BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins
German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins.
Linux distrib vendors make patches available for GHOST
Big asteroid that skimmed Earth has its own moon, NASA says
An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth had its own moon, NASA said Tuesday as the US space agency released its first radar images of the flyby.
When Facebook goes down it takes big chunks of the internet with it
Checking social networks is a morning ritual for many, and when that routine is disrupted – as it was recently when Facebook's servers went down – its absence can come as a surprise. But what also becomes apparent is that when the world's most popular social network is inaccessible, so t ...
Facebook adds 'tips' in potential Yelp challenge
Facebook on Thursday launched a new feature that automatically provides tips about places where members of the social network might be, potentially challenging review websites like Yelp.
Computerised vehicles are vulnerable to hacking and theft
Theft of vehicles is about as old as the notion of transport – from horse thieves to carjackers. No longer merely putting a brick through a window, vehicle thieves have continually adapted to new technology, ...
Facebook unveils 'lite' app for emerging markets
Facebook said Monday it is testing a lightweight version of its mobile app for mobile phones with poor-quality Internet connections in emerging markets.
Patents provide insight on Wall Street 'technology arms race'
A new University of Otago study has used US patent data to shed light on the technological roots behind Wall Street's ongoing 'technology arms race'.
Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban
Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies ...
Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 to fly by Earth
Asteroid 2004 BL86, slated to swoosh by Earth on Jan. 26, is the largest known body to pass near our home planet until 2027. But there's no need to panic as the astronomers estimate that the 500 meters-wide ...
New algorithm resolves Wi-Fi interference problems
To overcome the problem of interference between wireless networks, a doctoral student at EPFL has developed an algorithm that automatically selects the best frequency band according to the usage of neighboring ...
China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship
China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday.
China says 'harmful info' must be managed after VPNs blocked
A Chinese official says that "harmful information" must be managed following reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users access censored online content.
YouTube stars quiz Obama
A bubbly shopping guide, a charitable "internetainerpreneur" and a comedian who wears green lipstick and eats ladles of cinnamon quizzed US President Barack Obama Thursday in a series of unorthodox YouTube ...