Stories by Bree Fowler

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Filmmaker brings cyberwarfare into focus in 'Zero Days'

NEW YORK - Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney believes the first atomic bomb of the cyberwarfare age has already been dropped. That bomb was Stuxnet, a computer virus that's the ...
By Bree Fowler

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Zuckerberg hacking serves as reminder about passwords

NEW YORK - Mark Zuckerberg can be hacked, and so can you. The Facebook founder's rarely used Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts were briefly compromised June 5, serving as a reminder that ...
By Bree Fowler

Saturday, May 7, 2016

'Cyber hygiene' tips can protect from online theft, hacking

NEW YORK - Spring cleaning isn't just about tossing furniture and torn clothing: It's a great time to clear out your digital clutter and make sure you're protected.
By Bree Fowler

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Meals in a box: Worth price, time?

NEW YORK - If you've got a family - especially one with young kids - then you know putting together healthy meals every night can take more planning and preparation than you have time and energy.
By Bree Fowler

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Kids tablet makers shift to more mature, higher-end products

NEW YORK — Tablets designed just for kids are getting more sophisticated as they face increased competition from regular tablets.
By Bree Fowler

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

After the VTech hack, some tips on keeping your kids safe

After digital toymaker VTech's hack, how to ensure your kids' online safety.
By Bree Fowler

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Study cites cybercrime's rising costs to corporations

Amid rash of breaches, cost of cybercrime rising for companies in US and abroad, study shows.
By Bree Fowler

Monday, June 1, 2015

Intel buys chip company to aid its wireless reach

Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that power the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more.
By Bree Fowler

Friday, May 22, 2015

MasterCard's settlement with Target fails to get bank support

NEW YORK - A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped.
By Bree Fowler

Friday, May 23, 2014

Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

NEW YORK - Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches.
By Bree Fowler

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Secret Service: It could take years to nab Target hackers

WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other personal ...
By Bree Fowler

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What you need to know about Heartbleed

Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself.
By Bree Fowler

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Target breach puts corporate tech execs under fire

NEW YORK - Hackers are putting top technology executives under pressure. And this week's departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's data breach has only ratcheted ...
By Bree Fowler

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Target hackers could have used business as back door

NEW YORK - The hackers who stole millions of customers' credit and debit card numbers from Target might have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get ...
By Bree Fowler

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Kindle FreeTime offers parents peace of mind

NEW YORK - It's no secret that kids love tablets, but the devices also can get them into trouble. By the time my daughter turned 3, she knew how to pull up Sesame Street clips on YouTube and ...
By Bree Fowler

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Answers to some questions about the Target data breach

NEW YORK - With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.
By Bree Fowler

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Surface great for work

New Surface tablets are great for work, but lack the fun and style of iPads and Android devices.
By Bree Fowler

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Slimmer Kodak still aims to innovate

Kodak emerged from bankruptcy protection Tuesday vastly different from the company of old.
By Bree Fowler

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage

Pinterest, the popular link- and photo-sharing Web site, has rolled out an update.
By Bree Fowler

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Herbalife stock jumps on news of Icahn stake

Strictly business, nothing personal. That's how Carl Icahn characterizes the latest turn in his clash with fellow Wall Street titan William Ackman.
By Bree Fowler
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