The Cook County Sheriff's Dept is asking a federal judge to close the Erotic Services section of Craigslist, as well as reimburse the dept $100,000 it has cost to pursue Craigslist-related prostitution investigations over the past year
BitTorrent tech could be used both legally and illegally not only on The Pirate Bay but also via the likes of Google or MySpace. “That someone at The Pirate Bay has a cocky attitude or certain political standpoint is not sufficient to issue a guilty
Google’s web-based email service, Gmail, has crashed this morning, leaving millions of users from Britain to Australia unable to send and receive messages.
For all the fears of sophisticated digital intrusions preoccupying many computer security professionals, President Obama’s leading candidates for “cyber czar” also are focusing on taking control of the internet.
Two decades ago a 23-year-old Cornell University graduate student brought the Internet to its knees with a simple software program that skipped from computer to computer at blinding speed, thoroughly clogging the then-tiny network in the space of a f
PandaLabs, a computer security firm, is reporting that cyber-crooks are setting traps on popular news-sharing website Digg.Criminals pose as legitimate Digg members
Hackers broke into the Federal Aviation Administration’s computer system last week, accessing the names and Social Security numbers of 45,000 employees and retirees.
The Obama administration has published a high-level plan to protect U.S. computer networks, saying it considers cyber infrastructure “a strategic asset” and will appoint a cyber adviser who will report directly to the president. The six-point outl
Google will allow Internet users to explore the depths of the world's oceans from the comfort of their homes. The "Ocean in Google Earth" feature allows users to virtually dive beneath the water surface, explore 3D underwater terrain an
Social networking giant Facebook has new plans for generating revenue; offering its 150 million user database as a market research tool to corporations. Starting this spring, companies will be able to selectively target Facebook's members in orde
Is your Internet provider interfering with your network traffic, and perhaps even running afoul of Net neutrality principles? Google and some like-minded folks believe they've come up with what amounts to an early warning system.
Google is to launch a service that would enable users to access their personal computer from any internet connection, according to industry reports.
Proposals by UK Culture Secretary to introduce cinema-style ratings for websites across the globe might benefit from a little more fact-finding and a little less rhetoric. On the other hand, the danger of open-minded research, is it might just expose
But while Millennials are watching the least amount of TV, they are spending the most time with media in general, making that up with video games, music and the Internet.
Millions of internet and telephone users across the Middle East and south Asia are struggling to get connections after damage to undersea cables linking Europe, Africa and Asia took down a major route for internet traffic.
The US recording association said Friday that it will stop suing people who download music illegally and focus instead on getting Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to take action.
In July, 2005, I asked a member of a Baghdad-based military bomb squad about the radio-frequency jammers his team was using to cut off signals to Iraq's remotely detonated explosives. "I can't even begin to say the first thing about **Q*
A legal move believed to be a world first has opened the way for New Zealanders to be served legal documents through their Facebook sites. Canberra lawyer Mark McCormack expects other courts will follow his lead.
Submarine Cables that are responsible for Internet and telephone communications between the Asia and Europe are reportedly cut down between Italy and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. In this mysterious activity all 3 major undersea cables called SE-ME
Yahoo said Wednesday it will anonymize most of the data it collects about people's Web searches after three months, a move that could put further pressure on competitors Google and Microsoft to do the same due to privacy concerns.
Kevin Rudd’s Labor government is pushing through a mandatory internet filtering system that rivals China’s severe online censorship.
Trying to dig some dirt on Cindy McCain, The NY Times Jodi Kantor used Facebook to contact teens who went to school with McCain's daughter. Are MSM journalists the new Internet predators?
Internet service providers in the U.K. have begun filtering access to Wikipedia after the site was added to the Internet Watch Foundation's blacklist.
Italian president and media baron Silvio Berlusconi said today that he would use his country's imminent presidency of the G8 group to push for an international agreement to "regulate the internet".
A Zogby Poll, commissioned by IFC, found 37.6% of those asked consider the Internets the most reliable source of news. 20.3% consider national TV news most reliable and 16% say radio is the most reliable source.
Phillip Sherman says he accidentally left his phone, with the photos, at a McDonald's in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
A member of Germany's parliament who got a court order blocking Wikipedia in Germany for two days because of entries linking him to communist-era security police apologized on Tuesday for overreacting. (Sure sounds like ex-Stasi to me.)
A New York Times writer discovers Internet news sites, run by refugees from failing newspapers. These sites are run by Mainstream Media “professional journalists” and are the future, says the Times. We say: put Internet lipstick on the MSM and it’s s
A senior U.S. lawmaker plans to introduce a bill in January that would bar Internet providers like AT&T Inc from blocking Web content, setting up a renewed battle over so-called network neutrality.
"Flu Trends" uses search terms that people put into the web giant to figure out where influenza is heating up, and will notify the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in real time!