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Troy Wolverton
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The government may soon need to get a warrant to search your email, thanks to a bill passed today by the House of Representatives.
For the first time, your email may soon get a layer of protection from government scrutiny. The House of Representatives Wednesday passed the Email Privacy Act, a bill that would …
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If you're wondering why it's so hard these days to buy something at a retailer with your credit card at a retailer, you can thank technology.
The simple act of making a purchase at a store or restaurant has become a confusing mess, thanks to scattershot support for chip cards and mobile payments.
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Apple performed well last year. Not so GoPro or the rest of the SV150's consumer sector.
The iPhone maker's sales and profits boosted the performance of the SV 150's consumer group, but its stock market plunge weighed on the sector
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For better or worse, Congress is scrutinizing the security measures being taken (or not) to protect our communications. 
Members of Congress have started to take a keen interest in the security of digital communications. Rep. Ted-Lieu, D-Los Angeles, is calling for a congressional investigation into a security flaw in …
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Your phone calls, texts and location are vulnerable to hackers regardless of what phone you're using.
A hacker can listen in on your phone calls, read your text messages and see where you are and where you’ve been — and there’s little you can do about …
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It turns out that gaining access to personal data on a locked iPhone can be pretty easy -- you just ask Siri.
Maybe the FBI should have just asked Siri. Over the last two weeks, a Spanish security researcher has demonstrated that users can access personal information off a locked iPhone via …
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There is a way around the payments mess at your local retailer, but it requires a late-model Samsung phone.
Thanks to proprietary technology, new payment method works at retailers that don't accept rival Apple Pay.
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Brian Armstrong, Coinbase's CEO, thinks Bitcoin today is like the Web in its infancy -- with just as much potential.
Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin payment processor Coinbase, thinks the virtual currency will be every bit as transformational as the Internet.
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More evidence that cybersecurity problems affect everyone.
Every day seems to bring new evidence that cybersecurity is a problem for everyone, including the wealthiest, most technologically sophisticated and politically powerful among us. To wit: In the last several …
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Belatedly, my review of the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
With the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple's taken all the cool features it built into the jumbo-sized model it released last fall, shoehorned them into a more practically sized package and added some cool extras like a powerful camera. The result is a great gadget.
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Dianne Feinstein's response to the Apple-FBI dispute was predictably anti-privacy and anti-security. 
We knew that Sen. Diane Feinstein was cooking up a bill with North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr in response to Apple’s dispute with the FBI over the San Bernarndino iPhone. …
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It turns out that gaining access to personal data on a locked iPhone can be pretty easy -- you just ask Siri.
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1995 - 2003
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Government, 1992 - 1993
  • Northwestern University
    Political Science, 1989 - 1991
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    Personal Technology Columnist, 2009 - present
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