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Emerging Tech

Scientists want to bore holes through clouds using lasers from satellites

Researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland have proposed a plan to use ultra-hot and ultra-short laser beams to punch through cloud layers and transmit information from satellites to Earth.
Computing

Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 1.4 gigabytes of information on high net worth clients

The latest high profile leak to make headlines wasn't the result of an attack, a security breach, or even a bug. Rather, the leak of thousands of sensitive documents from embattled bank Wells Fargo was the result of a mere accident.
Mobile

Third-party websites are getting a lot of your personal data from your mobile apps

Here's an alarming statistic -- on average, the most popular iPhone and Android apps are sending your data to three different online services. That's probably three more than you were aware of.
Web

Careful with that boarding pass, it contains a lot of personal information

As per a new blog post authored by Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security, the barcodes on your boarding passes contain a wealth of information, and more alarmingly still, clues as to your current and future travel plans and habits.