Mar 21, 2014

Intelligence officials deny U.S. is waging industrial espionage

U.S. spy agencies on Thursday denied they are waging a vast industrial espionage campaign on behalf of American companies, as alleged by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The United States collects economic intelligence to try to assess the stability of governments and trace the financing ...

Mar 21, 2014

Google toughens security with Gmail encryption

Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service will use encryption to thwart snooping, the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about U.S. surveillance programs. “Your email is important to you, and making sure it stays safe and always available is ...

With missing plane, media absorbed in made-for-TV mystery

Mar 19, 2014

With missing plane, media absorbed in made-for-TV mystery

The missing Malaysian plane is a made-for-TV mystery where the public’s hunger for the story seems inversely proportional to the amount of solid leads for solving the case. The story led ABC’s “Good Morning America” again Tuesday, when Bob Woodruff reported from a Malaysian ...

Mar 13, 2014

Nine arrested over attack on Hong Kong journalist

Nine men have been arrested in connection with the brutal attack on a veteran Hong Kong journalist that sparked concerns for press freedom in the Chinese city, police said Wednesday. Kevin Lau, a former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked with ...

1964 libel verdict vital in digital age

Mar 9, 2014

1964 libel verdict vital in digital age

Singer Courtney Love hadn’t been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the U.S. Supreme Court in 1964. But when a California jury recently decided that Love shouldn’t have to pay $8 million ...

Global ho-hum greets hubbub over bitcoin's creator

Mar 8, 2014

Global ho-hum greets hubbub over bitcoin's creator

Who is bitcoin’s real creator? The bitcoin community is reacting to that burning question with a collective ho-hum. Developers and bitcoin enthusiasts from Finland to Texas are downplaying the media frenzy that occurred Thursday after Newsweek identified the digital currency’s creator as a Japanese-American ...