Oct 23, 2016

Internet attackers now have secret weapon in household devices

Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites across the United States. The hacker group ...

Oct 22, 2016

Cyberattack targets PayPal, Twitter, other sites

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers ...

British artificial intelligence hub opens

Oct 20, 2016

British artificial intelligence hub opens

A new research center opened its doors Wednesday at Britain’s Cambridge University to look at the implications — good and bad — of artificial intelligence. The center will delve into AI applications ranging from increasingly “smart” smartphones to robot surgeons and “Terminator” style military ...

Hunting South Korea's high-tech peeping Toms

Oct 18, 2016

Hunting South Korea's high-tech peeping Toms

Walking into an empty women’s bathroom stall, Park Kwang-mi waves a handheld detector around the toilet seat, paper roll holder, doorknob and even the ventilation grill on the ceiling. “It’s my job to make sure there’s no camera to film women while they relieve ...

Oct 12, 2016

U.S. police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters: ACLU

U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, and Twitter shut off ...

Oct 12, 2016

Australian report warns of possible damaging cyberattacks

Extremist groups could have the capabilities to launch damaging cyberattacks on Australia within three years, a government report on the nation’s cybersecurity said on Wednesday. Such groups seeking to harm Western interests currently pose “a low cyberthreat,” despite demonstrating a savvy understanding of social ...

Oct 11, 2016

Vietnam arrests blogger for anti-state propaganda

Police in Vietnam have arrested a blogger for anti-state writings that they claim distort the truth, tarnish the country’s leaders and instigate the public to oppose the government. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, 37, was accused of conducting propaganda against the Communist state under Article ...

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Oct 7, 2016

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Carl Ferrer, chief executive of the advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pimping, as authorities investigate the company, which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors. The attorneys general of Texas and California said in a statement ...