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Russian hackers behind $50 million IRS scheme, report says

The hackers used data stolen from the IRS to file fraudulent tax returns and received $50 million before they were caught, according to the report.

By May 29, 2015


IRS explains how to do taxes for your bitcoin

In a new FAQ, the Internal Revenue Services explains that the digital currency should be considered property for your tax purposes.

By March 25, 2014


Windows 8, take 2? Let's see Start button, boot to desktop

Microsoft may be moving toward bringing back the Start button and allowing users to boot straight to the desktop with its coming Windows 8.1 release later this year.

By April 16, 2013


Senators to IRS: Don't snoop on taxpayers' private messages

A dozen senators, including Democrats and Republicans, want the IRS to pledge publicly not to snoop on Americans' Twitter and Facebook messages and other correspondence without a warrant.

By April 17, 2013


IRS chief: We'll rewrite our e-mail search policy

Still unclear is whether taxpayers' other private communications, including on Facebook and Twitter, will receive the same treatment.

By April 16, 2013


IRS remains mum on taxpayers' e-mail privacy rights

The IRS is not answering questions about internal documents showing the agency believes Americans have "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages.

By April 15, 2013


The 404 1,210: Where where we survive on ramen and taxes (podcast)

"Aunt" Jill Schlesinger makes her first appearance in the lunar new year, bringing us good wishes for an auspicious tax season. To celebrate, she'll tell us about the OfficeMax/Office Depot merger, Hotmail's facelift, and Google stock breaking $800 for the first time!

By February 19, 2013


How to create a custom refresh image in Windows 8

Using a custom refresh image in Windows 8 allows you to recover your PC back with your preferred programs and apps.

By March 9, 2012


Microsoft advising users to apply latest critical security patches

Windows users are being asked to install the latest round of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates to fix a range of critical bugs in key software.

By February 15, 2012


Making the switch: a Windows user's first MacBook (part 3)

Missing Windows? You can run OS X and Windows on the same system, thanks to a little something called Boot Camp Assistant.

By January 17, 2012