Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River
Scientist Marcus Eriksen stood ankle deep in the murky Los Angeles River on Friday and dipped a net into the water, looking for a problem.
Canada privacy czar warns against spies trawling social media
Canada's interim privacy commissioner on Tuesday urged lawmakers to crack down on government spies who trawl without cause on social media websites to gather people's personal data.
Striving for efficient and accessible protection against data protection violation
Obstacles to accessing data protection remedies have been revealed, thanks to new research conducted by The University of Nottingham's Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC).
Target offers credit monitoring after data breach
Target Corp. is offering some of its Canadian customers a year of free credit monitoring after a massive security breach at its U.S. stores put confidential details into the hands of thieves.
Can walkies tell who's the leader of the pack?
Dogs' paths during group walks could be used to determine leadership roles and through that their social ranks and personality traits, say researchers from Oxford University, Eötvös University, Budapest ...
Lenovo buys part of IBM server business for $2.3B (Update 2)
China's Lenovo Group is buying IBM's low-end server business for $2.3 billion, expanding a product line-up dominated by PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Moving in cycles: The surprisingly resilient nature of privacy online
For over a decade, numerous voices have claimed that online privacy is dead, due to users disclosing their personal details in social media and fuelling government mass surveillance. Just released, a new book entitled Against ...
S. Korea vows harsh penalties for data leaks
South Korean regulators Wednesday vowed harsh corporate penalties for data theft, as angry customers swamped credit card offices for a third day after 20 million people had their financial information stolen.
Angry S. Koreans flood banks after data leak (Update)
Tens of thousands of South Koreans flooded banks and call centres Tuesday to cancel credit cards following the unprecedented theft of the personal data of at least 20 million people. ...
Two nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case (Update)
A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth ...
NOAA satellites helped save 253 people last year
The same NOAA satellites that helped forecasters predict severe weather, such as the Moore, Okla., tornado last May and November's deadly Midwest tornado outbreak, also played a key role in rescuing 253 people ...
20 million people fall victim to S. Korea data leak
The personal data of at least 20 million bank and credit card users in South Korea has been leaked, state regulators said Sunday, one of the country's biggest ever breaches.
Intel to cut staff in face of stagnant earnings (Update)
US chip giant Intel said Friday it will trim its workforce by five percent this year as it shifts from personal computers to powering mobile gadgets.
Retail breaches could fuel push for safer cards
The Target credit and debit card and personal information breach, which last week was revealed to have affected more consumers than originally thought and which may be linked to attacks on other retailers, is expected to ...