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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


TPP trade deal ready for final approval as digital rights groups sound warning

After five years of marathon talks, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been agreed to. But as trade leaders take the hard sell back home, civil liberties advocates say the deal is bad news for digital rights.

By October 5, 2015


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


Snowden leaks spawn a different type of game, Top Secret

An email-based game on Kickstarter melds fiction with reality as players investigate the journalists involved in the leak of thousands of classified NSA documents. You can get the demo now.

By September 26, 2015


Twitter reportedly to name Dorsey as permanent CEO

The microblogging service will name co-founder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey as its new chief this week, according to a report. His first job: getting more people to tweet.

By September 30, 2015


Sony hack's invasion of privacy still grates on CEO

Nearly a year after a crippling hack, the studio's boss says he was distressed by how some people combed leaked emails for embarrassing information.

By October 6, 2015


Tesla launching Model X electric crossover at September 29 event

An invitation sent to journalists confirms that Tesla's electric crossover will reach its first customers next week.

By September 21, 2015