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US House committee aims to make car hacking illegal

The proposed bill would make vehicle hacking illegal, with civil penalties up to $100,000, among many other changes.

By October 15, 2015


Renault sells over-polluting diesels in Europe, group claims

In the wake of VW's emissions scandal, a German environmental group says more automakers than originally thought may be skirting Europe's regulatory system.

By November 24, 2015


CIA admits to spying on Senate committee

After months of denials, CIA Director John Brennan apologizes for spying on Senate Intelligence Committee computers.

By July 31, 2014


Teenage boy arrested in Northern Ireland over TalkTalk hack

Police are holding a 15-year-old boy for questioning in connection with last week's cyberattack on the UK broadband provider.

By October 27, 2015


Volkswagen halts sale of European diesels linked to emissions scandal

German automaker also adds a vehicle ID lookup tool to its US site and suspends its head of quality control.

By October 21, 2015


Facebook paid £4,327 in UK corporate tax in 2014

The social network's UK branch paid less in corporation tax than the country's average worker pays in income tax, following a trend of Silicon Valley behemoths avoiding the taxman.

By October 13, 2015


LittleBits' new kit wants to spark the inventor in anyone

The Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, targeted at kids and families, looks to guide novices on their way to becoming master builders.

By October 8, 2015


Physicists win Nobel for finding neutrinos, burdened with mass, aren't so fleeting after all

For decades, physicists thought the hard-to-detect fundamental particles were massless. Not so, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald discovered, opening new research into the universe's past and present.

By October 6, 2015


TPP trade deal ready for final approval as digital rights groups sound warning

After five years of marathon talks, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been agreed to. But as trade leaders take the hard sell back home, civil liberties advocates say the deal is bad news for digital rights.

By October 5, 2015


Jack Dorsey takes on second act as Twitter CEO

One of Twitter's co-founders has come back to help the troubled social-networking company. Seen as part artist, part visionary, the question facing Dorsey now is whether he can turn the company around.

By October 5, 2015