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Google Ideas tackles violent extremism

The Web giant launches a new online initiative to bring together former extremists, survivors, nonprofits, academics, and private sector leaders to fight violent radicalism.

By Apr. 25, 2012


White House: Need to monitor online 'extremism'

President Obama's new anti-"extremism" strategy hints at expanding monitoring of social networks beyond what Homeland Security already does.

By Aug. 3, 2011


Open-source extremism, and how the OSI can help

Open source runs the risk of being so insular in its ideology that it becomes irrelevant. The OSI can help by expanding its membership.

By Jul. 14, 2009


Google think tank tackles traffickers and terrorists

Google Ideas aims to use technology to solve tough problems like trafficking in humans, organs, drugs, and arms.

By Jul. 17, 2012


Eric Schmidt's book on the future to be released April 23

Alfred A. Knopf says it will print a first run of 150,000 copies for "The New Digital Age," co-written with Google Ideas director Jared Cohen.

By Dec. 3, 2012


Homeland Security: Let's be clear about aerial drone privacy

A privacy review, intended to "clarify any misunderstandings that exist" about the controversial unmanned aircraft, comes as concern grows about limited restraints on police use of drones.

By Feb. 22, 2013


Larry Lessig blasts prosecutor's defense in Swartz case

Internet scholar faults Justice Department prosecution "in part at least" for driving Aaron Swartz to his death.

By Jan. 18, 2013


Military judge finds Manning guilty of most charges

Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army soldier who became a source for WikiLeaks, is found not guilty of "aiding the enemy," but he still could spend many decades in a military prison.

By Jul. 30, 2013


This Day in Tech: Google lawyer takes a jab at Apple, Microsoft, Oracle over Android patent wars

To busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, August 3.

By Aug. 3, 2011


Pirate Bay banned by UK ISPs on High Court orders

Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media have orders to block access to the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.

By Apr. 30, 2012