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Bored by the Net neutrality debate? Check it as a rap battle

For Americans (and other Internet denizens) whose eyes glaze over when Net neutrality comes up, these Australian chaps have translated the debate into hip-hop for easier consumption.

By May 26, 2014


The sleep-texting epidemic

Earlier this year, a Philadelphia doctor offered that teens were texting in their sleep. Now it seems the disease is spreading.

By August 22, 2013


Why is creepy Google Glass-type pick-up video popular?

A video from Infinity Augmented Reality suggests that Google Glass-type glasses will help you attract women back to your apartment, no matter how creepy you are. It's already enjoyed more than 1.5 million YouTube views.

By August 11, 2013


Why DOJ didn't need a 'super search warrant' to snoop on Fox News' e-mail

Vagaries of federal surveillance law, enacted in 1968 and updated in 1986, favor lots of e-mail snooping over only a little.

By May 25, 2013


Asperger's study asks: Are hackers cognitively different?

Hackers are frequently assumed to have Asperger's syndrome. Psychologists set out to see if this assumption might be true and studied HOPE and Defcon attendees over 10 years.

By September 7, 2012


Rogue merchant arrested after gaming Google

Vitaly Borker, the eyeglass e-tailer who boasted his ability to boost search ranking by harassing customers so much they left tons of negative feedback, is booked on multiple charges.

By December 6, 2010


Generation Y: We're just not that into Twitter

Young adults are heavily involved with social networking, so why haven't they made the move to Twitter? CNET intern Sharon Vaknin has a theory.

By June 23, 2009


Obama's attorney general pick: Good on privacy?

Eric Holder, the deputy attorney general under President Clinton, has criticized the warrantless wiretapping program. But he wanted to limit encryption use, and his views on other online policies may not be that far from the Bush administration's.

By December 2, 2008


A rallying cry against cyberbullying

Legislators are writing new laws to protect kids from harassment via the Internet, text messages, or other electronic devices. Net executives are making new pledges to help the cause, too.

By June 7, 2008


Five tips for stealthy Facebooking

Want to spend all day on Facebook without getting caught? Here's how.

By July 19, 2007