Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules many times (Update)

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the U.S. intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008. In one case, telephone calls ...

LexisNexis says it had data breach earlier this year

LexisNexis, one of the country's largest collectors of personal information on individuals and businesses, said it is trying to determine whether hackers may have gained access to Social Security numbers, background reports ...

Billionaires aim for cheaper spaceflight

In the booming commercial space business, ventures founded by tech billionaires Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Paul Allen are reinventing the most expensive aspect - launching spacecraft into orbit.

Tech execs running the commercial space race

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company is reeling from the loss of SpaceShipTwo, which crashed in California's Mojave desert on Friday, killing one of its pilots and seriously injuring the other. Branson, a billionaire ...

Is Big Data turning government into 'Big Brother'? (Update)

With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.

Hack attacks, explained

Computer network hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army earlier this week disrupted The New York Times' website for nearly a day and electronic publishing on the Twitter social network for several hours. Also ...

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