Opinion: Popular Science is wrong to get rid of online comments
Popular Science has announced that it will be closing online comments on its news stories. Uncivil commenters have an overly negative effect on readers, it claims, with a small number of negative commenters ...
Report: NSA collecting millions of contact listss
The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world—including those of Americans—in its effort to find possible ...
Peculiar traffic routes suggest hijacking headaches
NSA eyes encryption-breaking 'quantum' machine
The US National Security Agency is making strides toward building a "quantum computer" that could break nearly any kind of encryption, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Google TV may be on the way
WhatsApp messaging breached privacy laws
WhatsApp's mobile messaging service used by hundreds of millions of customers worldwide breached privacy laws in at least two countries, a joint Canadian-Dutch probe concluded Monday.
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.
Study Finds Significant N. American Internet Capacity Limitations
Amnesty: Web Companies Violating Rights
(AP) -- Amnesty International accused Yahoo, Microsoft and Google on Thursday of violating human rights principles by cooperating with China's efforts to censor the Web and called on them to lobby for the release of jailed ...
Hackers expose weakness in visiting trusted sites
(AP) -- A powerful new type of Internet attack works like a telephone tap, except operates between computers and Web sites they trust.
Papers link top China university to army 'hacking' unit
Researchers at one of China's top universities collaborated with a Chinese army unit accused of carrying out hacking attacks on the United States, academic papers published online show.
Blast from the past: 1970s games revived on Internet
For those old enough to remember console games like "Asteroids" or "Red Baron," from the 1970s and 1980s: the games are back.
Virtual currency "Riecoin" uses computations to help solve math problem
Google plugs free PC-to-phone calling into e-mail
(AP) -- Google is adding a new e-mail feature that may persuade more people to cut the cords on their landline phones.