Digital rights non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit last year after it was discovered that the FBI allegedly paid Geek Squad employees to...Read More
To realize that the background check industry needs an overhaul look no further than the backlog of 700,000 background checks faced by the federal agency that handles all background checks for sensitive...Read More
Washington state has a new law to protect net neutrality at a time when the feds are getting rid of it. In a bipartisan effort, the state's legislators passed House Bill 2282....Read More
Cybercriminals exposed millions more people's personal information in the Equifax hack than the company reported last September. On Thursday, Equifax (EFX) said the breach surfaced 2.4 million more Americans' names and drivers license numbers...Read More
It’s been an eventful week for Dropbox coming off its announcement last Friday that it was finally going public, but that doesn’t mean the business stops. The company announced plans to partner with...Read More
The FTC is warning users to read the fine print and do their homework before purchasing a VPN app as users could be opening themselves up to the very exploits...Read More
Hackers have a new trick up their sleeves: hijacking computers to generate digital coins. As bitcoin and other cryptocurrency prices soar, "cryptojacking" attackers surreptitiously take over web browsers, phones and servers...Read More
Google is bringing its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) capabilities to email today through a developer preview for Gmail. The feature, called AMP for Email, will allow developers to make emails “more interactive and engaging.” Google envisions the feature to be beneficial to users because developers can embed widgets in emails that are constantly up-to-date and include actionable functions that work without leaving your inbox. Google’s existing AMP webpages are an emerging standard for web pages that load radically faster than regular mobile pages.
AMP for Email is open-source so developers can freely play around with the capabilities and use them to their advantage. Companies developing features for AMP for Email include Pinterest, Booking.com, and Doodle. Google says the AMP for Email feature will allow you to do things like RSVP to events, browse and interact with content, or fill out forms without leaving an email. For example, Google says if a contractor wants to schedule a meeting with you but isn’t able to see your calendar, they’ll contact you about availability. With AMP for Email, you could respond interactively through a form without ever leaving the email client.
5G is going to be a really big deal. The lightning-quick "next generation" wireless technology is expected to power self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart cities and networked robots. But what else can...Read More
Generation Z are the least ransomware savvy generation while baby boomers were more likely to accurately define ransomware and were the savviest when it comes to not forwarding emails from...Read More