adjective, se·cur·er, se·cur·est.
verb (used with object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
- to assure payment of (a debt) by pledging property.
- to assure (a creditor) of payment by the pledge or mortgaging of property.
verb (used without object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
- to cover openings and make movable objects fast: The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
- to be excused from duty: to secure from general quarters.
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In September, Erik Johnson, an 18-year-old engineering student at Miami University in Ohio, said he poked around the files Proctorio saves to users’ computers because he wanted to understand how the company kept students’ data secure.Cheating-detection companies made millions during the pandemic. Now students are fighting back.|Drew Harwell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
It said Zoom’s misleading claims about giving users a secure channel of communication while offering a lower level of protection gave people a false sense of security.
Republicans expect turnout for an oddly timed, post-Christmas election to be a more conservative collection that makes their path clearer to securing the Senate majority.Control of the Senate heads into overtime as Georgia braces for runoff elections|Paul Kane|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Following the results, Uber sent an email to its drivers suggesting that “the future of independent work is more secure” now that the measure has passed.Uber, Lyft, and gig companies win big after Prop 22 passes in California|Danielle Abril|November 4, 2020|Fortune
With Republicans likely to defeat one Democratic incumbent, Democrats probably need to flip four Republican-held seats to secure that coveted majority.Final Forecast: Democrats Have A 3-In-4 Chance Of Flipping The Senate|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|November 3, 2020|FiveThirtyEight