Photos of 6.8 million Facebook users exposed as a result of security breach

A security flaw has made apps accessible to people on Facebook – but never published – by 6.8 million users for a dozen days in September. The flaw, which has been corrected after 12 days (from 13 to 25 September), only concerns people who have…

Australian laws threaten global encryption

Australia on Friday passed laws requiring tech companies to provide their users’ communications, including encrypted messages, to authorities who request them. This world premiere is hotly contested by the companies concerned, cybersecurity experts and activists for digital rights and freedoms. The Australian government argues that new…

A mysterious supernova caught in Kepler’s last days

The Kepler Space Telescope mission ended in October, but the analysis of its latest data continues to reveal a wealth of information, not only for researchers looking for new exoplanets, but also for supernovas specialists. Images taken on February 4th by the Kepler Space Telescope…

A clock so precise that it can measure gravity

To measure the time at the limits of physics, scientists perfected atomic clocks that already possessed remarkable precision.¬†Their new variant of these devices has a stability so great that it can measure the distortions of space-time. Our modern world is obsessed with the passage of…

China could be behind Marriott hack

Marriott said last week that piracy began four years ago and has compromised the information of up to 500 million customers in its Starwood reservation system. Private investigators examining this security breach have discovered hacking tools, techniques, and procedures previously used in attacks attributed to…

Bethesda threatened with class action lawsuit for Fallout 76

The Bethesda video game studio may soon face a class action suit in the United States following the disastrous launch of its latest game, Fallout 76. Fallout 76, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) based on the world of the hit game series of…