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.
Google contest finalist at 14 has way out of cyberbullying
Swiss bank on safe haven label to become world's data vault
Switzerland, facing an erosion of the banking secrecy laws that helped make it the world's banker, is now touting its reputation as a safe and stable haven to become a global data vault.
Google boosts health search with more medical sources
Google on Tuesday began tuning its mobile search application to better answer people's questions about common ailments from tennis elbow to the measles.
New privacy battle looms after moves by Apple, Google
A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.
Growing backlash to government surveillance
From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that ...
Fake online reviews get reality check
Fake online products reviews have been around for years, fueled by unscrupulous marketers seeking to boost sales.
US judge orders Google to turn over data to FBI
A U.S. judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing such requests to telecommunication ...
As Bitcoin virtual currency soars, bubble fears do too
Some call it the most famous pizza purchase in history: In May 2010, a programmer called Laszlo asked an online forum if anyone would buy him a couple of pies in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins, an experimental ...
Next generation internet will arrive without fanfare, network architects say
Someday soon, the world will migrate away from the old, original Internet to a new, next-generation Internet with far better security, greater mobility and many other improved features, but most of us will ...
Report: NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data centers (Update 2)
The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, a newspaper reported, citing documents obtained from former ...
US to relinquish key oversight role for Internet (Update)
The US government announced Friday it was giving up its key role overseeing the Internet's technical operations, handing over those functions to "the global multi-stakeholder community."
US warns shops to watch for customer data hacking
The US Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail giant Target.