Nov 10, 2015

Coordinated European raids target Iran's 'Rocket Kitten' cyberspy group

European authorities have taken action to take down a cyberespionage campaign believed to be linked to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, the first operation of its kind since Tehran signed a nuclear treaty, according to security researchers. The hacker group — dubbed “Rocket Kitten” by ...

Nov 5, 2015

Britain seeks greater access to citizens' online activity

The British government plans to make telecommunications firms keep records of customers’ Web histories and help spies hack into computers and phones under a new cyber-snooping law unveiled Wednesday. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill is intended to replace a patchwork of laws, some dating ...

Silicon Valley granddaddy HP breaks up

Nov 1, 2015

Silicon Valley granddaddy HP breaks up

Seventy-seven years after Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard began tinkering in a Palo Alto garage, the company that became the foundation for Silicon Valley is breaking up. Hewlett-Packard on Sunday officially splits into two entities, opening a new chapter for the U.S. technology legend. ...

Oct 31, 2015

Hacker group Anonymous plans to 'unhood' up to 1,000 KKK members

Hacker group Anonymous is planning to reveal the identities of up to 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members, the latest twist in an ongoing cyberwar on the white supremacist group. In Twitter messages and a YouTube video, the “hacktivist” collective said it has obtained the ...

Science makes progress toward a more powerful lithium-air battery

Oct 30, 2015

Science makes progress toward a more powerful lithium-air battery

A new kind of chemistry could power lithium-air batteries over long-standing technological hurdles, leading toward a product that may one day be strong enough to replace gasoline in cars, researchers said Thursday. Rechargeable batteries have been around for decades — the lithium-ion battery that ...

U.N. body gives OK to 5G mobile network plan

Oct 30, 2015

U.N. body gives OK to 5G mobile network plan

Countries have approved a road map for developing a new generation of 5G mobile networks, the U.N. said Thursday, in what could pave the way for lightning-quick downloads and driverless cars. The International Telecommunication Union said an assembly of radiocommunication experts from the U.N.’s ...

Oct 29, 2015

Google's Internet-beaming balloons to take off in Indonesia

Google’s Internet-beaming balloons are ready to take off on the next phase of their mission to deliver online access in regions where most people live offline. The balloons will begin hovering in the stratosphere above Indonesia in an expansion of the project announced Wednesday. ...

Oct 28, 2015

Internet freedom falls for fifth year in row: survey

Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed Wednesday. The annual report by the nongovernmental watchdog Freedom House said the setbacks were especially ...

Oct 25, 2015

Tech spats spark fears of 'digital protectionism'

As American tech giants extend their global reach, fears are growing on their side of the Atlantic over trade barriers some see as “digital protectionism.” While China has long been a difficult market for U.S. firms to navigate, tensions have been rising with the ...

Despite agreement, Chinese hacking attempts on U.S. companies persist

Oct 19, 2015

Despite agreement, Chinese hacking attempts on U.S. companies persist

Chinese hacking attempts on American corporate intellectual property have occurred with regularity over the past three weeks, suggesting that China almost immediately began violating its newly minted cyberagreement with the United States, according to a newly published analysis by a cybersecurity company with close ...