Computing And Information Technology

Detectives: 1994 technology slowed search for serial killer

Aug 21, 2019

Detectives who investigated a string of 1994 slayings committed by serial killer Gary Ray Bowles say they probably could have stopped him sooner if they had had today's technology

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

Aug 20, 2019

Texas authorities say more than 20 local governments are facing a coordinated ransomware attack

CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

Aug 13, 2019

CBS and Viacom are set to reunite, bringing together their networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants challenge streaming companies like Netflix

Streaming music may make cases like Katy Perry's more common

Aug 3, 2019

A Christian rapper who won nearly $3 million in a lawsuit over Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" used his song's millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify as evidence that Perry and her team may have heard it and then stole it

ID theft stings, but it's hard to pin on specific data hacks

Aug 3, 2019

Data breaches through hacking attacks are common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name

Capital One target of massive data breach

Jul 30, 2019

Capital One said a hacker gained access to personal information from about 106 million credit card applicants in North America

No prison for British cyber expert in malware case

Jul 26, 2019

A British cybersecurity expert who admitted writing and selling malware was spared prison Friday by a judge who said the misconduct was far outweighed by his work helping stop a worldwide computer virus in 2017

The Latest: Government case details sneaky Facebook behavior

Jul 24, 2019

Facebook has agreed to a $5 billion fine and various restrictions to settle a case with the Federal Trade Commission.

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

Jul 23, 2019

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says increased encryption of data on phones and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

Jul 22, 2019

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people

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