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Snowden backs international campaign to outlaw mass surveillance

Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who leaked documents to the press, wants the United Nations to pass a proposal to end mass snooping by governments and also protect whistle-blowers like himself.

By September 24, 2015


The ABCs of Google's Alphabet announcement

Part of Google's bombshell restructuring, under a new parent called Alphabet, is that its most recent top hire -- CFO Ruth Porat -- gets even more power. Here's what the financial issues look like for Porat and Co.

By August 11, 2015


Smarten up March Madness with this colorful IFTTT trick

With the right IFTTT recipe, you can sync your smart lighting up with your favorite team's Cinderella run. Here's how.

By March 17, 2015


Shipping deadlines for Valentine's Day

Your loved one not receiving that perfect gift for this lovely holiday can spell disaster for your holiday weekend, but it doesn't have to happen that way.

By February 5, 2015


Net Fix: Why FCC's Wheeler is 'defying the greatest lobbyists in the world'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of a historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.

By February 2, 2015


Will Obama finally change cybersecurity in America?

President Barack Obama formally presents his cybersecurity proposals to the nation, but experts fear it's too little, too late to make a major impact on Americans' lives.

By January 20, 2015


Obama's data-breach initiative has privacy advocates optimistic, cautious

Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.

By January 13, 2015


Beyond the Sony hack: How companies can clamp down on cyberattacks

Data breaches are on the rise, but cybersecurity experts say employees and companies can still make broad changes to cut back on hacks.

By December 18, 2014


Alibaba breaks sales record on China's 'Singles Day'

China's e-commerce giant pulls in $9.3 billion on the world's biggest online shopping day -- a sign of Alibaba's sales clout.

By November 11, 2014


How Alibaba turned 1111 into $$$$

Sad and lonely? Alibaba says buy yourself something nice on "11.11," when China's unattached celebrate being single.

By November 9, 2014