Humans are largely the problem in cyber security failures
When people think about cyber and information security they often think about anti-virus software and firewalls; however, according to an information security expert from the University of Adelaide, organisations would become ...
Satellites for smart logging
Satcoms are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests.
Wireless experts create multiuser, multiantenna scheme to make most of UHF band
Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles.
Verizon to pay $7.4 mn for US privacy violations
US telecom giant Verizon has agreed to pay a $7.4 million fine to settle a probe into its privacy practices, including accessing customer data for marketing purposes, officials said Wednesday.
Protecting privacy also means preserving democracy
What impact does the proliferation of new mobile technologies have? How does the sharing of personal data over the Internet threaten our society? Interview with Professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux, a specialist ...
Speeding up data storage by a thousand times with 'spin current'
The storage capacity of hard drives is increasing explosively, but the speed with which all that data can be written has reached its limits. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and the FOM Foundation ...
Researcher pushes the limits of light to improve performance in communication, fabrication, and medical imaging
The fields of data communication, fabrication, and ultrasound imaging share a common challenge when it comes to improving speed and efficiency: light's diffraction limit. Nicholas Fang thinks his group at MIT might have found ...
Record-breaking 56 gbps receiver circuit for communications between CPUs
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a receiver circuit capable of receiving communications at 56 Gbps. This marks the world's fastest data communications between CPUs equipped in ...
Young men increasingly outnumber young women in rural Great Plains
In many rural communities hard hit by decades of population declines, young men increasingly outnumber young women, a new study of Kansas and Nebraska census data shows.
Protein Data Bank: 100,000 structures
Spanning the globe from the US, UK, and Japan, the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) organization announces that the Protein Data Bank archive now contains more than 100,000 entries.
Research team devises a way to create pulses of gamma rays with precise shape and timing
When disaster strikes: Safeguarding networks
Disasters both natural and human-caused can damage or destroy data and communications networks. Several presentations at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition, being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., ...
Report: UK spies intercept webcam pics, nudity
(AP)—Britain's signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users' webcam videos, according to the Guardian newspaper, which also reported that the years-long operation ...
Japan's NTT buys US cloud computing firms for $875 mn
NTT Communications said Monday it would pay a combined $875 million for two US-based cloud computing firms, marking the latest major overseas acquisition by a Japanese firm.