| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Yahoo has freed up a substantial number of inactive user names and will give them to people on a first-come, first-served basis, the company announced Monday.
A month ago, Yahoo announced it would deactivate accounts that hadn’t been touched for a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Americans are increasingly resigned to the fact that huge government and corporate bureaucracies can gather vast amounts of information about us without our knowledge or consent. Recent reports of the massive telephone and email data collection programs...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Katherine Gould recently enjoyed a thrilling ride on Magic Mountain's fast-zooming, forward-and-backward-rotating, face-down-plunging X2 roller coaster.
Then she underwent a frustrating experience trying to recover from Magic Mountain's lost-and-found...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Asked in a survey to distinguish malicious emails from legitimate ones, nearly everyone in a group of 53 undergraduates failed.
The results from a new study by researchers at North Carolina State University found most people are overconfident in their...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Image via http://www.booyahadvertising.com/ From Lolly Bowean's story this morning: A growing number of people don't check their email or rely on it as heavily for information anymore, (said Steve Jones, a professor of communications at the University...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The government knows who you're calling.
Every day. Every call.
Here's what you need to know about the secret program and how it works:
Q. What happened and why is it a big deal?
A. The Guardian newspaper published a highly classified...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Shopping online offers 24/7 convenience and unlimited choices but can also cause concern for the level of security regarding credit card and personal information. Be a savvy online shopper by educating yourself on safe shopping tips.
According to The...
| May 30, 2013
Logging into Twitter potentially just got a whole lot safer. The company has unveiled its own form of two-step authentication called login verification.
Although not the first platform to offer enhanced security, recent hacking of high-profile...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to block the Internet giant from electronically scanning the content of emails on its Gmail service.
The lawsuit filed in May accuses Google of illegally opening and...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:24 PM
If you're an Angry Birds addict, you have reason to be angry if you were duped by a phony virus warning that flashed on the app while you were playing it on your Android phone.
A Los Angeles company, Jesta Digital, used the warnings to trick players and...