiquity Summit for the Internet of Things, Google laid out its plans to help developers begin building products for the IoT.
How to delete all of your embarrassing Facebook posts using a new Chrome browser extension.
At the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Twitter's product chief highlighted the company's strengths as it enters a new era under founder and new CEO Jack Dorsey.
This explainer puts Android and the Chrome OS into perspective and shows why these Linux derivatives will both come together and remain separate.
By facilitating a stronger cybersecurity defense, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) could also give the NSA powerful metadata surveillance capabilities. Here are the pros and cons of CISA.
With the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple's new one-year upgrade plan serves as an "iPhone as a Service" plan that could help keep its customers from defecting to Android.
Google's new router is designed to become consumers' central communications hub for computers, phones, televisions, and the Internet of Things (IoT) smart home.
Recent reports about battery issues with Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ smartphones are a reminder of the benefits of the Nexus 6.
Pandora and Spotify sparked a music revolution of sorts when they began convincing consumers that they did not need to own their music to enjoy it. Mobile analytics firm Flurry's CEO Simon Khalaf noted in a talk he gave at Source 14 that MP3 purchases were declining while streamed consumption was exploding.
If Aereo prevails in its Supreme Court case, Fox executive Chase Carey threatened to end over-the-air OTA broadcasts. It's all bark and no bite. Aereo streams television programming over broadband that household users would otherwise receive free with an antenna, but don't because they can't pick up the signal. What has upset the television industry is Aereo's claim that its specialized antenna exempts it from paying broadcasters for their programming.
The World Cup match between Cameroon and Mexico was viewed 2.8 million times, setting a world record for the most views of a sporting match streamed over the internet. However, NBC Sports still claims it holds the record for the most internet views of a sporting match, Variety reported yesterday, even though the record-setting 2014 Olympic Semi Final hockey game between the U.S. and Canada generated only 2.1 million views.
Qualcomm's Liat Ben Zur spoke of the "Internet of Thing," in the singular case rather than the plural, at the recent MIT Technology Review Digital Summit. She made the point using Google's Nest thermostat that is connected to the cloud, and the cloud to an app to control it. Add another IoT device, add another cloud, and another app and so on. She brought into question IoT device interoperability and the rationale for sending all IoT data through the cloud when the purpose of much of the data is communicating between local devices on a proximal network. Proximal means local, like a LAN. If IoT devices from different brands are to work together in the proximal network independent of the cloud, the industry will need to agree to standards.
Android users worried about the new Android permissions aren't the users this update was intended to help. The minority of Android enthusiasts know enough to protect themselves against the perceived flaws. The controversy that surrounds this update is clearly an example of what Voltaire referred to when he said "perfect is the enemy of good" two and a half centuries ago.