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Recent articles by Robert:

U.N. calls for 'immediate investigation' into Jeff Bezos phone hack allegedly involving Saudi Crown Prince

The United Nations human rights office is calling for "immediate investigation" into claims that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman helped hack Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' phone. → Read More

Articles by Robert Hackett

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Iran cyberattacks: Businesses should be alert to false flags

Cybersecurity experts warn that nation states like Russia could use the cover of Iranian cyberattacks as false flags for their own hacking. → Read More

The NSA patches up its reputation with a gift to Microsoft

The NSA is repairing its Snowden-damaged reputation in its report of a serious Windows security vulnerability to Microsoft. → Read More

Missile Strike vs. Cyberattack: How Iran Retaliates

Iran fired missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops after vowing to take revenge for the killing of military leader Qasem Soleimani. What are the cyberwar implications? → Read More

Why Facebook’s Libra Hangs in Limbo and What’s Next in the Digital Currency Race

Lessons from the fall and possible rise of Facebook's pioneering Libra "stablecoin." → Read More

Behind the Scenes of Our Deep Dive on Libra

We're pulling back the curtain to share details about Facebook's digital currency that aren't in our forthcoming feature. → Read More

You Tell Us: Should People Use Facial Recognition?

Here's what readers' had to say—and ask—about my decision to opt out of facial recognition scanning at Fortune's offices. → Read More

What Senators Ignore When They Threaten Encryption

U.S. lawmakers threatened tech companies like Facebook and Apple with anti-encryption regulation at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, ignoring the complexity of the issue. → Read More

Why I Opt Out of Facial Recognition

There are too many unanswered questions about how our data gets used. → Read More

Private Equity Firm Silver Lake Got Rich Off Tech. Now It's Moving Beyond It.

The firm which won big with bets on Seagate, Skype, Nasdaq, and Dell just named two new co-CEOS. → Read More

Prepare to Be Watched Everywhere

Uber piloting audio and video recording in cars and Amazon Ring's security cameras are raising the hackles of privacy advocates. → Read More

How an Ex-Twitter Adman Plans to Squash Email’s Most Pernicious Threats

Abnormal Security is taking on "business email compromise," a social engineering attack that has victimized Facebook and Google and attracted the attention of the FBI. → Read More

Harvard Economist Calls to Outlaw Online Advertising Markets—Just Like 'Organs, Babies, or Slaves'

Harvard's Shoshana Zuboff called for a ban on "markets that trade in human futures," like online advertising, same as done for "organs, babies, or slaves" at the 2019 Fortune Global Forum in Paris. → Read More

Fintech Trends: First Lending, Then Mobile. Now Automation

A new trend for bank challengers: First there was lending, then mobile, and now automation, says Jason Brown, CEO of fintech startup Tally. → Read More

WhatsApp Hack Shows Why We Don’t Need Encryption ‘Backdoors’—Cyber Saturday

As the world fights over encryption, the WhatsApp vulnerability that allegedly allowed Israeli spyware shop NSO Group to hack more than 1,400 devices shows our technologies have enough "backdoors" as it is. → Read More

Here's What's Next for Google After Claiming 'Quantum Supremacy'?

After announcing quantum supremacy, Google plans to offer cloud access to its quantum computers, develop applications to strengthen computer security, and reduce its experimental error rates. → Read More

It’s Official: Google Claims ‘Quantum Supremacy’

Google says it has officially achieved “quantum supremacy,” publishing its results in the science journal Nature. → Read More

IBM Disputes Google's Leaked 'Quantum Supremacy' Claim

IBM scientists dispute Google's leaked "quantum supremacy" claim in a new scientific paper, saying "the goal has not been met." → Read More

How Ex-Ripple, Binance US CEO Plans to Win Over America

Binance US CEO Catherine Coley, formerly of Ripple, describes her plans to win over the American market with a new cryptocurrency exchange. → Read More