Garry Kasparov is a political activist who’s written books and articles on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and online privacy, but he’s best known for being the former World Chess Champion who took on the IBM computer known as Big Blue in the mid-1990s. I spoke to Kasparov before a...

Will Cathcart, head of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, recently gave a rare interview to Chris Anderson of TED, my old employer. In it, he defends the world-conquering chat app’s embrace of privacy technologies, like end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption is a data-transferring setup that...

The set of skills that are mostly expected by the employers can be gained by the cybersecurity certifications, it will prepare you for the diversity needed in the sophisticated areas of cybercrime. So, here are the top compiling reasons for you to pursue the additional cybersecurity...

After years of growing its presence in the Indian market, the Chinese tech industry ran into a brick wall in India Monday. Amid political tensions with Beijing, New Delhi banned 59 Chinese-made apps. Who’s behind the ban, what are they saying, and what’s next? TechNode asked Chennai-based...

While privacy and security of Chinese technology have been sources of concern for the Indian government, it was the recent border tensions that triggered Monday’s app ban. After reports of the deaths of 20 soldiers, right-wing activists called for the boycott of Chinese goods. Videos of people...

In the context of cyber security, 2019 was marked by APT attacks, the search for hardware vulnerabilities, and high-profile leaks. While company leaders realized the need to build an effective information security system, criminals settled firmly in cyberspace. Here you need to stop and pick up a...

Marketplaces, even cybercriminal ones, are subject to the laws of supply and demand. Like more reputable merchants, purveyors of stolen goods have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 ravaged the world this year—forcing businesses to close and people to stay at home—demand for...

Hunters, a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup that helps enterprises defend themselves from intruders and analyze attacks, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round from Microsoft’s M12 and U.S. Venture Partners. Seed investors YL Ventures and Blumberg Captial also...

With consumer trust shaken, new search engines are rising to tackle the giants   By Nayantara Bhat   While Google now dominates much of our daily Internet explorations through searches and targeted ads, some will remember early entrants in the search engine space. In the...

Artificial Intelligence, the term which first originated in the 1950s has now emerged as a prominent buzzword all over the world. More than 15% of companies are using AI and it is proving to be one of the most powerful and game-changing technology advancements of all time. From Siri to Sophia, the...

ICE71 (Innovation Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71), Singapore’s hub for cybersecurity entrepreneurs and startups, has introduced the nine startups graduated from its accelerator programme, ICE71 Accelerate. These startups are focussed on the topic of the increasing cyber threats related to...

Coronavirus contact-tracing efforts face a mega-sized uphill battle. When it comes to using new technology, like smartphone location data, to help contain the pandemic, people have major reservations. More than half of Americans—53%—say they’re uncomfortable with data collection for...

Verizon’s 2020 DBIR reports that more than 80% of hacking-related breaches involve brute force or the use of lost or stolen credentials— here’s how to prevent weak or compromised credentials from being used in your company’s applications and networkRead the full...

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Video chat service Zoom will finally add end-to-end encryption to calls placed by users on the free version of its service, weeks after announcing it would only be available to premium users who shelled out for the privilege.Read...

Will contact-tracing apps help contain the pandemic, or will they flop while normalizing mass surveillance? That’s the substance of a major debate now raging among privacy and public health advocates. As countries rush to roll out contact-tracing tech, which seeks to notify people who may have...