A hacker group calling itself the Russian branch of Anonymous has claimed responsibility for shutting down the websites of the Kremlin and the Russian President.
The New York Court of Appeals just ruled that "viewing" child porn online is not the same as "possessing" it. But is the idea of "possessing" a digital file outdated?
A top US regulator urged Congress Wednesday to enact an online privacy law that includes "do not track" mechanisms for consumers on the Internet, amid indications of a split among lawmakers.
Google on Wednesday confirmed that it wants a new trial on the copyright portion of a legal battle being fought with Oracle in San Francisco federal court.
It’s hard to use the Internet anymore without being watched. Tracking cookies follow your every move, so advertisers can figure out what to sell you.
Jonathan Zittrain calls for a technological solution to the ethical questions raised by Internet culture.
"Google fabricating lies... will not have any outcome but for its users to lose trust in the data the company provides," a deputy in Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry, Bahman Dorri, told the official IRNA news agency. Iran insists on calling t
Web wanderers are more likely to get a computer virus by visiting a religious website than by peering at porn, according to a study released on Tuesday.
When Yahoo sued Facebook earlier this year, claiming the social networking giant infringes 10 of its patents covering things like personalized advertising and news feeds, the Silicon Valley technorati blew a gasket, accusing Yahoo of violating the “h
The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance. In meetings with industry representatives, the
The attackers chose their moment well.
Even without passing new legislation regulating what Americans can and can’t do on the Web, recently unsealed court records reveal that federal authorities took down a music website for one year without ever filing charges.
The UN Security Council has warned of “the changing nature and character” of international terrorism, with terror groups forging close ties with organized crime and using the Internet to incite and recruit sympathizers, and to prepare their attacks.
The US is preparing to face FBI-drafted legislation enabling it to monitor any personal communication activities in the web.
Inspired by the Kony 2012 fad, a group of New York University grad students has set up the wartime version of Kickstarter, where random people can bankroll new weapons and new paramilitary missions.
Silicon Valley’s Mozilla Corporation has tasked themselves with extinguishing a fire, and no, it’s not what you have in mind.
There are currently 114,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the U.S., and roughly 7,000 of them die every year while awaiting a donor organ to become available.
Three years ago a physically disabled Chinese man unwittingly broke the law when he shot video of a military airbase in eastern China and uploaded the footage to his website.
CISPA is full of problematic intrusions into individual privacy and online liberty, and yet those members of the House who associate themselves with limited government were largely responsible for its passage.
QArt Codes QR codes are 2-dimensional bar codes that encode arbitrary text strings. A common use of QR codes is to encode URLs so that people can scan a QR code (for example, on an advertising poster, building roof, volleyball bikini, belt buckle,
After ignoring a serious security vulnerability in its product for at least a year, a Canadian company that makes equipment and software for critical industrial control systems announced quietly on Friday that it would eliminate a backdoor login acco
CISPA about destroying freedom, not cybersecurity
If you're an Internet user in the UK, you're about to be in for a surprise when you try to access file-sharing website The Pirate Bay: nothingness. The UK High Court ruled the country's ISPs must block their users from accessing the Swedish site, acc
Kim Dotcom, the eccentric founder of cyber-locker website MegaUpload, will have more than $800,000 in assets returned to him thanks to a decision Monday by the High Court of New Zealand, according to Radio New Zealand.
Swartz told Russia Today that whereas SOPA was exclusively “about giving the government the power to censor the Internet,” CISPA has the same kind of censorship provisions but “is more like a Patriot Act for the Internet.”
Google bosses were informed their Street View cars would collect e-mails, names, addresses and other personal data from Wi-Fi users around the world
In the last few weeks there has been a virtual outcry on the internet by citizens who oppose the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA.) Yet despite citizen concern and opposition, the house still passed the bill by a margin of 248-16
A teenager in Georgia has decided to take things into her own hands after her school and police said they could do nothing about the classmates bullying her on Facebook.
Jamie was ten years old when he saw his first pornographic sex scene. During a sleepover, a classmate offered to show him ‘some funny pictures’ on his laptop.
The hacking collective Anonymous is back with another pulse-pounding video