Research sows the seeds for improved food security
Research from the University of Bath has shown that is possible to improve both seed size and seed number opening new avenues to increase crop yields and improving food security.
Hacking threatens airline safety: aviation chiefs
Cyber crime is a serious threat to safety in the skies, aviation industry heavyweights said, vowing to fight the growing scourge before it causes a catastrophic incident.
Is rider safety the real Achilles heel for Uber and Lyft?
The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry's impressive ...
Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.
IBM study: Organizations struggling to defend against sophisticated cyber attacks
More than 80 percent of security leaders believe the challenge posed by external threats is on the rise, while 60 percent also agree their organizations are outgunned in the cyber war, according to findings ...
Cyberattacks to worsen in 2015: McAfee researchers
A series of spectacular cyberattacks drew headlines this year, and the situation will only worsen in 2015 as hackers use more advanced techniques to infiltrate networks, security researchers said Tuesday.
Microsoft says private data 'at risk' in court case
Microsoft argued Monday in a court brief that an order requiring it to give US prosecutors data stored in Ireland could "put all of our private digital information at risk."
Judges hear arguments over NSA surveillance (Update)
A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday in an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records—the third time in recent months that appeals courts around the country have ...
Coast Guard proposes Bering Straits shipping route
(AP)—With global warming leading to increased traffic to a vulnerable Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing a 4.6-mile (7-kilometer) wide shipping route through the Bering Strait to try to protect the region.
Sony hackers leaked data on 47,000 people: researchers
The hackers who breached Sony's computer network have leaked sensitive personal information on some 47,000 individuals, including celebrities, security researchers said Friday.
Huawei Technologies has big plans, faces big questions
Many Americans may not be familiar with Huawei Technologies, but the Shenzhen, China-based company has become one of the largest telecommunications and networking suppliers in the world, competing against the likes of Cisco ...
Online freedom declines, amid NSA effect
Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday.
Lenders' lawsuit against Target moves forward
A federal judge says several banks suing Target Corp. over its data breach have a plausible case for negligence and can proceed with the lawsuit.
Trainee cyber-criminals wanted to help solve skills shortage
The world is already short of computer security experts, but by 2017 that shortfall is going to have reached about two million. Criminal hackers cause damage running to billions of pounds every year – just ...