The most trusted companies in America include HP, Amazon, IBM, eBay, and Microsoft. But Apple and Google, the two companies at the forefront of the mobile revolution, didn’t make the cut.
Governments want more of your data, but copyright holders are getting slightly less active in requesting tweet takedowns.
In an effort to stay transparent, Google released details of its three-point plan for handling government requests for its users email and cloud services today.
In an effort to prevent the next big cyberattack, the Defense Department plans to greatly expand its digital security forces.
Anonymous claims it has stolen a number of secret files from the Department of Justice in the name of Aaron Swartz, the hacker who recently committed suicide while facing punishment for stealing JSTOR files. The group is calling for change to the U.S. judiciary process.
When it comes to passphrases, using proper grammar could actually hurt your password, rather than help you remember it.
Symantec announced yesterday that it will be restructuring the company and laying off some of its staff as a result. That number could be as high as 1,000 employees, though Symantec CEO Steve Bennett says the focus is not on the number, but on the efficiency.
There are tons of ways for advertisers to follow you around the web. Here are a few ways how they do it, and how to avoid being tracked.
Lookout Mobile released a new feature today, which lets you take a picture of anyone who tries — and fails — to put in your Android password three times.
Launching today, a new technology from a startup called PromoJam lets marketers create promotions in a matter of minutes and share them on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter — no HTML expertise required.
Japanese researchers develop LED-glasses that protect you from being analyzed by facial recognition software.
One Canadian computer science student has discovered the three simple steps to ruining your life.
The memory of Aaron Swartz remains strong more than a week after his tragic death, judging from the turnout at his memorial service in New York City tonight.
An Air Force commander is bringing to light concerns the government has over a growing cyber offense in Iran, promising that the Defense Department will soon add 1,000 people to the Air Force’s “cyber” department.
If Google has its way, you could soon use an electronic ring rather than a password to login to websites.
Editor’s Pick “Prosecutors do not acknowledge nuance,” Watt told me today. “They turn everything into a very clear-cut moral issue, where everything is nicely packaged into a premeditated act.”
Microsoft’s anti-virus product failed to be certified by the AV-Test institute. The company responded, saying the tests didn’t accurately reflect customer impact.
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Only one day after Oracle fixed a highly-publicized hole in Java, a new zero-day attack surfaced on online hacker forums. The zero-day owner says the exploit will be released to the highest bidder.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) is introducing a new piece of legislation that would limit the number of charges brought against someone who violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
Outsourcing your U.S. critical infrastructure work duties to China is never a good idea.
Oracle patches a hole in Java 7 that allowed hackers to hijack computers for botnets. The fix comes after a warning from the Department of Homeland Security.
A piece of sophisticated spyware was recently discovered attacking global government entities. The malware is five years old and still running.
The hacktivist group Anonymous defaced the web site of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for its role in the events that led to the suicide of online activist Aaron Swartz.
Facing criticism for taking a hard line against accused academic journal downloader Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide Friday, MIT has issued a statement.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security believes you shouldn’t be using Java until an update has been issued to fix a dangerous hole.
Over 1,000 people have signed a petition asking the government to stop prosecuting people who use distributed denial of service attacks, and instead recognize it as a form of protest.
A hack discovered in November could let anyone with access to your phone systems hijack the phone to listen in on your calls and conversations in the vicinity.
Editor’s Pick Security company FireEye raised $50 million today to prepare itself for an inevitable initial public offering.
Ron Wyden outlined today a number of pivotal tech policy points that need to be discussed over the coming year, including privacy, net neutrality, and other data usage.
Heroku was alerted to a security vulnerability that let anyone change an account’s password and take over the account. The company reacted quickly, pushing out a fix the next day.
A number of denial of service attacks have taken down U.S. bank web sites since September. While some have come forward claiming responsibility, other believe Iran may be behind the attacks.
Bradley Manning, suspected of giving a number of confidential documents to Wikileaks, was award 112 days of “prison credit” after being poorly treated during his jail time at a Virginia facility.
Stealth startup Shape Security that focuses on fighting botnets hasn’t revealed any of its products to the public yet, but says it is getting too many customers and needs funding to support the growing business.
Looks like Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei is getting slammed again. Now it’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, the facility that is in charge of maintaining the United States’s arsenal of nuclear weapons, that has apparently tossed out Huawei network switches.
Skype calls use 256-bit advanced encryption by default, but that’s not secure enough for some people. So a prof at the Warsaw University of Technology has created a way to communicate even more privately on Skype — by using silence.
It might be easier than you think to trick Facebook into believing an account should be put into a “memorial state.”
Guest Post Parents are charting a new path: parenting kids with advanced smart devices that teens often understand better than their guardian adults.
Google no longer trusts a Turkish digital certificate distributor after the organization issued two “intermediate certificate authorities” that would allow anyone to impersonate a website.
Sorry, employers, it is officially against the law to ask prospective employees for their Facebook passwords in California and Illinois. Two bills banning businesses from the practice took effect Tuesday.