A digital safe for sending confidential documents
To secure the storage and transfer of documents, two post-docs at EPFL have recently developed three solutions. The solutions use encryption to render documents inaccessible to anyone who does not possess ...
Researchers find evidence of earliest instance of parental care in scavenger beetle
NASA scientists listen to data
Robert Alexander spends parts of his day listening to a soft white noise, similar to water falling on the outside of a house during a rainstorm. Every once in a while, he hears an anomalous sound and marks ...
We can't stop copyright pirates until we understand why they do it
There is a disturbing lack of evidence about why people choose to share copyright content online, as well as about whether the practice harms the entertainment industry and society or if it is a benefit. ...
Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth
Consumers copy and share digital files. This has been blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets. But why do consumers copy? And is it as economically harmful as often thought?
Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked
Turkey banned video-sharing website YouTube on Thursday, having blocked Twitter a week earlier after both were used to spread audio recordings damaging to the government, local media reported.
Neil Young unveils high-definition music player, store
Singer-songwriter Neil Young announced plans Monday to launch a high-definition portable music player and download service, saying it will improve the experience of listening to digital music on the go.
Tokyo bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy
(AP)—The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday and its chief executive said 850,000 bitcoins, worth several hundred million dollars, are unaccounted for.
Apple, Samsung fail to settle before March trial
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have failed to settle their latest patent dispute despite a daylong meeting between top Samsung executives and Apple CEO Tim Cook hosted by a mediator earlier this ...
Iran bans popular social networking service
An Iranian state-owned news website is saying authorities have banned a popular cell-phone based social networking service.
Fujitsu develops technology to remotely access home PC files using a smart device
Fujitsu Laboratories announced that it has developed technology that enables access to home computer files from anywhere using a smart device.
It's all about cryptography as Rusbridger faces parliament
Despite all the political blustering that has surrounded Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger's meeting with the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee this week, the real story in the Snowden affair is cryptography.
Review: Refinements add up in new Mac system
There isn't one thing that jumps out with Apple's new Mac operating system, known as Mavericks—and that's a good thing.
Swisscom says paper got four files with internal data (Update)
Four of Swisscom's internal data files that included employee emails and other information were leaked to a top newspaper in what appears to be a criminal act, the telecommunications company said Wednesday.