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Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

A New York judge hands illegal online drug site founder a life prison sentence in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture.

By May 29, 2015


Video games may cause aggression based on difficulty, not violence

A study finds that video games may cause aggressive behaviour, but the trigger isn't violent content, it's frustration.

By April 10, 2014


Game developers urge balanced approach in Biden probe of violence

The International Game Developers Association will not seek to impede scientific study into links between games and real-world violence but asks that any new research also explore benefits of violent video games.

By January 10, 2013


Violent video games and aggression: A cumulative effect?

An Ohio State University study suggests that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time.

By December 10, 2012


Mass Effect 3 conquers the universe

The third Mass Effect game sticks with the winning formula of strategic action alternating with dialogue-heavy exposition.

By March 6, 2012


How Anonymous channels 'the will of the people' (Q&A)

A member of Anonymous tells CNET why the activist effort targets government and corporate Web sites, even in the face of arrest, and why it has your best interests at heart.

By February 28, 2012


One week playing violent video games alters brain activity

Randomly assigned young men exhibited less activity in certain frontal brain regions involving cognitive function and emotional control after playing a violent video game for 10 hours in one week.

By December 2, 2011


Anonymous exposes info of alleged pepper spray cop

Activist group releases contact information for officer who allegedly sprayed women protesters with pepper spray, unprovoked.

By September 26, 2011


'Problematic Internet usage' more common than asthma

Studies examining the effect of media on youth in the U.S. find a correlation between over-usage and depression, sleep issues, obesity, and poor school performance.

By June 29, 2011


Video games given full First Amendment protection

The Supreme Court today voided a 2005 California law that banned the sale of "violent video games" to minors. A 7-2 majority of the Court found the law violated the First Amendment, affirming that free speech applies to digital content and new media as much as to traditional literature.

By June 27, 2011