encryption

Are Bitcoins Becoming Europe's New Safe Haven Currency?

With the woes of Greece, Spain and Italy still punishing the euro, a lot of Europeans are shifting assets into Bitcoins, a freely convertible currency that's free of government interference. Could the eurozone crisis bring this digital money into the mainstream?

The Gym Wants My Fingerprints: A Biometric Dilemma

If your gym wants to use your fingerprints as a biometric ID to save you the trouble of carrying a membership card, is this a good thing? National chain 24-Hour Fitness is hoping to use your most unchangeable identifier to get you to the Stairmaster a bit faster, but is it worth the risk?

RIM's Saudi Arabia Deal Gives Up Privacy

BlackBerry maker RIM reached a deal with Saudi Arabia, averting a ban on its service in the country. The pact gives the country's government the ability to monitor messages to and from RIM's smartphones.

Google to Offer New Encrypted Search Option

After revealing Friday that its Street View cars have been inadvertently snooping into Web surfers unsecured WiFi traffic for years, Google has announced plans to begin offering its users an encrypted version of its search this week.