Profile of Dawn KawamotoAssociate Editor, Dark Reading
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Dawn Kawamoto is an Associate Editor for Dark Reading, where she covers cybersecurity news and trends. She is an award-winning journalist who has written and edited technology, management, leadership, career, finance, and innovation stories for such publications as CNET's News.com, TheStreet.com, AOL's DailyFinance, and The Motley Fool. More recently, she served as associate editor for technology careers site Dice.com.
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posted in January 2016
Widespread reports of Apple's Safari browser crashing on iOS devices and Macs emerged this week, but Apple reportedly has fixed the issue just as it geared up to deal with another problem -- a recall of its AC wall plug adapters.
The US Air Force hit the "go" button on its first fully operational cyberspace weapon system, which acts as a massive firewall for its Air Force Information Network.
Google DeepMind's AlphaGo beat the European Go champion at the complex ancient Chinese game. Google also trounced Microsoft and Facebook in scoring a first in AI.
VMware is cutting 800 jobs. The move slices into its vCloud Air cloud computing business unit, a further sign that it's scaling back from its johnny-come-lately cloud business, a sector where Amazon and Microsoft dominate.
Mathematician and computer scientist Marvin Minsky died Sunday from a cerebral hemorrhage, ending a noted career as the "father of artificial intelligence." He was 88.
Microsoft is testing a one-handed software keyboard for the iPhone that fans out from one corner -- a move that may strike a bit of déjà vu for those who saw the company's last angled one-handed keyboard in 2012.
Signs point to a sharper focus on the enterprise as Google Glass 2 designs surface and Google's consumer social media accounts for Glass shut down.
Microsoft added new features to its month-old Selfie app for iOS, as it touted the app's more than 500,000 downloads within its first two weeks. But had Microsoft added a video feature, its download rate may have been substantially more.
As you walk through the door of your company each morning, you are potentially poised to be the weakest link in your organization's defense against hackers and malicious attackers. Here are the 10 boneheaded moves you make -- often without realizing the security risk.
Google is seeking to seal court transcripts in its Java patent and copyright infringement case with Oracle after an Oracle attorney disclosed Android generated $31 billion in revenue. Also disclosed, Google paid a hefty sum to Apple to keep the Google search bar on the iPhone.
The debate over efforts to protect users' privacy and encryption versus governments' efforts to fight terrorism was a major focus at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Meanwhile, battles over the same issue are emerging in the US from New York to California on the legislative level.
Tech companies' perks and benefits have long been the envy of a number of industries, but what about the actual work itself? It turns out that tech jobs accounted for nearly half of Glassdoor's "25 Best Jobs in America" report. You may be surprised by the tech jobs that made the list.
Apple released figures on the diversity of its workforce. While the company has upped its resources and efforts to increase diversity, figures reflect minuscule gains.
Amazon unveils its Dash Replenishment Service, where devices and appliances will automatically order more supplies. The company aims to capture a slice of the Internet of Things industry, which is expected to rise to $453 billion by 2020, according to a newly released study.
Technical interviews can be grueling and filled with potential pitfalls. But you can up your chances of nailing them and landing that dream IT job with the right preparation. Here are 8 sites that offer sneak peeks at technical job interview questions at companies including Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon.
Enterprises and consumers who purchase hardware with new CPUs will no longer have the option of running Windows 7 and 8.1 on their new systems. But one set of buyers will receive a temporary reprieve.
In a move to accelerate the use of driverless cars on US highways, President Obama proposed a $4 billion budget for testing these vehicles in pilot programs over the next decade.
When it comes to coaxing personal information out of Americans, a Pew Research Center report found certain factors, like safety, lead to greater acceptance than cost savings can.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the dates for the upcoming Google I/O developer conference and the site of the event. Developers who lost out on last year's sold-out conference may be happy to hear this year's show will be held at a larger venue.
With the Powerball jackpot sitting at a record $1.5 billion, a lucky winner in Wednesday night's drawing could snap up some tech companies like Box or Etsy and still have money left over for a cup of high-octane coffee.
A recent survey delves into the IT positions that CIOs say are in demand for the first half of the year, and finds the major cities that are most likely to win with these expansion plans.
Amazon is gearing up to launch a smaller, portable version of its digital assistant device Echo, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This is the latest move by a player in the increasingly competitive market for AI digital assistants.
Wearable medical devices have expanded from hearing aids to everything from heartbeat monitors to pain management. Here are 10 medical wearables worth watching.
Tesla's most recent software update aims to allow drivers of its high-end electric vehicles to summon their vehicle from their garage, but also would restrict their speed.