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Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.

By October 1, 2015


Supreme Court overturns Facebook threats conviction

In its first case addressing free speech on social media, the high court says a Pennsylvania man's violent postings about his ex-wife and others weren't enough to convict.

By June 1, 2015


Almost half of smartphones sold in US linked to installment plans

Instead of hurting smartphone sales, the new installment plans are actually becoming more popular than the standard two-year subsidized agreement, says Kantar analyst Carolina Milanesi.

By October 7, 2015


US will use cyberattacks to defend against threats -- report

The Defense Department is expected to announce a modification to the nation's strategy that will result in the use of cyberattacks as a defense tactic.

By April 23, 2015


Twitter expands threats ban, may lock accounts in aim to limit abuse

Social network says previous policy on violent threats was "unduly narrow." Also, it will suspend accounts or force users to delete tweets if they engage in abusive behavior.

By April 21, 2015


Twitter founder, employees face new death threats from ISIS

A message allegedly posted on behalf of the terrorist group vows that "your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you."

By March 2, 2015


Samsung expects Q3 profit to nearly double from last year's down quarter

The South Korean company's sales also should rise, but it didn't give any commentary on the expected results.

By October 6, 2015


Boffins join Musk, Hawking in saying AI is threat to humanity

Technically Incorrect: Releasing a list of 12 threats to human civilization, academic researchers put artificial intelligence as an emerging and powerful risk.

By February 18, 2015


New iOS malware tricks its way onto iPhones in China and Taiwan

The malicious software, called YiSpecter, hijacks apps and the Safari browser to show full-page ads. It fools users into installing it by claiming to circumvent China's Web censorship.

By October 5, 2015


School suspends boy for alleged Hobbit Ring invisibility threats

Technically Incorrect: In Texas, they do not take kindly, it seems, to fantasy threats from 9-year-olds. In this case, Aiden Steward allegedly threatened another child that he could make them disappear with his One Ring.

By February 2, 2015