| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Although the world enjoys unimagined accomplishments from digital communication, the dark side also compels our attention.
Cyber offense and defense are rapidly evolving forms of warfare. Our public utilities are among the targets foreign powers have...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A marquee name in the technology industry said Tuesday that it is buying Columbia-based Sourcefire — a homegrown player in the hot cybersecurity field — for $2.7 billion cash.
Cisco Systems wants to bolster its security offerings with...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post is provoking anxiety and uncertainty among journalists.
But for Silicon Valley techies, this unlikely marriage is cause for optimism: Someone may finally deliver technical and...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Google updated its maps app for Android and iPhone smartphones not with new features but with redesigned ads that show up when users do a search query.
Google Maps has been displaying ads since 2010, but Google revamped them to go with a new look it...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Facebook, in a move that could help the social network break down the language barrier among its more than 1 billion users, has acquired Mobile Technologies, a speech recognition and translation company.
Mobile Technologies is the maker of Jibbigo, a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Google has begun integrating features from Waze, the social navigating app it bought this summer, into Google Maps, starting with the addition of traffic incident reports.
Now, when Waze users report road incidents that may cause delays, the incidents...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:42 PM
When Google bought Waze, it wasn't just buying a startup -- it was also buying a highly engaged community of users willing to provide real-time traffic information.
And that community is key to Google's effort to stave off rival mapping apps, namely...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Students and staff at L.A. Unified School District can now use the Microsoft Bing search engine without having to see ads or adult-content links in their search results.
The partnership between Microsoft's Bing search unit and several major school...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
United Nations officials on Monday reacted to the latest leaks about U.S. National Security Agency spying with a reminder to the Obama administration of its legal obligation to respect the “inviolability” of diplomatic missions on U.S. soil....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Melbourne IT, an Australian firm that allows website owners to buy addresses such as latimes.com, said the downtime suffered by the New York Times website Tuesday began when hackers gained access to the user name and password of one of the company's sales...