Cybersecurity professionals work in software development, network testing, incident response and policy development. Shutterstock Cyber crime is a threat to every organisation that operates internet-connected devices. It’s highly profitable, highly disruptive, and hard to police due to the transnational nature of cyberspace. Incidences of cyber crime might include fraud, identity theft or […]

(Credit: melissaf84/Shutterstock) Humpback whales are crooners. During the breeding season, all the males typically sing the same tune, which changes over time. Now, researchers find the humpback whales’ song doesn’t just change, it gets gradually more complex each year. That is, until the progression abruptly ends and restarts with a new […]

The miniature OAM nano-electronic detector decodes twisted light. Credit: RMIT Uinversity Broadband fiber-optics carry information on pulses of light, at the speed of light, through optical fibers. But the way the light is encoded at one end and processed at the other affects data speeds. This world-first nanophotonic device, just […]

Apple has removed several security tools from the Mac app store after they were found to be collecting unnecessary personal data. Shutterstock It’s been a busy few weeks for cybersecurity researchers and reporters. There was the Facebook hack, the Google plus data breach, and allegations that the Chinese government implanted spying chips in hardware components. […]

There are several flow-on effects from the recent Facebook hack. ShutterstShock Facebook announced on Friday that its engineering team had discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts. Due to a flaw in Facebook’s code, hackers were able to take over an account and use it in the same way you […]

Tilted magnetic spirals and skyrmions in a vertical magnetic field. Credit: Scixel/TU Delft Magnetic skyrmions are magnetic swirls that may lead to new solutions combining low-energy consumption with high-speed computational power and high-density data storage, revolutionizing information technology. A team from Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with the University […]

Once it’s up and running, the main change for 5G users will be increased speed and reduced delay. Robin Worrall/Unsplash, CC BY Who will build Australia’s 5G mobile phone network? Not Chinese telecommunications infrastructure company Huawei, which was recently excluded from involvement via a statement from then acting Home Affairs Minister Scott Morrison […]

NASA hopes to reduce spacecraft communication lag times and broken connections by spreading internet across the solar system. (Credit: NASA) NASA is about to make it a little easier to check your Instagram in zero gravity. Two teams, Science Mission Directorate and Human Exploration and Operations, are working together to […]

JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. You probably didn’t give much thought to how exactly you loaded this webpage. Maybe you clicked a link from Twitter or Facebook and presto, this article popped up on your screen. The internet seems magical and intangible sometimes. […]

In 1906, English statistician Sir Francis Galton observed the median answer of 800 participants trying to guess the weight of a cow was accurate within 1% of the correct answer. Mavis Wong/The Conversation NY-BD-CC When making tough decisions, humans have long sought advice from a higher power. In ancient times, […]