Indoor location technology brings Internet-style tracking to physical spaces.
You’ve just tossed a jar of peanut butter in your grocery cart when your smartphone buzzes. You glance down at the screen to see a message that seems downright clairvoyant: Buy some jelly. Get $1 off.
Convenient? Certainly. Creepy? Maybe. Continue reading →
Responding to reports of mass surveillance, engineers say they’ll make encryption standard in all Web traffic.
In response to the public outcry over mass Internet surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA), the engineers who develop the protocols that underpin the Internet are deep into an effort to encrypt all Web traffic, and expect to have a revamped system ready to roll out by the end of next year. Continue reading →