Iraq to impose controls on Internet
(AP) -- The Iraqi government has decided to crack down on Internet service providers and ban sites that incite violence or carry pornography, officials said Tuesday, a move that has been strongly criticized ...
Swedish crackdown on piracy leads to fall in illegal filesharing
Sweden's tough new anti-piracy law has led to a sharp drop in illegal downloading but critics say the effects will be short-lived and argue it is an excessive breach of personal privacy.
This article will self-destruct: A tool to make online personal data vanish (w/ Video)
Computers have made it virtually impossible to leave the past behind. College Facebook posts or pictures can resurface during a job interview. A lost cell phone can expose personal photos or text messages. ...
SKorean police: Hackers extracted data in attacks
(AP) -- Hackers extracted lists of files from computers that they contaminated with the virus that triggered cyberattacks last week in the United States and South Korea, police in Seoul said Tuesday.
Experts disagree on seriousness of attacks on government Web sites
Government Web sites were operating normally on Wednesday, officials said, after a broad attack on public and private computer systems that targeted sites operated by the White House, the New York Stock Exchange and The Washington ...
Tech 101: How a denial-of-service attack works
(AP) -- Investigators are piecing together details about one of the most aggressive computer attacks in recent memory - a powerful "denial-of-service" assault that overwhelmed computers at U.S. and South Korean ...
White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack
(AP) -- The powerful attack that overwhelmed computers at U.S. and South Korean government agencies for days was even broader than initially realized, also targeting the White House, the Pentagon and the ...
New e-science service could accelerate cancer research
The University of Manchester and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have launched a major new e-science resource for biologists - which could accelerate research into ...
FTC shuts allegedly rogue Internet provider
(AP) -- The federal government has severed the Internet connection of a company accused of helping criminals serve up a "witches' brew" of nasty content online, from computer viruses to child pornography.
As Web communication shrinks, so do links
(AP) -- On the short-messaging service Twitter, space is at a premium: You've got 140 characters to make your point, and you probably don't want to waste half of it on a super-sized link to your latest YouTube obsession.
Grid browser finds the meaning of life
(PhysOrg.com) -- A web browser that can understand technical terms in life sciences and automatically find additional resources and services has been developed by European researchers. It could lead to a new generation of ...
Review: Flaws in Web's much-touted WolframAlpha
(AP) -- When a free Web service called WolframAlpha launches in the coming days, the general public will get to try a "computational knowledge engine" that has had technology insiders buzzing because of its ...
Yahoo! abandoning GeoCities
Yahoo! said Thursday it will close its GeoCities service that provides people a free online locale for home pages.
Web founder makes online privacy plea
Plans by Internet service providers to deliver targeted adverts to consumers based on their Web searches threaten online privacy and should be opposed, the founder of the Web said Wednesday.