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Call of Duty live tweeted a fake terrorist attack

Social media campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 featured reports of fictional terrorist attack; Activision declines to comment following widespread criticisms.

By September 29, 2015


New 'X-Files' trailer shows Mulder and Scully in pursuit of the truth

The truth is still out there & FBI agents Mulder and Scully plan on uncovering it in this new footage, which includes flashbacks, explosions, familiar faces and a possible dead alien, from the upcoming "X-Files" revival show.

By September 28, 2015


Apple, Microsoft tussle with feds over access to user data

Tech companies say that user data requested by the government is encrypted and therefore inaccessible. But the government doesn't like that response.

By September 8, 2015


UK data retention scheme ruled unlawful

The UK High Court has ruled that Britain's DRIPA data retention scheme is "inconsistent" with European law. The government warns losing access to metadata could cost lives.

By July 20, 2015


Gone in a flash? Facebook says Adobe's plug-in is a security risk no longer worth taking

Steve Jobs' 2010 appeal for a Flash-free world echoes again from Facebook and from Firefox maker Mozilla after revelations of just how vulnerable Adobe's animation software actually is.

By July 13, 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


NSA's spying on UN and others detailed in newly published documents

A cache of documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden details spying targets, including the UN's general secretary, according to a new report.

By July 1, 2015


NSA can track everyone's phone calls again -- for a while

Bulk data collection allowed to resume after a surveillance court judge rules that Congress meant to keep the NSA's program going until November.

By June 30, 2015


The crushing tension of Rainbow Six: Siege at E3 2015

Aggressive AI makes Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege's Terrorist Hunt mode consistently dramatic.

By June 16, 2015


Tech companies urge Obama to safeguard encryption

Industry groups representing Apple, Google and many others say they're firmly opposed to any policy that would undermine technology that helps ensure users' privacy.

By June 9, 2015