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Recent articles by Robert:

Chat App Kik to Mint Own Cryptocurrency

Chat app Kik will introduce an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency called Kin in a token sale, aka initial coin offering, this summer. → Read More

Intel and Big Banks Put $100 Million in Finance Tech Firm R3

Investors include HSBC, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and more. → Read More

The Financial Tech Revolution Will Be Tokenized

Enthusiasm over ICOs, initial coin offerings, a new way for blockchain startups to raise capital, is reaching a fintech fever pitch. → Read More

How Indian DNA Test Startup Mapmygenome Draws From Astrology

India based Mapmygenome sells DNA tests called "Genomepatri," a scientific riff on "Janampatri," a popular horoscope in Indian culture. → Read More

A Hacker Group Hijacked Some Medium Blogs (Including Ours)

"OurMine" targeted Wired’s Backchannel, a Fortune contributors network, and possibly Bloomberg Tech. → Read More

Exclusive: Education Startup EverFi Raises $190 Million

Education startup EverFi raises $190 million in first-ever investment by Rise, a social impact fund backed by Bono, TPG, and others. → Read More

Yubico Online Security Key: Halt Hackers in Their Tracks

We found seven small companies that give us a look into the future. Meet one: Yubico. → Read More

The Truth Behind That Snapchat Hack Claim

Reports claim that Snapchat was targeted by anonymous Indian hackers, but the leaked data matches a set leaked in 2014. → Read More

This Google Chrome and Firefox Phishing Scam Is ‘Practically Impossible to Spot’

Phishing scam exploits punycode, which translates Unicode characters in domain names in web browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox. → Read More

Microsoft’s Quiet Patching of Shadow Brokers’ NSA Hacks Signals Policy Win

Microsoft won't admit it, but industry watchers assume the U.S. government gave it a heads up. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Tackle Fake News as It Did Click Bait

In an interview with Fast Company, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his site will tackle fake news as it did click bait. → Read More

Microsoft, HPE, and Singtel Invest $21 Million in Hacker-for-Hire Firm

Microsoft, HPE, and Singtel have invested $21 million in Synack, a cybersecurity firm that lets companies hire hackers. → Read More

Exclusive: IPO-Bound Tanium Hires DreamWorks Veteran

IPO-bound Tanium hires dual COO/CFO (chief operating and finance officer) in Fazal Merchant, a veteran of DirecTV and DreamWorks. → Read More

How a Reporter Outed Undercover Accounts Likely Belonging to FBI Boss James Comey

A Gizmodo reporter uncovered FBI director James Comey's likely Twitter and Instagram accounts through good ole fashioned Internet sleuthing. → Read More

Why Everyone’s Talking About ‘Initial Coin Offerings’

Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs are enticing blockchain-based startups built on cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum. → Read More

Meet the Myth Master Reinventing Marvel Comics

Under editor-in-chief Axel Alonso's watch, a superhero can be anyone. → Read More

Apple Responds to Hacker’s Threat to Wipe Hundreds of Millions of iPhones

Apple says it hasn't been breached by hacker group Turkish Crime Family, which is threatening to wipe millions of iPhones unless paid ransom. → Read More

FireEye CEO: Businesses Are ‘Getting Sucker Punched’ in Cyberspace

"The CEO who caught the Chinese spies redhanded" weighs in on Russia. → Read More

Yahoo Hack: U.S. Charges 4 Alleged Russian Spies and Criminals

Instead of helping a U.S. investigation, Russian officers allegedly partnered with cybercriminals. → Read More

How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware

Protect yourself from ransomware, a cyber crime scam extorts people for access to their encrypted data, by following these security tips. → Read More