Anonymity has become counterproductive and even damaging. If you’re willing to stand up and render a public opinion, you should reveal your identity. The time has come to limit the ability of people to remain anonymous.
Finally, it’s time to watch your favorite show. The popcorn’s popped, the dishes are washed, the lights are dimmed. You shut off the cell phone, sink into the couch, and turn on … YouTube?
Facebook launched its own political action committee on Monday, a move that will allow the social media giant and its employees to hand out cash to candidates in upcoming elections.
I come neither to praise the QR code nor to bury it, but rather to heap on some fresh data that might help us to find a middle ground in this debate. In addition, I'll provide some actionable insights for how marketers can make QR experiences work be
The Internet has risen to its all-time high as a primary source of news for Americans with 43 percent now saying they get most of their news on national and international issues from the web, according to a survey published Thursday by the Pew Resear
They go by nicknames “Jesus” and “The Professor” and are considered super stars to poker players around the world. But now Christopher Ferguson and Howard Lederer have been accused of bilking fellow players out of more than $100-million (U.S.) thr
After 12 weeks of socializing in select circles, Google has announced that anyone can sign up for its fledgling social network, Google Plus. The uptake of the service now it is widely available will be crucial to the success of Google Plus
Politicians, well accustomed to eighty centuries of strictly vertical communications, issuing haughty decrees to the masses, and acting arrogantly against the clearly expressed will of their constituents, can be confronted now, practically on a momen
Google’s ambitions for Google+ appear to go far beyond social signals, marketing, and their efforts to make a better product. Dig a little further and you’ll find something called the “National Strategy For Trusted Identities In Cyberspace” (NSTIC).
Whether the federal government and the nation’s telecommunication companies can be held accountable for allegedly funneling every American’s electronic communication to the National Security Agency without warrants is the subject of oral arguments sc
For the second time in a year, WikiLeaks has lost control of its full, unredacted cache of a quarter-million U.S. State Department cables — and this time the leaked files are apparently online.
"What we’re seeing with the TPP is a whole slate of new proposals designed to get in under the political radar where no one’s watching, and expand patentability in as many ways as possible without going through a domestic political fight...
To achieve this, the program is working with companies to identify internet-scale solutions that could rely on password alternatives like trusted identity providers and biometric solutions.
A study finds that three to four tiers of service would be all that it would take to create better options for consumers and near-optimal profits for providers.
Is it possible to predict with any kind of certainty what will happen in the next couple of months. I believe all things are possible. Thus, when I came across this video, I felt that it held most of the essential probable truths that could be quickl
A play in 4 acts. Please feel free to exit along with the stage character that best represents you. Take intermissions as you see fit.
This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, the crew talks about big news for Google, big news for Motorola and a tablet company attempting to reinvent itself with two new device offerings.
We've been discussing more and more movements from various governments towards censoring the internet, whether it's things as simple as "filters" of "bad sites" or more recent efforts by governments to shut down speech they don't like from people the
Cryptographers have discovered a way to break the Advanced Encryption Standard used to protect everything from top-secret government documents to online banking transactions.
Yesterday’s post about YouTube elicited some interesting comments and e-mails in my inbox… people wondering how one can make money by uploading videos to YouTube.
Every day, we say things that we wouldn’t say in other contexts. We react to news with WTF-type blurts, we react to stupid politicians and greedy bankers with emotional statements.
Geeks get excited by the same things.Bitcoin encapsulates most of those things… programming, the internet’s “anything goes” mentality, open source, computer hardware, and a community filled with other geeks…
The FTC’s government firewall proposal would effectively require an “opt-in” approach before users could gain access to the digital economy. These restrictions would also erect anti-competitive barriers for smaller start-up firms attempting to enter
A new computer chip will help tackle one of the Web's weak spots—the fact that most data is exchanged without any protection against hackers or eavesdroppers.
LifeNet lets computers and phones talk to each other without an Internet connection, which could come in handy after disasters that knock out communication networks.
For a private equity firm that’s looking for the cheapest way to get online, AOL Inc. (AOL) is trading for 57 cents on the dollar.
Former CNN journalist Rebecca MacKinnon said during a TED Talk that new political innovations are needed to create a “consent of the networked” to protect the Internet from censorship and surveillance.
Google Inc. (GOOG), maker of the Android mobile-phone software, agreed to buy smartphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in its biggest deal, gaining mobile patents and expanding in the hardware business.
IT security firm McAfee claims to have uncovered one of the largest ever series of cyber attacks.