Millions bewildered by cellphone 'bill shock'

One in six cellphone users has been hit with an unexpected bill that didn't reflect their monthly service plan, according to a report produced by the Federal Communications Commission.

America's top scientists call for carbon trading system

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is continuing its crusade for more action on climate change by publishing three reports calling for  prices to be put on carbon emissions.

iPhone users most likely to make embarrassing Facebook posts

iPhone users are an impulsive lot - they're nearly twice as likely to have regretted making a Facebook post as the population at large.

Heavy phone use may cause cancer

A ten-year study into whether or not mobile phones cause brain tumors has concluded... maybe.

iPad apps beautiful but unusable, says report

The first generation of iPad apps has some pretty serious usability problems, according to a report from the Norman Nielsen Group.

China cleans up its act on spam

The US is still the world's worst spam offender, with 13.1 percent of the lovely stuff being relayed through the country.

EPA delivers strong message on climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency report says climate change is unequivocally causing hurricanes and heat waves.

Organisations exaggerate costs of piracy, says GOA

Every year, piracy costs US industry as much as - well, it seems nobody knows how much after all. A report from the Government Accountability Office has concluded that it's near impossible to quantify.

Official 'Climategate' report clears scientists of wrongdoing

The UK government's first official report into the 'Climategate' scandal has concluded that the University of East Anglia did not tamper with climate data.

IRS still failing to keep taxpayer information secure

Despite warnings, the IRS is continuing to put taxpayer information at risk, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Cybercriminals' profits surge

In times of economic hardship, it's good to know one sector of the economy is booming. So hats off to American cybercriminals, who apparently doubled their takings in 2009.