Anonymous says power grid is not a target

Cyber activists linked to Anonymous have rebuffed allegations that the collective could potentially threaten the power grid by staging a coordinated cyber attack.

Facebook censorship rulebook leaked

A disgruntled agency worker has revealed Facebook's rules for blocking offensive content - and while 'crushed heads' are fine, female nipples aren't.

Shipping at risk from GPS jamming

GPS jammers are threatening shipping, a conference in the UK has been warned.

NSA: Anonymous could target power grid

The director of the National Security Agency (NSA) has expressed concern that hackers aligned with Anonymous could cause a "limited power outage" via a coordinated cyber attack.

Google tricks IE privacy settings too, says Microsoft

Following last week's revelation that Google was bypassing privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, Microsoft's accused it of doing the same thing with Internet Explorer.

Anonymous-AntiSec in FTC takedown

Hackers linked to Anonymous and AntiSec jacked two websites belonging to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Friday morning.  

Google accused of illicit iPhone tracking

Google's been accused of 'tricking' Safari to bypass security settings and track iPhone and iPad users' locations through cookies.

GSM networks leak users' location

Security researchers have discovered it's possible to track a cellphone's location by listening to unencrypted broadcast messages from cell phone towers.

Apple responds to pressure over address book privacy

Apple's promising to close the loophole that allows apps to harvest the content of users' address books without specific permission.

Anonymous moves against tear gas supplier

Cyber activists associated with Anonymous have targeted a Pennsylvania-based security firm which routinely provides tear gas to law enforcement officials and armies around the globe. 

CIA tango down, says Anonymous

Cyber activists associated with Anonymous targeted a number of government websites late Friday afternoon, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the state of Alabama. 

Google suspends Wallet prepaid cards

Google has stopped creating new prepaid cards for Google Wallet, following the discovery of a security flaw that allows funds to be easily tapped.

United Nations website gets hacked

A hacker who infiltrated the United Nations (UN) website has posted a list of potential network security vulnerabilities along with a detailed "map" of the organization's internal database on Pastebin.

Apple supplier Foxconn hacked

Foxconn, the Far Eastern manufacturer that supplies Apple and other hardware vendors, was yesterday hacked as part of a series of protests against the company's notorious working conditions.

FBI tracks "unsophisticated" Anonymous 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed the tracking of cyber activists associated with Anonymous in the context of what appears to be an open-ended investigation.

Feds step up domestic drone surveillance

Congress has passed a controversial bill that will make it easier for law enforcement officials to fly unmanned drones over US airspace. 

This 'bot is a military pack mule

The Pentagon has developed a prototype robotic "pack mule" capable of standing up, lying down and following troops as it carries a cool 400 pounds of military gear.

Path and Hipster swipe users' address books

The popular Path photo-sharing app is uploading users' entire address books to its servers, a developer has discovered - and Path says it's not a mistake. Hipster's claimed to be doing the same.

Anonymous doxes Oakland officials over OWS crackdown

Cyber activists associated with Anonymous have posted the private information of Oakland city officials in response to an ongoing crackdown against OccupyWallStreet (OWS) protestors. 

Home security camera feeds posted to web

Images of children in their bedrooms have been freely available on the web, following a security breach by webcam company Trendnet.