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Rights groups want Twitter to reverse ban on political-watchdog tool

Nearly 20 organizations write an open letter demanding that the social network restore Politwoops, a tool that captures politicians' deleted tweets.

By September 4, 2015


Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle.

By July 19, 2015


Tech and politics clash over protecting your data

A heated debate flares up on Capitol Hill over a proposal to weaken cybersecurity tools for the sake of national security and law enforcement.

By July 8, 2015


Twitter's cultural clout crosses borders

While the microblogging service trails Facebook in usage and revenue, Twitter's impact on society can't be matched.

By October 6, 2015


Are crowdfunding sites becoming too political?

Experts believe controversial, political crowdfunding campaigns show no signs of slowing down.

By April 19, 2015


Tech leaders are using their voices, influence to speak out on social, political issues

CEOs from Apple, Facebook and Salesforce are utilizing their power to offer their positions on everything from gay rights to immigration to vaccinations. And they're not the only ones.

By April 5, 2015


Phone cases with a conscience feature faces of political prisoners

Artist Ai Weiwei's Lego portraits of those who've been silenced, imprisoned or exiled because of their beliefs inspire a new line of iPhone cases, with part of the proceeds going to Amnesty International.

By February 19, 2015


Online spying makes this the 'perfect time' to bring back 'X-Files,' says creator Chris Carter

Mulder and Scully are armed with more powerful technology than they had in the '90s as they search for the truth in today's America.

By October 7, 2015


Political hackers take on Germany over Ukraine-Russia issues

Throughout Wednesday morning, a hacking group has disrupted German government websites, including Chancellor Angela Merkel's page, saying it wants the country to stop supporting the Ukrainian government.

By January 7, 2015


Mega political? Kim Dotcom to bring Internet Party to US

The Internet Party is slated to come to the US in 2015, according to Dotcom, who describes himself as an "Internet freedom fighter."

By December 2, 2014