Lightbeam from Mozilla shines light on online tracking
US seizes Bitcoin operator accounts
US authorities seized the accounts of a Bitcoin digital currency exchange operator, claiming it was functioning as an "unlicensed money service business," court documents showed Friday.
Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study (Update 2)
Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.
Several top websites use device fingerprinting to secretly track users
(Phys.org) —A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet's 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract ...
Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)
The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats.
New tool makes online personal data more transparent
The web can be an opaque black box: it leverages our personal information without our knowledge or control. When, for instance, a user sees an ad about depression online, she may not realize that she is seeing it because ...
Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
(AP) -- For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.
Google to reincarnate digital books as paperbacks
(AP) -- Google Inc. is giving 2 million books in its digital library a chance to be reincarnated as paperbacks.
Microsoft joins Google in US spying suit
Microsoft says that a battle to shed light on secret US government requests for Internet user data will play out in court after failed peace talks.
OpenStreetMap adds A to B directions
Hacker claims porn site users compromised
A hacker claims to have compromised the personal information of more than 350,000 users after breaking into a disused website operated by pornography provider Brazzers.
HTML5 reaches 'Recommendation' status
So, who owns the Internet?
A clash over who should decide which information flows through Internet networks—and at what price—is now before a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court in a landmark case that could grant Internet ...
Bitcoin faces biggest threat yet: a miner takeover
The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it.