Report: HTC's Flagship Phone Might Get a New Name, Camera, and Processor

December usually brings a dearth of smartphones to fawn over. Most companies want your attention and wallets focused on what already exists, but that doesn't mean the rumor mills are completely silent. A new batch of speculation from @upleaks details unconfirmed specs of HTC's upcoming flagship. » 12/04/14 1:18pm 12/04/14 1:18pm

Leaked Sony Sensor Has Potential to Supercharge Future Cameras

If a leaked document from the Chinese site Cnbeta holds true, within a couple of years consumer cameras could see a significant bump in quality and low light performance. The leak describes a Sony image sensor that uses a completely new way of gathering light called Active Pixel Color Sampling. » 11/12/14 10:13am 11/12/14 10:13am

How Facebook Uses Leaked Passwords to Keep Your Account Safe

There's a reason you're not supposed to use same password for all of your accounts—large-scale data breachers are all too common. But in case you still refuse to abide by logic and reason (and many of us do), Facebook now uses those stolen-passwords-made-public to tell you what an idiot you're being. And to keep you… » 10/17/14 12:00pm 10/17/14 12:00pm

Apple: Celeb Nudes Came From Targeted Attacks, Not iCloud Breach

Apple has acknowledged that a security breach of user accounts resulted in a number of celebrity nude photos being leaked. But! The company denies that it had anything to do with iCloud. That's good news for you, and troubling to hear if you're a celeb with undiscovered nudes floating around. » 9/02/14 2:37pm 9/02/14 2:37pm

J-Law, Kate Upton Nudes Leak: Web Explodes Over Hacked Celeb Pics

Earlier this week, a post started on 4chan claimed a wealth of celebrity nudes--a large cache in possession of a hacker who'd gained access to several celebrities' alleged personal photos—would leak on Sunday. Well, Sunday's here, the supposed leak has begun, and the internet is reacting accordingly. » 9/01/14 1:14am 9/01/14 1:14am

Washington Post Reporter On the How and Why of Latest NSA Revelations

Last week, The Washington Post published the results of a huge investigation into NSA records leaked by Edward Snowden. Based on tons of data, the paper asserted that ninety percent of messages intercepted by the NSA came from U.S. citizens and non-targets. Today, Post reporter Barton Gellman gives us an inside look » 7/12/14 4:29pm 7/12/14 4:29pm