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The eerie robots of 'Humans' hold a black mirror to our darkest fears

AMC and Channel 4's new TV show sees smiling, servile "synths" in every home... but is it them or us who should be feared?

By June 13, 2015


Digital driver's licenses come with one small (big) problem

Iowa announces it is testing driver's licenses on phones. But what if a police officer asks to take your phone, so that he can check your license in his own vehicle?

By December 11, 2014


Readers' reaction: Fitness trackers -- motivation or pure distraction?

Love them, hate them, or some where in between, CNET Facebook fans tell us what they think of fitness tracking devices.

By November 18, 2014


Your password, Bond: Insecure

It seems that British Intelligence's passwords are kept in plain text -- complete with username, all non-encrypted. Ergo, not so secure.

By March 27, 2013


What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security

Using a simple technique, a researcher creates a benign botnet to survey the breadth of the Internet, and finds a back door flung wide open and beckoning the bad guys.

By March 18, 2013


Apple's culture of secrecy delays security response -- again

Apple finally delivers a cure for the "goto fail" plague, but this isn't the first time that sluggish Apple response times have put its users at risk.

By February 25, 2014


Troubleshooting 'insecure startup items'

One problem that may occur when logging in to OS X is an error warning that mentions insecure startup items.

By December 13, 2011


BitTorrent Bundle elbows its way to the original content table

The next phase for BitTorrent's Bundle showcases "Fly or Die," an original TV show that's neck-deep in Hollywood drama.

By August 13, 2013


Ask.fm, the troubling secret playground of tweens and teens

Insanely popular with kids, the question-and-answer service thrives on anonymity, making it fun and dangerous.

By June 8, 2013


Learning to live with the Web's insecurities

Many home PC users find the most effective approach to Web security is simply combining always-on malware protection and software updates with an always-cautious mindset.

By June 7, 2011