Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.


So your company’s been hacked: How to handle the aftermath

So your company’s been hacked: How to handle the aftermath

Education and planning are key, cyber-security expert Tyler Cohen Wood says.

19% of shoppers would abandon a retailer that’s been hacked

19% of shoppers would abandon a retailer that’s been hacked

Nearly a fifth of shoppers would avoid at a retailer that has been a victim of a cybersecurity hack.

MIT researchers discover method to triple wireless speeds

MIT researchers discover method to triple wireless speeds

MIT researchers have found a way to transfer wireless data using a smartphone at a speed about three times faster and traveling twice as far as existing technology.

Despite billions spent on cybersecurity, companies aren’t truly safe from hacks

Despite billions spent on cybersecurity, companies aren’t truly safe from hacks

Last year, private-sector companies globally spent more than $75 billion on security software to safeguard their systems and data. Has all that spending made private sector data and systems any safer?

Smartphone sales jump 4% in Q2, Gartner says

Smartphone sales jump 4% in Q2, Gartner says

Global smartphone sales jumped 4.3% in the second quarter compared to a year ago, but iPhone sales declined for the third straight quarter, market research firm Gartner said.

FCC urged to crack down on Baltimore police for using phone trackers

FCC urged to crack down on Baltimore police for using phone trackers

Three civil rights groups have filed a complaint against Baltimore City police for using cell site simulator technology to investigate potential crimes.

A Google Fiber move to wireless could keep it competitive

A Google Fiber move to wireless could keep it competitive

Google Fiber is reportedly hoping to rely on wireless technology instead of fiber-optic cables in about 12 major cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, where it has planned faster internet service.

Feds to share supply chain threat reports with industry

Feds to share supply chain threat reports with industry

The U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center will soon provide classified supply chain threat reports to critical U.S. telecommunications, energy and financial businesses.

CVS launches CVS Pay, plans to roll it out nationwide

CVS launches CVS Pay, plans to roll it out nationwide

CVS Pay allows customers to pay in store for prescriptions by scanning a barcode at the register.

Top cities not tops in wireless networks, testing shows

Top cities not tops in wireless networks, testing shows

Big cities don't always have the best wireless connectivity, according to new data from RootMetrics.

Virtual reality needs U.S. gov't backing

Virtual reality needs U.S. gov't backing

As virtual reality and augmented reality gain popularity with consumers, attention is turning to ways these immersive technologies can be used in U.S. schools and in the work force.

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