Google and Internet provider Sonic.net are the latest companies to be swept up in a criminal investigation relating to WikiLeaks.
Stay away from NetSonic unless you love pop-up and e-mail ads. You'd be better off with another less intrusive download manager, such as GetRight or Download Accelerator Plus.
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The company's latest transparency report shows nearly 21,000 government requests for user data during the first half of the year.
Tech companies and privacy groups petition the White House and Congress, urging "greater transparency" over secret demands for accessing private user data.
They're among a number of companies that disappoint with their privacy practices, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- which likes what it sees from Twitter and others.
A little-noticed section of the Stop Online Piracy Act could require deep-packet inspection and blocking IP addresses of copyright-infringing Web sites, a significant change from earlier versions.
As the Internet prepares to celebrate World IPv6 Day next week, law enforcement is worried the transition could hinder legitimate investigations. Some tech companies agree it's a concern.
A CNET reporter learns some important lessons from AT&T: you don't always need phone service to get DSL, and dealing with customer service can be extremely frustrating.