China orders microblog operators to tighten censorship

Ratcheting up control over Chinese microblogs, regulators ordered operators on Friday to set up a mechanism to remove false information after the most popular service was criticized for allowing prohibited material to spread.

The challenge of authenticating real humans in a digital world

Proving identity is a routine part of modern daily life. Many people must show a driver's license to buy alcohol at a store, flash an ID card to security guards at work, enter passwords and passcodes to retrieve email and ...

Protecting driver privacy in the connected age

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have demonstrated that is possible to compromise a driver's private information stored in the cloud for Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) programs based on only part of the data ...

Banks hold major information advantage over other investors

Maybe Gordon Gekko was right when he said that information was the most valuable commodity of all. A new study showing major investment advantages for banks in countries where public economic data is scarce seems to support ...

Verizon: Call records of 'fewer than 500' customers breached

A Verizon Wireless spokeswoman says it appears that "fewer than 500 customers" had their private information accessed in 2014 in a federal computer breach case involving a former Verizon Wireless network technician.

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