Schumer wants a more secure WiFi

Feb 28, 2011
Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on website operators like Amazon and Twitter to encrypt their sites, change from HTTP to HTTPS addresses...

LinkedIn blocked in China

Feb 25, 2011
Really, China? Blocking the most square and businesslike social networking site in the world? The official social networking site of everyone's dad...

Smurf app is totally smurfed up

Feb 16, 2011
One of the most popular games in the Apple app store is called Smurfs' Village. This is the type of game you load on your iPhone and then toss the...

Apple's new subscription policy is making enemies

Feb 16, 2011
Apple officially rolled out its new plan for content subscriptions in the iPad. What it boils down to is that if you purchase an iPad version of a...

Clinton announces new Internet freedom policy

Feb 15, 2011
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will speak at George Washington University today about Internet freedom. The New York Times reports she's...

Apple tightens grip on app store

Feb 1, 2011
Apple has rejected an app from Sony that would simulate Sony's own e-book reader and allow customers to purchase books from Sony from inside the...

Department of Justice calls for reform on ISP data retention

Jan 26, 2011
Right now, internet service providers hold on to data logs for about 90 days before its deleted. To compile and archive records of who connected...

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Verizon comes out swinging on net neutrality

Jan 21, 2011
Long after the sun swallows the earth and then collapses into itself becoming a black hole that sucks all matter and light into it, we will still...

Geek Chow: Facebook, Google, and Yahoo to change the way they run web addresses. For a day.

Jan 14, 2011
It seems we're running out of web addresses and unless something is done, we'll have used them all up by November. Not URLs, mind you, there are...

Phones in prisons

Jan 3, 2011
The New York Times reports on the growing number of smartphones in prisons, where phones are a federal felony that comes with a sentence of an...