Last update:

One year on, EU has 145,000 data law complaints

One year after the entry into force of landmark EU rules to better protect personal data, nearly 145,000 complaints have been registered, an initial assessment revealed on Wednesday.

EU adopts powers to respond to cyberattacks

The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds.

Dutch probe China's Huawei for possible spying: report

Dutch intelligence services are investigating Huawei for possibly spying for the Chinese government by leaving a "back door" to data of customers of major telecoms firms, a report said Thursday.

US, European officials bring charges in global malware case

Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. ...

San Francisco ban highlights facial recognition fears

A ban on facial recognition for law enforcement in San Francisco highlights growing public concerns about technology which is seeing stunning growth for an array of applications while provoking worries over privacy.

WhatsApp patches flaw after spyware revelation

WhatsApp on Tuesday warned users to upgrade the application to plug a security hole that allowed for the injection of sophisticated malware that could be used to spy on journalists, activists and others.

How cryptocurrency scams work

Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive sums of real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes amounted to US$1.7 billion. The criminals use both old-fashioned and new-technology ...

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping into airports, motor vehicle ...

Legal ramifications of anti-hacker honeypots

In the context of information technology, IT, a "honeypot" is an attractive online destination usually established to attract malicious third parties who then, assuming they have reached a valuable resource unwittingly reveal ...

Other news

Earth Sciences
Solving geothermal energy's earthquake problem
Materials Science
Chemical juggling with three particles
The extraordinary powers of bacteria visualized in real time
Plants & Animals
Dolphin study reveals the genes essential for species' survival
Earth Sciences
Scientists discover ancient seawater preserved from the last Ice Age
General Physics
Lithium doesn't crack under pressure, it transforms
Cell & Microbiology
Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body's cells
General Physics
Researchers perform simple calculations by shining light patterns through a translucent cube
Quantum Physics
Quantum computing boost from vapour stabilising technique
Plants & Animals
Crabs' camouflage tricks revealed
Plants & Animals
New research shows that mites and ticks are close relatives
Cooling wood: Engineers create strong, sustainable solution for passive cooling
Space Exploration
SpaceX launches first 60 satellites of its internet network
Archaeology & Fossils
Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes
Plants & Animals
Older male crickets attract more females—but have less sex
Social Sciences
Initially threatened by change, people adapt to societal diversity over time
General Physics
The first observation of the nuclear Barnett effect
Materials Science
Building a better salt trap: Scientists synthesize a molecular 'cage' to trap chloride
Cell & Microbiology
Interplay between mitochondria and nucleus may have implications for new treatment
Live fast, die young: Study shows tiny fishes fuel coral reefs