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24 tech experts weigh in on what exactly a ‘decentralized web’ means

featured-img-connections-blue You may have seen some chatter here and there about the “decentralized web,” but there isn’t a really clear definition of what the term means — and really, considering its nature, it would be surprising if there were. There are, therefore, a variety of opinions, as Syracuse University’s School of Information found out when they pinged two dozen tech experts and… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 25th

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Sen. Al Franken questions Niantic over Poképrivacy policy

franken-AP Always with his finger on the pulse, Senator Al Franken today sent an official request to Niantic asking about particulars of the Pokémon Go privacy policy. “I am concerned about the extent to which Niantic may be unnecessarily collecting, using, and sharing a wide range of users’ personal information without their appropriate consent,” the letter reads. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 12th

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Oops! Wearables can leak your PINs and passwords

Aria wearable The security nightmare posed by the Internet of Things isn’t just related to the lack of expertise in the types of companies adding connectivity to gizmos and gadgets. It’s the sensitivity of the connected sensors, strewn hither and thither, opening up potential attack vectors for determined hackers. Hence the need for really robust security thinking to lock down the risks. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

July 8th

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Why gaze tracking startup Cogisen is eyeing the Internet of Things

dry_eye How will you interact with the Internet of Things in your smart home of the future? Perhaps by looking your connected air conditioning unit in the lens from the comfort of your sofa and fanning your face with your hand to tell it to crank up its cooling jets. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

June 1st

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Sirin Labs shows off $14K, super private Solarin smartphone, on sale June 1

SOLARIN-Duo-with-Forcefield Is the world ready for another smartphone? How about one that will cost $14,000 for its most basic model? Today, Sirin Labs — a startup put together by a team of founders out of Israel — used an event in London to unveil the Solarin, a privacy-first device “aimed at the international businessperson who carries a lot of sensitive information but doesn’t want to… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

May 31st

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Mobile

Tim Cook speaks at Startup Fest in interview with Neelie Kroes, discusses app economy, coding in education, more

[UPDATE: Video embedded below.]

Tim Cook featured at StartupFest this morning, in an interview with Neelie Kroes discussing Apple’s influence in startups and entrepreneurship culture. Cook covered many topics including the role of entrepreneurs and the App Store, the startup climate in Europe, economic optimism, technology in education, Apple Watch and more. We’ve included some snippets of the talk below …

In the interview, Tim Cook says Apple gives entrepreneurs the ability to sell their app instantly worldwide through the App Store. Apple provides technical and marketing assistance to clear the path so the developer can focus on their product. Most young companies should be principally focused on the product; Apple tries to help ease the frictions to fuel more entrepreneurs to do exactly that. Apple is bringing an app development center in Naples to kickstart the app economy in places it hasn’t yet been.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: App Economy, Apps, developers, interview, privacy, Tim Cook

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Benjamin Mayo

May 24th

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Privacy guidance for drone operators issued by US agency

phantom drone The NTIA has published best practice privacy guidelines for the use of commercial and non-commercial drones to gather personally identifiable data. The guidance was agreed by all the various stakeholders involved, including drone companies, consumer privacy groups and news organizations. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 20th

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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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Study finds that police body cameras may increase assaults — if used improperly

taser body axon Putting body cameras on police seems like a net good for everyone involved, but how to deploy them and what the subtler effects will be are questions that would be better answered sooner than later. Otherwise, as a new large-scale study shows, we risk making things worse — body cameras could actually increase incidents of violence. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 17th

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The Internet of Things is a security nightmare, warns EFF

Marten Mickos (left) and Nate Cardozo A panel discussion on finding a balance between security and privacy here at Disrupt New York 2016 touched on various aspects of a complex topic, including strategies for securing customer data and the big risks posed as more types of devices come online. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 9th

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