Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks (Update)
Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
Telegram issues $200,000 in Bitcoins challenge to crack code
Yahoo Mail trouble hits fourth day
An outage at Yahoo Mail hit its fourth day on Thursday, prompting thousands of furious users to ratchet up their criticism on social media.
Lingering Yahoo Mail outage prompts apology
An outage at Yahoo Mail stretched into its second day on Wednesday, prompting the US Internet pioneer to apologize to unhappy users.
Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts
Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies.
Tests: New iPhones less durable than iPhone 5 (Update)
As Apple pitches its newest smartphones, users may find something lacking compared with last year's model: They could break more easily.
Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail (Update 2)
Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
Eye-tracking could outshine passwords if made user-friendly
(Phys.org) —It's a wonder we still put up with passwords. We forget our highly secretive combinations, so we frequently have them reset and sent to our cellphones and alternative email addresses. We come ...
Brazil expresses concern at report of NSA spying
Brazil's foreign minister said Sunday his government is worried by a report that the United States has collected data on millions of telephone and email conversations in his country and promised an effort for international ...
SEC warns of rise in risky email stock schemes
US market regulators warned Wednesday of a rise in spam email and social media-based stock promotions that are actually "pump and dump" schemes aimed at cheating small investors.
Twitter security in crosshairs after AP account hijack
A hijacked Associated Press Twitter account that rattled markets with false word of an attack on the White House put the security of social media in the crosshairs.
Microsoft offers security enhancement for sign-ins (Update)
Microsoft is offering enhanced security for its email, storage and other services.
Smartphones are Americans' new best friend, study says
US smartphone owners tend to be connected from the instant they rise until they fall sleep and revel in every minute of it, a Facebook-sponsored study showed.
More US than Europeans drivers are on the phone (Update)
Distracted driving is more widespread in the U.S. than in Europe, according to a study released Thursday that surveyed drivers about their cellphone and texting habits.