The Stop Badware Coalition will seek to spotlight companies that make millions of dollars by tricking Web users into putting spyware, adware or other deceptive software on their machines. Financially backed by Google Inc., Lenovo Group and Sun Micros
Mega-media corporations have now turned to the Internet. They're scheming to control what content you view, which services you use online, and whether others can see the content you create.
Microsoft Corp. has defended its decision to provide search data to federal prosecutors trying to revive an anti-pornography law ruled unconstitutional, saying it "tried to strike the right balance in a very sensitive matter."
The government's original request to Google was to produce a record of all URLs contained with the search engine's massive index along with the full records of every search query conducted during a one month period.
Microsoft's (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) assurances follow those from Time Warner's (nyse: TWX - news - people ) America Online and Yahoo (nasdaq: YHOO - news - people ), who said much the same thing last week. So why is Google (nasdaq: GO
Major search engines that just handed over vague and broad search results subpoenaed by the Justice Department has questioned whether Internet businesses can be trusted with people's private information.
There has been a subtle yet incredibly important change with the way the Internet is used. It's been going on for at least a couple of years, but lately we're beginning to feel the enormous cumulative effects. When people speak of Web 2.0 the
Yahoo's chief executive officer also justified his company's actions: "It's just really important for us to have good relations and good partnerships with governments all over the world."
The service will allow anyone to sell their video online for a price of their choosing, the justification here being that producing video content is often quite costly and that enabling providers to recoup those costs -- from the college kids who put
It was reported a month ago on The Prague Post that two Czech programmers, Dr. Marian Kechlibar and Jiří Šatánek, have developed SMS007, which is a program that advertises that no third party would be able to read text messages sent with this me
The NSA's Internet site has been placing files on visitors' computers that can track their Web surfing activity despite strict federal rules banning most of them. These files, known as ``cookies,'' disappeared after a privacy activist
Internet casinos are outlaw operations in the eyes of the federal government, but they look like solid investments to many of Wall Street's largest firms.
Frustrated by government and empowered by technology, Americans are filling needs and fighting causes through grass-roots organizations they built themselves — some sophisticated, others quaintly ad hoc. This is the era of people-driven pol
Lawyer Mohammed Abou wrote sharply about politics in a country where criticism of the government is generally dulled. His outlet was the Internet, the only venue available to politically combative Tunisians, provided they can get around electronic ce
When Chinese authorities crack down on Internet use by dissidents, or the Burmese government prevents its people from access to e-mail, they rely on technology, usually from corporations in the US, to help them police the Web.
Google Inc. is buying a 5 percent stake in Dulles-based America Online for $1 billion as part of a far-reaching business and advertising partnership that will link the 2 companies in many ways and will greatly enhance AOL's financial prospects
Bush singing his year in review. [Turn audio on.]
If you went to the Freedom Summit you would know about this: Already over 20 million PCs worldwide are equipped with a tiny security chip called the Trusted Platform Module, although it is as yet rarely activated.
Wikipedia, the sprawling open-source online encyclopedia. The bigger the compendium gets, the more strident its detractors. How could an encyclopedia that lets anyone anonymously create and edit articles possibly be a repository of reliable informati
"Prioritization is just another word for degrading your competitor," said the president of Public Knowledge, a digital rights advocacy group. "If we want to ruin the Internet, we'll turn it into a cable TV system" that carries
To help boost its stalled economy, hurricane-ravaged New Orleans is offering the nation's first free wireless Internet network owned and run by a major city.
Firefox released the latest version of its browser Tuesday with improved security and better pop-up blocking, among other features. Called Firefox 1.5, the upgrade was made available for download Tuesday afternoon.
The owners of file-sharing network Kazaa were working Monday to install filters aimed at preventing users of the software from swapping copyrighted material.
At the 1977 Libertarian Party Convention, mind-expansion advocate and LSD guru Timothy Leary gave a speech that few of us took very seriously. He spoke of something called the Internet.
The insurrection is well under way. In trying to make sense of a dangerous world, millions of people are turning away from the traditional sources of news and to the World Wide Web, convinced that mainstream journalism is the voice of rampant power.
BitTorrent lets you download a full-length feature film fast, in an hour, maybe two.
(AXcess News) Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said a new variant of the W32.Sober computer virus was being circulated over the Internet as an attachment in e-mail sent to users using an FBI email address. The FBI is warning any
The U.S. Library of Congress is kicking off a campaign to work with other nation's libraries to build a World Digital Library, starting with a $3 million donation from Google Inc..
In the Internet we see hope for freedom and for the continual progress of humanity, the anachronistic institutions of society being pushed aside and the key to diminishing the power and status of the state and liberating ourselves from its oppression
Since eBay announced it was buying out Luxembourg-based Skype for $2.3 billion, it has become clear that Voice over Internet Protocol is here to stay, and has considerable potential to allow businesses to flourish.