You can now pay with your emotions

You become the payment—and the advertisement—at the same time.   You’ve heard of companies that make you take a selfie to validate your payment, to prove you are really you. Now,…

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Do you trust your doctor to take care of your data?

Why some patients are losing trust in the health care cybersecurity—and how that could change how much you pay for care.              The patient hesitated. Eric—not his real name—had come…

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We interrupt this Christmas due to technical difficulties

A trio of tech toys fizzled out for some kids on the big day.   ***Updated with responses from Spin Master & PullString***   It was one of the hottest—and hardest…

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Furby Connect: the glitch who stole Christmas?

Some parents report that the talking Furby Connect failed to thrive on Christmas Day.   ***Updated with statement from Hasbro at 2:53 pm, December 28.***   For many a child this year,…

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Ukraine investigates possible new cyber attack on energy grid

You could be affected even if hackers are not to blame for the blackout.    It was just about midnight on December 17 in Kiev, Ukraine. Suddenly, the lights in an area…

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A year in the life of a cybersecurity news reporter

  One year ago, Archer News was born—my chance to share with you what is happening in the mostly invisible digital world.  You may not see it, or know it’s there, but…

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