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Aussie start-ups welcome political change at the top

A change of Prime Minister has one of Australia's leading incubators excited about the future of innovation in this country, saying tech start-ups have much to offer but need support to grow.

By 22 September 2015


Rights groups want Twitter to reverse ban on political-watchdog tool

Nearly 20 organizations write an open letter demanding that the social network restore Politwoops, a tool that captures politicians' deleted tweets.

By 5 September 2015


Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle.

By 20 July 2015


Tech and politics clash over protecting your data

A heated debate flares up on Capitol Hill over a proposal to weaken cybersecurity tools for the sake of national security and law enforcement.

By 9 July 2015


Are crowdfunding sites becoming too political?

Experts believe controversial, political crowdfunding campaigns show no signs of slowing down.

By 19 April 2015


Tech leaders are using their voices, influence to speak out on social, political issues

CEOs from Apple, Facebook and Salesforce are utilizing their power to offer their positions on everything from gay rights to immigration to vaccinations. And they're not the only ones.

By 5 April 2015


Phone cases with a conscience feature faces of political prisoners

Artist Ai Weiwei's Lego portraits of those who've been silenced, imprisoned or exiled because of their beliefs inspire a new line of iPhone cases, with part of the proceeds going to Amnesty International.

By 20 February 2015


Political hackers take on Germany over Ukraine-Russia issues

Throughout Wednesday morning, a hacking group has disrupted German government websites, including Chancellor Angela Merkel's page, saying it wants the country to stop supporting the Ukrainian government.

By 8 January 2015


Mega political? Kim Dotcom to bring Internet Party to US

The Internet Party is slated to come to the US in 2015, according to Dotcom, who describes himself as an "Internet freedom fighter."

By 3 December 2014


India's Modi, in Facebook talk, pushes Internet as key way to govern

In a question-and-answer session at Facebook's headquarters, Indian prime minister discusses governing through social media and expanding Internet access.

By 28 September 2015