| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Facebook may step into PayPal's territory as it reportedly is set to test a feature that lets users make purchases on e-commerce mobile apps using their information on Facebook.
The test feature would benefit users who have previously shared their...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Recognizing the growth in online payments and the increasing number of targeted cyberattacks on big companies, technology giant IBM is making the first major expansion of its nearly 2-year-old security division.
On Thursday, IBM announced an agreement...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:54 PM
A hacker group briefly took control of portions of the Washington Post, Time and CNN websites on Thursday after breaking into an article recommendation service used by the news outlets.
The Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the breach, with one...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Visionary technological proposals generally trace a life cycle of three stages. First comes the thrill of the unveiling (the "gee-whiz" stage); then there's the hard work of research and development to convert rough sketches into practical form; finally...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Sensitive financial and healthcare information is stored on Web browsers, making it easily accessible to hackers, a new analysis has found.
Web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer – often save images and other content on...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The White House unveiled new antipiracy initiatives and is calling for more cooperation in the fight against intellectual property theft from search engines, data storage services and domain name registrars.
The initiatives are an expansion of the Obama...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:55 AM
This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon.
Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 10:35 AM
If you are one of those people who rarely carry cash or forget to take it along, there's a smartphone app that might interest you.
Venmo, a digital wallet company, has an app that makes it easy to exchange money, split bills and make good on IOUs....
| May 28, 2013
| 8:51 PM
NEW YORK — In what was described as the biggest-ever international money-laundering scheme, a federal grand jury has indicted a company on criminal charges that it used "virtual" currency to launder more than $6 billion in ill-gotten gains....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Apparently, billionaire Elon Musk is channeling John F. Kennedy, who famously intoned, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
Musk, who wasn’t even born when Kennedy gave his inaugural...
| Apr 4, 2013
UCLA basketball: An article in the April 3 Sports section about the hiring of Steve Alford by UCLA said that the new basketball coach would bring along his son, Kyle, to play for the Bruins. Bryce is the son who will join UCLA's team.