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TECH 07 Jul 2015 | 12:15 PM

Surveillance software maker Hacking Team gets taste of its own medicine

Italy's Hacking Team, which makes surveillance software used by governments to tap into phones and computers, found itself the victim of hacking on a grand scale.

TECH 07 Jul 2015 | 3:41 PM

FBI chief urges ‘robust debate’ on encryption

FBI Director James Comey called for public debate on the use of encrypted communications, saying Americans may not realise how radical groups and criminals are using the technology.

TECH 25 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM

Airbnb stays in Cuba are free this week

To mark the reopening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC this week, Airbnb is footing the bill for US travellers.

TECH 07 Jul 2015 | 6:53 PM

Hacking Team hacked: Firm sold spying tools to repressive regimes

The cybersecurity firm Hacking Team appears to have itself been the victim of a hack, with documents that purport to show it sold software to repressive regimes being posted to the company’s own Twitter feed.

Technology 24 Jul 2015 | 12:22 PM

Uber, Santander partnership on car loans is over

A partnership between Uber Technologies and Banco Santander SA's US auto loan unit is over, removing one of the country's most prominent car lenders from a programme trumpeted by the app-based ride service.

TECH 01 Jul 2015 | 3:36 PM

Two Uber execs to go on trial in France

Two executives from the California-based Uber will face trial in France on Sept 30, the Paris public prosecutor said, as part of a French crackdown on what the government calls an illegal taxi service.

TECH 29 Jul 2015 | 1:29 PM

No sci-fi joke: ‘killer robots’ strike fear into tech leaders

It sounds like a science-fiction nightmare. But “killer robots” have the likes of British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak fretting, and warning they could fuel ethnic cleansing and an arms race.

TECH 29 Jul 2015 | 10:42 AM

Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers.

TECH 24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM

Microsoft joins effort to curb ‘revenge porn’

Microsoft announced it was joining an effort to curb so-called “revenge porn,” by helping victims remove links to sexually explicit images of them posted without their consent.

Technology 15 Jul 2015 | 1:15 PM

Reported Chinese offer for Micron faces far too many hurdles

A Chinese state-backed company's plan to buy US chip maker Micron Technology faces no shortage of obstacles and any one of them could torpedo the deal.