Several US banks attacked by hackers who hit Chase
Several US financial institutions were targeted by the same computer hackers who breached the systems of JPMorgan Chase earlier this year, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Firsthand perspective on the merits of means-tested social insurance programs
When a nursing student named Marcella Wagner swerved to avoid another car on a freeway in northern California, in February 2012, her entire life changed. Wagner, who was seven months pregnant, skidded off ...
The New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
The New York Times Co. says it is cutting about 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts and layoffs in an effort to trim costs and focus more on its digital efforts.
When casualties increased, war coverage became more negative
As the number of U.S. casualties rose in Afghanistan, reporters filed more stories about the conflict and those articles grew increasingly negative about both the war effort and the military, according to a Penn State researcher. ...
Vice Media 'bad boy' strategy pays off handsomely
The bad boy of digital media is now the king of the hill.
Ride-sharing could cut cabs' road time by 30 percent
Cellphone apps that find users car rides in real time are exploding in popularity: The car-service company Uber was recently valued at $18 billion, and even as it faces legal wrangles, a number of companies ...
FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks
The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing
Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity ...
With fresh investment, BuzzFeed expands anew (Update)
The social news group BuzzFeed unveiled a major new expansion plan, using a fresh infusion of $50 million in venture capital.
Over 900 authors join effort to press Amazon on Hachette
More than 900 authors have signed a letter urging US online giant Amazon to end its simmering dispute with publishing group Hachette over book pricing.
Russian hackers stole 1.2 bn passwords (Update)
Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion Internet credentials from major US companies and others around the world in what is likely the biggest data breach ever, security researchers said Tuesday.
Secret app raises $25 mn, shifts focus
The fast-growing anonymous mobile app Secret said Monday it had raised $25 million in venture capital and would expand as a social network connecting Facebook friends.
Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks (Update)
Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied ...
Kerry cites frank cyberhacking talks with China (Update 2)
China and the United States on Thursday promised closer cooperation on climate change and North Korea, although China warned the U.S. not to take sides on its maritime disputes with Asian neighbors.