NSA releases first statistics on surveillance sweep
The US National Security Agency released its first "transparency report" Friday, as part of an effort to quell the firestorm over reports of its massive data collection efforts.
NSA fears prompt Germany to end Verizon contract (Update)
The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications, officials said Thursday.
Syrian Electronic Army's attack on Reuters makes a mockery of cyber-security (again)
One big security issue that has arisen lately concerns control of news media. National boundaries have become blurred on the internet, and the control any nation can have over information dissemination has ...
Montana to notify 1.3 million of computer hacking
Montana officials are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server.
Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods (Update 2)
Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker's handbook, using targets' own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, ...
Malware worms its way into more apps, study finds
Malicious software is increasingly making its way into mobile phones through "cloned" versions of popular apps, and software weaknesses in legitimate ones, security researchers said Tuesday.
Researcher finds over 300,000 servers still Heartbleed-vulnerable
Research identifies Android security weaknesses caused by performance design
Georgia Tech researchers have identified a weakness in one of Android's security features and will present their work at Black Hat USA 2014, which will be held August 6-7 in Las Vegas.
UK says cyber-spies monitor Facebook, Google use
The U.K.'s electronic spy agency is legally allowed to track the online activities of millions of Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, Britain's top counterterrorism ...
ISPs need to do more to tackle major cyber-attack
Warnings about the impending cyber-attack have gone unheeded and more must be done to tackle the threat of an infection, according to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
BlackBerry announces new messaging security
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Monday the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs such as banks.
Fieldwork in Tanzania brings insights on food security
"A world in which all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life" – this was a goal identified by the United Nation's World Food Summit in ...
Cash crops enhance food security
Crops sold on markets ('cash crops') are an integral part of strategies to improve food security at farm household level in developing countries. By selling their surplus production, agricultural households ...
Data breaches create insurance costs
Cyber attacks. Data breaches. Cyber crime. They've made headlines, and dealing with them is a growing business expense that can run into the millions of dollars for bigger companies.