| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Riot Games became the latest video game developer to suffer a data breach, the Santa Monica company disclosed Tuesday.
Real names, user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords belonging to "a portion" of North American players of League of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Melbourne IT, an Australian firm that allows website owners to buy addresses such as latimes.com, said the downtime suffered by the New York Times website Tuesday began when hackers gained access to the user name and password of one of the company's sales...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Katherine Gould recently enjoyed a thrilling ride on Magic Mountain's fast-zooming, forward-and-backward-rotating, face-down-plunging X2 roller coaster.
Then she underwent a frustrating experience trying to recover from Magic Mountain's lost-and-found...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to block the Internet giant from electronically scanning the content of emails on its Gmail service.
The lawsuit filed in May accuses Google of illegally opening and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88.
The Computer History Museum, where Engelbart had been a fellow...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Yahoo users could soon have a better way to keep track of their online friends and to share photos and videos with them.
Continuing its recent buying spree, Yahoo scooped up three more start-ups this week for a total of less than $100 million. The...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:16 PM
By installing Dropbox on their personal computers, smartphones and tablets, users can sync chosen files and folders across all the devices. Pictures taken on an Android smartphone can be instantly accessed on a laptop. An Excel spreadsheet created on a...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Monday morning I got an email from the writer/filmmaker/performance artist Miranda July with the subject line: “AN EMAIL ABOUT MONEY. WE THINK ALONE.” It included a series of forwarded missives from an odd array of people, including actress/...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:37 PM
I hate to say this. Well, maybe I don’t.
It appears that Edward Snowden, the 30-year-old computer analyst hiding in broad daylight, has managed not only to throw a wrench into U.S. foreign policy but also to outfox the very national security...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 6:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — The most courageous politician in California — probably the nation — is a Berkeley city councilman, Gordon Wozniak. His gutsy act: proposing that the government tax email.
Yes, sacrosanct, time-gobbling, out-of-control...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Facebook inadvertently exposed personal contact information of 6 million users to other members of the social network, the company announced Friday afternoon.
In a blog post, Facebook explained that an error with a feature that lets users upload...