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40% of companies not confident in security against cyber attacks

Identity theft makes for an easy target when companies cannot secure data, and a new poll of directors and executives has found that 40...

Oracle expands security portfolio to help companies manage, certify and secure user identities

Database maker Oracle on Monday announced an expansion of its Identity Security Operations Center portfolio, making it easier for companies to oversee user identities...

Wikipedia cofounder will help build new encyclopedia on the blockchain

Larry Sanger, the cofounder of internet community knowledge base Wikipedia, is now backing a competitor to his original creation — one that will see its...

Woman loses pension after leprosy prevents her from India’s Aadhaar biometric registration

Mandatory biometrics for India's Aadhaar card have reportedly left a 65-year-old leprosy patient in India — who lacks both fingers and eyes and cannot...

Privakey wins patent for password-free authentication, eliminating need for site-specific logins

Authentication and authorization service provider Privakey this week was granted a patent for inventing a new way to handle identities online, which could pave...

US Senate bill proposes prison time for execs who conceal data breaches

Amidst an ongoing data security crisis, three Democratic members of the U.S. Senate have proposed a new bill that would carry up to five...

Facebook testing photo facial recognition as replacement for captcha authentication

Social networking giant Facebook's massive database of tagged users could allow the company to help eliminate one of the most annoying — but necessary...

Blockchain-based ICO aims to eliminate tipping in service industry

A new project aims to leverage blockchain technology to eliminate the need for tipping at restaurants, bars and elsewhere, instead switching to a cryptocurrency...

Australian government reveals decentralized national digital identity plans

Australia's Digital Transformation Agency has published its proposal for a national digital identity system, and is now seeking public comments on the matter, as...

Survey finds average bitcoin investment under $3K, most plan to own less than 3 years

Despite the buzz surrounding cryptocurrencies, most investors are reluctant to sink large amounts of money into the volatile space, with a new poll finding...
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