Brazil thinks Google is part of NSA plot?

The accountants at Google must be sweating in their boots after Brazilian judges ordered them to hand over private data collected through its Street View program.

Ubuntu CEO says sorry to "Open Source Tea Party"

  Ubuntu's CEO Mark Shuttleworth has penned a couple of apologies to his critics in the open sauce community.

Lenovo’s Miix 2 Windows 8.1 tablet starts at $300

Lenovo's IdeaTab Miix 2 is an 8-inch tablet powered by Intel's Atom Bay Trail processor. The device - loaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1 software - has a starting price of $300, scaling up accordingly based on storage specs.

Adobe hack grows into massive security breach

Digital security firm LastPass announced Thursday that it had discovered passwords, email addresses and other data linked to Adobe Systems (ADBE) customer accounts on websites used by hackers.LastPass says was able to identify user data from a staggering 152 million Adobe accounts. That would contradict Adobe’s claim -- ...

What is the Deep Web? A first trip into the abyss

The Deep Web (or Invisible web) is the set of information resources on the World Wide Web not reported by normal search engines. According several researches the principal search engines index only a small portion of the overall web content, the remaining part is unknown to the majority ...

Utilities Are Now In the Business Of Protecting National Security

Last month, federal agents arrested a man for destruction of three different power lines and a terroristic attack against a railroad carrier. Next Next week, a key organization that helps maintain the grid and its physical and cyber security will perform a series of exercises to defend those ...

Cybercrime's bottom line: $500 billion

(Editor\\'s note: In this guest essay, Deloitte consultants Eric Openshaw and Irfan Saif assemble the best available estimates for the economic clout of the cybercrime industry.)No one knows the true cost of cybercrime. Annual loss estimates for U.S. corporations range from $70-140 billion in a recent report from ...

British lawmakers to quiz Snowden leaks newspaper editor

British lawmakers will question the editor of the Guardian newspaper next month over publishing intelligence files from U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden after warnings from security chiefs that the leaks damaged UK national security.Alan Rusbridger will appear before the House of Commons home affairs select committee, the ...

Facebook users surprised at info revealed in Graph Search

More than five billion people have Facebook accounts, and every single one of them is affected by Facebook\\'s new way to search the social network. The company rolled it out over the summer. It\\'s called Graph Search. It can help you find new friends, new businesses, but as ...

The Adobe Hack: are 150 million people really impacted?

Adobe has  a lot to answer for. We've gone from 3 million to 130 million to 150 million possible accounts hacked. It's all out there for everyone to see on the interwebs. Were it not twee software applications, we'd probably sense more outrage. Right now, it's hard to fathom what the deal is and how far this travesty goes.

Apple fanboy press mad at Samsung's 64-bit mobile chip

Samsung is working on an in-house optimised version of a 64-bit mobile processor and the tame Apple press is screaming that it is cheating.

Porn-viewing bosses infect corporate networks

A surprising number of IT professionals say they have to clean up corporate devices infected by executives who went to porn sites. According to a recent survey by software firm ThreatTrack Security, 40% of tech support employees admit they\\'ve had to clean an executive\\'s corporate device after the ...

America Spies On Nigerian State Security Services, SSS Daily Via Computer Hacking & Telephonic Interceptions

US Spies On Nigerian State Security Services, SSS Daily Via Computer Hacking & Telephonic Interceptions There is an authoritative hint that the United States of America (USA) is spying on Nigeria’s security agencies, especially the State Security Services (SSS). This was revealed by the American newspaper, New York ...

Developers need to start thinking about security now

It’s broken because security teams drive security, and development teams let them. There needs to be a re-balancing of this relationship, driven by an awakening in the developer community.Development teams abdicate security because they don’t understand it. They abdicate because they are too busy building features. They abdicate ...

Power Plants and Other Vital Systems Are Totally Exposed on the Internet

Researcher Paul McMillan thinks the pharmacy may have been monitoring the computer activity of employees using the remote access program TeamViewer, but then failed to secure the application, allowing anyone else on the internet to view the employee computer screen as well. Contacted by WIRED, the customer said ...

Fujitsu lights up servers with Intel's silicon photonics

Intel and Fujitsu have been showing off a new server which uses Intel silicon photonics technology with an Optical PCI Express (OPCIe) design.

Are retailers the new NSA?

Smartphones and tablets have not just changed the way we shop online, they are also having an impact in brick-and-mortar shops, as many shoppers are using them to compare prices and read product reviews. But shoppers aren’t the only ones doing a bit of intelligence work on the ground, the retailers are responding in kind.

Chinese hackers: we're back!

The Chinese hackers who went quiet after the US made a big noise about their operations, appear to be back in business again.

Somewhere, 1 in 10 smartphones run Windows

Microsoft's deals with Nokia are starting to make slow but noticeable progress, with more than ten percent of smartphones in the EU running on Windows.

Did Netflix Finally Kill the Video Store?

I was surprised to read the news that the last Blockbuster stores were finally closing. I was only surprised because I was under the impression that except for a few stray stores here and there that Blockbuster had been completely done for some time.