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This morning, if you opened your browser and went to NYTimes.com, an amazing thing happened in the milliseconds between your click and when the news appeared on your screen.
It's not just Apple. Photos are vulnerable on Android phones, too.
In the midst of an ongoing turf battle over how big a role the National Security Agency should play in securing the nation’s critical infrastructure, a Defense Department official asserted that the military’s controversial intelligence…
Chattanooga residents have access to a 1 Gbps Internet, which is about 100 times faster than the U.S. national average, and now the city is holding a contest with $300,000 in prize money to help determine what to do with the…
DARPA has launched a contest to gain a better understanding of how social media can spread the word during a crisis.
A panel of security and policy experts said that, despite dire warnings about the information warfare capabilities of China and other developing nations, the risk of an all-out cyberwar is remote, and that the U.S. still holds…
University of Bristol researchers have circumvented the security that OpenSSL should provide by targeting a bug in the software.
Many educators believe schools need to introduce computer science to students as early as kindergarten, while private companies are developing programs to mentor students and maintain interest in computer science and engineering…
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University of California, Davis researchers have found that when it comes to linking together networks or other systems, it is best to have many, but not too many, connections.
A chilling demonstration to a small, packed room at the RSA security conference showed how clicking a single bad Web link while using a phone running Google's Android operating system could give an attacker full remote control…
A worldwide manhunt kicks off at the end of March—a search across America and Europe for five fugitives, identifiable only by their mugshots.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt predicted that rapid advances in technology will soon transform science fiction into reality—meaning people will have driverless cars, small robots at their command, and the ability to experience…
When Microsoft thinks about the future of technology, it seems to do so with its stomach.
IBM scientists say they achieved a major advance in quantum computing that will enable engineers to start creating a full-scale quantum computer.
IBM researchers have succeeded in imaging how charge is distributed inside a single molecule, a breakthrough that could lead to nanometer-scale circuits.
University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated "lumped" optical circuit elements, which they say represents a milestone in the field of metatronics.
Georgia Tech researchers are using computer models to help resource-poor nations improve supply chain decisions.
Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the FZI Research Center for Information Technology will present technology innovations designed to augment daily living at the upcoming CeBIT Fair.
Recent weeks have seen a lot of (overdue) talk about privacy and technology. There was theflap over Path and other mobile apps uploading your phone's address books to their servers without your permission. A follow-up story noted…
There’s a growing threat to the U.S. military, according to the Pentagon's premier research wing. No, it's not Iran’s nukes or China's missiles. It's the iPads, Android phones, and other gadgets we all carry around with us every…
The U.S. Department of Defense may have funded the research that led to the Internet, but freewheeling innovation created the patchwork of privately owned technology that makes up the Internet today.
Computer programs and new mathematical algorithms are helping law enforcement agencies better predict when and where crimes will occur.
Stanford University's experiment with online classes could help transform computer science education.
Scientists worldwide are honored for their contributions to design, computing, science, and technology.
Online games are harnessing humans' skills to solve scientific problems that are currently beyond the ability of computers.
Researchers are finding ways to develop ultra-efficient and nonvolatile computer processors out of nanoscale magnets. A number of obstacles, however, stand in the way of their commercialization.