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Cyber crime costs global economy $445 bn annually

Cyber crime has been estimated to cost the global economy in excess of $400 billion each year, according to a new report<p>The cost of cyber crime for the global economy has been estimated at $445 billion (£266 billion) annually.<p>Cyber espionage and stealing individuals' personal information is …

Cybercrime

Facial recognition software helps convict a robber

<i>Watch Dogs</i>' vision of a super-connected Chicago may be truer than you think. A local judge has convicted Pierre Martin of armed robbery after police used facial recognition software (NEC's NeoFace) to match surveillance camera footage with an existing mugshot. While the cops still used witnesses to …

Rumor: NFC, wireless charging, improved LTE slated for iPhone 6

New high-resolution photos surfaced over the weekend showing what is expected to be the much thinner iPhone 6 following a report from Venture Beat that corroborates several other claims that the next generation iPhone will feature a larger display than previous models. Included in that report are …

The internet of things isn’t about things. It’s about cheap data.

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>The value that comes from connecting your thermostat to the internet isn’t …

Tesla Wants To Open Its Supercharger Standard To Other Electric Car Makers

Elon Musk is willing to share the technology behind his Tesla Superchargers, the fast-charging plug-in stations for his company’s electric cars, the CEO revealed at the UK launch of the Model S this past weekend (via Engadget).<p>Musk said he’d be willing to open up the designs in order to build a …

UBS Joins In on Apple iWatch Rumors

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple hasn't officially announced the iWatch yet, but analysts and tech super fans alike are already …

New lock screen bypass discovered in iOS 7, allows access in 5 seconds under certain circumstances (Update: Resolved)

<b>Update 6/30:</b> It appears iOS 7.1.2 has resolved the issue: <i>A state management issue existed in the handling of the telephony state while in Airplane Mode. This issue was addressed through improved state management while in Airplane Mode.</i><p>A new lock screen bypass has been discovered in iOS 7 that …

Google Embraces Docker, the Next Big Thing in Cloud Computing

Google is putting its considerable weight behind an open source technology that's already one of the hottest new ideas in the world of cloud …

A tiny technical change in iOS 8 could stop marketers spying on you

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Whenever you walk around a major Western city with your phone’s Wi-Fi turned on, you are broadcasting your location to government agencies, marketing companies and location analytics firms.<p>In shopping malls, for instance, a firm called Euclid Analytics collects, in its …

Privacy

Amazon taking on PayPal by expanding online payments business

Amazon wants to take the lead in the crowded online payments market. Reuters reports that the e-commerce company is now letting users manage their digital subscriptions and monthly bills using credit card information stored on their Amazon profiles. The move puts Amazon in line to potentially …

Google search results may indicate 'right to be forgotten' censorship

Search engine considering alert at bottom of results pages to show links have been removed after landmark EU privacy ruling<p>Google is planning to flag up search results it has censored following a controversial ruling that allows European citizens the right to demand information on them be …

Apple’s Maps Are Still Lost

Apple, during WWDC last week, delivered some significant updates across various parts of its business. It released, among other things, some 4,000 new APIs (and a new programming language) to developers; a renewed, more aggressive effort in cloud services; and some changes across its mobile and …

The Latest on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast: Lupita Nyong'o

Fan speculation began almost immediately after Disney announced their plans for a seventh film in the "Star Wars" series, and with more than a full …