Nations want to be the ruler of the internet – at least within their own borders
While there is only one world power on the internet, that situation will not last forever. The internet's underpinning technologies were mostly created in the US, the initial networks were based there – ...
Researchers show that how fast you drive might reveal exactly where you are going
(Phys.org) —In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on ...
Fighting crime through crowdsourcing
Crowdsourcing utilizes the input of a crowd of online users to collaboratively solve problems. To advance this emerging technology, researchers at the University of Miami are developing a computing model that uses crowdsourcing ...
New polymer can be used to map sweat droplets in fingertips for identification purposes
Security expert claims iOS 7 doesn't encrypt email attachments
'Dark Web' drug site challenge law enforcement
No sooner had authorities announced the shuttering of an alleged illegal online drug bazaar than another popped up claiming to take its place.
Global law enforcement strikes deep into 'Dark Web'
A global crackdown has shut down dozens of online "dark markets" selling illegal goods and services and masking their identities using the Tor encryption network, officials said Friday.
App to remotely wipe phones leaves police in tech arms race with thieves
Police play a proverbial cat-and-mouse game with those they pursue, but also with the technology of the day they use. This game of one-upmanship, of measure and countermeasure, sees one or the other side ...
Better locks to secure our data are the inevitable result of too many prying eyes
Robert Hannigan, the new head of British signals intelligence agency GCHQ, has accused technology companies of aiding terrorists and criminals by providing them secure communications through their products a ...
New privacy battle looms after moves by Apple, Google
A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.
Europe's cybersecurity policy settings under attack
Even as Europe powered up its most ambitious ever cybersecurity exercise this month, doubts were being raised over whether the continent's patchwork of online police was right for the job.
Microsoft reports 37,000 legal requests in six months
Microsoft said Friday it received more than 37,000 government requests for information in the first half of 2013—excluding any national security requests.
Kickstarter says hackers got customer data (Update)
Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.