As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk.
A system used by ships worldwide to broadcast their location for safety purposes lacks security controls and is vulnerable to spectacular spoofing attacks, researchers show.
New outliners and authoring tools are machines for new thoughts.
A startup pays people around the world to log prices in their local stores each day, offering a real-time way to track how economies are doing.
A Microsoft researcher proposes "big data due process" so citizens can learn how data analytics were used against them.
Oculus Rift has heavyweight developer support and millions of dollars of crowdsourced investment. But many of the old challenges to this new technology remain.
Upgrades to Google’s search engine will make it better at understanding conversational queries – helping its mobile search apps tread on Siri’s toes.
OpenRemote is an open-source Internet of Things platform that could help spur smarter homes and cities.
A technology for reading emotions on faces can help companies sell candy. Now its creators hope it also can take on bigger problems.
Scanning a smartphone for malware with a charger offers more protection than security apps ever can.