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Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious system apps

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes …

Apps

Snowden trained as hacker while with NSA -- report

More details about the mysterious past of Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked details about the agency's surveillance program, are starting to emerge.<p>Snowden, who is reportedly currently holed up in an airport in Moscow, was taught all he needed to know …

Surveillance

European watchdogs order Google to rewrite privacy policy or face legal action

Privacy watchdogs in the UK, Germany and Italy have told Google to rewrite its privacy policy in Europe or face legal sanctions, 15 months after the …

A Submarine In Space And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Robot Rodeo, Y’all!

This is what happens when police, military folks, and scientists get together to play with very expensive robots.<p>It's 10 a.m. on a Wednesday, and I'm watching a robot poke a forest camouflage backpack with a stick. Here on the southern edge of Albuquerque, N.M., in an oven-hot tract of desert, a …