Tool makes scanning the internet for illegal images possible
Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a system that makes it possible to scan traffic on the Internet for illegal photographs. The system can, for example, help trace child pornography on ...
Cell phones catapult 'Shangri-La' Bhutan into modern age
Sitting in his office in Bhutan's sleepy capital, newspaper editor Tenzing Lamsang muses on the dramatic impact of cell phone technology on a remote Himalayan kingdom known as the "last Shangri-La".
Judge tosses class-action push for Google suit (Update)
A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy terms of email users.
Drug trafficking corrupts Kyrgyzstan's politics and underworld
Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia, serves a powerful role in the Eurasian drug trade by playing the "mule" that carts heroin and other opiates between Afghanistan and Russia. ...
Envisioning seafaring in 2025
VTT and Rolls-Royce have worked together on brand new solutions for crews manning the bridges of tugs, cargo ships, and platform supply vessels in the year 2025. These innovations draw on the long experience ...
Cybercriminals use fake MH370 websites to steal data
Cybercriminals are exploiting the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane by luring users to websites purporting to offer the latest news in order to steal their personal information, an Internet security ...
Move over '123456': passwords to go high-tech
Internet users may soon have a secure solution to the modern plague of passwords, in which they can use visual patterns or even their own body parts to identify themselves.
Researchers achieve breakthrough in robotics for space exploration
In a breakthrough that will help make it possible for astronauts and robots to work together in deep space, researchers at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Advanced Technology Center (ATC), working with NASA ...
Web founder calls for Internet bill of rights
A bill of rights should be created to govern the Internet in the wake of revelations about the depth of government surveillance, the inventor of the World Wide Web said on Wednesday.
Meet the new old thing—mobile messaging
When it comes to online communication, the big thing these days is mobile messaging.
Groups seek privacy review of Facebook-WhatsApp tie-up
Two privacy activist groups asked US regulators Thursday to put on hold the Facebook acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp to ensure against misuse of user data.
Collecting digital user data without invading privacy
The statistical evaluation of digital user data is of vital importance for analyzing trends. But it can also undermine the privacy. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have now developed a novel cryptographic ...
Platform would protect smartphones from cyber criminals
Criminals don't have to pick your pocket to get what they want out of your mobile. But a certifiably secure operating platform is being developed by Swedish researchers so that consumers can be confident that their mobile ...
Emergency services benefit from a high-speed wireless technology
When disaster strikes – such as January's bushfire in Victoria or the recent cold spell that froze much of north America – it's vital for emergency services to get the latest information.