Technological progress has made brute-force password-search tools, like 'John the Ripper' extremely effective. As a result, attackers can find passwords fairly easily by following their electronic fingerprints.
Craigslist says in a statement it ended the personal ads section over concerns the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act could subject websites to criminal and civil liability for third-party content
'Our guests may enter the campus according to their individual taste; however due to university rules and regulations, they are urged to wear attires that would consider the educational character of the university'
On the basis of 300 likes, Michal Kosinski’s model is able to predict someone’s personality profile with the same accuracy as a spouse
Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg also speaks up on the Cambridge Analytica scandal that hit the social media platform
The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data
With pressure ratcheting up on the 33-year-old CEO over a scandal that has wiped some $60 billion off Facebook's value, the initial response suggests his promise of self-regulation has failed to convince
Under Israel's privacy law, personal data may only be used with consent and for the purpose for which it was handed over, the privacy protection agency says. The agency says it will investigate if Israeli citizens' personal data was illegally used.
The Philippine delegation's entry, an educational smartphone application called ‘Arijo’, bags the oustanding poster presentation award and is among the top 8 of 78 other groups from 34 different schools
Executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared before the committee Thursday, and are among scores of experts, academics and activists called to testify over 8 days
(UPDATED) The driver is seen looking down at something for nearly 5 seconds before finally gazing up the instant before the car hit a woman in Tempe, in the US state of Arizona on Sunday
(3rd UPDATE) 'We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you,' Zuckerberg says, in his first public comments on the harvesting of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica
Brian Acton tweets, 'It is time,' and uses the hashtag #DeleteFacebook
The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in Silicon Valley giants and could further embitter the bad-tempered trade row pitting the EU against US President Donald Trump
Vivendi is selling its Ubisoft stake back to the Paris-based gaming publisher, its existing investors, and new partners for approximately $2.45 billion
Aleksandr Kogan says Cambridge Analytica, which is at the center of a major scandal rocking Facebook, assured him that what he was doing was 'perfectly legal and within the terms of service' of the social media giant
The tech company is pledging $300 million in the next 3 years to highlight accurate and quality news content on its platform.
In 2015, apps such as 'thisismydigitallife' could scrape up all the personal details of not only the quiz-taker, but all their Facebook friends
Data privacy lawyer Cecilia Soria says it's important to be more mindful and less careless in giving away personal information, especially on social media
The study finds some 1,600 files on the bitcoin blockchain, of which 99% are texts or images. Among those files are objectionable content such as links to child pornography.
The move to suspend CEO Alexander Nix comes as recordings emerge in which he boasts his data company played an expansive role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign
Facebook has faced worldwide criticism over the claims that Cambridge Analytica, the UK data analysis firm hired by Trump's 2016 campaign, harvested and misused data on 50 million members
The microscopic computer is a prototype meant to use blockchain technology to track the shipment of goods and prevent counterfeiting
Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer, is said to be departing from the company by August this year
Facebook users can ensure companies and app makers don't continue to mine them for data. Here's a guide on how to do so.
The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode, with an operator behind the wheel, when it hit a woman walking in the street in the city of Tempe late Sunday, according to the San Francisco-based company
The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, says the source of the accusations – which it calls 'a former contractor' – is 'misrepresenting himself and the company'
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican John Kennedy call for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress, along with the CEOs of Google and Twitter
In this preview of what may be this year's biggest PS4 game, we explore how Kratos has grown as he faces a challenge bigger than killing Zeus: fatherhood
The new function enables commuters to reload Beep cards in seconds – with as little as P10 – using funds from Coins.ph digital wallets on Android smartphones
One of Alibaba's founders, Lucy Peng, will also take over as chief executive officer of Lazada
The social media giant is under fire from lawmakers for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a data firm tied to Trump’s presidential campaign access to information of approximately 50 million Facebook users
We round up the rumors and leaks surrounding Huawei’s upcoming flagship set to be unveiled on March 27
Directed by Brillante Mendoza, 'Amo' on Netflix is an action TV series set against the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug war
According to privacy rights group Privacy International, there have been at least 7 recorded sales of surveillance equipment to the Philippines
Cybercriminals are adapting their moneymaking practices to new technologies, and Intel is adding hardware protections to its processors to add walls against the Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's your weekly Cybersecurity Roundup!
Facebook says a third-party app passed Facebook data to Cambridge Analytica, Trump's election campaign data analysis firm, thus leading to the suspension
Facebook Lite will be launching in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand
The game will join heavyweights such as 'Dota 2' and 'Counter Strike: Go' in China's premier gaming tournament, the World Electronic Sports Games
The commercial shows Rihanna and fellow pop star Chris Brown, and asks Snapchat users whether they would rather 'slap Rihanna' or 'punch Chris Brown'
Huawei's Nova 2 lite is priced at P9,990. Meanwhile, the free headphones for pre-orders are valued at P4,599.
'Although we are disappointed with this outcome, Broadcom will comply' with the order blocking its effort to buy Qualcomm, the company says in a statement
Facebook says of the removal of Britain First and its leaders' pages: 'Content posted on the Britain First Facebook page and the pages of party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen has repeatedly broken our community standards'
The SEC charges Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former president Ramesh Balwani with raising more than $700 million by exaggerating or lying about the business and its technology
'In fact, one of the purposes of dealing with deliberate online falsehoods is to protect free speech and enhance free speech,' says Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam
'My secretary has discussed with officials of Facebook, who have agreed that its platform will not be used for spreading hate speech and inciting violence,' Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently touring Japan, says via Twitter
'The government of Canada recognizes that large internet companies are acting outside regulatory frameworks and may be a threat to our culture,' says a spokesman for Canada's Heritage Minister Melanie Joly
About 11% say they don't use the internet at all
Monalisa Perez is convicted 9 months after shooting her boyfriend in the chest, thinking a thick book would stop the bullet. She used a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol
OpenSignal says not a lot has changed in terms of mobile network speed and availability from its previous study in the Philippines 6 months ago