/ Dec 16, 2016

Yahoo hack shows data as tool of information warfare

The massive hack affecting a billion Yahoo users shows how seemingly innocuous bits of data gleaned from cyberattacks can be exploited for profit — and potentially for espionage and information warfare. The latest breach disclosed Wednesday is the largest on record and comes just ...

'Revenge porn' affects millions, U.S. study shows

/ Dec 14, 2016

'Revenge porn' affects millions, U.S. study shows

“Revenge porn” — the posting of explicit pictures of another person without consent — affects 1 in 25 Americans, according to a new study. Perpetrators include jilted lovers looking for payback and hackers releasing intimate images of celebrities. The issue gained public attention in ...

2016 'year zero' of virtual reality revolution, filmmakers say

/ Dec 8, 2016

2016 'year zero' of virtual reality revolution, filmmakers say

The first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month. The first screening room in France opened Wednesday and several others are promised for Beijing, Shanghai and Los Angeles in ...

/ Nov 25, 2016

IBM settles with Australia over failure of online census

Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and has compensated the government for the financial cost of the debacle, the prime minister said on Friday. Australia’s first attempt to conduct a census ...

Trump cyber security team, policy slow to take shape: officials

/ Nov 17, 2016

Trump cyber security team, policy slow to take shape: officials

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has not announced a point person dedicated to cybersecurity policy or staffing in his administration, an omission that could make the United States more vulnerable to threats and worsen a government cybertalent shortfall, current and former national security officials ...

Facebook had tool to weed out fake news: report

/ Nov 15, 2016

Facebook had tool to weed out fake news: report

Facebook had a tool to weed out fake news circulating on the social network this year but declined to deploy it for fear of offending conservatives, a report said Monday. The report by the online news site Gizmodo comes with Facebook under fire for ...