| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:12 PM
An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say schemed to kill perceived rivals.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The Silk Road case shined a light on the deep underbelly of the web -- exposing many casual Internet users to unfamiliar terms like Deep Web, Tor and Bitcoin. So we asked Johns Hopkins cryptography professor Matthew Green -- who recently was in the news...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter?
In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day"...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Instagram turned 3 years old over the weekend, but the young social network still has some growing up to do.
The Facebook-owned app is one of the most popular social networks, and it shows. Recently, Instagram surpassed 150-million active monthly users,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The issue of nonpartisanship prevents the public from truly knowing the prospective 2013 school board candidates. Of particular concern is the implementation of Assembly Bill 1266, the Transgender Protection Act, and the student data collection mandated...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
I recently had a chance to watch the space-themed film "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Leaving aside the multitude of technical errors in the film, as someone who has consulted in the space business for a number years, I always...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti set up a new command center Wednesday to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt computer water, power, transportation and public safety systems.
In an executive directive creating the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Worried that computer hackers attacking banks and media companies could easily shift targets, the airline industry is taking preemptive steps to ensure it doesn't become the next victim.
Although the "hacking" of planes midair to bring them down is...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Passengers at Bob Hope Airport will be able to keep their iPods and Kindles on through takeoff and landing — some starting Saturday, others soon, as airlines react to the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision this week to allow the use of...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set up a new command center to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt water, power, transportation and public safety systems.
In an executive directive creating the Cyber...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Amazon announced Monday that it has set the premiere dates for its first two original series. "Alpha House" will begin streaming on Nov. 15, and "Betas" will follow a week later on Nov. 22.
Amazon doesn't plan on hewing to the Netflix formula, however,...