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Larry Greenemeier
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If you watched 60 Minutes this past Sunday then you probably saw a segment about how hackers can attack your mobile phone. This article analyzes the main attack described on the show.
The lack of security built into phone networks leaves callers vulnerable to snooping, but the growth of encrypted communications will help protect privacy
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Hand-launched drone experiment at the bottom of the world ...
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter for the first time used unmanned aircraft to help it navigate the frozen continent’s icy inlet during a crucial summertime mission
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DARPA’s new “Improv” program encourages hackers to weaponize common gadgets to help anticipate the next big threats
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What would Ted Williams think?
Smart Bat sensor captures swing data and reenacts the motion on a smartphone app. Larry Greenemeier reports.
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This case in many ways pits cybersecurity against physical security. Terrorist attacks v. cyber attacks.
The company is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department as other iPhone-related cases wait in the wings
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Apple is concerned that decrypting an older iPhone would lead to “backdoor” software that could undermine the security of all its iPhones.
Tim Cook defies demands to decrypt the San Bernardino terrorism suspect's iPhone. Yet it is unclear that cracking an iPhone 5c will impact newer, more secure models
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I'm a little late to the party with this one, but it's got some good analysis of what Facebook's new chatbots are and how they use artificial intelligence (AI).
The social media giant is introducing chatbots to help advertisers reach Messenger’s 900 million users
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Autonomous vehicles could meet current safety standards, but only if they include standard features found in traditional models
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A debate in New York tries to settle the question
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Apple and law enforcement officials speak before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on March 1 to debate the balance between strong security (including encryption) and privacy.
The tech company could continue to move more security features into its iPhone processors and has hired a secure messaging specialist
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I first heard about ransomware when I was covering cybersecurity about a decade ago, when I wrote about this bizaar scheme: http://www.darkreading.com/risk-management/buy-this-shampoo-or-youll-never-see-your-data-again/d/d-id/1051801 Unfortunately, it's still around and was recently used to threaten a hospital in Calif. Why they asked for only $17,000 is beyond me. Maybe they thought they'd have an easier time collecting the money.
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California paid $17,000 to regain access to their patient digital information and other data held hostage.
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25 yrs ago: Without their orbiting eyes in the sky U.S. troops in particular would have had a much more difficult time navigating, communicating and guiding their weapons across the hundreds of kilometers of inhospitable, windswept desert battlefields in Kuwait and Iraq.
Satellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology
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  • Purdue University
    Communications, Sociology, 1990 - 1994
  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 2003 - 2004
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  • Scientific American
    Associate Editor, Tech, 2007 - present
  • InformationWeek
    Senior Editor, 1999 - 2007
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