NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal (Update)
The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen ...
Microsoft joins move to encrypt Web traffic
Microsoft is joining the movement to encrypt traffic that flows across its networks, citing "serious concerns" about government surveillance.
Google steps up its battle for Internet 'cloud'
Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet "cloud," taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers.
Facebook delivers more news in News Feed
Facebook is boosting its efforts to put more news in its News Feed.
Israeli hacking school trains cyber warriors
Three hooded hackers hunch over their computer screens in the control room at Israel's new state-of-the-art "Cyber Gym", where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks.
Indian government wakes up to risk of Hotmail, Gmail
Worried by US spying revelations, India has begun drawing up a new email policy to help secure government communications, but the man responsible for drafting the rules still regularly uses Hotmail.
Obama defends NSA against latest spying report
President Barack Obama is defending the National Security Agency, saying it does a very good job of not engaging in domestic surveillance.
Microsoft leads attack on search traffic thieves
Microsoft announced it worked with police in Europe and the United States to disrupt a "dangerous" army of virus-infected computers used to hijack searches at Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Spotify to unveil free mobile streaming service (Update)
Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is set to announce a new feature that will allow users to pick specific tracks and listen to them on mobile devices for free.
Reddit co-founder campaigns for power of Internet
The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless ...
Get what you want with these three online holiday wish list tools
In 2013, kids aren't sending Santa a letter with their wish list. They're emailing him the Web address of their wish list.
Twitter pushes deeper into targeted advertising
Twitter on Thursday launched a new form of targeted advertising, allowing companies to deliver "promoted tweets" to customers who show interest in the brand through Web browsing.
Online game teaches risks of personal data exposure
Sexual orientation, private debt, medical records, even your favourite ice cream flavour: do you know much of this personal information is out there and available for sale?
China bars banks from handling bitcoins (Update)
Bitcoins suffered a new setback after China's central bank said Thursday its banks and payment systems are barred from handling the virtual currency.