Software

Exes file clashing lawsuits over hit novel 'The Girls'

Nov 30, 2017

A lawsuit alleges that author Emma Cline plagiarized parts of her bestselling novel "The Girls" from an ex-boyfriend by spying on his email and other accounts

DeVos: Mobile app coming for federal student aid application

Nov 28, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says college students will soon be able to file their applications for federal student aid through a mobile app

Prosecutors say Chinese cyber firm was front for hackers

Nov 27, 2017

Three Chinese nationals are accused of operating a cybersecurity firm that used phishing scams and malware to steal data from international corporations

Firm becomes 1st in US to offer online virtual sport betting

Nov 24, 2017

The company behind the PlaySugarHouse.com internet gambling site has become the first in the U.S. to let gamblers bet real money online on the outcome of virtual sports events

US official: 15 percent of agencies used Kaspersky software

Nov 14, 2017

Computer networks at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that's been banned because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations

Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

Oct 19, 2017

Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics _ your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. _ into approving credit card applications and payments

Equifax pulls customer service page, cites vendor's software

Oct 12, 2017

Equifax said Thursday that problems with an online customer help page were caused by a vendor's software code and not by a cyberattack on its systems

Report: Russian hackers target secrets taken by NSA worker

Oct 5, 2017

A news report says hackers allegedly working for the Kremlin stole details about how the U.S. infiltrates foreign networks and defends against cyberattacks after an NSA contractor took the classified material home and put it on a personal computer

Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

Oct 4, 2017

Google is upgrading its Pixel smartphones and expanding its selection of other gadgets in its quest to its digital services into people's backup brain

Microsoft dives deeper into 'mixed reality' with VR devices

Oct 3, 2017

Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds