Millions of voiceprints quietly being harvested
Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.
Chemists tackle battery overcharge problem
Research from the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry will help batteries resist overcharging, improving the safety of electronics from cell phones to airplanes.
App to remotely wipe phones leaves police in tech arms race with thieves
Police play a proverbial cat-and-mouse game with those they pursue, but also with the technology of the day they use. This game of one-upmanship, of measure and countermeasure, sees one or the other side ...
Mesh networks and Firechat make 'switching off the internet' that much harder
The events in Hong Kong have seen technology play a huge role in organising political protest, as much as in the days of the Arab Spring of 2011. But governments have become wise to the potential influence of Twitter, Fa ...
Enhancing fuel cell efficiency
Researchers in the renewable energy sector are working hard in this respect. In this context, researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Applied Chemistry are exploring possible solutions to improve the efficiency ...
Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks? (Update)
Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used ...
Dynamic encryption keeps secrets
Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen from DTU Compute has invented a new way to encrypt telephone conversations that makes it very difficult to 'eavesdrop'. His invention can help to curb industrial espionage.
Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.
Woman sues US federal agent over fake Facebook page
A woman is suing the United States and a federal agent who set up a fake Facebook page in her name with racy pictures from her cell phone in a bid to ensnare drug traffickers.
Hong Kong democracy protesters flock to new messaging app
A social messaging app that allows users to contact each other even if a mobile phone network is overloaded or switched off has become a hit among tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters.
Law enforcement grapples with iPhone's enhanced encryption
Apple is no stranger to disruption, having upended the music business with iTunes and the mobile industry with the iPhone. But now, some law enforcement officials are warning that the company is threatening to disrupt their ...
Talking while driving safest with someone who can see what you see, study finds
A new study offers fresh insights into how talking on a cell phone or to a passenger while driving affects one's performance behind the wheel. The study used a driving simulator and videophone to assess how ...
More hackers targeting mobile phones to get bank info, survey says
Hackers are increasingly targeting mobile phones to get into bank accounts of victims and steal money, security researchers said Tuesday.