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Handful of Bitcoin Foundation members exit over new director

At least 10 of the Bitcoin Foundation's 1,500 members jump ship after the election of financier Brock Pierce to the board.

By May 16, 2014


'Talking Angela' programmer talks hoaxes, AI mastery (Q&A)

Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.

By March 1, 2014


72 people charged in online child porn ring

And 52 of those suspects charged have already been arrested as part of the investigation, which the Justice Department launched in December 2009.

By August 3, 2011


U2 manager: 'Ultimately free is the enemy of good'

ISPs are doing more to protect copyright music and movies than ever but it's not good enough for Paul McGuinness, the outspoken manager of U2.

By May 28, 2009


Google fends off pornographic Lively rooms

Company prohibits sexually explicit content in its Lively online 3D chat sites. That's not stopping some from trying to get it there.

By July 14, 2008


Brazil wants Google info on alleged pedophiles

A Brazilian governmental panel wants information from Google's Orkut social-networking service on thousands of suspected pedophiles.

By April 10, 2008


LiveJournal users fight erotic 'Harry Potter' deletions

The service recently deleted at least two accounts housing drawings of imagined intimate encounters of popular fictional characters from the "Harry Potter" universe, and users cry foul.

By August 6, 2007


Is watching cockfights in the comfort of your home OK?

Over the past year, the American Humane Society has been targeting Amazon.com as an accomplice in the sale and distribution of cockfighting magazines and videos. According to Amazon, it wasn't the legal distributor of this material (which is true, a thir

By July 15, 2007


News roundup: MMORPG economies, resignations, and music videos

Social networks, resignations, and music videos are making the news today, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

By May 31, 2007