| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:05 AM
AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The Blackphone, the first smartphone focused on privacy, began shipping Monday. Designed for users primarily concerned about privacy and data protection, the Blackphone carries a high price tag: $629, with no subsidy available through cellphone carriers....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:37 PM
An online privacy organization filed a complaint against Facebook with U.S. regulators Thursday, saying the company “purposefully messed with people's minds” in conducting a controversial 2012 experiment.
Facebook has come under fire after...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- A newly leaked document stolen by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year reveals that one of the NSA's partner agencies within the "Five Eyes" Anglo-intelligence network -- Britain's Government Communications...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised?
Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
VIENNA (Reuters) - Data protection activists challenging Facebook in a Vienna court said on Wednesday they had closed the list of plaintiffs after 25,000 people joined a campaign alleging that the social media giant had violated users' privacy.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LAS VEGAS -- The big players in the global information-security industry are intermingling with computer hackers this week at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Even Chris Inglis, who stepped down as the deputy director of the National Security...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:07 PM
To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity.
Then professional burglars hit the home where the drives...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The Watchdog has reminded you countless times about the need to read the fine print on all of your paperwork so you know what you're getting into, and how you can get out when you need to.
Too many people still don't do that, and Pennsylvania Sen. Bob...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Fugitive national security contractor Edward Snowden has filed the paperwork to extend his refuge in Russia as the July 31 expiration of his asylum grant approaches, his lawyer told Russian media on Wednesday.
Snowden has indicated in interviews...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:25 AM
A 5-year-old in San Diego might have a future working in Internet security.
ABC News reports that 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to hack into his father's Xbox Live account, bypassing the login screen by simply hitting the space bar a few...