Ten percent of users account for 90 percent of data traffic

Well, it seems that people like us are just spoiling things for everybody else. A study has found that just ten percent of mobile users account for a whacking 90 percent of data traffic.

Planck mission releases first data

The European Space Agency has released the fist results from its Planck mission, focusing on the coldest objects in the universe.

Windows Phone 7 could blow data allowances

Microsoft is looking into reports that phones running Windows Phone 7 are sending out large amounts of data without their users' knowledge.

Online trackers promise to open up their data

A group of online tracking companies is promising to allow consumers to see what data is being held on them.

Most workers prepared to steal company data

'Perfidious Albion' is about right: a new survey from security company Imperva has discovered that more than two thirds of Brits plan to filch corporate data from their workplace when they leave.

Britain rules on Street View data-gathering

Britain's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office, has reached a conclusion about Google's illegal gathering of Wifi data with its Street View cars.

'Habitable exoplanet' may not exist, says Geneva team

Oh, great. The moving men were booked, we'd said goodbye to the neighbors and we'd given away the cat - and now it seems that there may not be a habitable planet orbiting Gliese 581 after all.

ESA battles against illegal radio broadcasts

The European Space Agency (ESA) has embarked on a crusade to get rid of illicit radio broadcasts that are interfering with its observations.

DHS fails cyber-security audit

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has utterly failed an extensive cyber-security audit conducted by the agency's own Inspector General (IG).

Feds want better protection for healthcare data

US Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) have moved to pass legislation that would ensure the "robust" protection of sensitive healthcare data.

Android Tapsnake trojan tracks your every move


Symantec has positively identified a stealth trojan hidden in a Tapsnake video game app for Android smartphones.

Phone apps collecting user data - but should we be worried?

Up to half of free Android apps, and a quarter of free iPhone apps, are gathering and sharing sensitive data from a user's phone.

Intel photonics link hits 50 Gbps

Intel researchers have developed a silicon-based, optical data connection prototype capable of transferring up to 50 gigabits per second.

Google transfers WiFi data to European regulators

European regulators are set to receive data inadvertently collected by Google from unsecured WiFi networks across the Continent.  

Apple says Android doesn't threaten the iPhone

Apple has disputed the accuracy of recent data published by the NPD Group which showed Android-based devices outselling the iPhone in the United States.

Nokia sues Apple over iPad and iPhone 3G

Nokia has sued Apple for allegedly infringing on five "important" patents with its popular iPhone and iPad 3G.

Digital Data to Earth: You have run out of memory

A recent study conducted by IDC estimates that the global volume of digital data increased by 62% between 2008 and 2009 to approximately 800,000 petabytes (PB).

Intel: Sandy Bridge processors on target for 2010

Intel has confirmed that production of processors featuring its next-gen Hi-K 32 nanometer (nm) "Sandy Bridge" architecture will kick off in late 2010.

8,000 petabytes of mobile data traffic expected by 2014

Mobile data traffic originating from PC (USB) modems and routers is expected to increase from 2,000 petabytes of data to a staggering 8,000 in 2014.

Motorola and Sprint debut "push-to-talk" Android smartphone

Motorola has debuted what it claims is the "world's first" push-to-talk Android-powered smartphone at CTIA 2010.