The UK’s data watchdog has fined pregnancy and parenting club Bounty £400,000 for illegally selling personal details of more than 14 million parents to credit reference and marketing agencies.
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, marking an end to the seven-year chapter of his political asylum.
It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly valuable across all industries.
Two out of three hotel websites are unintentionally leaking guests’ booking details and personal data to third-party sites in a widespread hotel data leak, according to cybersecurity firm Symantec.
A new wave of sextortion scam emails is targeting victims in multiple languages and locations around the world to blackmail victims into paying thousands of pounds in Bitcoin.
A prolific scamming group dubbed London Blue is now targeting business employees in Asia and using spoofed email addresses to trick businesses into handing over cash.
The UK’s data watchdog has fined a council in the London borough of Newham £145,000 for disclosing the personal information of 203 people listed on a police intelligence database known as the ‘Gangs Matrix’.
Facebook is once again paying the price for giving third-party developers unfettered access to user data, following a data leak in which millions of user records were found freely available on an Amazon Web Service server.
Scientists have shown how nanomaterials can be added to plants, creating the possibility of giving them useful abilities such as detecting explosive chemicals or harvesting light more efficiently.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the world’s sprawling, complex supply chains in a practice known as ‘island hopping’.
It’s April Fools’ Day, which means scores of companies are promoting joke products in the hope of tricking both journalists and consumers into believing their ridiculous ideas are a reality.
Huawei is facing fresh criticism after a UK government-led report found “serious vulnerabilities” in its 5G technology – but it’s not all doom and gloom for the Chinese telecommunications giant, a former British intelligence officer has said.
A UK government report has found “serious vulnerabilities” in Huawei products and “significant technical issues” in its engineering process.
Researchers have created artificial intelligence (AI) software that identifies the make and model of cardiac rhythm devices – such as pacemakers – in seconds, massively speeding up treatment times in potentially life-threatening conditions.
Data may be the new oil, but many IT professionals are relying on legacy database technology to manage the highly valuable commodity.
The European Parliament has passed Article 13 and Article 11, the controversial update to Europe’s copyright law, drawing widespread condemnation from technology experts and internet users.
Scientists have significantly increased the conductivity of a type of melanin skin pigment, opening up the possibility of biocompatible electronics for implantable devices or, more speculatively – human cyborgs.
Students at Northern Arizona University now have no excuse to skip breakfast, because an autonomous delivery robot can bring it to their door “within minutes”.
Researchers have developed an app for the Google Home smart speaker that allows physicians to ask for and receive recommendations about medical device sizes during surgery.
Hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords visible in plain text to the platform’s employees, potentially creating security vulnerabilities on third-party sites that use the same passwords, cybersecurity experts have warned.
During World War II, a ghost army fooled Adolf Hitler.
Few people know more about the threat of cyber terrorism than Malcolm Taylor.
GPU maker NVIDIA has created software for autonomous vehicles that adds an extra safety net to prevent collisions.
The UK’s data watchdog has fined Vote Leave £40,000 for sending unlawful campaign texts during the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Ride-hailing company Lyft has announced an initial public offering in which 30.77 million shares will be sold between $62 and $68 per share.
Canada is proposing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchanges, which is being seen as a direct response to the loss of $137m in crypto assets in the ongoing QuadrigaCX scandal.
Researchers have repurposed a Netflix algorithm designed to predict users’ film preferences to assist with biological image analysis.
Cyberattackers have compromised a Pakistani Government website, allowing them to log the keystrokes of visitors entering sensitive information into a passport application site.
Cold wallets, an offline piece of hardware designed to protect large amounts of cryptocurrency from being hacked, are considered best-practice among exchanges.