Discrimination potential seen in 'big data' use
A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment ...
Developers neglect privacy and security in health apps
Telemedicine researchers at the University of Valladolid have proposed a series of recommendations to programmers to improve the security of health applications on mobile devices. According to these specialists, ...
Stolen data finder could reduce harm for companies
Yahoo vows to encrypt all its users' personal data (Update)
Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centers around the ...
Novel graph method detects cyber-attack patterns in complex computing networks
As the perils of cyber security breaches continue to plague industries, governments, and citizens throughout the world, the need to detect these infiltrating events, as well as identify their attack patterns, ...
70.3M records, 30 days: NSA report draws Paris ire (Update)
The U.S. National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French telephone records in a 30-day period, according to a newspaper report Monday that offered new details of the massive scope of a surveillance ...
LG admits collecting smart TV viewer habits data
South Korea's LG Electronics said Friday it would correct a "bug" on some of its smart TVs after admitting they send information about viewers back to the company without their permission.
Wave of cyber attacks to target US banks: researcher
As many as 30 US banking firms are expected to be targeted in a wave of cyber attacks as part of "a large-scale orchestrated crimeware campaign," a security researcher says.
Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach
Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.
Australia bans Chinese company Huawei from Web network
(AP) -- Australia has banned Chinese technology giant Huawei from bidding to help build a nationwide high-speed Internet network due to concern about cyber attacks traced to China.
100,000 Egypt cattle hit by foot-and-mouth: vets
Nearly 100,000 head of cattle are believed to have been struck by foot-and-mouth disease in Egypt, where a major new outbreak is threatening the entire region, veterinary sources warned on Tuesday.
Microsoft joins move to encrypt Web traffic
Microsoft is joining the movement to encrypt traffic that flows across its networks, citing "serious concerns" about government surveillance.
Some companies looking at retaliating against cyberattackers
Frustrated by their inability to stem an onslaught of computer hackers, some companies are considering adopting the standards of the Wild West to fight back against online bandits.
FTC, RockYou settle over exposed email passwords
(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission says that an online game site called RockYou has reached a settlement with the government over a hacking attack that exposed email addresses and passwords from 32 million users.