Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app (Update)
A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber.
US won't reveal records on health website security
The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers ...
Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is calling for a shift in surveillance policy.
Bigger government makes for more satisfied people, international study finds
People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
Web marketer stands trial amid China crackdown
The founder of a web marketing company has pleaded guilty to helping delete Internet posts and spreading false information to make money and gain followers, Chinese media reported Friday, using the case to praise a government ...
Spain's Canary Islands fume over oil exploration
Spain's government sparked an outcry Thursday by giving oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Canary Islands.
Ukrainian hackers claim attack on Polish websites
Ukrainian hackers hostile to the government claimed Thursday to have launched a cyber attack against the websites of Poland's presidency and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Effective corporate governance employs multiple strategies, study says
The most effective corporate governance occurs when a mix of complementary mechanisms that include CEO incentive alignment and both internal and external monitoring mechanisms are present, according to a new study from Penn ...
Malaysia's Mahathir calls for Internet censorship
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for the Internet to be censored to preserve "public morality", in what the opposition suggested Saturday was an attempt to silence government critics.
Election surprises tend to erode trust in government
When asked who is going to win an election, people tend to predict their own candidate will come out on top. When that doesn't happen, according to a new study from the University of Georgia, these "surprised losers" often ...
New Indian government takes promising steps on agriculture, water and climate
Riding high on a populist mandate but facing growing concerns of a slowdown in the economy and a rising fiscal deficit, last week Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the new Indian government's first ...
China Internet population reaches 632 million
China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said Monday, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.
UK govt enlists public in fight to save dwindling bees
Five steps can help stop the decline of bees and other pollinators that are vital for the human food supply, Britain urged in a public appeal on Friday.
SpaceX gets Air Force certification toward launching military satellites
Rocket company SpaceX has reached a major milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.