S.Korea enforces smartphone app to curb military leaks
South Korea's defence ministry said on Monday it has ordered its staff to install a smartphone application that restricts key functions like the camera in an attempt to prevent military leaks.
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 ...
Bluebox Security reveals Android vulnerability in run up to Blackhat convention
UK court rejects bid to drop phone hacking charges
(AP)—Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by five defendants, including former tabloid editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, to block their prosecution on charges of trying to intercept voicemail messages.
Study: Christians tweet more happily, less analytically than atheists
A computer analysis of nearly 2 million text messages (tweets) on the online social network Twitter found that Christians use more positive words, fewer negative words and engage in less analytical thinking ...
Twitter CEO defends 'principled' data request policy
Twitter is holding to a "principled" policy on national security data requests and will "push back" in some cases to protect the privacy of its users, its chief executive said Wednesday.
Gadgets: Going on vacation? Here's what to take with you
You've packed your clothes, your shoes and hopefully your toothbrush. But before you head out on vacation, you need to pack the right gadgets.
Study examines how uncertainty can affect political tolerance
(Phys.org) —It's a safe bet that in the course of perusing the news on a daily basis, you are confronted with political messages that differ from your own beliefs. But how open are you to those viewpoints? Are you in a ...
E-commerce's future is in creating 'swift guanxi,' or personal and social rapport
Despite the reputation of online marketplaces being distant and impersonal, through social technologies such as instant messaging, they can create the sense of personal and social relationships between buyers and sellers, ...
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.
Europe's online surveillance still less than US
European governments' ability to monitor citizens' online activity on security grounds has increased significantly in recent years.
Programming model for supercomputers of the future
The demand for even faster, more effective, and also energy-saving computer clusters is growing in every sector. The new asynchronous programming model GPI from Fraunhofer ITWM might become a key building ...
Making sense of patterns in the Twitterverse
If you think keeping up with what's happening via Twitter, Facebook and other social media is like drinking from a fire hose, multiply that by 7 billion – and you'll have a sense of what Court Corley wakes up to every morning.
New search tool helps in fight against child porn, permits quick capture of e-criminals
When local police came calling with child porn allegations last January, former Saint John city councillor Donnie Snook fled his house clutching a laptop. It was clear that the computer contained damning ...