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Workers to blame for most data breaches, study finds

Despite a recent string of highly publicized attacks by computer hackers, most data breaches stem from employee goofs, a study has determined. But it also noted that the threat from cyber attacks is growing and that those cases tend to Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the menu today. Apple to unveil new iPads in mid-October, according to Bloomberg. Tesla CEO Elon Musk forecasts that fully autonomous vehicles will be ready in five to six years. Also, with a prediction that one day a thermostat-size box Read More →

Is that an iPad mini stuck to your face, or are you just glad to see me?

Now comes word from the cutting-edge and ever-so-quirky world of virtual reality that a Toronto-based startup called Metatecture has come up with a way to have that quality VR experience you've been looking for but at a fraction of the Read More →

Quoted: on contractors vs. ‘employees who have rights’

"In a world without laws, it would be great to be able to hand someone supplies, train them, and give them 30 bucks under the table. But we’re compliant, and the result is employees who have rights." — Ken Read More →

Apple’s Touch ID privacy flaw just got worse

When Apple launched its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it had a troublesome flaw, but now that the company is allowing the sensor to be used by outside developers, that problem has potentially metastasized. Read More →

Off topic: Seeking translations, beer colors, old photos in color, the sum of Harry Potter

Once again, foreign words for which there are no English translations, illustrated. Pantone nerds, take note of these colorful beers. Speaking of color, old photos, colorized. And who needs words when the whole Harry Read More →

Facebook sticks with real-names rule after meeting with drag queens

Facebook is sticking with its real-name rule after a meeting Wednesday with drag queens and others who argued that the social network's requirement puts people at risk. San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, who attended the meeting, held a press conference afterwards Read More →

Yelp pays $450,000 fine to settle FTC child privacy violation

Yelp has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, according to the federal agency. Yelp's fine is the latest in the FTC's crackdown on children's privacy violations in mobile apps. The agency Read More →

Is it time for a U.S. agency dedicated to robotics?

We've got cars without drivers out there. Companies are testing drone delivery. Specialized robots are being used inside and outside factories. Ethical, societal and legal concerns surrounding automation and robotics abound. So a new Brookings Institute report says it's Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Adobe shares are down sharply after yesterday's earnings report disappoints. Y Combinator to teach startup class at Stanford, but anyone will be able to view the sessions online Read More →
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