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Most Delicious? Oreos Versus Tracking Cookies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You would think that cookies and technology together would make the most awesome partners since chocolate and peanut butter, right? If only...say it ain't so!

PODCAST: All of the San Francisco Startups

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. Season 2...

Gerry Smith

Edward Snowden's New Role: Product Pitchman

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology

Edward Snowden has been given many titles: Whistleblower. Traitor. Asylum-seeker. Now, the fugitive National Security Agency contractor appears to ...

Government Demands Whistleblower Organization's Encrypted Files

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities. The VA is part of the federal government. POGO is a private non-profit group.

The Cyber Cold War: What Issuing Arrest Warrants Means and What Can Still be Done

Andrew Edwards | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Andrew Edwards

I will be the first to admit that NSA surveillance originally began with good intentions to protect us, but they have gone much too far. Likewise neither the NSA, nor the nation as a whole, have gone far enough to stop the potentially dangerous hacking.

The Dark Web and the Power of Anonymity

Joe Ross | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

There is no doubt that anonymity -- or even perceived-anonymity -- is an incredibly powerful tool on the Internet. When it comes to achieving anonymity online, it is incredibly difficult for the savvy Dark Web user and near-impossible for the casual user.

Why One Mom Tried To Hide Her Pregnancy From The Internet

Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents

When Janet Vertesi got pregnant, she decided to embark on a challenging experiment: She wanted to see what it would take to hide her pregnancy from th...

What Pirating Taught Me About Life

Brian Penny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Brian Penny

I bought, sold, and traded every game, application, movie, and album I could find. In doing so, I saw the evolution of digital privacy.

The 'Deep Web' -- Got Secrets?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

If you think there's an awful lot in the real world to be disturbed about, wait until you see what's happening in the virtual world. It's as real as real can be.

The Last Twist on the Silk Road - the Fall of Ross Ulbricht

Garth Bruen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Garth Bruen

With a solid foundation of how the website worked, last month's arrest gave us the opportunity know the operator and his motivations. Since then we h...

The Chart That Shows People Fleeing To Tor Because Of the NSA

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 08.30.2013 | Technology

Tor looks and acts like a browser from 1999 -- the ones where you could make a cup of tea in the time it took a GIF to load. But it's more than th...

Hidden Websites Fall As FBI Fights To Extradite Child Porn 'Facilitator'

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology

A 28-year old man named Eric Eoin Marques was arrested in Dublin, Ireland this weekend. His crime: The Irish Independent reports that one FBI agent de...

How to Lead a Double Life Online and Not Get Caught

Simone Smith | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology
Simone Smith

The internet allows us to form new identities and express controversial ideas without fear of personal reprisal. It allows us to explore interests that would be misunderstood by friends and family and discuss experiences that may damage our career.

WATCH: What Do You Actually Learned At A 'Cryptoparty'?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

Ever since Edward Snowden pulled back the curtain on the National Security Agency's cyberspying, there's been an upswing in "cryptoparties," where IT ...

Gerry Smith

Meet Tor, The Military-Made Privacy Network That Counts Edward Snowden As A Fan

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology

When the U.S. Navy created Tor, a software that enables people to use the Internet anonymously, it didn't envision someone like Edward Snowden. Qui...

PHOTOS: The Destination London's Opening Ceremony Will Recreate

Posted 07.28.2012 | Travel

Glastonbury Tor, the rocky outcropping rising from southwest England's Somerset Levels, is soaking up the international spotlight thanks to being the ...

A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

Author Posts Vampire Novel Online, Gets Awesome Book Deal

io9 | Charlie Jane Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can posting your unpublished novels online for free still lead to a nice book deal, now that the web is saturated with free fiction? It worked for aut...

TOR Offering Free Award-Winning Science Fiction Stories For The iPad

The Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The website of science fiction imprint Tor is making some of its most-lauded works of 2009 available as free e-books. Four stories, all awards finalis...