Sep 25, 2014

Medical records are worth more to hackers than credit cards

A person’s medical information can be worth 10 times more than a credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned health care providers to guard against cyberattacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc., said ...

Sep 25, 2014

New 'Bash' software bug tipped as bigger threat than 'Heartbleed'

A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as “Bash,” could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the “Heartbleed” bug that surfaced in April, cyberexperts warned on Wednesday. Bash is the software used to control the ...

Sep 17, 2014

Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)

The number of websites has burst above 1 billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time Tuesday by online tracker Internet Live Stats. Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, touted the milestone on Twitter — one ...

Sep 10, 2014

Microsoft reportedly in $2 billion talks for 'Minecraft' maker

Microsoft is in talks to buy the Swedish company behind the wildly popular “Minecraft” video game in a deal valued at more than $2 billion, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday. The U.S. technology colossus and game maker Mojang AB were not commenting on ...

Apple set to take 'historic' leap with next big product

Sep 9, 2014

Apple set to take 'historic' leap with next big product

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses. The trend-setting company is expected to rouse the still-slumbering market for wearable computers with a smartwatch or bracelet ...

Alibaba seeks to raise a record $24.3 billion in IPO

Sep 6, 2014

Alibaba seeks to raise a record $24.3 billion in IPO

China’s Alibaba Group Ltd. is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO — an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock-market debut. The e-commerce company and its early investors are hoping to sell up ...

Sep 6, 2014

Glance: the biggest initial public offerings in history

The Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Ltd. is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, which would value the company at $163 billion. Those are both IPO records. Here is a look at ...

Sep 5, 2014

'Telepathy' experiment sends first mental message

For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, who were far apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be ...

Sep 5, 2014

Obama taps Google exec as new technology officer

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday named Google vice president Megan Smith as his new chief technology officer, charged with unleashing the power of data and computers inside the fusty world of government. Smith fronted Google’s acquisition of major platforms including Google Earth, Google ...