Tech Giants Getting Some Backbone
Tech Protections Sought by Congress
Security Key to Smart Locks' Future
Most Internet Traffic Not from Humans
Microsoft Joins Fido Alliance Board
Even as President Obama meets with major tech firms about governmental snooping, some of those companies are moving to get more control of their own data. A key strategy: get more backbone.
Members of Congress want the Obama administration to demand that U.S. allies back away from restrictions on global data transmissions, saying those actions could hurt U.S. companies.
Everything from web browsing and picture-taking to instant messaging and credit card transactions can be done from smartphone these days. But one holdout of the analog world remains: lock and key.
Internet traffic generated by bots instead of humans is up 21 percent compared with last year, according to a new study from research firm Incapsula. The total share of non-human traffic is 61 percent.
Redmond believes Fido, short for Fast Identity Online, could help us all move beyond passwords. The industry group is working to standardize authentication and make passwords less essential.