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Recent articles by Robert:

Cryptocurrency Gets Its Biggest Test Yet

A big bubble or the future of the economy? This year, we'll start to find out. → Read More

Stop Caring About the ‘Hot’ IPO

A roundtable of venture capitalists and startup founders discussed IPOs and stock prices at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference. → Read More

Retail Upstarts Take Shots at Amazon

They're using social media to take on the e-commerce giant. → Read More

This Chinese Startup Solved the Biggest Problem in Bike-Sharing

Davis Wang, CEO of Chinese bike sharing startup Mobike, compared his tech to the smartphone at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference. → Read More

Exclusive: Cyber Startup Awake Security Debuts with $31 Million in Funding

In stealth mode for two years, cyber startup Awake Security is launching with $31.2 million in funding from VC firms Greylock and Bain. → Read More

Russian Cyber Firm Kaspersky Aches Amid Strained U.S. Relations

The company is being punished for the sleights of the Kremlin. → Read More

Data Sheet—Saturday, July 15, 2017

When it comes to the business of security, provenance matters. For years the United States has effectively banned the Chinese tech giant Huawei from entering its network equipment market for fear of possible government-mandated backdoors. Former President Barack Obama last year blocked a Chinese investment fund from acquiring Aixtron, a German chip equipment maker with a presence in the U.S.,… → Read More

Beware of These Top 10 Phishing Emails. Would You Fall for Them?

The top 10 phishing emails found in tests by cybersecurity firm KnowBe4 related to password security, UPS deliveries, news, and more. → Read More

Exclusive: Cybersecurity Startup Darktrace Worth $825 Million After New Funding

The company is one of Britain's top tech startups. → Read More

Data Sheet—Saturday, July 8, 2017

A great thing about hacking, if you're Vladimir Putin, is it's so hard to prove. Just look at the recent "NotPetya" attacks that fried computers in the Ukraine and around the world: It's two weeks later and still there's no consensus among security experts if responsibility lies with Russia, vigilante hackers, or someone else. This attribution issue offers tactical advantages for the Kremlin… → Read More

One of the Biggest Ethereum and Bitcoin Exchanges Got Hacked

Hackers stole money and user data from South Korea's Bithumb, one of the world's biggest Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrency exchanges. → Read More

Watch That Globe-Circling, Business-Crushing Malware Wreck Computers

YouTuber "danooct1" uploaded a video demonstrating how Petya, aka NotPetya, malware infects and destroys computers. → Read More

Google and SoFi Alum Named Okta Security Chief

Okta, an identity management firm that recently went public, has hired ex-Google and SoFi exec Yassir Abousselham as security chief. → Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Pay the Petya Ransomware

People who pay the Bitcoin fee associated with the latest global ransomware wave—called Petya, NotPetya—should not expect to recover files. → Read More

This Ukrainian Company Is Likely Behind the Ransomware Wave

Hackers allegedly compromised the firm's software updates. → Read More

Everything to Know About Today’s Worldwide Ransomware Attack

A widespread ransomware attack called Peyta is infecting major companies around the world. Here's what to know and how to stay safe. → Read More

Apple Acquires Eye-Tracking Tech Firm for Augmented Reality

Apple acquired German tech company SensoMotoric Instruments, which specializes in eye-tracking smart glasses for augmented reality (AR). → Read More

Alien Life Story Proves Facebook ‘Trending’ Section Needs Better Curation

Perverse incentives continue to propel conspiracy clickbait. → Read More

Data Sheet—Saturday, June 24, 2017

A lesson to be drawn from my feature, published Friday, on Google's Project Zero, the search giant's elite computer bug hunting squad, is: You can do everything in your power to make sure your digital defenses are up to snuff, but that's not going to help if a key partner is vulnerable. Attackers tend to aim for the weak link. Google learned this the hard way when hackers associated with the… → Read More

Google’s Elite Project Zero Hackers Teach Business a Lesson

Here's what businesses can learn by the example of Project Zero, Google's elite squad of bug hunting computer hackers. → Read More