It solves a big problem with biometric authentication and opens up some intriguing possibilities.
Stories by Evan Schuman
Goldman Sachs is taking Google to court to force the cloud vendor to delete an email accidentally sent to a Gmail user. The consequences of a ruling for Goldman would be devastating.
The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security.
Even if a company were willing to expunge personal data that it had been authorized to collect, the realities of IT systems mean it probably could never completely do that.
You might see security and privacy pitfalls, but the advantages of the Internet of Things mean there's no stopping it. Your smart fridge is going to miss you when you're working every night.
Tech overreach now has its mascot: the True Love Tester bra. How do companies green-light such hare-brained product ideas?
Starbucks released a mobile app that stored passwords in clear text. There's a good chance that a lot of other companies just don't know whether they could find themselves in the same situation.
Why would anyone be comfortable with social networking sites sending out messages in their name?
The coffee chain was smart enough to push mobile by not initially pushing mobile. It's an approach that can work for your business too, internally and externally.
Instagram is going to let you send messages and images to small subsets of your friends and family. It's a clever way to get more of your data into the hands of marketers.