What does Google want with DeepMind?
All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google ...
Microsoft (?) Site Hacked
Beware: Partner sites may not reach your own security standards, as Microsoft recently learned.
Experts uncover weakness in Internet security
Independent security researchers in California and researchers at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands, EPFL in Switzerland, and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands have found ...
Report: China hackers stole key Google program
(AP) -- Computer hackers stole a program that controlled access to most of Google Inc.'s services when they attacked the Internet company late last year, according to a report published late Monday.
Internet upgraded to foil cyber crooks
The Internet has undergone a key upgrade that promises to stop cyber criminals from using fake websites that dupe people into downloading viruses or revealing personal data.
Canada's privacy body to look into Facebook 'Like' button
Canada's privacy commissioner said Wednesday that Facebook has addressed her concerns but she was opening a new probe of the sharing of the social networking site's "Like" button with other websites.
US surveillance flap shines light on Web 'anonymizers'
News of a massive surveillance effort led by the secretive National Security Agency has sent Web users scrambling to find new ways to avoid tracking.
Virtual education... for free
They don't offer degrees but then they don't charge tuition either.
Report claims Wikipedia losing editors in droves
ACID Scans Web for Pirated Multimedia
The Virage division of Autonomy has developed search technology that can scan the Web for pirated video and multimedia clips.
Spurned spammers hack security site
Spammers have attacked anti-spam, anti-spyware company Blue Security's Web site, stealing parts of the database to get customers' e-mail addresses.
Researchers Skeptical of Claims by Online Dating Sites
With an estimated 40 percent of the 100 million U.S. singles trying online dating, researchers at the University of Arkansas caution users that some Web sites’ claims of scientific justification may be “junk science.”
Patch for flaw in key Internet protocol
An invitation to crime: How a friendly click can compromise a company
"Hey Alice, look at the pics I took of us last weekend at the picnic. Bob". That Facebook message, sent last fall between co-workers at a large U.S. financial firm, rang true enough. Alice had, in fact, attended a picnic ...