A complaint filed to the FTC today by four consumer advocacy groups has alleged that two popular toys subject children to ongoing surveillance by recording audio and uploading it to remote servers.
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Warner Bros. Interactive and the LEGO Group have announced the arrival of "LEGO Worlds", an open-world Minecraft clone for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam. The game launches on February 21.
Jolla's Android/iOS alternative Sailfish mobile OS has achieved domestic certification in Russia, amid attempts by the Russian government to reduce reliance on Western tech giants.
Activists from Fight for the Future have launched a new tech support hotline for non-technology-savvy members of Congress who are clueless about last week's DDoS attacks.
Waves of DDoS cyber attacks have hit at least two internet service providers this morning, causing popular websites like Netflix, Twitter, and Reddit to go offline for an extended period of time.
Rockstar has announced that the highly anticipated sequel to its massively successful open-world Western shooter, Red Dead Redemption, is coming to consoles next fall.
Two US companies are working on a new satellite tracking technology which will allow an airliner to be tracked from nearly anywhere in the world, bypassing the limitations of current tracking systems.
Facebook has announced its intent to change the way ads are loaded on its site, bypassing ad-blockers and forcing ads on users in a move which a Facebook exec has described as a matter of "principle".
The Supreme Council of Virtual Space in the Islamic Republic of Iran has issued a ruling banning Iranians from playing the popular mobile gaming app Pokémon Go, citing unnamed 'security concerns'.
Google is updating Nexus and Android One devices with a new spam caller detection feature, which marks potential telemarketers and spammers and allows users to block and report these numbers.
Google has launched its Emergency Location Service feature for Android devices in the UK and Estonia. The feature sends location data to emergency services, and will be expanded internationally.
Vimtag's budget IP camera, the P1 Smart Cloud, exceeds its competitors in most categories. But platform usability is a small trade-off for the features of this home monitoring cam.
A new report says that while malware and ransomware risks remain too high for comfort, the number of infections dropped dramatically - by 47.3% in the first half of 2016.
Despite claims that the Democratic National Committee's servers were hacked by a lone individual called Guccifer 2, researchers have confirmed that the attack originated from Russian intelligence.
Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed that the company will sell Windows games on the Steam store, breaking the tradition of offering first-party UWP titles as Windows Store exclusives.
Microsoft has debuted new gameplay footage from the upcoming first-person survival game We Happy Few, with horrifying masks, medicated characters on "Joy" pills and a reality that isn't what it seems.
Microsoft has just announced Gears of War 4 at its Xbox E3 2016 press conference. The game will be available as an exclusive on Xbox One and Windows 10, with cross-server multiplayer and co-op.
We're giving away 3 copies of Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend, a guide for aspiring hackers and sysadmins to bolster their Linux network security skills, and identify common hacking tips.
Xbox Support says the Fallout 4 Deluxe Edition was briefly offered for free as part of a maintenance error, but users who downloaded the game will see the copy disappear from their library.
Russia has arrested a ring of 50 hackers for stealing over 1.7bn rubles ($25 million) by spreading malware which allowed them to access users' PCs and steal their bank information.
A new report details an organized deep web-based Russian ransomware campaign which has targeted thousands of corporations, from hospitals to hotels, and netted ringleaders exorbitant salaries.
A new report released by the Government Accountability Office says the SACCS - the command system used to operate the US nuclear arsenal - is running on an 8-inch floppy disk system from the 1970s.
Netflix has officially launched Fast.com, a simple website which tests your computer's current download speed. Unlike some competitors, it's catered to consumers, and highly streamlined.
As part of a move to make its platform more user-friendly and increase engagement, Twitter may soon stop counting photos and links towards the 140-character limit for tweets.
The Italian Ministry of Defense has announced that it will switch the software on all of its computers from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice, in a move which will save up to €29 million.
Ransomware attacks in the United States have hit an unprecedented all-time high during the month of April, with a nearly 159% jump in attacks from March.
Researchers from UCI have discovered a major hole in the security of the 3D printing process, which could allow hackers to reverse-engineer the printer's source code and engage in corporate espionage.
As data and information management becomes a critical part of any organization's functions, market research firm Gartner says 90 percent of organizations will have a Chief Data Officer by 2019.
The widow of an American man killed in Jordan is suing Twitter in a federal court, claiming that the social media platform willingly gave a voice to ISIS militants.
Users of the popular collaboration platform Slack now have another way to engage in real-time communication, as Microsoft has made Skype integration available as a preview on Slack.
Members of the Islamic State's Health Department have begun posting regular updates on Tumblr, answering questions and sharing "medical reminders" as part of the group's social media blitz.
Hyatt Hotels has announced the presence of malware on computers which operate the hotel chain's payment processing systems, and warned customers to monitor their financial statements closely.
Amid a massive financial scandal and poor sales, Japanese tech giant Toshiba has posted a record loss of $4.53 billion in 2015, and has promised to cut 5% of its workforce - around 6,800 workers.
Following an injunction by a German court, HTC may have sales of its smartphones and mobile devices banned in Germany over a lawsuit which claims HTC didn't properly license patents.
Following the San Bernardino shooting earlier this month, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will soon look at the social media history of those applying for a visa to enter the United States.
The ISIS-affiliated Islamic Cyber Army has hit back in force against the "ISIS day of trolling" declared by Anonymous members, releasing personal info on numerous U.S. and French military officials.
A security breach has exposed sensitive credit card information belonging to the customers of 16 companies across the world, including numerous airlines, the CN Tower, and the San Diego Zoo.
An ex-executive of global finance and investment company Western Asset has been charged with illegally accessing his previous employer's email 100 times after leaving the company.
Researchers from Microsoft's Research department have called the entrance into 2016 a "new Golden Age of technological advancement," and have proposed 16 scientific advancements that may come in 2016.
As part of his attempt to address inequality across the world, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will gift $1 billion in Facebook stock every year, up to 99% of his stock, to charity.