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Stanford researchers outsmart captcha codes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researchers say that captcha security codes, asking Internet sign-up users to repeat a string of letters to prove the users are human, can be thwarted, and they have successfully ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Internet report
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Tech titans see opportunity in cybersecurity

With its PC sales slowing, Hewlett-Packard Co. is grappling for a piece of the exploding cybersecurity market as a key part of CEO Meg Whitman's plan to turn around the struggling company.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Business
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Hip-hip-Hadoop: Data mining for science

The model of distributed calculations, where a problem is broken down into distinct parts that can be solved individually on a computer and then recombined, has been around for decades. Divide-and-conquer ...

dateMay 28, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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eBay bans sorbitol sales after Italian death

US online auction giant eBay on Monday banned global sales of sorbitol following the death of a 28-year-old Italian woman who consumed a phial of the sugar substitute as part of a food allergy test.

dateMar 26, 2012 in Internet
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US software engineer outsources his job to China

"Bob" the software engineer was becoming a modern workplace legend on Thursday as word spread that he had secretly outsourced his own job to China and sat at his desk watching cat videos.

dateJan 17, 2013 in Other
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Epinions co-founder launches Facebook-like startup

Nirav Tolia was still in his 20s when he co-founded high-flying startup Epinions, which let users ask questions and post opinions about everything from books to banks to baby strollers. It became one of the bright lights ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Internet
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