| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Comcast Corp., already the nation's largest cable and Internet provider, says it needs to get bigger to compete against the formidable giants of Silicon Valley.
The Philadelphia-based cable behemoth said in a government filing Tuesday that its...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:13 AM
A bug named Heartbleed, which has ramifications likely to affect every user on the Internet, was recently discovered by security researchers and announced this week.
Heartbleed is a vulnerability within the OpenSSL technology that is used by many...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Earlier this week, Tumblr sent out a note encouraging users to change the passwords for all of their online accounts immediately due to the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed."
As Times tech reporter Salvador Rodriguez reported, the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The National Security Agency denied a report that it has exploited the "Heartbleed" bug to spy on consumers for the past two years.
"NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Twitter users are reporting that numerous tweets have begun to disappear, including the most retweeted picture of all time: Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie.
Users of the popular microblogging service began tweeting the disappearance of various tweets...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:17 PM
People sometimes tell me to tell other people what to do, linguistically that is. I’ll get an email saying something like, “It drives me nuts when people say ‘Fruit is a healthy snack’ instead of ‘Fruit is a healthful snack.&...
| Apr 1, 2014
If you're headed for Europe this summer, CheapAir.com says, "Buy as soon as you can." That's based on actual ticket prices in CheapAir's database for this year and last, and it contradicts some earlier findings about buying long-haul international trips...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:22 AM
People sometimes tell me to tell other people what to do, linguistically that is. I'll get an email saying something like, "It drives me nuts when people say 'Fruit is a healthy snack' instead of 'Fruit is a healthful snack.' Please write a column telling...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:09 PM
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Silicon Valley, with its influence and economic clout soaring to all-time highs, is having its pop culture moment.
But the stream of movies, books, even a reality TV show spotlighting nerdy start-up culture have all been...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Here's a typical college scenario: Your daughter's dream job is to be an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. Yet she'll need to dive deep into debt to pursue her undergraduate degree, and borrow more if continuing to grad school.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Airbnb, the company that lets users rent their apartments and homes to others, found itself working overtime this weekend to help a New York man whose apartment ended up being used for an adult party.
Ari Teman, who identifies himself as a comedian on...