New FaceID biometrics will unlock the smartphone and provide access to Apple Pay and other apps
Consumers waiting for driverless vehicles to improve road safety might be overlooking the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference
Trump’s assertions notwithstanding, a more strategic approach involving industry, law enforcement and government is needed
After being contacted by ProPublica, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring
The former mayor speaks with Scientific American about the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City: “Culture attracts capital a lot quicker than capital will attract culture.”
Internet hosting company DreamHost is battling the U.S. Justice Department over requests for information about people visiting a Web site for organizing protests. Larry Greenemeier reports.
Webmail is convenient for advertisers but carries with it unnecessary–and serious–danger
Early intervention is crucial to close the gender gap in computer science
Rising computerization opens doors for increasingly aggressive adversaries, but defenses are better than many might think
Computer-security methods could help scientists identify disease-causing genes—while preserving patient privacy
Former Congressman Rick Boucher talks about how Congress and electric power lines could break the federal government’s net neutrality deadlock
Some of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs
Why you should think twice before you give an app access to your phone’s address book.
The products that really wow us seem like pure wizardry
Even if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously
Sophisticated software could help doctors make better diagnoses
We real people should work on improving security where we are most vulnerable—on our own devices
A new device promises to tell police when a driver has been sending messages while behind the wheel, but is it legal? Larry Greenemeier reports.
Humans are increasingly entrusting our security, health and safety to “black box” intelligent machines
Celebrity Twitter accounts look a lot like Twitter bots: They tweet regularly, follow relatively few people, and upload a lot of content. Christopher Intagliata reports.