Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, Yahoo have banded together to created the Reform Government Surveillance coalition saying spy tactics around the world need to change now.
stories by Meghan Kelly
When you think sports, the first word that comes to mind is likely not “sensors,” but two startups are using sensors to make some of the coolest products in data-focused sports training we’ve seen.
The Guardian is being investigated by the British parliament to see if it violated Section 58A of the country’s Terrorist Act for publishing former NSA-contractor Edward Snowden’s documents on the NSA and British spy agency GCHQ.
Today is Giving Tuesday — the next T-day after Thanksgiving that bookends a weekend of spending that follows the one day we’re supposed to give thanks for what we already have.
Square acquired photo sharing app Viewfinder today, which was attempting to build a private social network that let you send photos and later retract access rights if you want.
You hear about startups getting venture capital or crowdfunding money all the time in Silicon Valley. But the two combined barely make up the money given by startups’ biggest funding source: friends and family.
Coffee brewing is getting more complicated and more nuanced and people absolutely love it. So, it’s no wonder that Cupertino-based Acaia has created a digital scale that brings the “art” down to a science.
Looks like tech is topping Christmas lists this year, and parents are only happy to indulge.
You know those third-party toolbars and proxies you download? They may be silently using you to mine Bitcoins, and you may have actually agreed to it.
Looks like Edward Snowden is blowing the whistle on Australia’s government now.
Guest Post Joscelin Cooper is communications lead for Engine.
Think you can predict when a video is going to go viral? BetTube will let you “gamble” on which ones are going to take off.
Like Yahoo and Google, Microsoft is now looking at rallying its engineering teams to encrypt all of the data flying between its data centers.
On Christmas morning children will unwrap their gifts to find a shiny new tablets and e-readers, but this year the Nook is not likely to be one of them.
“They who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
More smartwatch options are coming. ZTE is the latest company to devote resources to such a device and promises that its version will be cheaper than the Samsung Gear.
New reports suggest that Level 3 Communications, the company that controls many of the fiber optic cables that enable the Internet, may have worked with the NSA to tap Google and Yahoo’s data, according to the New York Times.
Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier who released classified diplomatic cables to Wikileaks in 2010, published an open letter today after recently being sentenced to 35 years in jail.
To defend your privacy in a time when the “Internet is forever,” Wickr has put together an adivsory board of security professionals to guide that fight for data control.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg thinks the U.S. government screwed up when it comes to the NSA’s surveillance techniques.
Guest Post Why Google’s voice assistant technology is superior to Apple’s and why it will stay that way.
Smartphones did a number on us. They changed the way we communicate, the way we interact with the Web, heck, even our posture.
Friday’s funding was fulled with some really important industries that are truly being transformed by tech: health care and education.
Genophen wants to tell you what diseases you might get before you ever get them.
You’d think of any organization, the U.S. government would want to make sure its systems were secure. Guess it’s not doing that so well.
Is your Google Glass not fitting well over your regular glasses? The digital eye wear may one day come with prescription lenses.
Got a Christmas present for your friend in London, but don’t want to spend the money to ship it from California? Friendshippr wants to connect you with Facebook friends heading that way who might be your personal FedEx.
Browser security company Quarri received $2.35 million dollars today, sticking behind the idea that the browser is one of the weakest points in a company’s system.
Security software company Trend Micro has discovered a number of “survey scams” specifically aimed at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Weather Underground is an app from The Weather Channel to, well, tell you what it’s like outside.
Facebook promises that you can control who sees your friends list. But that might not always be true.
If you love Bitcoin and want to be in the middle of all that is digital currency, you may want to pack up and move to Cyprus.
Wondering where that beautiful tunnel of ivy everyone is pinning actually lives? Now Pinterest will let you attach pins to a map, showing exactly where you can find the real thing.
Recently, I took a trip to Pier 39 in San Francisco just to see what all the tourism-love was about. What I found was taffy.
Flayr wants to change the way you online shop — starting with France.
Welcome to Instagram, Windows Phone owners. We can’t wait to see what your dessert looks like today.
Maybe we need to set OKCupid up on a date with a security expert.
Kabbee wants to help those who love minicabs find the best price for their ride. The company received $6.1 million (£3.8 million) in funding today.
Freelancer marketplace ODesk is giving out $2.65 million to it executives as part of its 2013 executive employee option grants, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Guest Post You need to take a harder look at your website to determine which will suit your needs best.