Computing And Information Technology

Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

Sep 13, 2018

Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy of young users

US blacklists NKorean-controlled IT firms in China, Russia

Sep 13, 2018

The United States is imposing sanctions on two North Korean-controlled information technology companies based in China and Russia

Talking gloves, tactile windows: new tech helps the disabled

Sep 13, 2018

Technology advances are helping the disabled in new ways - car windows that translate the passing scenery into tactile drawings for the blind, and gloves that transcribe sign language into text.

New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns

Sep 13, 2018

New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy

Notorious Russian cybercriminal pleads guilty to US charges

Sep 12, 2018

A Russian man considered to be one of the world's most notorious hackers has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges alleging he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distributed bulk spam emails and installed malicious software

Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

Sep 10, 2018

Google is heading to Europe's top court in a case that could decide whether the continent's privacy regulations for internet searches can extend globally

As Google turns 20, questions over whether it's too powerful

Sep 7, 2018

Google's resounding success during its first 20 years in business has regulators, lawmakers questioning whether the company has become too powerful

British Airways travelers' credit card details hacked

Sep 7, 2018

British Airways is promising to compensate customers after reporting a major hack of its website that compromised confidential credit card information

Virtual learning: using AI, immersion to teach Chinese

Sep 7, 2018

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and IBM are developing a different way to teach Mandarin that relies on artificial intelligence and immersive scenes

North Korean charged in crippling Sony hack, WannaCry virus

Sep 7, 2018

A computer programmer accused of working for the North Korean government has been charged in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus.

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