by James Frew, MUO
Most of us take it for granted that wherever we are, we will have a WiFi connection close-by. So it’s natural to leave your phone’s WiFi turned on, especially if you want to save your cellular data. Continue reading How WiFi Can Track You Around the World
by Fahmida Y. Rashid, InfoWorld
Here’s what data each telemetry level collects and the price you pay to send the least telemetry to Microsoft
Windows 10’s aggressive data-collection capabilities may concern users about corporate spying, but enterprises have control that consumer-edition Windows users do not: Administrators can decide how much information gets sent back to Microsoft. Continue reading How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security
Joint Quantum Institute
From credit card numbers to bank account information, we transmit sensitive digital information over the internet every day. Since the 1990s, though, researchers have known that quantum computers threaten to disrupt the security of these transactions.
That’s because quantum physics predicts that these computers could do some calculations far faster than their conventional counterparts. This would let a quantum computer crack a common internet security system called public key cryptography. Continue reading Artificial atoms shed light on the future of security
by Matt McFarland, CNN Money
A new startup wants to turn drones into guardian angels for our homes.
Sunflower Labs — with headquarters in Silicon Valley and Zurich, Switzerland — announced a new security system on Thursday that detects possible threats and investigates them with a drone.
The drone streams video to your smartphone, so you can see and decide if your home is at risk or not.
Sunflower Labs, which is now accepting participant applications, will start beta tests in mid-2017. The startup sees itself as a complement to traditional alarms. Continue reading Forget your old alarm system – This drone will protect your house