World Cup fans are the latest to be targeted by cyber criminals
As rival football teams have been battling it out in this year's World Cup, cyber criminals have had their eye on a different goal – to cash in on this global distraction at any opportunity.
Industrial control a weak link in cybersecurity, study says
Cybersecurity threats are rising for industrial control systems around the world, a growing target for attackers seeking to wreak havoc, a study showed Thursday.
Brazil cybertheft could be biggest ever
A scheme that has been skimming funds from Brazilian bank payments over the past two years may be the largest cybercrime heist in history, at some $3.75 billion, security researchers say.
Brazil's World Cup humiliation smashes social media records
Brazil's record defeat at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final sent social networks into overdrive, with Twitter and Facebook beating previous marks of activity for sporting events.
Carbon clean-up needs energy revolution, leaders told
More than two dozen scientific institutes, in unprecedented advice to world leaders, on Tuesday urged major economies to unleash an energy revolution for slashing carbon emissions to safer levels by 2050.
Logging and burning cause the loss of 54 million tons of carbon a year in Amazonia
A study conducted by scientists in Brazil and the United Kingdom has quantified the impact that selective logging, partial destruction by burning, and fragmentation resulting from the development of pastures and plantations ...
Payback time for soil carbon from pasture conversion to sugarcane production
The reduction of soil carbon stock caused by the conversion of pasture areas into sugarcane plantations – a very common change in Brazil in recent years – may be offset within two or three years of cultivation.
Brazil can still capitalize on good vibes from World Cup
Brazil can still make the positive glow from hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup last for years if it starts right away building programs that will unite citizens long after the event is over, a University of Florida study has ...
Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match
A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during Saturday's World Cup game between Brazil and Chile, breaking the record for the number of tweets a minute commenting about a match on the social network.
A win-win-win solution for biofuel, climate, and biodiversity
Fossil fuel emissions release billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is changing the climate and threatening the sustainability of life on planet Earth. In Brazil, the demand for ...
Facebook, Twitter, Google score during World Cup
Twitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy this week as millions of people around the world took to social media to share in the ups and downs of the matches.
German company revels in World Cup controversy
The company that created the hi-tech cameras which ruled on a World Cup goal for the first time on Sunday is happily anticipating involvement in a growing number of football controversies, but not in its ...
Tech giants seek to halt overseas snooping by US
Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside ...
'Never take a gamble with a penalty kick' urges leading football researcher
As players warm up for the first games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, leading football researcher and writer Dr Ken Bray has issued clear advice that could mean the difference between success and failure ...