Meet the private browsers Firefox Focus, DuckDuckGo and Brave are all similar, but with some important differences. Firefox Focus, available only for mobile devices like iPhones and Android smartphones, is bare-bones. You punch in a web address and, when done browsing, hit the trash icon to erase the session. Quitting… Read More »If You Care About Privacy, It’s Time to Try a New Web Browser
Musk tweeted that he needs more employees, and he is giving $30 million to the community where SpaceX launches its prototype Mars rockets. Image: iStock/Andrei Stanescu If you’re an engineer, technician or builder and you’re ready to move to the Brownsville/South Padre, Texas area, Elon Musk has the job for… Read More »Elon Musk hiring “several thousand” people to work at SpaceX Starbase in Texas
Technology shows us once that tech build for good people can be harnessed by bad actors. Experts talk about how criminals are operating, and what you can do about it. Image: iStock/Roland Magnusson More for CXOs As a system administrator for a financial company, I am often required to take… Read More »Money laundering is a real issue in tech: Here’s what is being done to stop it
When Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman met while waiting in the registration line on their first day of graduate school at Princeton University in 1963, computer science was still a strange new world. Using a computer required a set of esoteric skills typically reserved for trained engineers and mathematicians. But… Read More »Turing Award Goes to Creators of Computer Programming Building Blocks
This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. There’s a lot riding on the outcome of a vote on whether to form a union at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. My colleague Karen Weise has described it as the… Read More »Why Amazon’s Union Vote Matters
Cristin Milioti has claimed a curiously specific character niche: woman escaping from twisted sci-fi trap. In the “Black Mirror” episode “USS Callister,” she was programmed into a simulation by her creepy boss. In last year’s “Palm Springs,” she and Andy Samberg puzzled out how to break free of a time… Read More »Review: In ‘Made for Love,’ She Can’t Get Him Out of Her Head
On Tuesday, manufacturer Gocycle announced a series of lightweight, foldable electric bikes with ample range, a built-in USB port for device refreshes and a paired app to boot. Image: Gocycle Amid COVID-19-related restrictions, people set their sights on the open road and bike sales boomed leading to stateside shortages. From… Read More »These new e-bikes are built for business pros on the go
One way to get C-level managers and cybersecurity department heads on the same page is to employ cyber risk quantification, as it speaks to costs versus risks. Image: iStockphoto/anyaberkut It’s a reasonably safe bet cyber incidents will be more of the same in 2021. However, there is something different blowing… Read More »What is cyber risk quantification, and why is it important?
This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. I’m fond of repeating a shopping statistic that often surprises people. In the United States — even during the pandemic — only about $14 out of each $100 worth of stuff we… Read More »How Big Is Amazon, Really?
While you need endpoint protection to secure your remote workers, you must still guard all your network services at the office and in the cloud, says WatchGuard Technologies. Image: iStock/sdecoret Last year’s abrupt transition to working from home shifted certain security objectives in order to protect all the new remote… Read More »10 tips to protect your organization and remote endpoints against cyberthreats