Yahoo! says it has received thousands of US requests
Internet giant Yahoo! said in a letter to users that it has received up to 13,000 requests for information from US law enforcement agencies in a six-month period ending May 31.
Apple releases details on US data requests
US tech giant Apple revealed on Monday it received between 4,000 and 5,000 data requests in six months from US authorities, days after Facebook and Microsoft released similar information.
Snooping highlights lower privacy standards for email, cellphones
Law enforcement can potentially spy on the American people without their knowledge or an oversight from a judge, thanks to antiquated laws that privacy advocates say haven't kept pace with technology advances.
Head of hacker-powered stock scam sent to prison
A US man was sent to prison on Monday for orchestrating a hacker-powered scam to pump up stock prices and then dump inflated shares, raking in millions of dollars.
New guide details steps from A-to-Z for preserving biological evidence
A new handbook by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides forensic laboratories, law enforcement agencies and ...
3Qs: Will first female Secret Service leader mean new culture?
Earlier this week, President Obama appointed the first woman to lead the U.S. Secret Service in its 148-year history. Julia Pierson, who has more than 30 years of experience in the Secret Service, will be ...
NIST, Stanford collaborate to catalog early microcomputing software data
When you hear the term "cultural heritage," what springs to mind? The dramas of Tennessee Williams, the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe? Software from the early 1980s? The National Institute of Standards and ...
US, others smash global cyberfraud ring
US officials said Wednesday they had taken down a global cyberfraud ring and charged six Romanians and one Albanian in a scheme selling non-existent goods on the Web.
App firm say it may be source of Apple breach
A digital publisher said Monday it was likely the source of a data breach which resulted in the leak of personal data from as many as 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users.
Hackers claim 12 million Apple IDs from FBI (Update 2)
A hacker group has claimed to have obtained personal data from 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users by breaching an FBI computer, raising concerns about government tracking, but the FBI said it never had ...
India can monitor BlackBerry without codes: report
India has found a way to monitor BlackBerry corporate emails without asking developer Research in Motion (RIM) to hand over encryption codes a report said Wednesday, which could help end a standoff with the ...
'Predictive policing' takes byte out of crime
Crime fighters have long used brains and brawn, but now a new kind of technology known as "predictive policing" promises to make them more efficient.
US-led cybercrime finance sting nabs 24 (Update)
At least 24 people were arrested in the United States and abroad in a US-led sting operation targeting cyber criminals buying and selling stolen credit card information, officials said Tuesday.
France extradites alleged credit card trafficker to US
France has extradited to the United States a 27-year-old Russian alleged to be one of the world's most prolific traffickers in stolen credit card information, the Justice Department said.