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Body scanner ruling could squelch NSA domestic spying

Electronic Privacy Information Center organizes request by leading technologists to halt National Security Agency's domestic surveillance. They're trying a novel argument from a 2011 lawsuit.

By Jun. 17, 2013


Windows Phone 8 gets security thumbs-up from US government

Will government security accreditation increase the adoption rates of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8?

By Sep. 18, 2013


Renaissance Learning sold for $1.1 billion after Google investment

The education software developer has sold its business to private equity firm Hellman & Friedman.

By Mar. 13, 2014


Google future-proofs your e-mail, documents from spies

Recent changes enable "forward secrecy" so that encrypted e-mail stored now can't easily be snooped on in the future.

By Nov. 23, 2011


Cryptographers speak of threats, voting, and Blu-Ray rumors

Annual cryptographers' panel at RSA conference offers insights into the coming year.

By Apr. 8, 2008


Why we can't have nice security

A recently discovered flaw in many encrypted USB drives provides an object lesson in why IT security is so blessed hard.

By Jan. 12, 2010


Hall of fame adds inventors of digital camera, barcode

Announcing its inductees for 2011, the National Inventors Hall of Fame is honoring people responsible for such inventions as the digital camera, the industrial robot, and the barcode.

By Mar. 3, 2011


Crypto pioneers differ on cloud-computing risks

During an RSA panel, world's top cryptographers disagree on the risks inherent in cloud computing and downplay the possibility of a digital Pearl Harbor.

By Apr. 21, 2009


Spotify adds human touch to help people find playlists

Spotify adds "browse," a section of playlists vetted by a staff of music overseers, ahead of a coming rival homed in on that approach.

By Aug. 4, 2013


Wickr 2.0 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

Like a Snapchat-for-adults, Wickr 2.0 throws some fun usability features and a new interface over its unusually high encryption and deletion standards.

By Dec. 20, 2013