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Data breaches on the rise as attacks get more complex

There were 1361 confirmed data breaches reported worldwide in the first calendar quarter of 2014, up 119 per cent on the 621 breaches during the same period last year, according to Verizon.

By Hamish Barwick | 22 April, 2014 13:15

Tags: verizon, security incidents, data breach, crimeware

CloudFlare launches bug bounty program

CloudFlare started a bug bounty program on Monday, joining a host of companies that are turning to independent security researchers to spot bugs in their network.

By Jeremy Kirk | 22 April, 2014 12:12

Tags: security, CloudFlare, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Connected vehicle tech trial to start trucking on in NSW

An anti-collision device trial designed to help trucks avoid accidents when they’re in convoy and trucking across New South Wales is due to start in June 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 22 April, 2014 11:54

Tags: Trucking, New South Wales Centre for Road Safety, Cohda Wireless, road safety

Samsung goes on offensive against Apple at trial

After three weeks of defending itself against patent infringement claims, Samsung switched gears Monday and began presenting its argument that Apple is the one that infringes others' intellectual property.

By Martyn Williams | 22 April, 2014 11:19

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, Apple

Super-high frequencies could one day deliver your mobile video

Mobile operators want a way to keep urban users happy as they get more thirsty for data, and a professor in New York City thinks he's found what they're looking for.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 April, 2014 10:57

Tags: telecommunication, Carriers, New York University, Nokia Solutions and Networks, mobile

Former GitHub CEO quits after harassment investigation

Former GitHub CEO Tom Preston-Werner has resigned from the company following an investigation into claims of harassment.

By Joab Jackson | 22 April, 2014 09:34

Tags: business issues, personnel, GitHub

In pictures: Best and worst celebrity tech moments of 2014

Ellen's Oscar selfie, a very cloudy Sex Tape and a more-bizarre-than usual CES moment.

In pictures: 3D printing and healthcare

How 3D printing is transforming the world of medicine.

In Pictures: Inside Reddit

Reddit has it all: With its ear to the Internet the social site pumps out controversy, interviews, videos and stories.

AT&T's expanded 1 Gbps fiber rollout could go head to head with Google

U.S. broadband giant AT&T could roll out 1Gbps fiber-optic service to up to 21 new metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, California, the company said Monday.

By Grant Gross | 22 April, 2014 06:41

Tags: Fiber to the Home Council Americas, Heather Burnett Gold, telecommunication, Lori Lee, at&t, North Carolina Next Generation Network, broadband

Apple customers downsize iPhone, iPad storage in March quarter

U.S. iPhone and iPad sales skewed more toward devices with less storage space in the March quarter compared to the final three-month period of 2013.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 April, 2014 06:23

Tags: consumer electronics, iSuppli, Macintosh, hardware systems, smartphones, tablets, IHS, intel, IHS iSuppli, Apple

Samsung's 28-inch 4K monitor price drops to under $600

The price of Samsung's latest 28-inch 4K monitor has dropped by $100 to just under US$600, which could be a precursor to 4K monitor prices further plummeting as the technology goes mainstream.

By Agam Shah | 22 April, 2014 06:12

Tags: Samsung Electronics, Components, displays

SEC seeks data on cyber security policies at Wall Street firms

The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to review the cyber defenses of 50 Wall Street broker-dealers and investment advisers to determine whether they are prepared for potential cyber threats.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 22 April, 2014 06:06

Tags: Cybercrime and Hacking, security, computerworld, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Microsoft gets Motorola Solutions to pay for lawsuit protection for Android use

Microsoft has extended its controversial yet successful crusade to extract licensing fees from vendors that use Google's Android and Chrome operating systems, adding Motorola Solutions to the list of vendors agreeing to patent deals.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 April, 2014 06:01

Tags: intellectual property, Microsoft, patent, legal, software

Future tech: Americans foresee made-to-order organs, teleportation and robots

Many Americans think the next 50 years will bring custom-ordered, made-to-order organ generation, teleportation and robots that care for the elderly and sick. But not everyone's so hopeful.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 April, 2014 06:00

Tags: Pew Research Center, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Personal Technology

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