The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity

Ted Schlein Contributor Ted Schlein, a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, focuses on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas.

To Fix Cybersecurity Law, Ask More Questions

When a company realizes that it may have been hacked, its first call often is not to outside forensics consultants, security firms or even to law enforcement. Too often, the company first must consult with its lawyers. Lots and lots of lawyers. And for good reason.

The Theory Of Intersectionality Can Make Cybersecurity Collaboration Real

Government outreach efforts often talk about collaboration and working together but usually in a vague, aspirational, kumbaya kind of way. However, for cybersecurity the need for collaboration is pragmatic and pressing. Read More

Department Of Homeland Security Highlights Privacy Concerns In Senate Cybersecurity Bill

And now for an update in the continuing saga of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a controversial piece of legislation currently in the Senate that, to some, represents an important tool to bolster the sharing of threat data between the government and private entities,

The Hypocrisy of U.S. Cyber Policy

The breakneck growth in internet usage over the past two decades has forced policymakers to confront a host of challenges, from how to regulate the sharing economy to who owns the infrastructure behind the “tubes” themselves. While tempers have flared on a number of these issues,

How Silicon Valley And Washington Can Come Together

As technology permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, it has become an increasingly political topic. On one hand, Washington and Silicon Valley have seemingly never been closer with recent visits to the Valley by President Obama, new cybersecurity legislation,

How The Rules Of Cyber Engagement Have Changed

A series of recent breaches at United Airlines, Anthem and, most recently, Sabre Corp. and American Airlines are reportedly tied to state-sponsored cyber attackers. These attacks further highlight an important trend in the cybersecurity arena:

A History of Internet Spying, Part 2

How long have intelligence agencies been keeping tabs on the internet, and what role did these agencies play in creating the internet we use today? For the most part, these kinds of questions have been relegated to comments sections on random blogs and the occasional tweet from researchers.

Voyager 2 joins its twin in interstellar space

Voyager 2, the multi-planetary exploratory probe launched in 1977, has finally entered interstellar space, some six years after its twin, Voyager 1, did the same. It's now about 11 billion miles from Earth, the second-farthest-out human-made object in space.

Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging

You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging, and four months after TechCrunch reported Instagram was testing its own walkie talkie feature,

Google+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M users

Google+ was a bit of a disaster for the company when it was still alive, and now that it’s walking dead, it’s becoming even more of a stone around its neck. After disclosing a major security bug in October that affected just under half a million users,

Kong launches its fully managed API platform

API platform Kong, which you may remember under its previous name of Mashape, is launching its new Kong Cloud service today. Kong Cloud is the company’s fully managed platform for securing, connecting and orchestrating APIs. Enterprises can deploy it to virtually any major cloud platform,

Original Content podcast: We sing the praises of ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

Controversial opinion here: The Coen Brothers are very good filmmakers, and their latest movie, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” is also very good. Still, it’s not hard to see why the movie was made by Netflix, rather than a major Hollywood studio.

Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features & more

Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice, and the ability to check your email, hands-free, on supported Alexa devices, among other things.

Verizon announces 10,400 employees will voluntarily leave the company

Verizon today announced 10,400 employees are taking buyouts to leave the company. That’s about 7% of the company’s worldwide workforce. This is part of an effort to trim the telecom giant’s workforce ahead of its push towards 5G. I still have a job. Everyone at TechCrunch,

Mixcloud, the audio streaming platform for long-form content, raises $11.5M from WndrCo

Mixcloud, the London startup that offers an audio streaming platform designed for long-form content, has closed its first-ever funding round, TechCrunch has learned. According to a regulatory filing and since confirmed by co-founder Nico Perez, the ten-year old company has raised approximately $11.

Kolide raises $8M to turn application and device management into a smart database

More devices are coming onto the Internet every single day, and that’s especially true within organizations that have a fleet of devices with access to sensitive data — which means there are even more holes for potential security breaches. That’s the goal of Kolide.

Car-sharing startup Turo raises additional $12 million

Peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace Turo has officially closed a $104 million Series D round. This comes following a $12 million investment from Sumitomo Corporation and American Express Ventures, on top of a $92 million raise earlier this year.

2 Red Sox Fans Who Met on Twitter Got Married at Fenway Park

It reads like the script of a romantic comedy — but this is real lifeTwo Boston Red Sox fans who met on Twitter because of a post from the official team account got married at Fenway Park on Friday morning — the same the day team received its 2013 World Series championship ringsSee also:

2014年IT趋势:四大因素驱动软件凌驾硬件趋势

作为一个IT人,业内工作者,我们每年都会对过去的一年进行盘点和对新的一年进行展望,有一些趋势和技术是我们2014年必须关注的,无论是高管还是基层员工,或者是媒体从业者,意见领袖都需要对未来进行展望。

Office Mix turns your PowerPoints into interactive online lessons or presentations

Microsoft is looking to revolutionize the classroom experience with a new service called Office Mix. While its not live yet and requires an invite to sign up, Office Mix a new service that turns PowerPoint presentations into interactive, online lessons that you can share with anyone. 

网民纂改人民行动党维基条目,新加坡考虑采取法律行动

维基用户AlikVesilev修改了新加坡执政党人民行动党的英文维基条目,将人民行动党的英文名字People's Action Party改为Party Against People,呼吁新加坡人民在2016年的选举中支持反对党,因为“只有如此,李显龙的暴政和他的朋党才会终结。

一个上市的窑子

太阳从地平线上升起。城市随之从黑暗中醒来,气温上升,着装各异的人排队钻进地铁,站着的男士手捧咖啡,面前坐着的姑娘昏昏而睡。一个普通人的一天,开始了。可是金融狗们不是人。

US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA

An anonymous reader writes: The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Thursday night, 293 to 123, to approve an amendment to the NSA's appropriations bill that cuts all funding for warrantless surveillance and for programs that force companies to create backdoors in their products.

​​苹果推出新编程语言Swift专用博客

时代变了,他们正在改变:苹果刚刚上线了一个有关其新编程语言Swift的博客。Swift旨在让开发者能够更加轻松地为iOS和Mac OS X开发应用程序。 这标志着该一向被指筑高围墙花园的科技巨头的一种新开放态度。

Bring Your Hardware To Disrupt SF

It’s summertime and the Hardware Alley love is easy. We want to see you in San Francisco for Disrupt SF 2014, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs, and I’d love to meet you.

Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

An anonymous reader writes Reuters reported on Friday that Apple "has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China." Apple has claimed that the move is meant "to improve the speed and reliability of its iCloud service",

5 facts about 'Friends' to mull over at Central Perk

So your job's a joke, you're broke and your love life's DOA (clap, clap, clap, clap)? Don't fret — at least you've got these five facts about Friends to keep you company at Central PerkFrom Rachel's haircut to Ross's apartment woes,

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