A wild online ride hits the digital piracy wall
On his way up, he fooled them all: judges, journalists, investors and companies. Then the man who renamed himself Kim Dotcom finally did it. With an outsized ego and an eye for get-rich schemes, he parlayed ...
Fake online reviews get reality check
Fake online products reviews have been around for years, fueled by unscrupulous marketers seeking to boost sales.
Snowden 'an indoor cat' in Moscow, says he's 'won' (Update)
Keeping a mostly low-profile as a U.S. fugitive in Moscow, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has suddenly resurfaced in the media, saying he is confident his personal "mission is already ...
US Cyber Command logo contains coded message
9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a. That's not garble, it's the coded message inscribed in the logo of the newly created US Cyber Command.
Smile! Aerial images being used to enforce laws
(AP) -- On New York's Long Island, it's used to prevent drownings. In Greece, it's a tool to help solve a financial crisis. Municipalities update property assessment rolls and other government data with it. ...
Megaupload wants piracy charges dismissed
Megaupload has filed papers in US District Court to dismiss the federal government's massive online piracy case against the file-sharing website and its founder, Kim Dotcom.
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 ...
German companies to automatically encrypt emails (Update)
Two of Germany's biggest Internet service providers said Friday they will start encrypting customers' emails by default in response to user concerns about online snooping after reports that the U.S. National Security Agency ...
"JPEG changed our world"
JPEG is the image format we use the most in the world, be it in our computers, smartphones or digital cameras. But it is actually more than that. JPEG is also an international group of experts, which recently ...
Are you any good at creating passwords?
There's an interesting little study that's been done by security firm Imperva, which analyzed some 32 million passwords posted online in December by some enterprising hacker.
Google launches next phase of voice-recognition project
Google on Tuesday switched on a new program that will dramatically improve the accuracy of its speech recognition service, which allows people to use verbal commands to search the Internet, send an e-mail ...
EU court rules against web filters to block file sharing
Internet service providers cannot be forced to install filters aimed at preventing people from illegally downloading music and other files, the EU's top court ruled Thursday.
EU Parliament rejects ACTA anti-piracy treaty
The European Parliament overwhelmingly defeated an international anti-piracy trade agreement Wednesday after concern that it would limit Internet freedom sparked street protests in cities across Europe.