When does Google hand over your data to governments?
Governments around the world want to know a lot about who we are and what we're doing online and they want communications companies to help them find it. We don't know a lot about when companies hand over ...
Apple's new encryption to lock out government (Update)
Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.
Sensors everywhere could mean privacy nowhere, expert says
Just as we are coming to grips with having less privacy in our lives thanks to the Internet, a new use of the technology is poised to present new questions about security and privacy - and create a new threat ...
Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple (Update)
Google and Apple on Thursday said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys.
Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards (Update)
Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.
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 ...
Car hacking: The security threat facing our vehicles
The car of the future will be safer, smarter and offer greater high-tech gadgets, but be warned without improved security the risk of car hacking is real, according to a QUT road safety expert.
US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief
The US military is building a new cyber defense corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said Tuesday.
Cloud data makes life easier for government spooks – and the law gives them a free pass
With the growth of internet-based cloud services, storage, social media and mobile devices, our activities increasingly leave digital shadows in our wake – social media activity, website visits, mobile ...
Government data requests up 150 pct in five years, Google says
Google said Monday that worldwide government requests for user data rose 150 percent over five years, as the Internet giant renewed its call for reforms to allow for greater disclosure.
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 ...
Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas
Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be hard to prosecute.
The keys may be on your fingertips, but that doesn't mean biometric locks can't be picked
How can we ensure that someone is who they say they are? How can be sure that the person in our system, both digitally speaking or physically in front of us, is who whom they claim to be?
Apparent massive hack attack reveals stars' nude pictures
Scandal rocked both Hollywood and the US tech industry Monday after an apparent hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of celebrities onto the Internet.