Some of the country's most notorious street gangs have gotten Web-savvy, showcasing illegal exploits, making threats, and honoring killed and jailed members on digital turf. Crips, Bloods, MS-13, 18th Street and others have staked claims on va
A government consultant, using computer programs easily found on the Internet, managed to crack the FBI's classified computer system and gain the passwords of 38,000 employees, including that of FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. The break-in
MY CYBER WAR with the Chinese Communist censors began in 2002. We had another battle last month when Beijing launched a massive campaign aimed at blocking access to banned Internet websites, around the anniversary of the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Squar
China has launched a campaign to enforce curfews at Internet cafes before schools let students out on summer vacation, a news report said Monday. The focus of the weeklong crackdown, launched Saturday, "is to prevent the entry of kids under t
Google is getting ready to unveil a new product today, Google Checkout. Checkout is a new online payment sysems that is designed to make online shopping easier for Google users. The company doesn't see Checkout as a Paypay competitor.
Maxthon, a browser made by a tiny Beijing company, has attracted millions of users in China for functionality that can funnel traffic through a Web proxy and circumvent government controls on information in search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Bai
Newspapers have been doing a lot of hand-wringing lately over the decline of the print media. Any day now, says the conventional wisdom, they'll be gone, replaced by blogs and other websites used by a generation that holds print in contempt.
A Long Island politician has dropped a federal lawsuit that had claimed the search engine company Google Inc. profits from child pornography. Toback dropped the lawsuit because "Google has offered to sit down and discuss the issues. They didn
TorrentSpy named the hacker who it claims broke into its computer systems on behalf of the Motion Picture Association of America, as part of a legal request that would force the MPAA to turn over documents stolen from the Internet file-searching comp
The job for advertisers who want to know how many people are watching a certain program at a given time is getting a lot harder. Would-be product buyers aren't just tuning into television anymore. They're getting programming on a wider range
Fusion Telecommunications International believes international phone calls should be free. Yesterday, the Dubai company announced the public beta version of Efonica, a VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service that allows users to make calls from a
Ferrari says he had to navigate assorted menus and holds for 15 minutes before he reached a live person. After that, things just got more frustrating, check out the audio exchange or read the following partial transcript.
As the Senate takes up the first overhaul of the nation's telecommunications laws in a decade, this week's debate will pitch one of the most unlikely lineups in recent political history against an entrenched industry lobby.
Microsoft Corp.'s latest instant messaging program is ready for prime time. Windows Live Messenger, which had been available in test form, will officially launch Tuesday. The free program is an upgrade to MSN Messenger, the previous nam
Opera Software today will use Seattle as the venue for the launch of the next version of its desktop browser and a marketing campaign to lure more users, according to blogs that track the company's moves.
[This is the most dangerous phishing scheme!] A cross-site scripting flaw in the PayPal Web site allows a new phishing attack to masquerade as a genuine PayPal log-in page with a valid security certificate, according to security researchers.
Without a Net neutrality law proponents say providers would be able to "look at the packets going over their lines, and block or degrade access based on how much protection money their clients have paid them." Not long ago, I was very much
Google wants to be a top source of information from the federal government. The company plans to announce a new product today that aims to be a one-stop site for searching the Web sites of government agencies.
Customers shopping for books, DVDs, clothing and toys on Amazon.com can now add groceries like canned tuna to their shopping cart. Began testing the grocery site on May 25, is offering 15,000 nonperishable items, about half in organic products.
EBay has 200 million registered users of its online auction services, which would make it the 5th-largest country in the world if its members could form a nation, its CEO said. Only, China, India, the US and Indonesia are larger in terms of populatio
Jennifer Boulden spends hours a day trying to woo online users to her idealbite.com website. The site, which offers sponsored tips on eco-living, is the top listing at Internet search engine Google when her company name is searched. But she knows
In households with children, the screen being watched is more likely to be a PC than a television. "Today's kids are digital natives whose activities are fundamentally different than previous generations," she said.
Congress is about to cast a historic vote on the future of the Internet. It will decide whether the Internet remiains a free and open technology fostering innovation, economic grwoth and democratic communication, or instead becomes the propety of ca
Forget the rise and fall of Howard Dean in the 2004 presidential campaign? - a more sophisticated chapter is opening. R's & D's know emerging technologies will rewrite the rules of American politics, much as television did four decades ago.
"The state of the independent ISPs today is a sad one," said Dane Jasper, president of the California ISP Association. "What we are selling today is by and large a commodity. Fast Internet is fast Internet."
Targeting rural homes, satellite-TV providers EchoStar Communications Corp. and DirecTV Inc. will resell broadband Internet access via satellite from WildBlue Communications Inc., WildBlue said.
In another boost to Mozilla, Google has created a tool that lets users synchronize the settings of their Firefox browsers across multiple computers. Users will maintain the same bookmarks, Web site visits log, saved passwords and persistent cookies i
It doesn't matter what role you play in this industry: player, affiliate, casino manager, software provider. This bill - if passed - will affect us all. Even though you may reside outside the US (like me), this could have grave consequences for y
Google held on to its commanding lead as the preferred search engine in the U.S. in May, processing almost 60% of all queries filed, way ahead of its two closest competitors Yahoo (22%) and Microsoft (12.1%).
Google is committed to doing business in China despite criticism the company has faced for abiding by Chinese government censorship restrictions, co-founder Sergey Brin said. He reiterated Google's intention to move ahead with its google.cn site—