Popular websites leaking customer data

Three quarters of popular websites are leaking private information or users' unique identifiers to third-party tracking sites, a new study has found.

It's official: WHO classifies cellphones as cancer risk

After years of research and a great deal of argument, the World Health Organization has classified cellphones as possibly carcinogenic.

Senator slams National Science Foundation for 'waste'

A senator known for his opposition to unnecessary government spending has hit out at the National Science Foundation in a 73-page report.

Apple to dominate mobile app market for years

Apple's control of the mobile app market is set to continue for at least three years, according to projections from IHS Screen Digest.

Sea levels could rocket as Arctic ice melts

Arctic sea ice concentration was at its second-lowest ever in March, according to data from NASA.

FBI cybercrime agents say they aren't up to the job

Many of the staff at an FBI cyber investigation unit lack basic skills, a Justice Department report has found.

China's energy consumption should stabilize soon

Despite the way China's economy continues to expand, its energy use is likely to level off in the next couple of decades, say researchers at Berkeley Lab.

US unprepared for major earthquake, says NRC

The US is complacent about its ability to cope with earthquakes, says the National Research Council, which has today released a 20-year road map for increasing resilience to quakes.

Rustock takedown cuts global spam, but Bagle botnet takes over

Microsoft's recent take-down of the Rustock botnet saw spam levels drop by a third during March, according to Symantec unit MessageLabs.

China soon to overtake US as world's scientific superpower

China is set to overtake the US as the world's scientific 'superpower' as early as 2013, a major study from the UK's Royal Society has concluded.

NASA spaceship control network vulnerable to hackers

NASA's computer network is open to potentially catastrophic hacking attacks across the internet, its inspector general Paul Martin has warned.

Privacy campaigners lay into Skype

Campaigning group Privacy International is accusing Skype of putting its users at risk through a series of security holes.

Report blames piracy on excessive prices

Trying to legislate against online piracy is pointless, according to a report from the Social Science Research Council. Instead, it says, companies could reduce piracy significantly by cutting prices.

People won't pay for local news online, says report

Almost half of mobile device owners use their device to get some sort of local news information - but only ten per cent of them pay for it.

Navy 'underprepared' for climate change

Climate change could have major implications for the US Navy, a report from the National Research Council has warned.

Games - and beer ads - set to boost augmented reality

Mobile augmented reality is set to rocket over the next four years, according to analyst Juniper Research.

Foxconn management 'saved lives', says Apple report

Apple's latest audit of its suppliers has found 37 'core violations' of its code of conduct, up from 17 this time last year - but not to worry. Management at Foxconn, it says, 'definitely saved lives' during the spate of suicides at its Hon Hai plant.

US science education: could do better, says report

The US risks falling behind in science, warns Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, unless science teaching is improved.

Parental controls work poorly with Web 2.0 sites

A European Commission study has found that parental control programs function poorly when filtering Web 2.0 content such as social networking sites or blogs.

ASUS tops Greenpeace eco-league

ASUS is the greenest notebook manufacturer, according to Greenpeace, which has released a report on the most environmentally-friendly computers, monitors, phones and televisions.