On Friday, Apple issued a recall for its first-generation iPod nano. The iconic digital music player has built-in rechargeable batteries that may overheat and pose a "safety risk."
Government agencies say all TV show broadcasts in the U.S. will be interrupted at 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday for the first nationwide test of the country's Emergency Alert System (EAS). And they don't want consumers to panic, since "this is only a test."
According to Facebook, members log in to the social media site billions of times a day. And "only 0.06 percent" of those log-ins are compromised—connections made by hackers armed with stolen member account information. But don't let that seemingly low rate of hacked accounts fool you into thinking Facebook is super secure, says an online security analyst.
Police in the United Arab Emirates are attributing a big drop in motor vehicle crashes to last week’s three-day failure of some BlackBerry services, according to Abu Dhabi-based English language newspaper The National.
There are plenty of results from lab tests of drivers in car simulators that highlight the dangers of texting while driving. But researchers at Texas A&M University's Transportation Institute put rubber to the road to show exactly how risky is distracted driving.
Millions of people along the Eastern Coast of the U.S. are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. And disaster recovery apps for iPhone and Android smart phones can offer some high-tech aid.
Hurricane Irene is expected to make land-fall in North Carolina this evening and affect the East Coast this weekend. If you're a resident in the area, hopefully, you've already done all your disaster preparations—such as packing "go-bags" (or "urban survival packs") for you, your kids and your pets. And perhaps you've got your escape vehicle ready for the storm. But do you know what to do with your electronics? Here are some tips that might help your high-tech gear survive Mother Nature's wrath.
Chairman John D. Rockefeller of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation introduced a bill last Thursday that would make it harder for children to access button cell batteries, significantly reducing the risk of ingestion.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer yesterday classified low-level radiation from cell phones “possibly carcinogenic to humans” based on limited evidence linking cell-phone use with an increased risk of glioma, a type of brain cancer. While that's certain to raise the level of discussion about the health effects of cell phones, government regulators remain reassuring about the potential risks.
Although the Sony PlayStation Network is now back online, the entertainment giant seems to be a prime target for anonymous hackers: This time, personal data from an unknown number of Sony customers on its Greek website, SonyMusic.gr, has been stolen—and exposed online.
The Internet is rife with hackers and malcontents just waiting to pounce on unsuspecting Web surfers, right? But Microsoft says its Internet Explorer 9 Web browser can be your online guardian against a rising threat: malware.
New research from computer scientists at the University of Ulm in Germany have found that 99.7 percent of Android-powered smart phones are leaking data that, if stolen, can allow criminals into the personal data stored on Google's online services, or cloud.
Our latest report on Internet security found that many people use a mobile phone to store contact info, passwords, access to social networks, and maybe even banking and medical data. In short, for a lot of people, a mobile phone is a highly portable—and easy to lose—computer.
Eighty percent of mobile phone users who stored sensitive personal information on their phones or used their phones in potentially risky ways didn’t take the simple precaution of protecting that data with a PIN or password, Consumer Reports has found in its 2011 State of the Net Survey.
A report from the U.S. Department of Justice brings disturbing news: FBI agents tasked to investigate cybercrime and online terrorism may not all be up to the job.
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