Citizen footage widened the lens of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and it brought live-streaming to popular attention in the US unlike any confrontation has before.
The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?
Law enforcement agencies seize more than 1,000 computers, smartphones, and hard drives in a massive operation that goes after malware said to have "sophisticated" capabilities and "breathtaking" invasiveness.
Under the guise of protecting users' computers from cyberattacks, AntiHacker instead infects computers with spyware. And its main target: Syrian activists.
[commentary] Just because a site or app lets you post anonymously doesn't mean it's dangerous. There are lots of good uses for these services.
A proxy tool used by people in Iran and Syria to bypass local censorship controls seems to be the victim of a new strain of spyware.
In a move that appears designed to limit anonymous free speech, the government orders all people to use their real names when uploading videos to the Internet.
In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?
After a week of fireworks over NSA spying, including a judge's use of the word "Orwellian" and a surprisingly critical report from the president's own advisory panel, Obama speaks of reform but says specifics will come later.
Hedge fund Third Point, which owns almost 6 percent of Yahoo, complains the company has ignored its concerns and asks shareholders to vote for its outsider board candidates.