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State Department takes network offline for security scrub

The effort is the department's latest attempt to root out malicious software from Russian hackers in its unclassified email system, according to a report.

By March 14, 2015


Apple removes iPhone app that reports US drone strikes

Metadata+ was deemed to contain "excessively rude or objectionable content" and no longer is in Apple's App Store.

By October 1, 2015


Google starts scrubbing searches under EU's 'right to be forgotten'

Across much of Europe, people embarrassed by certain search results can prod Google and other search engines to clean things up.

By June 26, 2014


Yahoo to scrub Google, Facebook from Flickr log-ins

The company has been slowly removing Google and Facebook log-ins from its site, and Flickr is next on the list.

By June 6, 2014


You're surrounded by a cloud of bacteria right now

A new University of Oregon study says everyone has a cloud made of bacteria particles that's as unique to each person as a fingerprint. We're all snowflakes. Snowflakes riddled with bacteria.

By September 23, 2015


Vending machine dispenses fresh, hot fries

A Dutch collaboration has created a vending machine that dispenses cups of freshly cooked fries in less than two minutes.

By September 8, 2015


'Right to be forgotten' should include all Google domains, France orders

Google has rebuffed earlier calls by privacy watchdogs to expand "right to be forgotten" requests beyond the European versions of its search engine.

By June 12, 2015


Tempting blue pools in vivid Mars photo aren't what they seem

A recently released ESA image shows large lakes of blue on the surface of the Red Planet. Or does it?

By June 3, 2015


The rise of the Internet police

For decades, the Internet has been like the Wild West, with anonymous users creating racist or hate-filled posts. Now the world's largest social networks are doing something about it.

By May 13, 2015


How to free up Google Drive space

Need more space in your Gmail inbox? Time to clear out Google Drive.

By April 28, 2015