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Recent articles by Robert:

CloudFlare Leaked Sensitive Data Across the Internet For Months

Google security researchers found CloudFlare leaking sensitive data—passwords and more for sites like Uber and OKCupid—since September. → Read More

Cisco’s John Chambers Bets on Google and Citi-Backed Voice Security Startup

Cisco's John Chambers is investing and joining the board of Pindrop, a voice security startup backed by CapitalG, GV, and Citi Ventures. → Read More

Demystifying the Dark Web: What It Is and Where to Find It

The "surface," "deep," and "dark" webs are all parts of the World Wide. Here's a primer on what these networks are and where to find them. → Read More

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt: ‘I Was Proven Completely Wrong’ About Artificial Intelligence

Alphabet's executive chair explains his turning point on the subject at the RSA security conference. → Read More

Forget Artificial Intelligence. Why ‘Artificial Stupidity’ Is the Real Threat

Preview of Cisco security head David Ulevitch's 2017 RSA conference keynote address, which touches on artificial intelligence. → Read More

RSA 2017: Expect AI Buzz at the San Francisco Cybersecurity Conference

At the 2017 RSA conference in San Francisco, cybersecurity vendors will tout artificial intelligence and machine learning in their products. → Read More

Data Sheet—Saturday, February 11, 2017

Myself and two colleagues—Jeff John Roberts and Jonathan Vanian—will be attending the RSA conference in San Francisco this upcoming week. The security event, which started as a colloquy for cryptographers in 1991, has since mushroomed into a vendor bonanza. Seemingly timed to extend the advertising frenzy of this year's Super Bowl by another week, the conference will provide marketers the… → Read More

Accenture Just Made It Far Easier For Businesses to Say ‘Yes’ to Blockchain

First the consultancy introduced an 'editable' blockchain, now it's offering security in a box. → Read More

Ex-FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt Joins Israeli Security Startup

Dave Dewalt, former CEO and executive chairman of FireEye, has been appointed chairman of the board at the Israeli security startup Claroty. → Read More

Cisco Heads Cybersecurity Startup Exabeam’s $30 Million Funding Round

The round's other lead investor recently made a killing on Cisco's AppDynamics buyout. → Read More

Amazon Drone Makes Super Bowl Cameo

In addition to Lady Gaga's Intel drones, an Amazon delivery drone made a cameo during Super Bowl ad featuring Echo, Alexa, and Doritos. → Read More

Google Paid $3 Million to Hackers in 2016

Android, Chrome, Nest, and other products had security holes. → Read More

WhatsApp Beta Reveals Features: Track Location, Recall Unread Messages

Facebook's WhatsApp chat app debuted new features in beta on Apple iOS and Google Android, including live location tracking. → Read More

President Donald Trump: Samsung Galaxy Android Phone Could Easily Spy

Spies could easily hack President Donald Trump's old Samsung Galaxy S3 phone powered by outdated Google Android software. → Read More

Facebook Just Made Login Way More Secure

Facebook's web and mobile browser login has added support for FIDO U2F security keys, a hardware token that prevents account takeover. → Read More

Here’s What Drove Bitcoin’s Big Comeback

Bitcoin made a comeback in 2016 as protectionist policies gripped the globe and speculators in China drove a cryptocurrency rally. → Read More

Fraudster Surrenders in 1 of the FBI’s Biggest Ever Credit Card Scams

The New York fugitive had been on the run for four years. → Read More

Ashton Kutcher Joins $70 Million Bet on Antivirus Replacer SentinelOne

The actor's venture capital firm participated in the funding round. → Read More

Here’s What Trump’s Cabinet Might Look Like If Filled by Tech Titans

What if Donald Trump filled his cabinet with the best that tech has to offer? Anything is possible. → Read More

Dropbox Bug: 'Deleted' Files Restored Accidentally Years Later

Dropbox accidentally restored 7-year-old "deleted" files for some customer accounts after botching a computer bug fix affecting its servers. → Read More