LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...
5 Nov 2014 11:06
WASHINGTON: Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $100 million on Monday, 3 November, to settle a US government investigation into exaggerated fuel efficiency on 2012 and 2013 car models sold in the United States by the South Korean automakers.
5 Nov 2014 11:12
WASHINGTON, USA: A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.
30 Oct 2014 13:02
WASHINGTON, USA: Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.
30 Oct 2014 11:28
WASHINGTON, USA: Credit card hacking is the number one crime on Americans' worry list, far above being mugged or murdered, according to a Gallup survey released this week.
28 Oct 2014 10:35
WASHINGTON, USA: Hackers are increasingly targeting mobile phones to access bank accounts of victims and steal their money, security researchers warn.
23 Oct 2014 11:24
WASHINGTON, USA: About 40% of US internet users say they have been harassed online, and nearly three-quarters have seen this problem, according to a survey released this week.
23 Oct 2014 10:17
LOS ANGELES, USA: US firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she got stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online.
22 Oct 2014 08:45
NEW YORK, USA: A man accused of founding an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered $6bn for criminals, including child pornographers and drug traffickers, pleaded not guilty before a New York court this week.
15 Oct 2014 10:40
WASHINGTON, USA: Hackers based in Russia used a flaw in Microsoft Windows to spy on NATO, European governments and other organisations as far back as 2009, security researchers have found.
15 Oct 2014 10:16
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices has asked a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts that it branded "oppressive and burdensome."
14 Oct 2014 10:00
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The head of the agency entrusted to essentially run the internet said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late next year.
14 Oct 2014 09:32
LOS ANGELES, USA: A newly-wed US woman with terminal cancer has announced plans online to end her life on 1 November to die with dignity and without debilitating pain.
13 Oct 2014 09:41
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A huge trove of evidently intercepted Snapchat images and videos were exposed online last week, raising fears about what may be revealed in messages intended to vanish seconds after being viewed.
13 Oct 2014 09:16
WASHINGTON, USA: Online voting has the potential to boost election participation around the world, but is not yet ready to be widely rolled out due to security risks, a US study shows.
9 Oct 2014 08:51
WASHINGTON, USA: AT&T will have to pay $105m to settle investigations that it added charges to mobile phone bills for unauthorised third-party services such as horoscopes and "fun facts," officials confirmed.
9 Oct 2014 09:32
WASHINGTON, USA: Yahoo said some of its servers were breached briefly by hackers, but that the attack was unrelated to the newly discovered Shellshock vulnerability, and that no user data was compromised.
8 Oct 2014 10:18
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A Yahoo transparency report released last week showed that the United States topped the list of countries demanding information about users in the first half of this year.
29 Sep 2014 10:29
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google fired back at media mogul Rupert Murdoch, disputing a News Corp. complaint in Europe that the Internet company has veered from the path of doing no evil.
29 Sep 2014 09:57
WASHINGTON, USA: The US government and computer security researchers warned of a vulnerability in some computer operating systems which potentially allow widespread attacks by hackers.
26 Sep 2014 10:08