computer virus attacked a turbine control system at a U.S. power company last fall when a technician unknowingly inserted an infected USB computer drive into the network, keeping a plant off line for three weeks, according to a report posted on a U.
The company that made prepaid debit cards for the “unbanked” ubiquitous has a new venture: a bank. But Green Dot (GDOT) isn’t planning on opening any branches. To visit this bank, you have to open up the app.
Kaspersky Labs announced it has hunted down a previously unknown, advanced cyber-espionage network it calls "Red October" which has been vacuuming top-secret data from diplomatic, scientific, and corporate computers since 2007.
The same physics that governs the behaviour of photons and electrons may also improve online shopping recommendations, say researchers.
We're at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., where the company has invited us to "see what we're building," according to the invitation we got last week.
One of the prosecutors investigating Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide this weekend, has also been accused of driving another hacker to kill himself.
Aaron’s death is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and the US Attorney’s office pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges, carrying potentially over 30 years in prison, for a crime that had no victims.
A dog-eared copy of the MTV Italy travel book hardly left my side during a 2007 trip to the boot-shaped country.
Google Fiber was supposed to be a shaming exercise.
Tumblr beat out Facebook in a recent survey of what teenagers use online.
Calgary-based Infiniti Poker, like several other new online gambling sites, plans to accept Bitcoin when it launches later this month. The online currency may allow American gamblers to avoid running afoul of complex U.S. laws
With the Newtown, Conn., massacre spurring concern over violent video games, makers of popular games like Call of Duty and Mortal Kombat are rallying Congressional support to try to fend off their biggest regulatory threat in two decades.
The Internet isn’t robust enough for the ongoing explosion of connected devices. Now labs around the country are scrambling for solutions.
Freemium Internet service provider FreedomPop is facing delays in shipping its WiMAX-capable iPhone Sleeve because of the FCC.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook met with the chairman of China Mobile Ltd., the wireless operator with 707 million subscribers and no agreement to sell iPhones.
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ALL YOUR DATA ARE BELONG TO U.S. DEPT. OF ??? - In case you missed it, Google is now a credentialed provider of Trusted Identities for the federal government. This means that the NSTIC, or National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, frame
Given how notorious Wall Streeters are for writing embarrassing e-mails that are later used against them in court (see: Libor scandal), they should really take note of this news.
Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion last spring in a defensive measure.
Google chief Eric Schmidt's plan to visit North Korea has put the Obama administration in the awkward position of opposing a champion of Internet freedom who's decided to engage with one of the most intensely censored countries.
When it comes to dating, tech savvy singles use OkCupid to find potential mates.
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday unanimously cleared Google of charges that it has been stifling competition by manipulating its search results to promote its own products—such as its shopping, travel, and local results pages—above those of i
The US leader of Internet piracy group IMAGiNE, which for two years distributed unauthorized versions of theatrical films online, has been sentenced to five years in jail.
You might have seen signs at certain establishments letting customers know they welcome things like pets or strollers. But there’s a new sort of welcome sign that has begun to go viral on the Internet recently: a welcome sign for guns.
Richard Gingras, the head of news and social products at Google, and Jeff Jarvis, a leading futurist, will speak at the Cronkite School 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Cronkite Theater, 555 N. Central Avenue (Phoenix, AZ)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents announced today they have rescued 44 children from sexual abuse as part of a child pornography investigation that netted 245 arrests over five weeks late last year. Agents have identified an additio
Ubuntu Linux is coming to smartphones. Canonical — the British outfit that oversees Ubuntu — has built a new version of the open source operating system for touchscreens, and unlike other smartphone operating systems, it will work as a full desktop O
Every so often in human history, something new comes along that warrants a celebration, and that deserves its own holiday. That’s why I propose we celebrate “Internet Freedom Day” later this month.
California and Illinois on Tuesday joined four others in becoming the union’s only states barring employers from demanding that employees fork over their social-media passwords.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested after posting a video of 2 girls fighting off school grounds. The boy was charged with “mischief,” which used to only be punishable by detention. And even then, only when the mischief took place on school grounds.