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Journalist with links to Anonymous sentenced to 5 years in prison

Barrett Brown drew the attention of law enforcement after posting a public link to data stolen in the 2011 hack of security think tank Stratfor.

By January 22, 2015


Uber says employee tracked journalist because she was late

Sen. Al Franken, who raised concerns about the ride-sharing startup's privacy policies, says he is concerned about the lack of detail in Uber's response.

By December 15, 2014


Uber 'disciplines' exec accused of tracking journalist, but offers little detail

The car-hailing service says it has "taken disciplinary actions" against an executive who purportedly used an internal tool to track a reporter's whereabouts. But what those actions are isn't clear.

By November 29, 2014


Uber exec wanted to 'dig up dirt' on journalists

The popular ride-sharing service has a controversy on its hands after a senior executive said he wanted to investigate reporters critical of the company.

By November 18, 2014


Google denies accessing journalist's email to spy on leakers

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has charged Google with accessing his Gmail account to find out who leaked news to him. Google denies it ever happened.

By March 26, 2014


Meet the only US presidential candidate promising immortality

Commentary: CNET's Eric Mack speaks with Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan about America's cyborg future and finds himself hesitant to join the borg so soon.

By September 26, 2015


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


Christina Ricci, Louis CK and Sacha Baron Cohen among Amazon's big-name new pilots

Six new potential shows will be vying for your votes in Amazon's next pilot season.

By September 23, 2015


How to watch 'Doctor Who' in the best order

Infographic: What's the best (read: kind of timey-wimey) order for watching the new "Doctor Who" and its recent spin-offs? We lay it out for you. Plus, every "Who" prequel and extra you should see.

By September 18, 2015


Siri answers question during White House press conference

Technically Incorrect: Did someone have an advance edition of Apple's "always-on" Siri? For she suddenly spoke when no one expected her to.

By September 12, 2015