| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Facebook is purchasing a New Mexico drone company for $60 million in an effort to bring Internet connectivity to emerging parts of the world, according to multiple reports Tuesday.
TechCrunch and CNBC say the Menlo Park, Calif., social network "is in...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:05 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's two giant automobile clubs proposed legislation Tuesday that would give car owners more control over computer and Internet data streaming from their vehicles.
About 1 in 5 new cars already collect and transmit to...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:34 AM
The National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect user computers with malware since 2010, according to a Wednesday report. And at times the agency pretended to be Facebook to install its malware.
The NSA has been using a...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:31 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — Edward Snowden brought no bombshells when he arrived to an excited round of applause Monday, his stubbled face relaxed as it was beamed in from across the continents for a "virtual conversation" about the vulnerability of personal...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- LinkedIn is launching a Chinese language website to expand its presence in China, which boasts the world's largest Internet population.
The Mountain View, Calif., company is hoping the website, which uses simplified Chinese characters,...
| Feb 5, 2014
When you've been working since you were 8, as Alyssa Milano has, it takes a special kind of role to get you really excited. Using your birthday to raise money for clean water in Ethiopia, for instance. Or hunkering down with the beleaguered in Kosovo...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If the ease with which hackers pilfered the financial information of millions of Target and Neiman Marcus customers has you worried about how easily your private data can be lifted from your mortgage company, wait until you hear what a major cybersecurity...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There is a sense of despair when it comes to privacy in the digital age.
Many of us assume that so much of our electronic information is now compromised, whether by corporations or government agencies, that there is little that can be done about it....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Dr. danah boyd (she prefers to style her name in lowercase letters) is a cutting-edge scholar of technology (at Microsoft Research Center, New York University, and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society) and a youth advocate with the daunting...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In an old, whitewashed motel, where folklore has it studio executives once brought their secretaries for "lunch," Robert Greenwald, a mercurial man trailed by insults and death threats, leads a small band of filmmakers dedicated to unnerving political and...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Forget Big Brother. What we have to fear now is Peeping Tom. One of Britain’s intelligence services, with help from the U.S. National Security Agency, reportedly collected and stored millions of images from people’s Yahoo webcam chats.