Internet giants Google and Mozilla have taken action to block the Kazakhstan government from intercepting the internet traffic of its citizens in what appeared to be an online surveillance scheme.
Scanning a QR code may one day be the way in which voters in the UK confirm their identity, following a pilot in Watford, UK.
Suprema, the biometric and security technology provider that had more than one million fingerprint records accessed by researchers last week, has released a statement downplaying the breach.
The head of the UK’s data regulator Elizabeth Denham has said she is “deeply concerned” by the increasing use of facial recognition in public spaces.
Virtual reality may not have lived up to the consumer hype once vested upon it, but a study has provided further evidence that it may be an effective non-pharmacological option to help ease pain in hospital patients.
The Suprema data breach, in which researchers say they discovered that the fingerprints, voice data, facial images, unencrypted usernames and passwords of more than one million people were publicly available, has drawn the condemnation of security experts and data privacy experts.
Security experts have uncovered a new strain of cryptomining malware that employs various evasive techniques to avoid detection.
WhatsApp has rolled out fingerprint authentication for users on its beta programme for Android.
Larger and more-cost effective wind turbines have been key drivers in the uptake of wind energy, according to a new report.
A research project has brought together artificial intelligence (AI), satellites, cloud computing and the internet of things (IoT) to help farmers detect diseased bananas using a smartphone app.
Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has given his backing to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and reaffirmed his support of universal basic income – a key policy of Yang’s.
A security researcher has discovered that certain coding practices make it possible for attackers to compromise F5 Networks’ BIG-IP load balancer, a device popular among banks and governments for distributing traffic across devices.
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) can now count Google and Twitter among its customers for the next generation of its processors used in data centres.
The UK government has said it will allocate £250m for a National Artificial Intelligence Lab for the National Health Service (NHS) to improve patient care.
The overall number of ransomware attacks may be on the decline but attacks have become more targeted in an attempt to siphon bigger ransom payments, according to research by cybersecurity firm Vectra.
The shared mobility sector, which includes firms such as Uber and DiDi, has attracted more than $48bn worth of mergers, acquisitions and investments over a three year period, according to data analytics firm GlobalData.
Monzo has told some 500,000 of its customers to change their personal identification number (PIN) after the challenger bank incorrectly stored them in its own internal systems.
The group of malicious hackers behind the British Airways breach made 65,000 unsuccessful attempts to steal shoppers’ payment data in July, according to anti-malware firm Malwarebytes.
Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to kill.
Non-gaming firms are likely to be overpaying for esports brand sponsorship deals, according to Sportcal, a sports market intelligence company.
Financial services firm Capital One has confirmed that it suffered a data breach in which some 106 million customer records were stolen by a hacker.
Researchers have created a portable device that farmers can attach to a smartphone to identify plant diseases while in the field.
A fake WhatsApp message offering “1000 GB free internet without WiFI” is trying to harvest users’ clicks to carry out click fraud.
An initiative set up by Europol, Netherlands police and McAfee says it has helped more than 200,000 victims of ransomware recover their files for free, saving them a total of $108m in just three years.
Vodafone and South East Water have launched a pilot that will see internet of things (IoT) sensors placed on underground mains water pipes to ‘listen’ for water escaping and send immediate alerts in the event of a leak.
Research carried out by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future has revealed the most popular malware discussed in underground forums, shining a light on what cybercriminals are looking for to carry out their next cyberattack.
Almost anything can be hacked.