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The Supreme Court Rules With a Caveat in the Wings: Is Your Smartphone Public or Private?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

It appears that Chief Justice Roberts feels that if a social media company states that they have access to view and analyze your posts, content, and relationships, then that ought to be fair game for the government (and law enforcement), too.

2030 May Be The Year They'll Take Your Driver's License Away

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn't really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking about Uber ($17 billio...

Don't Call Me Maybe, Video Me

Dave Ryan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Dave Ryan

The younger generation uses video daily in their communications, suggesting that today's CIO needs to be thinking about opening up the corporate intranet for such video collaboration that is device and technology agnostic. Not only is it the future, it's good for business and promotes global teamwork.

A Message to Girls and Graduates Interested in STEM: Don't Give Up!

Kimberly Kiel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science
Kimberly Kiel

Have you ever glanced at a photograph from years before and had a rush of emotion and memories come flooding into your remembrance? This happened to me when I saw my college graduation photos a few weeks ago.

Is Silicon Valley More Dangerous to Your Privacy Than the NSA?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The Silicon Valley tech giants want to reform government surveillance on the Internet? That's what they say, anyway.

Big Data Meets Fantasy Football

Jason Grill | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jason Grill

Fantasy football is right around the corner. The summer months will pass and before you know it people from across the country will be joining friends...

The Right to Rewrite Your Personal History

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

On May 13, the ECJ rained on Google's anti-privacy parade by ruling that people can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results. On the surface, you would think that online privacy advocates would refer to this court decision as the shot heard round the world -- only it's not and here's why.

Millions of Consumers Abandon Hashtag for Backslash

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Rebekah Iliff

In a special Silicon Valley "Tech Report," sources confirmed Monday that millions of online users are becoming obsessed with emerging metadata symbol,...

New Silk Road Selling Even More Illegal Drugs Than Old Silk Road

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology

Silk Road is back, and it's busier than before. Six months after the FBI shut down the notorious black market website known as "the eBay for drugs,...

Google's Glass Explorer Program Was A Social Experiment That Backfired

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.28.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Google Glass was introduced without a clear explanation of what it was supposed to be used for. When promotional videos started to show people going a...

The Bitcoin "Crisis" Explained and 5 Reasons It Can't Be Killed

Michael Phillip Nelson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Michael Phillip Nelson

Despite all the misinformation, resistance and doomsday prognostication along the way, Bitcoin has and will continue to defiantly weather the storm.

Gerry Smith

The Supreme Court Is About To Decide The Future Of Television

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology

Major television broadcasters and Aereo will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a case that is about much more than the future of a contro...

How I Got My iPhone For Free, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.16.2014 | Home

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman knows exactly when and where to find technology-related deals and discounts. “I would recommend knowing se...

Gerry Smith

Smartphone Industry Promises 'Kill Switch' To Reduce Thefts

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology

After months of resisting the idea, the smartphone industry says it is ready to introduce new anti-theft technology that could reduce the rising numbe...

Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Jonathan Handel

Next week's Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadc...

The Best Time Of Year To Buy Cameras, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | Home

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman had a special insider savings tip to share with us about buying cameras. “February is a great time to buy c...

Heartbleed: Why Changing Your Passwords Isn't Enough

Adam Levin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Since many websites ask you (or even require you) to use your email address as a username, that information is also vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. Welcome to the beginning of phishing season.

The Evolving Pursuit of Privacy

Scott Charney | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Scott Charney

I'm optimistic that we'll find the right way forward, balancing the important benefits that data collection enables with the equally important need to preserve and enhance consumer privacy .

Spring Clean Your Closet for Cash

Margaret Ryan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Style
Margaret Ryan

I was reluctant to sell a gifted Louis Vuitton Keepall I never carried because of sentimental reasons. I got over it fast when it quickly sold for $995 and I banked $695.

Yes, ICANN

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What we must have is a clear, enforceable, protected solution whereby ICANN does not fall under the influence of the colors of any country's flag or political leader.

Bloomberg Businessweek Has Designs on You

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The second annual Bloomberg Businessweek Design Conference was trying to simplify everything to its least common denominator, freeing up room in the mental microprocessor for the hard stuff: ideas.

Gerry Smith

Convicted Hacker 'Weev' Gets Another Chance At Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology

Attorneys for convicted hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer will appear in court this week in a last-ditch attempt to win his freedom and overturn a verd...

Poetry and Programming

Jasmine Tsai | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Jasmine Tsai

Programming began to change my way of looking at poetry. To my surprise I found that writing code reminded me of writing poems. In the act of creation, you encounter the same tension of raw, boundless possibility against disciplined construction.

The Dearly Departed Now Lie in Your Spam Folder

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Greg Schwem

My Facebook pal Jeannie received the email several weeks ago. A close friend passed away and the service was taking place the following day. Jeannie thought about sending a sympathy card or paying her respects in person. There was just one small problem. "I wish I knew who I lost," she messaged me.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.