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.
Articles by Dawn Kawamoto
posted in February 2016
Microsoft kicked off its HoloLens Development Edition pre-orders Monday, as it moves one step closer to expanding the ecosystem for the augmented reality device.
Microsoft touts Azure Security Center's new security management and reporting options, and rolls out new cloud app security.
Google is gearing up to bring its speedy service to San Francisco, but it's planning to piggyback on existing networks rather than relying on the city's official fiber system.
Apple's battle with the FBI has put iPhone encryption in the spotlight. However, some might be surprised that the company's encryption efforts have evolved slowly and are not that different from those of other smartphone makers. Here's a look at the 5 phases of the process so far.
Despite early fears over public cloud security and uptime, large companies like Netflix and Spotify are increasingly embracing the notion of moving all their systems onto the public cloud. Here's why.
Despite advances in expanding global Internet connectivity, the number of people who are not connected to the Internet still far outweighs the number of those who are, according to a Facebook report.
Virtual reality headsets and devices fell into sharp focus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with several smartphone makers unveiling their latest move into the VR sector.
Yahoo has formed a strategic committee, made up of its independent board members, to reach out to interested parties in transacting a deal as the company faces greater pressure from activist shareholder Starboard Value to sell its core assets.
IBM announces plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics, in a move to push its Watson Health deeper into the healthcare industry.
Worldwide tech spending is expected to take a huge hit in 2016, with China posting its first-ever annual decline, according to an IDC report.
IBM has introduced a new mainframe for mid-size enterprises that's designed to offer data encryption without slowing down system performance.
From a drone that can detect and immediately repair oil, gas, chemical, or water pipeline leaks, to an autonomous underwater drone that helps survey coral reefs, here's a look at the winners and finalists of the recent UAE Drones for Good competition.
Apple's iPhone 7 chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company warned that the massive earthquake that recently hit Taiwan has had a greater impact on its facilities than originally estimated.
Google was the first high-profile tech company to initiate a diversity training program that sought to uncover employees' unconscious biases. The two-year-old program has yielded interesting results.
AT&T is planning to test super speedy 5G technologies by the end of the year in homes and offices in Austin. The 5G testing comes at a time when data-hogging video that can slow networks down accounts for more than half of the data traffic on AT&T's networks.
Valentine's Day is upon us, so it's time to come up with the ultimate plan for that special geek in your life. From cool activities to got-to-have gifts, here are 10 ideas for the perfect geek-tastically romantic day.
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper delivers chilling remarks regarding the Internet of Things, noting there may come a day when spy agencies may tap into IoT for surveillance, network access, and more.
Apple, Yahoo, and Google are making inroads into enabling smartphones to become a replacement for entering passwords -- a move that may not come soon enough for some users and help desks.
iPhone users are seeing a new twist on the dreaded "Error 53" screens, which signals a smartphone is beyond repair. Apple reportedly notes that Error 53 is the result of a Touch ID security feature designed to protect users.
Mozilla announces plans to cancel support and development on Firefox OS for smartphones in order to shift efforts to connected devices and the Internet of Things.
With its longtime search executive Amit Singhal retiring, Google has named AI chief John Giannandrea to head its search business -- yet another sign of Google's focus on artificial intelligence.
In yet another sign its interest in virtual reality is growing, Apple is stepping up its frequency in visiting Stanford University's virtual reality lab. The move comes as the iPhone maker is amassing a large team to tackle virtual reality to play catch-up to Facebook and Microsoft.
Microsoft issued a recall for its Surface Pro AC power cords after it heard complaints of the cords overheating and posing a fire and shock hazard.
Yahoo said it plans to cut 15% of its workforce and hinted at selling its non-strategic assets. Another strong indication that change is afoot is the resignation of a high-profile board member -- the second one in the past two months.
Working at a startup can sound alluring -- building a business from scratch, sharing a passion with a tight team to create the next big thing, and potentially reaping millions of dollars with a successful IPO. But not everyone is cut out for startup culture -- are you?
Although Elon Musk's vision of levitating, high-speed pods zipping through a highway tube has been called crazy by some, the US Transportation Secretary said it may be eligible for government funding.
Apple first captured the title of the world's largest company when its market capitalization exceeded that of Exxon Mobil in 2011. But now, the iPhone maker is poised to see its title ripped away by another tech titan -- Google's parent company Alphabet.