Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones
Samsung Electronics is adding two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices.
Black markets for hackers are increasingly sophisticated, specialized and maturing
Black and gray markets for computer hacking tools, services and byproducts such as stolen credit card numbers continue to expand, creating an increasing threat to businesses, governments and individuals, according to a new ...
MasterCard investigates report of DMV breach
A spokesman from MasterCard says it is investigating reports of a potential breach at the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Drug trafficking corrupts Kyrgyzstan's politics and underworld
Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia, serves a powerful role in the Eurasian drug trade by playing the "mule" that carts heroin and other opiates between Afghanistan and Russia. ...
University of Maryland reports data breach
The president of the University of Maryland says there has been a breach of a database that contains personal information about more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students, and others.
Bill would require 'kill switch' for smartphones
Two U.S. officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.
Judge says NSA program is likely unconstitutional
In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records is likely to violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable ...
US House votes to renew all-plastic gun ban (Update)
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines just as 3-D printers are increasingly able to produce plastic weapons.
At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban (Update 2)
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines just as 3-D printers are increasingly able to produced plastic weapons.
Nearly half of distracted drivers are texting, study finds (w/ Video)
In Washington state's first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, UW investigators saw that more than 8 percent of drivers were engaging with such devices behind the wheel, higher than previously ...
States take aim at sex-ad websites, but run into resistance
A two-word change proposed to one of the nation's first online laws has triggered a battle between law enforcement and Internet libertarians.
Engineers discover unique fingerprint for cell phones
Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that
(AP)—Chances are local or state police departments have photographs of individuals' cars in their files, noting where a person was driving on a particular day, even if the person never did anything wrong.
Morningstar: Client credit card data may be leaked
Morningstar Inc. says it discovered an illegal intrusion into its systems that may have compromised some of its clients' personal information, including email addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.