Being rich is wonderful. At least that's the assumption the whole world seems to make.
The wealthy are today's so-called rock stars, even though the music that emerges from their mouths can sometimes feel like a dirge played on a flute slipped up someone's nose. This is especially true of the tech world, where untold billions have descended on young, sometimes socially awkward, nerdy types.
The U.S. government has not yet notified any of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago, officials acknowledged on Tuesday.
The agency whose data was hacked, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), said the Defense Department will begin "later this month" to notify employees and contractors across the government that their personal information was accessed by hackers.
Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach that he thinks can make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.
The average user has some 20 passwords today, and in general the easier they are to remember, the less secure they are. When passwords are used across multiple websites, they become even weaker.
Remember those hackers who remotely took over a Jeep Cherokee from miles away last month? Uber just hired them.
Computer security engineers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will work in Uber’s Pittsburgh offices, home to the company’s self-driving car and robotics research lab, the New York Times reports. They’ll work with Joe Sullivan, Uber’s chief security officer, and John Flynn, chief information security officer. Together, they’ll work toward “building out a world-class safety and security program at Uber.”
A 17-year-old high school honor student in Virginia was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday for conspiring to assist the Islamic State (ISIL), which the US has declared a terror group. Among other allegations, Ali Shukri Amin was charged for assisting ISIL via blog and Twitter posts about encryption and Bitcoin.
Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC is shaping up to be quite an impressive mobile chip. Earlier this month, the chip maker revealed that its Adreno 530 GPU will offer up to 40 percent faster performance while consuming 40 percent less power compared to the Adreno 430. What’s more, Qualcomm claimed its new image signal processing (ISP) unit would lead to mobile cameras capable of capturing DSLR-quality pictures.
These promises alone are enough to excite most mobile enthusiasts but that’s only just the tip of the iceberg.
Windows' network activity continues to be scrutinized amid privacy concerns. Windows 10 was first put under the microscope with both new and old features causing concern. With its Cortana digital personal assistant, Windows 10 represents a new breed of operating system that incorporates extensive online services as an integral part of the platform. But its older predecessors haven't escaped attention, and questions are now being asked of Windows 7 and 8's online connectivity.
On the back of the Moto X Pure is a small indentation.
Despite being on a new flagship phone, it’s a feature without function – or at least nothing to boast about. No megapixels or milliamperes, just a circular recess containing a manufacturer’s logo.
The Motorola dimple, as the little dent is affectionately known, can be found on every smartphone the company has released since 2013. On the latest models, it’s been incorporated into a strip below the rear camera and flash, drawing further attention to a seemingly useless feature.
A woman who sued Uber after allegedly being raped by a driver for the ride-hailing service in India has voluntarily withdrawn her lawsuit, according to a court filing Tuesday.
The 26-year-old woman filed her lawsuit in January in the US, about a month after she was allegedly raped and assaulted while a passenger on an Uber ride in India's capital territory of New Delhi. Her lawsuit said the company failed to provide adequate safety protocols.
Google has a new logo. A few weeks after the company announced a huge restructuring effort that will split the search, advertising and internet giant into several different organizations, the new Google is showing off a new identity.