| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Filming on the next installment of "The Hunger Games" won't begin for another month, but Paul Holehouse already is assessing the risks.
Holehouse will fly to Atlanta this week to check for asbestos in an old warehouse — one among many sites that...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:38 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Privacy watchdogs are asking federal regulators to block proposed changes to Facebook policies that they say would allow the company to use the names and images of its nearly 1.2 billion users without their consent to endorse products...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:32 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Do Americans care about their online privacy?
More and more.
As they share more personal information on social networks and other online services, they are hankering for better control over who has access to that stockpile of intimate...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Matthew D. Green made a name for himself as the rare cryptography professor who will explain and critique the U.S. government's most controversial surveillance capabilities in layman's terms and unencumbered by a government security clearance or...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
It has been 50 years since Thomas Pynchon's first book, "V.," was published. That he is still turning out works of dizzying complexity is, frankly, astounding. Few authors remain as ambitious and accomplished for so long.
Enter "Bleeding Edge," a...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Does anybody like companies they don’t know tracking their Internet movements?
If your among the “practically everybody” who doesn’t like this snooping, there’s a new site for you. RespectMyDNT.org (DNT means Do Not Track)...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:04 PM
After roughly a week of reflection, the Johns Hopkins cryptography professor who was ordered to remove from university servers a blog post about the National Security Agency's covert surveillance efforts has concluded that it was a "big misunderstanding."...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Cullen Hoback doesn't know what Mark Zuckerberg thinks of his documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply." But he's already made the Facebook leader smile once.
Toward the end of the documentary, which screens Friday and May 2 at the Newport Beach Film...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:58 AM
A Laguna Beach chef says animal rights activists posted personal information — including his cell phone number and credit card transactions — online because he served foie gras.
Activists hacked into the website of Hudson Valley Foie Gras,...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In up-all-night, work-work-work America, a prescription medication like modafinil was sure to make major inroads from the get-go.
And, whether you call this novel stay-awake drug by its commercial names -- Provigil and Nuvigil -- or by its plain-Jane...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:57 AM
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The Zap2it “2 GUNS” Twitter Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 9 AM Pacific Time on July 23, 2013 and ends at 5 PM Pacific Time on...