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'Internet of Things,' not privacy, to dominate at Black Hat

Security experts gather again in Vegas to show off and debate the latest in hacks and flaws, focusing this year on the latest risks facing Net-connected devices.

By August 6, 2014


NSA seeks 'groundbreaking' spying powers, new leak reveals

The US government's spying budget includes funds to invent new technologies "to defeat adversarial cryptography and exploit Internet traffic," leaked documents show.

By August 29, 2013


Granola PC energy miser plugs in at CES 2012

Working in the background, Granola software dials down power usage of CPU and other components by about 30 percent without knocking down performance.

By December 16, 2011


White House: Need to monitor online 'extremism'

President Obama's new anti-"extremism" strategy hints at expanding monitoring of social networks beyond what Homeland Security already does.

By August 3, 2011


Report: Google, CIA fund predictive analytics firm

Google Ventures and CIA's investment arm fund Recorded Future, a start-up that monitors Web and connects dots between people, places, events, Wired says.

By July 30, 2010


CIA-backed group investing in lens start-up

In-Q-Tel, which subsidizes technology of interest to intelligence agencies, is funding LensVector's work on lens tech free of moving parts.

By April 22, 2010


CIA to start spying on social media?

The agency's not-for-profit investment arm, In-Q-Tel, has signed a deal with Visible Technologies, a company that monitors social-media activity.

By October 20, 2009


Ex-Palm trio loads up on Vitamin D

Rob Haitani, Greg Shirai and Celeste Baranski are tapping AI to try to make sense of what's going on in digital videos. Their first target: the surveillance camera industry.

By November 9, 2009


CIA invests in open-source enterprise search

In-Q-Tel invests in open-source enterprise search vendor Lucid Imagination. It's good to see government users supporting the projects they use.

By June 22, 2009


Silicon Valley VCs don't want Obama's money, think Google is passe

Twelve trends to invest by, if you've got the money, from a passel of tech-savvy types gathered at the Churchill Club.

By May 21, 2009