A Georgia mother logged onto Facebook from mobile phones last weekend and wound up in a startling place: strangers' accounts with full access to troves of private information. The glitch revealed a little known security flaw with far reaching implica
China defended its extensive censorship and brushed aside hacking claims on Thursday, telling companies not to buck state control of the Internet after U.S. search giant Google threatened to quit the country.
Google will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computers hackers had tricked human rights activists into opening their e-mail accounts to outsiders. Heralds a major shift for G
People two, three or four years apart are having completely different experiences with technology. College students scratch their heads at what their high school siblings are doing, and they scratch their heads at their younger siblings.
Famous lookalikes, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish head of the EU and Mr. Bean were switched in a Spanish EU website hack.
Current Internet addresses are limited, and Vint Cerf predicted we would run out by 2010. Now pundits say the new date is 2012. The problem is that Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) is mathematically limited with 32 bits and the shift to IPv6, which
Irish rock star Bono called Sunday for tougher controls over the spread of intellectual property over the Internet, arguing that file swiping and sharing hurt creators of cultural products. "The only thing protecting the movie and TV industries f
When Google.cn was launched, the search engine giant was criticized for censoring results. Now, China and Taiwan show up as one country on the Google Analytics map. Is this another deal that was cut as the price of doing business with Chinese Commun
But wait a minute. The U.S. military invented the Internet 40 years ago. Why can't it simply hunt down and destroy the web sites that inspire murderous fanatics? While the Saudi government estimates there are 17,000 such websites, most experts say th
A microblog service launched Tuesday by the Web site of the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party became inaccessible by Wednesday. The service was bombarding visitors with a set of pop-up messages apparently added by a hac
The White House tapped a corporate cyber security expert and former Bush administration official to lead the effort to shore up the country's computer networks and coordinate with companies that operate 80% of those systems.
The White House named a new cyber security "coordinator", who one industry person called, more of a "cyber peasant". Seems innocent enough, doesn't it?
Maybe there's hope for Wikipedia yet: Wikipedia’s climate change alarmist and censor William Connolley has gotten the axe. His administrator status was revoked in September, but news of the change is just now getting out.
In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale's rise to Web stardom. (Excellent lesson in how/why the Internet is _not_ controlable.... and shouldn't be.
Here's a tip if you need lecture notes from a classmate: don't threaten to put her up on Match.com and other sites--including Craigs List--if she doesn't give them to you.
Computer hackers blocked Twitter.com on Thursday, redirecting its users to a website where a group calling itself "Iranian Cyber Army" claimed responsibility for the disruption.
Did elements of Iran's unpopular regime hack into social site Twitter last night? Only a cryptic message was left behind, but only minutes ago, Reuters reported that an Iranian dissident site was also hacked. Iran was said to be upset at Twitter and
Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users — first gently, then firmly — to review and update their privacy settings. You may have procrastinated by hitting "skip for now," but Facebook eventually took away that button and forced you to
The Federal Communications Commission unveiled a laundry list of proposals to meet a congressional mandate to give every U.S. home access to high-speed Internet service. Include revising a rural phone subsidy program, revamping the market for televis
Australia plans to introduce an Internet filtering system to block obscene and crime-linked Web sites despite concerns it will curtail freedoms and won't completely work. Adopting a mandatory screening system would make Australia one of the strict
In Australia, new restrictions on what adults can see in their own homes on the Internet are wrapped with a pretty "It's for your own good" ribbon.
It's the "human" element that makes videos go 'viral'.
Quantum computing has long dangled the possibility of superfast, super-efficient processing, and now search giant Google has jumped on board that future. New Scientist reports that Google has spent the past three years developing a quantum algorithm
Chinese authorities have offered rewards of up to 10,000 yuan (1,465 dollars) to Internet users who report websites that feature pornography, state media reported Sunday.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt commented to CNBC, "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
Follow-up article with links. "...Yahoo charges the government about $30 to $40 for the contents, including e-mail, of a subscriber’s account."
"We think it's something you cannot live without in modern society. Like banking services or water or electricity, you need Internet connection."
In summer 2005, having spent the best part of four decades building a newspaper, film and television empire, Rupert Murdoch decided that the time had come to get serious about the internet. He acquired Myspace. And ran it aground.
Senators Feinstein and Durbin have introduced an amendment to a press shield law. It specifically leaves out protections for bloggers and citizen-journalists. Coincidence?
Comcast Corp struck a deal to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal from General Electric Co, creating a media superpower that would control not just how TV shows and movies are made, but how they are delivered to the home. The deal has been discu