Dizzying heights: Prehistoric farming on the 'roof of the world'
Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be the earliest sustained human habitation at high altitude.
Humans are largely the problem in cyber security failures
When people think about cyber and information security they often think about anti-virus software and firewalls; however, according to an information security expert from the University of Adelaide, organisations would become ...
Community Health details attack on patient records
Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.
Quantum tech disappoints, but only because we don't get it
Over the next five years, the UK government will spend £270m on supporting research in "quantum technology". When budget announcements were made in 2013, provisions for offshore wind and shale gas extraction were received ...
Chinese military hackers target space industry
A Chinese military unit has run a hacking campaign that includes sending bogus email in a bid to intercept Western satellite communications and aerospace secrets, a US security firm said.
Strong institutions reduce in-group favoritism
Ineffective social and political institutions make people more likely to favour their family and own local social group, while good institutions make them more likely to follow impersonal rules that are fair to everyone, ...
Lawsuit seeks access to more secret court opinions
A new lawsuit says the Obama administration has refused to hand over secret court documents about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.
Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers, researchers find
Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday.
Government panel urges end to phone data spying (Update 2)
A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge ...
Encrypted Blackphone goes to war with snoopers
It's a fully encrypted smartphone that aims to foil snooping governments, industry rivals and hackers.
NSA phone data control may come to end
A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will call for stripping the National Security Agency's ability to store phone data from millions of Americans.
Countering click spam: Researchers test new algorithm to detect, combat fraudulent clicks online
(Phys.org) —When is a click not a click? When an advertising network registers a click on one of their online advertisements, how can it be sure that a single consumer – a "pair of eyeballs" in Madison ...
The power of one: Single photons illuminate quantum technology
Quantum mechanics, which aims to describe the nano-scale world around us, has already led to the development of many technologies ubiquitous in modern life, including broadband optical fibre communication ...
Researchers switch a quantum light source in a superfast way
Scientists from the FOM Foundation, the University of Twente and at the Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics in France have shown that light sources which usually emit light randomly can be coaxed to ...