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French anti-Uber taxi protest ensnares singer Courtney Love

The loudest protest so far against smartphone-era car services involves burning tires, blocked traffic, riot police and an assault on a celebrity taking an Uber ride from the airport.

By June 25, 2015


Hacking is NSA's 'growth area,' Times says in agency profile

Drawing on thousands of leaked documents, The New York Times and the UK's Guardian offer up lengthy looks at the beleaguered spy agency.

By November 2, 2013


Whatever happened to Bradley Manning? Soon we'll know

A military judge refuses to dismiss charges against the alleged Wikileaks whistle blower who recently marked his 1,000th day in confinement.

By February 26, 2013


Microsoft to start selling its products in Iraq

The software giant has chosen a Baghdad-based company to act as its official distributor in a country hit by years of war and U.N. sanctions.

By May 29, 2012


Samsung Galaxy S3's S Voice vs Siri on iPhone 4S

Samsung and Apple's sometimes smart-arsed voice assistants battle it out in the usefulness stakes.

By May 29, 2012


Manning's attorney says WikiLeaks disclosures weren't harmful

New filing, which says last year's leaks did no "real damage to national security," previews defense strategy in case of alleged Wiki-leaker.

By November 28, 2011


Chat logs show Bradley Manning's early activism

Chat logs show what may have motivated Army enlistee Bradley Manning, an AJAX, PHP, and MySQL programmer, to allegedly turn over megabytes of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks.

By July 6, 2011


Iraq 2.0: Twitter, Google and YouTube head for Baghdad

Execs from Twitter, YouTube, Google and WordPress are in Baghdad to discuss how new media can help rebuild war-torn Iraq

By April 22, 2009


Why Google should move to Baghdad

New research from Pew suggests that 50 percent of Americans want to move elsewhere. As California is clearly facing ruin, we should be looking for a better home for Google and the Silicon Valley titans.

By January 30, 2009


Powering San Francisco's cable cars

Road Trip at Home: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman stopped in on the Cable Car Museum to see how San Francisco's world famous vehicles--the only ones remaining in operation in the world--work.

By November 16, 2010