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Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

We compiled a list of the top 100 sites across the Web, and checked to see if the Heartbleed bug was patched.

By April 9, 2014


Hugo Chavez dies and the Twitter town square reacts

Chavez was a media-savvy politician with more than 4 million Twitter followers. He promoted access to the Internet, while at the same time suppressing a free press.

By March 5, 2013


Russian meteorite: The conspiracy theories

It might well be that Bill Nye has explained fully about the meteorite that showered a Russian city, but others have darker explanations.

By February 16, 2013


Campaigns chew on cookies to see if you watch porn

Both the Romney and Obama campaigns are reportedly going to be calling you, armed with a huge knowledge of what you do and where you go online.

By October 14, 2012


Drudge Report accused of serving malware, again

Drudge says a Senate committee has falsely accused the conservative news aggregation site of spreading malware, but a CNET reader says it's true.

By March 9, 2010


Person or computer: could you pass the Turing Test?

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed British mathematician Alan Turing, who designed a test in which a human converses with another human and a computer program, and then attempts to determine which is the human and which is the computer.

By May 2, 2012


Andrew Breitbart, controversial Internet news pioneer, dead at 43

The outspoken conservative edited the Drudge Report and helped create the Huffington Post.

By March 1, 2012


Conservatives mock Obama's AttackWatch.com

Bloggers are attacking the Obama reelection campaign's new efforts to fight back against smears against the president.

By September 15, 2011


Viral 'pornoscan' protest challenges TSA

A protest that began with one Web page is causing feds to warn that too many people choosing hand searches may cause screening snarls tomorrow.

By November 23, 2010


Senior Democrats rebuke TSA over screening rules

Two committee chairmen ask TSA to "reconsider" new screening procedures, but the agency refuses, saying they're necessary to detect "hidden and dangerous items."

By November 19, 2010