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  • Noke Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    The Noke padlock by Fuz uses a signal sent via Bluetooth to your smartphone to secure your valuables, making traditional padlocks and keys a thing of the past.

    The CNBC Tech Crowd poll pitted a bluetooth padlock vs. a sensor that can find just about anything. The crowd has spoken and chose Noke padlock.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- The U.S. government is dropping its largest security clearance contractor, US Investigations Services LLC, which carried out background checks on Edward Snowden and the man who shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard.

  • Think Houdini could pick a bluetooth padlock? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    An end to lost keys and padlock codes you can't recall. Bluetooth security apps can lock your bike and protect the liquor cabinet.

  • Mobile security company Lookout raises $150 million Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    Aug 13- Mobile security company Lookout Inc said it raised $150 million from a group of investors including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. San Francisco- based Lookout, whose customers include AT&T Inc and T-Mobile US Inc, said the latest round of financing was led by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc..

  • Lights on, lights off: Beware the smart house! Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Your appliances know you’re not home – who else does?, asks Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Private equity firm GTCR LLC is looking to sell home security company Protection 1 for more than $1.5 billion and has tapped Morgan Stanley to assist with the effort, according to people familiar with the matter. Another buyout firm, Blackstone Group LP, acquired home security company Vivint Inc for more than $2 billion in 2012..

  • LinkedIn to face lawsuit over email addresses Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    LinkedIn Corp must face a lawsuit by customers who claimed it violated their privacy by accessing external email accounts.

  • Do or die: Retailers scramble to protect data Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    After high-profile retail data breaches the industry is accelerating a shift to EMV technology, but it won't solve all the industry's problems.

  • Google's Nest halts alarm sales over defect fears Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 5:32 AM ET
    A customer checks a Nest Labs Inc. digital thermostat on display at a Home Depot Inc. store in Emeryville, California.

    Nest Labs, the maker of smart thermostats that Google acquired for $3.2 billion, called a halt to all sales of its smoke alarms on Thursday.

  • Cisco is 'locked out' of China: Enderle Group     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    Rob Enderle, President and Principal Analyst at Enderle Group, explains the challenges Cisco faces in China and emerging markets.

  • Career switch: From pot busters to pot protectors Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Craig Kloppenberg, a former law enforcement officer who now consults with Colorado marijuana businesses on compliance issues.

    Thousands of new job and business opportunities accompanied Colorado legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.

  • Peek inside a Ferrari-filled vault guarded by robots Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    A Ferrari seen in the RoboVault.

    Robots stand guard over million-dollar Ferraris in this climate-controlled vault.

  • Britain Encouraged to Build US-Style 'Super-Prisons' Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    Britain should shut down 30 rundown prisons and build 12 modern "hub prisons" with a capacity of up to 3,000 inmates each, according to a new report.

  • August Smart Lock Creates a Virtual Doorman Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    The August smart lock.

    One of the most striking products unveiled at the D11: AllThings D conference is a smart lock called "August." It makes any deadbolt into a digital "virtual doorman."

  • G4S CEO: Company Grew Despite Olympics     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Nick Buckles, CEO of private security company, G4S, tells CNBC why, aside from the Olympics, the company has had the best organic growth for a number of years.

  • Stock in Sixty Seconds: G4S     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through private security company G4S ahead of their earnings.

  • Fortinet: Security for Your Portfolio?     Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Network security company, Fortinet is expensive, selling for 42 times next year's earnings, explains Mad Money's Cramer, but it makes a ton of sense to buy on any pullback, especially ahead of legislation being introduced in the Senate next week, which has rare bipartisan support.

  • Looking to Streamline Airport Security Screenings Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    A prototype of advance security screening system developed by IATA

    An airline lobbying group, the IATA hsa proposed a new concept for airport passengers, where travelers would stop only briefly to identify themselves before entering a tunnel-like structure where machines would screen them for metals, explosives and other banned items as they walked through, reports the New York Times.

  • Movie Fantasy Jobs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa

    CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.

  • Protecting Your iPhone     Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    John Hering, Lookout Mobile CEO, discusses a new security app for android devices that tracks lost or stolen devices, restores missing data and all sorts of critical functions that helps immunize your iPhone.