There's a new app called Popcorn Time that uses BitTorrent software to let you stream the latest movies for free, Torrentfreak reports, calling the service "Netflix for pirates."
What is fascinating about the utter failure of our duopoly of two parties is how they have failed to even do the little things rights. You would hope that, while wasting hundreds of billions, the two parties could at least offer a modicum of help for
Google (GOOG), fighting claims that it illegally scans private e-mail messages, says it shouldn’t have to face a lawsuit that lumps together hundreds of millions of Internet users. It may not have to, but the issues the lawsuit raises may be harder t
Fed up with nosy, big-name Internet services that spy on you and share information with the government? You're not alone. In fact, there's a quiet rebellion underway against companies that snoop on their users, thanks to Edward Snowden.
The cyber weapon has been deployed most aggressively since the start of last year ahead of protests that climaxed two weeks ago with the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovich’s government.
On December 2nd, 2013, the site disappeared offline. The United States host, GoDaddy, suspended the domain with no prior notice. GoDaddy told its owners that the site was taken down "as part of an ongoing law enforcement investigation."
Last year, Google began testing Internet-delivering balloons over New Zealand in support of the Internet.org initative, a program developed to deliver affordable Internet to parts of the world that don’t yet have it (yes, such places do exist). Not t
How would you feel if a Facebook post, created by your daughter, cost you $80,000? That is just what happened to Patrick Snay, the former head off Gulliver Preparatory School. The school official reached an agreement with the organization, which awa
All links to Greenwald’s piece on the Intercept, a publication founded by First Look Media and home to Snowden’s leaked materials, titled “How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations,” has been removed
When former government contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA was conducting digital surveillance on a massive scale, many feared for the future of cloud computing. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation estimated that Snowden’
Corporate raider Carl Icahn is stirring up another shitstorm. This time, he’s going after eBay, accusing the web giant of harboring competitors on its board of directors.
There is nothing more important than our health. When we are healthy, we are happy and the world is full of possibilities. When our health is waining there is nothing we want more than to be healthy again. With the news of fake and contaminated meat hitting the market and the danger of eating pesticide and herbicide laden produce, it is important to choose wisely that which we consume.
The Tor Foundation is moving forward with a plan to provide its own instant messaging service. Called the Tor Instant Messaging Bundle, the tool will allow people to communicate in real time while preserving anonymity by using chat servers concealed
Following Microsoft's recent relaunch of SkyDrive as OneDrive, there is a little more parity and competition at the top of the cloud storage market.
The Guardian, now Glenn Greenwald-less, is out with its latest government surveillance scoop:
• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone • Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy' • Material included large quantity of sexually explicit ima
Do you want solid proof that paid government shills are targeting websites, blogs, forums and social media accounts? For years, many have suspected that government trolls have been systematically causing havoc all over the Internet, but proving it h
There has been much of this posted on the DP today:
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
The MaidSafe network is a fully distributed platform on which application developers can build distributed applications. The network is made up by individual users who contribute storage, computing power and bandwidth to what is a global, public clou
Computer science researchers have demonstrated for the first time how a digital virus can go airborne and spread via WiFi networks in populated areas at the same pace as a human diseases.
User identity was the key to Facebook’s global domination strategy—until it wasn’t.
With more than $1 billion per quarter in advertising revenue and 1.2 billion monthly active users, few realize that Facebook is more than just a social networking site – it’s a shrewdly run corporation, worth more than $100 billion.
After its popular streaming video service endured months of declining performance on home internet connections provided by Comcast — the country’s largest cable TV and broadband internet provider — Netflix has agreed to pay a fee for more direct acce
The numbers being forecast for the Internet of Things (IoT) are truly mind-boggling.
Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia.
We have designed the StartMail Service around the principle that your e-mail is your business and nobody else's, including ours.
Two pieces of business news announced this week provide a convenient frame through which to view our dysfunctional and distorted economy.
Update: after 3 or so hours of downtime, Whatsapp is Backapp. For now. Then it may be Whatsdownn again...
Project Tango constantly scans its surroundings, giving people--and Google--better maps than ever