Gauging the risk of fraud from social media
Are there indicators of whether people present an increased risk of fraudulent behaviour? This is a question that fascinates Dr Maurice van Keulen, a researcher at the University of Twente's Centre for Telematics ...
3Qs:The evolution of whistleblowing
The leak of classified government documents last week revealed the existence of a massive National Security Administration program of bulk surveillance in which telecommunication and Internet companies are ...
Booz Allen says it's fired Snowden after leak
Edward Snowden, who admitted leaking details of secret U.S. government surveillance programs, was fired by his employer Tuesday while the U.S. government considers criminal charges against him.
Toyota starts traffic data service for businesses
Toyota is using live-time traffic information from 700,000 Toyota vehicles on Japanese roads to offer what it calls a "big data" service to local governments and businesses that helps drivers during disasters.
All governments hack secret data, Huawei says
Using the Internet to spy and steal sensitive data is standard practice by all countries, according to the security chief of controversial Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
Accused hacker pleads guilty to US charges (Update)
A member of a loosely organized group of hackers accused of breaching computer networks of the FBI and a global intelligence firm pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy charges, officials said.
US lawmakers offer cybersecurity olive branch
Backers of a cybersecurity bill which stalled in Congress last year offered changes in an effort to ease concerns of privacy and civil liberties activists.
LAPD investigating leak of officials' finance docs (Update)
(AP)—Los Angeles police say they are investigating the online posting of private financial records of several celebrities and the department's police chief.
Facing disaster while averting tragedy
Nobody can foresee disaster, but changing climate conditions are prompting smart communities increasingly to prepare for them with solid emergency response plans and protocols. Images as recent as those from the 2011 wildfire ...
Hackers take over US sentencing commission website (Update)
The hacker-activist group Anonymous said it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.
Cyber-attack could knock out British military
The British military's dependence on information technology means it could be "fatally compromised" by a cyber-attack but the government seems unprepared for such an event, lawmakers warned Wednesday.
NIST publishes methods to manage risk in the federal ICT supply chain
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of Notional Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems. This guide offers an array of supply chain assura ...
Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agency
(AP)—Experts say that the hacking of 3.6 million South Carolina tax returns is the largest cyber-attack against a state tax agency in the nation.
President's documents now accessible on smartphone
The government is launching a new mobile app to provide access to the president's public documents and activities.