Anonymous antics spark hacker feud

Hackers bent on derailing Anonymous clashed with members of the notorious group at a DefCon gathering in Las Vegas late Saturday.

'Anonymous' hackers access Austrian bank data

The Austrian branch of the hacker group Anonymous accessed the bank data of 96,000 people in an attack on the website of the country's GIS television licence agency, officials said on Monday.

Battle brewing over control of personal data online

Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., Facebook Inc. and other Internet companies have made billions of dollars tracking people's online movements and using that data to target advertising based on their prediction of what a person might ...

Don't stop anonymizing data

Canadian privacy experts have issued a new report today that strongly backs the practice of de-identification as a key element in the protection of personal information. The joint paper from Ontario's Information and Privacy ...

Google threatens to shut down Swiss Street View

(AP) -- Google is threatening to wipe photographs of streets and houses in Switzerland from its online maps unless the country's supreme court overturns a ruling requiring an absolute guarantee of anonymity for people captured ...

Hurd accuser claimed inside info

(AP) -- A person familiar with the ouster of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s former CEO Mark Hurd tells The Associated Press that the woman who accused Hurd of sexual harassment also claimed that he told her about a major acquisition ...

Mathematical models key to tracking gossip, terrorists

(PhysOrg.com) -- Thanks to the Internet and online social networks (OSNs) news and gossip now spread literally like wildfire -- uncontrollably and seemingly without any order. But according to one Ryerson researcher, there ...

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