European Central Bank hit by data theft
(AP)—The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive ...
Tokyo police make arrest in massive data leak case
Tokyo police said Thursday they had arrested an engineer for allegedly stealing massive amounts of personal data from an educational services firm, a leak that may ultimately affect more than 20 million people.
App Watch: Facebook's Slingshot for fleeting posts
Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot.
Number of eBay users at risk from breach: 145 mn
US online giant eBay said Thursday the number of users potentially affected by a massive data breach could be as many as 145 million.
Closing arguments delayed in Apple-Samsung trial (Update)
A federal court on Monday delayed closing arguments by one day in the patent infringement trial involving Apple and Samsung because of an appeals court ruling in another case on a related issue.
Confide off-the-record app comes to Android
Online dating: New technology transforms age-old, sometimes frustrating search for dates or mates
After breaking up with her boyfriend of seven years, Ashley Giles of Fargo, N.D., was not anxious to start dating again. Her best friend urged her to "get back out there, stop moping around," and filled out an online dating ...
US intel program targets email addresses, not keywords
The US government's clandestine PRISM Internet program exposed by Edward Snowden targets suspect email addresses and phone numbers but does not search for keywords like terrorism, officials said Wednesday.
Research demonstrates long reach of phone record surveillance
(Phys.org) —Two computer science graduate students have found that the NSA's mass collection of phone records can yield much more information about people's private lives than the U.S. government claims. ...
SnapChat hack a snap for Georgia Tech student
Faced with a decision between braving the below-freezing cold outside and breaking SnapChat's new security feature, Steven Hickson said it was a no-brainer.
Kickstarter says hackers got customer data (Update)
Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.
Las Vegas Sands investigating website hacking
Las Vegas Sands is working with law enforcement to investigate the breach of its websites, which remain down a day after they were hacked.
US 'committed' to hunting down Target hackers
Authorities are committed to hunting down the hackers blamed for a massive data breach at US retail giant Target, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
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.