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Monoprice 27" IPS-G Pro LED Monitor WQHD 2560x1440 (Product ID 10489) Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 09.05.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Monoprice is among the more interesting companies you probably haven't heard of. Started out of an apartment around a decade ago, the company initiall...

Obama Pivots Amidst Encroaching Chaos: Is the Promise of the California Summit Receding in the Rearview Mirror?

William Bradley | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

We just don't live in a world in which it makes sense to leave our doors unlocked. But that's not a justification for an anything goes attitude.

Reddit And Others Rally Anti-NSA Protesters On- And Offline

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - The online community rallied on Thursday in support of live protests against the U.S. government's surveillance of internet activity, a pr...

Gerry Smith

Weev Appeals Hacking Conviction | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology

Attorneys for hacker Andrew Auernheimer filed an appeal late Monday seeking to overturn his conviction for obtaining thousands of email addresses from...

Latest Snowden Revelations: How Very Far We've Come From the Days of 'Gentlemen Do Not Read Each Other's Mail'

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where do we draw the line on surveillance? Or will we draw no line at all, using 9/11 as the rationale for an era of ubiquitous surveillance of all, demonstrable friend and potential foe alike?

11 Really Dumb Things You Do With Your Email

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

The best way to stay safe is to aggressively protect yourself. No one else can guard your email better than you. Here are the top 11 things you can do right now to reduce your risk of getting your email either hacked or scammed.

Routehappy's In-Flight Wi-Fi Report | Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel

Did you know that nearly four out of every 10 flights in the United States have in-flight Wi-Fi? Or that Delta offers the highest number of Wi-Fi-enab...

Creepy Computer Guy's Craigslist Personal Ad

Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology

Oh, ladies! Need your laptop fixed? While this is not your typical Craigslist personal ads pickup line, a man in Texas seems to be aiming for a ce...

The Next Mobile Frontier: The 'iCar'?

Joseph Farrell | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

Last week, the newest frontier in mobility and application development dawned: the "iCar." During its annual World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), Apple announced plans to bring the iOS experience in 2014 to at least 12 different car markers.

Gerry Smith

Major Smartphone Maker Promises Anti-Theft Feature As Prosecutor Imposes 'Kill Switch' Deadline | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.14.2013 | Technology

Samsung on Thursday promised to swiftly add a new feature to its smartphones allowing owners to entirely deactivate their devices if they are stolen, ...

Gerry Smith

Prosecutors Probe Smartphone Makers' Failure To Deter Thefts | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.13.2013 | Technology

Top state and city law enforcement officials on Thursday will announce an expansive investigation into the failure of Apple and other smartphone manuf...

Gerry Smith

The Not-So-Secret Technology Behind The NSA Spying Scandal | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology

Even within the infrastructure of the American surveillance apparatus, the National Security Agency is notoriously secretive. The spy agency jealously...

How Flickr Redesign Leaves Out the Photographers

Michael Stutz | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Michael Stutz

My favorite social network vaporized overnight. It just disappeared. No, I'm not talking about MySpace -- I'm talking about what recently happened to Flickr, the photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo.

No App Can Save You From Government Spies

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology

By Madeline Will NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - Americans suddenly fearful that the U.S. government can easily find out who they are tel...

Digital Fabrication: More Than the Stuff of Dreams

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Michael Sigman

America's economy will suddenly grow by $400 billion -- roughly three percent --on July 31, when the Bureau of Economic Analysis begins to include in ...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Wants Teachers To Get Into Students' Heads | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama imagines a country where teachers know what's happening in their students' brains. He wants "teachers to have an ability to ...

Gerry Smith

Smartphone Makers Will Have To Answer For Street Crime | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has summoned representatives of the four largest smartphone makers to a summit next week where he plans to...

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen Are the Google: Julian Assange Warns Resistance is Futile

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.04.2013 | Technology
Janet Tavakoli

Soon we'll be wearing Google Glass, the first step towards cybernetic implants to create the United States' hive mind that will assimilate and obliterate all other cultures on earth.

Farewell Google Reader, We Knew Thee Well

Joe Entwisle | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Joe Entwisle

I haven't figured out exactly why Google decided to no longer provide access to Reader software, but it comes at a horrible time.

Translating Good Intentions Into Effective Cybersecurity Policy

Scott Charney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Scott Charney

Governments around the world are considering regulatory changes in an effort to reduce cybersecurity risk; in fact, more than 40 governments are worki...

Protest Pushes Facebook To Crack Down On Rape Content

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology

In what amounts to a big win for advocates working against online domestic abuse jokes and references, Facebook has said it will try to crack down on ...

Gerry Smith

Jeremy Hammond, Anonymous Hacker, Pleads Guilty To Stratfor Attack | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology

A member of the hacker group Anonymous who considers himself an "electronic Robin Hood" pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking a private intelligence firm ...

Twitter Introduces 2-Factor Authentication To Protect Accounts From Hackers

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology

Twitter unveiled a new security feature on Wednesday to combat a recent spate of high-profile hacks of user accounts. The feature, known as two-fac...

Gerry Smith

Scripps Employees Called 'Hackers' For Exposing Massive Security Flaw | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

Isaac Wolf, a reporter for Scripps Howard News Service, said he was just doing a basic Google search when he stumbled upon Social Security numbers and...

Gerry Smith

Suspected PayPal Hackers Seek Deal To Stay Out Of Prison | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.27.2013 | Technology

Before he was charged in July 2011 with aiding the hacker group Anonymous, Josh Covelli lived what he considered the life of an ordinary 26-year-old. ...