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Race for encrypted email systems heats up
Major communications companies have failed to circumvent government oversight of private emails, but at least one is still innovating.
Lavabit, secure email service used by Edward Snowden, shuts down
Lavabit's owner Ladar Levison abruptly shut down the secure email service Thursday, prompting at least one other similar provider to do the same.
Web-wide fear follows Tor browser exploit
Malware targeting the Dark Net, hidden websites residing on the Tor network, has left the internet wary of an imminent law enforcement crackdown. Is the Tor network still safe?
Google made the best phone that no one will buy
Being a great phone isn't enough to get into the mobile market these days.
A far cry from Call of Duty, Kerbal Space Program is inspiring players to learn physics (VIDEO)
Developing a game in which players need to learn basic physics isn't easy, and it's even more difficult to make it fun. But Kerbal Space Program isn’t just helping adults feel like kids again — it’s helping kids learn real science.
UK porn filter broken
Hackers have already found a way around filter days after its announcement.
Apple supplier Pegatron ‘worse than Foxconn’: China Labor Watch
China Labor Watch said it uncovered numerous labor rights violations at three Pegatron-owned factories that make Apple products.
NSA requests encrypted keys to directly access companies' data
Encrypted keys would give NSA direct access to customer information.
Samsung: Fomenting crisis at the world’s largest electronics company
As margins shrink on tablets and smartphones, Samsung attempts to reinvent itself through disruption — again.
The first Instagram videos out of North Korea
Associated Press photojournalist David Guttenfelder is making the most of his window onto the hermit kingdom.
SmartPorn: India's other mobile revolution
Cheap smart phones have put porn in the palms of millions. Indians debate if it is triggering a rape epidemic.
How to beat the UK porn ban, protect your privacy and maintain streaming speeds
The popular Tor network proxy is reliable and secure, but it's also slow — making it a poor tool to surf porn on the sly. Here's a more satisfying method for beating the UK's ISP porn block that may be a boon to your privacy, too.
Pirate Bay founder plans NSA-proof messaging app
In a post-Edward Snowden world, Peter Sunde says everyone understands the scope of government snooping. So he's got a new messaging app.
Mind the block: In the UK, you won't find your porn online
Online pornography in the UK will be automatically blocked unless customers opt in to seeing it, Prime Minister David Cameron said.
FEMA hacked: Anonymous hacks US server in defense of Snowden and government transparency
Refocused and reorganized, Anonymous has apparently breached an emergency management server, stealing valuable user information including that of US government and military personn
New technology could make it possible to fly anywhere in the world in 4 hours
The vehicle would also be able to fly in outer space.
Snowden affair: David - 1; Goliath - 0?
As tensions with Russia escalate over the NSA whistleblower's status, what real options does the president still have?
Snowden affair: Your move, Moscow
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s reapplication for asylum in Russia puts the Kremlin in a tough spot.
Break into the Bank of England… via an app
The Bank of England has thrown open the doors of its gold vaults to the public – via a new virtual tour.
Apple guilty in e-book price fixing: Judge
Apple found to have “facilitated a conspiracy” to secretly boost e-book prices, costing buyers millions.
Hackers have spied on South Korean military for four years: McAfee report
Security firm McAfee published a report that details how a group of computer hackers spied on the South Korea military.
DEA undertakes first ever seizure of bitcoins by US law enforcement officials
In connection with an alleged violation of the controlled substances act, the DEA has become the first-ever US law enforcement agency to seize bitcoins. Does that make them legit?
India's geek cultural revolution
Entrepreneurs are redefining India's high-pressure, deadline-oriented career and marriage track.
Is one of these nerds India's Mark Zuckerberg?
In search of grade-A innovation talent in New Delhi.
Grenada makes it a crime to offend people on Facebook, Twitter
The tiny Caribbean island passed an electronic bill that also incurs punishment for identity theft and e-stalking.
Tolstoy, tweets and Tumblrs: British libraries leap into the digital age
Some of Europe’s oldest depositories are tackling a new challenge: everything on the web.
Sweden: Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced in biggest-ever hacking trial
Pirate Bay co-founder, Gottfried Svartholm, has been sentenced to two years in prison for identity theft and bank fraud.
AppleTV adds HBO, ESPN, but is it too little too late?
Popular apps HBO Go, Watch ESPN now available on Apple TV.
Huawei would consider buying Nokia to boost smartphone business
Huawei executive says the Chinese company would consider acquiring Nokia to raise its profile in smartphones.
Google challenges surveillance gag order in wake of NSA revelations
Tech giant asks Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow it to publish national security data requests it receives from the US government.
Sweden bans Google Apps for government employees over privacy concerns
Sweden cautious on Google after PRISM affair.