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Nest reportedly planning a cheaper smart thermostat for “under $200”

(credit: Nest) Alphabet's Nest smart home company hasn't made much news since CEO and founder Tony Fadell left the company. We know the company hasn't...

Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division, sues Uber over alleged patent infringement

Enlarge / The Pacificas are topped with LIDAR sensors, among other new appendages. (credit: Waymo) As the Waymo, the division of Alphabet previously...

Google Fiber makes expansion plans for $60 wireless gigabit service

Enlarge (credit: Webpass) Google Fiber's new wireless Internet division is apparently ready to expand.The company's Webpass subsidiary says in a job listing that it is "searching...

Spam and phishing in 2016

The year in figures According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016: The proportion of spam in email flows was 58.31%, which is 3.03 percentage points more than...

Chaos and alphabet soup: The verdict on the UK’s cyber security...

An 'inconsistent, dysfunctional and chaotic' approach to cybersecurity is giving the Public Accounts Committee concerns about national security.

Google moves into the Certificate Authority business

Google has launched its own root Certificate Authority (CA), which will allow the company to issue digital certificates for its own products and not...

Firefox bares teeth, attacks sites that collect personal data

If it wants a password and doesn't use HTTPS, Mozilla will breathe fire Shoddy sites will have fewer places to hide with Firefox joining Chrome...

Chrome dev explains how modern browsers make secure UI just about...

The 'LINE OF DEATH' between safe content and untrustworthy stuff is receding every year Google Chrome engineer Eric Lawrence has described the battle of browser...

Google reveals its servers all contain custom security silicon

Even the servers it colocates (!) says new docu revealing Alphabet sub's security secrets Google has published a Infrastructure Security Design Overview that explains how...

Washington Post automatically inserts Trump fact-checks into Twitter

reader comments 26 Share this story In an apparent first for any American news outlet, the Washington Post released a Chrome plug-in...

Report: “Crooked Hillary” emoji refusal kept Twitter out of Trump’s tech...

Enlarge / President-Elect Donald Trump and his team met with high-profile Silicon Valley execs in New York City today. Pictured are Amazon CEO Jeff...