Apple showed off its Apple Watch today and demonstrated how it's also a sophisticated fitness and health tracker that measures your heart rate, various activity levels, and syncs with your phone.
Apple, the company that once held your photos and emails and contacts, can now collect a whole other kind of additional private data that's even closer to your skin—heart rate, movement patterns, sleeping patterns, and more.
They also have a unique opportunity to use that very same information for security. But will they take it?
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Interesting string of events for Lookout, a San Francisco startup that focuses on security for mobile devices...
In March, the company named former Verivue and Akamai executive Jim Dolce as CEO. Last week, the company added $150 million in new funding. And in October, the company plans to open its first U.S. office outside of the Bay Area, in downtown Boston.
Virginia-based OGSystems had plenty of suitors looking to provide its first round of outside capital, said co-founder and president Garrett Pagon. General Catalyst Partners of Cambridge ended up winning out.
How is this for a fantasy come true: never having to remember — or reset — another password?
A stealthy startup with employees in Boston and San Francisco is developing a technology that would use an app on your smartphone to make the act of logging into a website not only less frustrating, but more secure. Certus Technology Systems has already raised about $375,000 in seed funding from individual investors, and is conducting its first pilot test with a financial services customer now.
Read MoreProtection moneyWaltham security firm Verdasys gets new chief, $12 million in funding
A security executive who sold his last startup to McAfee is taking over at Verdasys, a Waltham company founded way back in 2002. Verdasys sells software intended to safeguard sensitive data from malicious outsiders — and employees.
Ken Levine sold his last company, NitroSecurity, in 2011. He stuck around at McAfee until late last year. Then, one of Verdasys' investors told him the company was hunting for a new CEO to replace Jim Ricotta, who had been running Verdasys for a little more than three years. Levine's first day on the job was last Friday.
Read MoreWet WorksLockheed Martin grabs Foxboro security software firm Industrial Defender
The New England Patriots aren't the only ones making deals in Foxboro these days. Giant defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. has just agreed to buy Industrial Defender, a privately-held Foxboro firm that makes security software for oil, gas, utility, and chemical companies. Read More
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