Cybersecurity

Yahoo Suffers History's Biggest Known Data Breach

Hackers stole data from more than a billion user accounts.

Cybersecurity

How Will the Public Learn About Cyberattacks Under President Trump?

Unlike his predecessor, the president-elect doesn’t seem to trust the intelligence community to investigate state-sponsored hackers.

Emerging Tech

How Algorithms Can Bring Down Minorities' Credit Scores

Analyzing people’s social connections may lead to a new way of discriminating against them.

Cybersecurity

Is the White House Hiding Secrets About Russia's Role in the Election?

Seven senators have asked President Obama to declassify additional information about the Kremlin’s possible involvement.

Cybersecurity

A Website That Gives You Points as It Spies on You

Click, and a calm voice explains how easy it is to follow your cursor’s every move.

CIO Briefing

People Censor Themselves Online for Fear of Being Harassed

New research reveals when tech companies don't police abuse, it can put a damper on free speech.

CIO Briefing

Trump’s CIA Director Wants to Return to a Pre-Snowden World

He’s called for a “fundamental upgrade” to U.S. spying powers.

Data

How Light Bulbs Watch You Buy Groceries

The same technology that helps stores track shoppers may one day replace Wi-Fi.

Cybersecurity

The Dark Web Isn’t All Dark

Despite its reputation for illegal activity, much of what goes on underneath the surface of the internet is legit.

Cybersecurity

Who’s Responsible When Your DVR Launches a Cyberattack?

The companies who make the devices could be held accountable.

Data

Incessant Consumer Surveillance Is Leaking Into Physical Stores

Retail is on its way to a future of personalized everything—even prices.

CIO Briefing

Half of American Adults Are in Police Facial-Recognition Databases

Cities and states are investing in biometric scanning technology, with few laws in place to restrict what they can do with it.

Cybersecurity

How to Foil a Tech-Support Scam

Fraudsters are getting cleverer and more aggressive—but the government is cracking down.

Data

Amazon Wants to Scan Your License Plate

Identifying cars would help it speed up pickup times at brick-and-mortar stores—but it could use the information to track your location.

Cybersecurity

Hackers Can Listen In on Your Skype Calls

A security researcher found a way to “piggyback” on video chats, and it’s very hard to detect.

Data

The Global Economic Damage of Internet Blackouts

Last year, the world economy lost at least $2.4 billion when governments intentionally shut down their countries’ networks.

Cybersecurity

Why Won’t Trump Blame the DNC Hack on Russia?

His refusal to point fingers is a departure from the Obama administration’s willingness to attribute cyberattacks to foreign countries.