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NSA siphoning less phone data than thought -- but perhaps not for long, say reports

Two new reports say the agency's warrantless, bulk phone-records program has been sweeping up less metadata than popularly believed -- but that the government and the NSA still want it all.

By Feb. 7, 2014


IAC stakes bigger claim over dating app Tinder

Three's a crowd. InterActiveCorp has reportedly paid millions to remove a former partner from Tinder's picture.

By Apr. 11, 2014


Snowden nicked NSA docs with common tool, raising more concern about agency -- report

Edward Snowden used a common Web crawler program to scrape the NSA's systems and grab secret documents, unnamed officials tell The New York Times.

By Feb. 8, 2014


Messaging app Line passes 200 million users

The 2-year-old mobile messaging and sticker app, immensely popular in Asian countries, is now trying to take over the rest of the world.

By Jul. 23, 2013


6 steps Silicon Valley can take to protect users from NSA spying

opinion The EFF's Kurt Opsahl lays out measures Internet companies can implement to protect their users' privacy from government surveillance.

By Oct. 30, 2013


Man allegedly steals gas from cop car, posts photo on Facebook

A Kentucky man is so proud of his cleverness in siphoning gas from a police car that he posts the photo -- complete with him giving police the finger -- on Facebook. Now why would you do that?

By Apr. 19, 2012


Facebook CFO calls Instagram a 'formidable competitor'

David Ebersman's statements about Instagram paint the photo app as both friend and foe.

By Feb. 27, 2013


Pentagon to boost Cyber Command fivefold, report says

Faced with rising cyberattack numbers and heckling by the likes of Anonymous, the Pentagon has decided to increase its staffing from 900 to 4,900 workers, according to the Washington Post.

By Jan. 28, 2013


After attracting millions of youngsters, Pheed finds it way to Android

The social-networking app that provides creatives with multiple media types now offers choice in mobile OS.

By May. 14, 2013