Study shows cockroaches have individual personalities that impact group dynamics
Just four bits of credit card data can identify most anyone (Update)
In this week's issue of the journal Science, MIT researchers report that just four fairly vague pieces of information—the dates and locations of four purchases—are enough to identify 90 percent of the ...
Improved fire detection with new ultra-sensitive, ultraviolet light sensor
A new study published today in Scientific Reports has discovered that a material traditionally used in ceramics, glass and paint, can be manipulated to produce an ultra-sensitive UV light sensor, paving the way for improv ...
Having a strong personality may be the difference between thriving and failing, according to new research
When the chips are down, having a strong personality may be the difference between thriving and failing, according to new research which studied how aphids reacted when faced with predatory ladybirds.
Intelligent data analysis with guaranteed privacy
Siemens is developing tools that ensure smart data applications abide by data protection regulations. The reliable protection of data privacy is very important because it is a precondition for people or institutions ...
Computer scientists' app measures our online footprints
Computer scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed an app – Bigfoot – that will allow them to assess how accurately the online footprints we all leave represent our personalities in the real world.
Financial apps can help keep your spending in check
Joshua Levinson was about to splurge on some exercise equipment, but a personal finance app on his smartphone gave him a friendly reminder: He'd just recently dropped $150 for Valentine's Day.
Study finds need for education about online privacy
The final report of a major national study on how New Zealanders manage their personal information in online commercial transactions, online government transactions and on social networking sites, is being ...
Giant US health-data breach could lead to China
Data on as many as 80 million customers at US health insurance giant Anthem was stolen by hackers, officials confirmed Thursday, in a cyberattack investigators have reportedly linked to China.
Hackers infiltrate insurer Anthem, access customer details
Health insurer Anthem said hackers infiltrated its computer network and gained access to a host of personal information for customers and employees, including CEO Joseph Swedish.
Lenovo profit falls five percent after Motorola acquisition
Lenovo Group said Tuesday its quarterly profit declined 5 percent, reflecting the computer maker's acquisition of the unprofitable Motorola mobile phone business.
NOAA satellites helped in the rescue of 240 people last year
NOAA's fleet of weather satellites helped save 240 people last year from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters.
Cryptographic algorithm can prevent unwanted sharing of personal data, including credit card numbers
IBM researchers today announced plans for a cloud-based technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers.
At a glance: Four steps that help guard against identity theft
The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here's a sample of what experts advise: