Lawmakers target operations of data-mining firms
(AP)—A group of lawmakers say data-mining companies that collect and sell personal information about consumers should make their operations more transparent.
N. American Internet traffic doubles, report says
The amount of data sent online in North America has more than doubled over the past year, with Netflix shows accounting for a big chunk of Internet traffic, a report found Wednesday.
Specialist measurement facilities and techniques developed at NPL crucial in the development new communication
The satellite, HYLAS 2, was built for Avanti Communications plc, a UK-based provider of data communications by satellite. NPL characterised two dual port circularly polarised probes for Orbital Sciences Corporation ...
China Mobile net profit rises 1.4%
China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, Monday reported a 1.4 percent rise in net profit for the first nine months of the year, amid robust growth in its subscriber base.
Xbox Music to offer on-demand music free on tablet
Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise: they'll be able to handpick from a selection of millions of songs and stream them for free ...
Smartphones control smart homes at Asia tech fair
Homes where every device is linked up and can be controlled by smartphone were touted in Japan on Tuesday when Asia's biggest tech fair threw open its doors.
Japan's Softbank to buy rival eAccess for $2.3 bn
Japanese mobile phone operator Softbank is to acquire one of its smaller rivals, fourth-ranked eAccess Ltd, for $2.3 billion, the companies said Monday.
US Bank admits 'attacks,' says customer data safe
US Bank acknowledged Thursday its website was the target of "attacks" aimed at disrupting its system but that customer data and financial information were not compromised.
Japan's Sony hit by fresh cyberattack
Sony said Thursday that hackers stole details belonging to hundreds of its mobile unit clients, the latest in a string of cyberattacks to hit the embattled Japanese electronics giant.
Kinsey Reporter: Free app allows public to anonymously report, share information on sexual behavior
Indiana University has released Kinsey Reporter, a global mobile survey platform for collecting and reporting anonymous data about sexual and other intimate behaviors. The pilot project allows citizen observers ...
Mobile users wary of privacy invasion by apps: survey
Users of mobile devices are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns about how much personal and private information is collected, a US survey showed Wednesday.
Dispatch software combines multiple internet connections into one
How to feed data-hungry mobile devices? Use more antennas (w/ Video)
Researchers from Rice University unveiled a new multi-antenna technology that could help wireless providers keep pace with the voracious demands of data-hungry smartphones and tablets. The technology aims to dramatically ...
New standard HEVC encodes films more efficiently
Television resolution is constantly improving – and this must go hand-in-hand with transmitting the data more efficiently. Reputable manufacturers of televisions, computers and mobile telephones, working jointly with Fraunhofer ...