When will US government stop using ‘information on the web’ to prosecute hackers?

US government agencies have been using information from the internet to prosecute hacking suspects, but it appears to be losing the fight to crack the cybercriminals’ encryption keys.The US Justice Department has been using a computer network it purchased in 2016 to collect information on hundreds of thousands of Americans who were accused of stealing […]

How to avoid falling into the nutjobs trap

By Sarah SmithA common tactic for those on the receiving end of a bad news email is to read it over and over again, looking for signs that it may be a hoax.But the latest example came from a UK-based online news agency, which has been caught out by a particularly damaging hoax.A man calling […]

How to tell if a hospital has ‘informed consent’ when it comes to an experimental treatment

VA Medical Center officials have admitted that they had not properly notified patients when a procedure called in-vitro fertilization was performed on them.According to a new report from The Associated Press, VA Medical Centers in Virginia and Georgia did not inform patients when the procedure was performed.The report, which was published Sunday, details how a […]