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Android flaw lets hackers break in with a text message

28 July 2015, 09:13

Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message.

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Twitter, YouTube analysis pinpoints IS strategy

22 June 2015, 09:18

Tweets and YouTube videos by fighters from the Islamic State group have allowed analysts to pinpoint their movements in Iraq and Syria, highlighting the group's increasing push towards government strongholds.

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Childlike robot with 'heart' set to go on sale

19 June 2015, 08:10

Softbank's Pepper robot is going on sale in Japan on Saturday, equipped with a "heart" designed to not only recognize human emotions but react with simulations of anger, joy and irritation.

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Cleaner air would save two million lives a year

18 June 2015, 10:17

Cleaner air worldwide would save two million lives a year and not only in the most polluted countries, a study found.

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Password service warns users to change their passwords

16 June 2015, 10:39

Password manager service says customer email addresses and other information compromised.

Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths

16 June 2015, 09:22

Smoking is responsible for nearly half of deaths due to certain types of cancers in 2011, a US study said Monday.

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

16 June 2015, 08:13

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday.

Second thoughts: Is a tiny addition in time too much?

16 June 2015, 07:04

At 2359 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on June 30, the world will experience a minute that will last 61 seconds.

Sex, lies and debt potentially exposed by U.S. data hack

15 June 2015, 07:07

When a retired 51-year-old military man disclosed in a U.S. security clearance application that he had a 20-year affair with his former college roommate's wife, it was supposed to remain a secret between him and the government.

Google unveils Android Pay in fresh challenge to Apple

29 May 2015, 07:24

Google has unveiled its pay-with-a-phone system for Android devices, ramping up its challenge to Apple in mobile payments.

Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention

24 May 2015, 06:47

Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.

What to do if phones fill up with photos

13 May 2015, 11:20

Phones filled up with photos? There is a solution.

Google service disrupted by hackers

14 April 2015, 09:57

Internet users were denied access to Google Inc's Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying "Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker".

Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

28 February 2015, 07:07

Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot.

Dating app helps gay men banish the blues - and AIDS

08 January 2015, 08:37

Hua Ruobin started using Blued two years ago to meet other gay men in China, setting up weekend dinners or dates in karaoke bars.

Mobile apps still collect data on US kids

09 December 2014, 07:34

After US regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute software programmes that quietly collect vast amounts of data.

Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case

02 December 2014, 11:27

Court is considering the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

Kim Dotcom says he is broke, facing jail

28 November 2014, 07:16

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom, accused of pocketing more than $175m from pirated copies of movies and other material, says he is broke and facing jail in New Zealand.

Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

26 November 2014, 07:46

Computer security firm Symantec said it uncovered stealthy software wielded as part of a years-long spying campaign, most likely by a nation state.

Cable & Wireless 'helped' UK with internet spying

25 November 2014, 07:56

Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless has helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of internet users worldwide, a report says.

Facebook launches tech news page

20 November 2014, 07:59

Facebook launched FB Techwire, billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources.

Facebook's newest app unbundles Groups feature

19 November 2014, 12:40

Facebook is launching a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that lets users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture.

Facebook At Work talk puts pressure on LinkedIn

19 November 2014, 08:09

Shares in LinkedIn dived as talk spread of plans by Facebook to step into its turf with a version of the leading social network tailored for the business world.

Chicken mogul buys Napoleon hat for his 'spirit'

19 November 2014, 08:05

The South Korean chicken mogul who bought one of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats for $2.2 million says he sees the French emperor as a guiding "spirit" for modern entrepreneurs.

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