- Italian surveillance company hacked, documents stolen Updated: Jul-06-15 2:47 pm
LONDON - An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm's spokesman said Monday, confirming an embarrassing breach which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.
- Alaska pipeline inspected by tiny WALL-E look-alike Updated: Jul-06-15 2:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - It's not just humans watching over the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline, making sure oil continues to pump across the state.
- Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law Updated: Jul-03-15 8:53 am
MOSCOW - Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.
- Assembly Speakers private email account hacked Updated: Jul-02-15 7:08 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada Assembly Speaker John Hambrick says his personal email account was temporarily hacked but is fixing the problem.
- In Tech: Lifetime video service, Sprint's new price plans Updated: Jul-02-15 4:07 pm
Fans of Lifetime's melodramatic movies can now see them for $4 a month - without subscribing to cable.
- Cuba launches 1st public Wi-Fi hotspots on Havana avenue Updated: Jul-02-15 3:44 pm
HAVANA - Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely passed by.
- Ford recalls 432K cars because of software problem Updated: Jul-02-15 12:49 pm
NEW YORK - Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down.
- 'Humans' star William Hurt says AI sentience is 'inevitable' Updated: Jul-02-15 12:31 pm
NEW YORK - For William Hurt it isn't a question of whether someone will invent a robot with feelings, it's a matter of when.
- Harvard announces computer data breach Updated: Jul-02-15 7:34 am
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Harvard University is investigating a security breach into its data systems.
- Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea Updated: Jul-02-15 3:06 am
TOKYO - North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content.
- New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace Updated: Jul-01-15 6:28 am
BEIJING - China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.
- Oxford software maker to hire 60 customer service workers Updated: Jun-30-15 3:32 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - A software company is hiring 60 people as part of an expansion.
- Toshiba's 'scorpion' robot will look into Fukushima reactor Updated: Jun-30-15 11:55 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan - A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked Fukushima reactors in Japan.
- Microsoft sheds some of its ad business, mapping service Updated: Jun-29-15 7:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant to its core business.
- Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning Updated: Jun-29-15 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON - The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.
- Duncanville High School student fixes robot for police Updated: Jun-29-15 5:41 pm
DUNCANVILLE, Texas - The Duncanville Police Department's service robot was starting to look like a $10,000 paperweight.
- Missing Clinton emails likely to raise new questions Updated: Jun-26-15 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said.
- Yahoo's Stamos to become Facebook's chief security officer Updated: Jun-25-15 8:38 am
NEW YORK - Yahoo's cybersecurity chief says he's heading to Facebook to become its chief security officer.
- In Tech: Microsoft Office, Foursquare mayors, Amazon Echo Updated: Jun-25-15 3:14 am
Android phone owners can now use an updated version of Microsoft's Office tools for writing, spreadsheets and slideshows.
- Google building next data center at Alabama power plant site Updated: Jun-24-15 6:41 pm
STEVENSON, Alabama - Google is converting an old coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a sleek data center running on renewable energy to fuel the additional computing capacity needed to process Internet search requests, show digital video, give directions, deliver email and store photos.
- Carter: NATO must bolster cyberdefense Updated: Jun-24-15 3:33 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO must improve its ability to defend itself against cyberattacks before it tries to build its offensive cyberwarfare capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told alliance leaders Wednesday amid rising tensions with Russia, which has proven its willingness to launch computer-based attacks against other nations.
- The Latest: Boston Marathon bomber says he prays for victims Updated: Jun-24-15 2:21 pm
BOSTON - The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local):
- Tech company finds stolen government log-ins all over Web Updated: Jun-24-15 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web - available for hackers, spies and thieves.
- Clarksville Town Court reports breach of classified files Updated: Jun-24-15 9:57 am
CLARKSVILLE, Indiana - A southern Indiana court says it has notified the FBI, local police and the Indiana Supreme Court about a data breach that has exposed personal information of people involved in cases dating from 2005 and earlier.
- Blackshades malware owner gets nearly 5 years in prison Updated: Jun-23-15 8:04 pm
NEW YORK - The Swedish owner of a business that sold sophisticated malware that prosecutors say corrupted more than half a million computers in 100 countries was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly five years in prison.