Home Depot hack shows online card fraud still as easy as shooting fish in a barrel
Imagine if UK banks decided to send out new credit cards to all their customers, but they were all "lost in the post" and the details ended up for sale on some dubious website. The recently discovered hack at huge US firm Home Depot was of that sort of scale – at least 56m credit and debit card deta ...
China blocks 'privacy' search engine DuckDuckGo
China has begun blocking the privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo, which avoids storing user data or tracking online activity, according to the company and security researchers.
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people.
Yelp to pay US fine for child privacy violation
Online ratings operator Yelp agreed to pay $450,000 to settle US charges that it illegally collected data on children, in violation of privacy laws, officials said Wednesday.
Senate: China hacked military contractor networks (Update)
China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies ...
No, digital natives are not clueless about protecting their privacy online
Standing on a stage in San Francisco in early 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that as internet users had become more comfortable sharing their lives online, privacy was no longer a "social norm". He had an obvious commercial interest in rela ...
Alibaba: China's giant online shopping 'crocodile'
Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world's greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years.
US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance
US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed ...
Apple unveils ApplePay mobile wallet
Apple unveiled a new mobile wallet on Tuesday aimed at allowing consumers to use iPhones linked to credit cards for more secure, convenient payments.
Facebook rolls out 'privacy checkup'
Facebook on Thursday began rolling out its "privacy checkup" aimed at helping users of the huge social network better manage sharing their information and postings.
Photo service Twitpic to shutter, blames Twitter
The photo-sharing service Twitpic announced Thursday it was shutting down, saying it faced an ultimatum from Twitter to abandon its trademark or lose access to the messaging service.
Adverts on the road could be a distraction for drivers
People have to take in a lot of information when driving, including the locations of other road users, lane markings, signals, speed limits, directions and the dashboard display. It only takes a second to ...
Research shows over half of shared-path users frustrated by the actions of others
Over half of Bristol and Bath Railway Path users reported being frustrated by the actions of other pedestrians and cyclists on the day they were surveyed, according to the findings of research presented at ...
Does your computer know how you're feeling?
Researchers in Bangladesh have designed a computer program that can accurately recognize users' emotional states as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion.