'Tis the season to be jolly—but it's also the season for identity theft, phishing and credit card fraud.
The 2013 hack affecting a billion Yahoo users shows how seemingly innocuous bits of data gleaned from cyber attacks can be exploited for espionage and information warfare, as well as for profit.
The operators of the Ashley Madison affair-minded dating website agreed Wednesday to pay a $1.6 million penalty over a data breach exposing data from 36 million users, US officials announced.
Wait, can this be right? A new report from the Pew Research Center says that most Americans do not suffer from information overload—even though many of us frequently say otherwise.
In the age of WikiLeaks, Russian hacks and increased government surveillance, many computer users are feeling increasingly worried about how best to protect their personal information—even if they aren't guarding state ...
How can the internet balance targeted advertising with privacy concerns? A novel approach to targeted advertising would allow companies to offer users relevant advertisements without having to expend energy tracking and data ...
Uber is taking its ride-hailing app down a new road in an effort to make it smarter, simpler and more fun to use.
Blue tit feeding and exploratory behavior during migration may be driven by their need for energy and environmental information, according to a study published October 12, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Anna ...
As Yahoo's embattled email service suffers through a slew of bad news, some users are finding it hard to leave.
Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.