A U.S. federal judge allowed a class-action suit against Google to proceed, saying the company's terms of service are unclear when describing how it scans Gmail content in order to deliver advertisements.
A group of researchers have devised an algorithm they say could help advertising networks better detect fraudulent clicks.
A hacking group that targeted Japan's parliament in 2011 is believed to have conducted nimble data thefts against organizations mainly in South Korea and Japan, including defense contractors, over the past two years.
A San Francisco strip club sues Oracle, alleging an employee of the software giant didn't pay a $33,540 bill run up over two days last year.
Spam volumes took a usual seasonal drop in August, but phishing spiked, including a noticeable interest in hijacking Apple accounts.
Some Twitter users were surprised Monday when they clicked a button to share content from third-party websites but instead downloaded a mysterious torrent file.
Apple's Touch ID authentication system can be defeated using a well-honed technique for creating a latex copy of someone's fingerprint, according to a German hacking group.
Police in Austin, Texas, set up sting operations with cars they have under surveillance, watching for thieves to break into them. Marcus J. Carey's Web service, HoneyDocs -- born in the same city -- uses the same concept, only with computer files.
A German newspaper says that a branch of the NSA has been collecting global financial data, including credit card transactions and data from SWIFT, a cooperative owned by around 8,000 financial institutions.
A serious cross-site scripting vulnerability at Nasdaq's website could have been used to elicit personal details from website users. The flaw was fixed Monday, though Swiss-based High-Tech Bridge said Nasdaq waited two weeks before addressing the vulnerability.
Dropbox takes a peek at some kinds of uploaded files. That's normal, the web storage service says.
The FTC's review comes as Facebook's proposed policy changes cause controversy.
Trend Micro predicts where hackers will look for weak points in the mobile OS.
Auction giant eBay wants to know how you feel about Bitcoin.