| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The following items were taken from New Lenox police reports:
A wallet was stolen from a vehicle on the 2400 block of Bluestone Bay on April 23.
A New Lenox resident reported April 23 that unauthorized transactions had been made on a PayPal account....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The largest tech IPO of the year — and perhaps of all time — isn't coming from Silicon Valley.
Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce behemoth with more sales than Amazon and EBay combined, has decided to go public on Wall Street after months of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:56 AM
What would you do for five bucks?
It sounds like a creepy question, but there’s thousands of micro-entrepreneurs on Fiverr.com offering their services for as little as $5.
The online marketplace has been connecting five-dollar freelancers with...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Last week millions of people rushed to change their online passwords after news of a major encryption flaw called Heartbleed began to circulate.
Heartbleed infected hundreds of thousands of sites, including popular ones like Facebook and Netflix, and...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:01 PM
A judge Tuesday granted freedom to a computer hacker who helped Anonymous and other groups attack credit card companies, governments from Algeria to Zimbabwe, and media outlets -- including the Tribune Corp. -- but who turned government informant after...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:25 PM
What’s the secret to the kind of success that creates worldwide fame and brings in billions of dollars? “Work super hard!” Elon Musk told graduating seniors at USC.
What about entrepreneurial genius? An uncanny ability to ferret out...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:06 PM
The news was astonishing: Rapper Tupac Shakur was alive and well in New Zealand. But the 2011 report was a hoax, and on Tuesday, one of the hackers behind it, Hector Xavier Monsegur, appeared in court to be sentenced for cyberattacks that stole credit...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:13 PM
In the heated County Commission re-match of Ken Keechl and Chip LaMarca, there's a mountain of cash yet to be spent.
If the past is our guide, we should expect a flurry of negativity.
Four years ago, LaMarca took the seat from Keechl. The two burned...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Lots of readers asked questions about Uber’s arrival in Orlando on June 4, so I posed many of them to Uber spokeswoman Natalia Montalvo. Her emailed answers are below, edited for brevity and clarity.
San Francisco-based Uber features a mobile...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Not everyone is crazy about being called to serve on a jury but most of us realize it's one of our civic duties. We also know we can get in trouble for blowing off the summons, and con artists are tapping that fear in one of the latest scams targeting the...