Brian Knappenberger, the director of the Anonymous documentary We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, was at the Social Computing Symposium conference at New York University when he heard that Aaron Swartz had passed away.
How a high-profile hack fell apart within seconds, and why good intentions are often the most efficient way to destroy lives.
The behemoth movie streaming service Netflix has grown substantially in the past few years, with US movie and TV addicts craving for anything new on the service.
New platforms for fact-checking and reputation scoring aim to better channel social media’s power in the wake of a disaster.
An attempt to ban US bosses from asking employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by Congress.
There’s more than one way to make money from the Bitcoin craze, which has seen the value of the digital currency increase more than six-fold over the past few months.
Amazon rode into the ranks of the world’s biggest retailers on the back of its low, low prices.
As the founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn (MLNP), Cindy Gallop is ushering in a new type of intimacy for couples that want to share their private moments and those that want to watch.
The days of tax-free online shopping could finally be numbered.
This week, the Senate is considering a bill that would give states the ability to require large Internet retailers like Amazon to collect sales taxes on all purchases and send the revenue to the appropriate locality.
Facebook is building a 1.4-million-square-foot data center on the outskirts of Des Moines, Iowa, according to a local report.
Jim. I learned something from the recent Boston terrorist incident....though it passed very quickly in a reporter's interview - and even though the reporter was interrupted and didn't get to finish her thought.
On April 18, while the media was following the story of the Boston Bombing, the U.S. House of Representatives passed CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. This is actually the second time that CISPA has passed the House. Kurt O
Senate planning vote on Internet sales tax bill
Lake of blood? Outside Sadr City in Iraq, at coordinates 33.396157° N, 44.486926° E, lies a blood-red lake. There is, as yet, no official explanation for the color of this strange body of water.
Ads that follow you from one website to another are increasingly common, but in the rush for more tailored advertising, age-old wisdom may be lost.
While the blather about stealing the Second Amendment was going on, Obama and the Fascists passed CISPA Internet regulation, joining NDAA, "Patriot" Act, HR 347 and other repressive, UNCONSTITUTIONAL "laws" (if they're unconstitutional, they're not a
Tragically, the “new” CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) has again passed the House (288-127 vote) and will now graduate to the Senate, where (hopefully) it will be struck down once more.
Google is close to acquiring news reading startup Wavii, according to a source.
The dead man suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon on Monday was named Tamerlan Tsarnaev. On YouTube, there's a user with the same name. There's a page showing that user's latest activity.
Earlier this week, I decided to buy a fossil.
Last year, Google went to Kansas City and began providing an Internet access service that is 75-100 times as fast as cable Internet service.
Don't think spam is sexy? Think again.
Yahoo is clawing its way back from the grave with style. Today it introduces two apps to its mobile repertoire, Yahoo! Weather and a tablet version of its Yahoo! Mail app.
Call Now: Tell Congress to Reject CISPA
ANNA DANISZEWSKI, a sophomore at Bard College, takes a dozen or more cell phone pictures daily, usually around dusk or after dark—moody shots of found objects, bare branches against a gray sky, or lighted windows in the distance, evoking the way sens
Twitter said it acquired the emerging music software firm We Are Hunted, amid reports that the popular messaging platform was readying its own music service.
A new “digital public library” set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online.
Japanese exhibitionists took the Harlem Shake into a bathhouse and a centuries old shrine on Sunday as they brought the YouTube phenomenon to Tokyo.
Outside the workshop just south of San Francisco where a platoon of women behind sewing machines assembles his company’s coveted American Giant sweatshirts—you know, the ones that have been sold out for months since being called the greatest hoodie e