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Pop-up ads on TVs? Say it ain't so!

It's a bad week for Samsung. After the firm addressed privacy concerns, some of its Smart TVs began displaying annoying pop-up ads. Meanwhile, the White House plans to form a cybersecurity agency, and smartphone thefts decline thanks to kill switches.

By February 11, 2015


US to form new agency to coordinate efforts tackling cyberthreats

The new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be able to gather intelligence across multiple sectors of government during a crisis, reports The Washington Post.

By February 10, 2015


The technology of the 9/11 Memorial

More than 2 million people have visited the memorial at the site of the September 11 attacks in New York City. Many are using tech to help get the most out of their visits.

By April 19, 2012


Survey: Few companies addressing cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism has become a growing threat, yet few companies include it in disaster recovery plans or policies and procedures, according to new survey from AFCOM.

By October 28, 2009


Richard Clarke on Patriot Act, WikiLeaks, privacy (Q&A)

Ten years after September 11, Americans are safer but would benefit from a civil liberties commission, former U.S. cybersecurity and counterterrorism advisor says.

By September 19, 2011


Anonymous ready to roll in post-LulzSec world

The hacking group releases information that came apparently from a federal cyberterrorism-defense training program.

By June 27, 2011


This Day in Tech: Kids can play violent video games; Supreme Court steps in to set rules on warrantless GPS tracking

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, June 27.

By June 27, 2011


Government warns of looming cyberthreats

Appearing before a Senate panel, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair warns of the growing impact and danger of new cyberattacks.

By February 3, 2010


With Iran crisis, Twitter's youth is over

The microblogging service's prominence during the election crisis in Iran raises the question of whether a 2-year-old, pre-revenue start-up is really up to the task as a geopolitical power player.

By June 18, 2009


Obama on cybersecurity: We're not that prepared

President announces new White House cybersecurity coordinator job, which has not been filled, and says feds will not monitor private sector Internet communications.

By May 29, 2009