Chicago planning to lay superconducting cable to prevent power outages in the Loop
Apple denies Chinese report of location tracking security risk
US technology giant Apple is fighting Chinese claims that the iPhone threatens national security through its ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.
New system would allow individuals to pick and choose what data to share with websites, mobile apps
Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn't the only organization that collects information about people's online behavior. Newly downloaded cellphone ...
Brazil cybertheft could be biggest ever
A scheme that has been skimming funds from Brazilian bank payments over the past two years may be the largest cybercrime heist in history, at some $3.75 billion, security researchers say.
Security experts reveal weakness in WiFi connected LIFX light bulbs
Most NSA data from regular Internet users, report says (Update)
Nine out of 10 people identified in a large cache of online conversations intercepted by the National Security Agency were ordinary Internet users and not foreign surveillance targets, a news report says.
Android crypto key vulnerability affects only 10 percent handsets: report
Evaluating system security by analyzing spam volume
The Center for Research on Electronic Commerce (CREC) at The University of Texas at Austin is working to protect consumer data by using a company's spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net ...
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 ...
Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'
(AP)—Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.
Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach
Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
Media venture creates press litigation fund
The media venture created by entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar said Monday it was establishing a fund to help defend journalists in cases involving freedom of the press.
People in leadership positions may sacrifice privacy for security
People with higher job status may be more willing to compromise privacy for security reasons and also be more determined to carry out those decisions, according to researchers.
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 ...