Capital gets .tokyo domain

Apr 7, 2014

Capital gets .tokyo domain

by Kazuaki Nagata

The nation’s capital has joined “.com,” “.gov” and a few other select naming categories on the Internet’s list of top-level domains. This means website addresses ending in “.tokyo” are now possible, domain manager GMO Registry Inc. said at a press conference Monday. Nagoya beat ...

The Internet's grumpiest cat hits her terrible twos

Apr 5, 2014

The Internet's grumpiest cat hits her terrible twos

Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos. The top dog in Internet cat stardom, known for her downward smile and bugged-out baby blues, spent her birthday Friday touring New York City with an entourage worthy of Hollywood. And Hollywood is where ...

Apr 4, 2014

Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The nonprofit, which makes the Firefox browser, infuriated many employees and users last week by naming Eich head of ...

NSA infiltrated Internet security firm more deeply than thought: study

Apr 1, 2014

NSA infiltrated Internet security firm more deeply than thought: study

Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency’s ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers. Reuters reported in December that the ...

Mt. Gox workers challenged CEO

Mar 30, 2014

Mt. Gox workers challenged CEO

Two years before Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy, a half dozen employees at the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange challenged CEO Mark Karpeles over whether client money was being used to cover costs, according to three people who participated in the discussion. The question of how ...

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Mar 29, 2014

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information. Major data breaches at Target and other retailers have made data security a boardroom issue ...

Mar 29, 2014

U.S. urges restraint in cyberspace

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, pushing for openness ahead of a trip to China, said Friday in an unusual live broadcast from a secretive base that the Pentagon would exercise restraint in using the military in cyberspace and urged other nations to do so as ...

Another year, another buck for Google co-founders

Mar 29, 2014

Another year, another buck for Google co-founders

Google paid co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin their customary $1 salaries last year while Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s compensation more than doubled to $19.3 million. Most of Schmidt’s raise stemmed from stock grants valued at $11.4 million. Google issued them to make up ...

Mar 28, 2014

Online babysitter dangers

Parents must take precautions when vetting potential babysitters, including insisting on recommendations and other verifiable evidence of suitable childcare qualifications.

Mar 27, 2014

Yahoo Japan to acquire eAccess for ¥324 billion

Yahoo Japan said Thursday it would buy almost all of domestic telecom company eAccess from its parent, Softbank Corp., in a deal valued at around ¥324 billion ($3.2 billion). The unit of mobile phone and Internet services giant Softbank said the deal was aimed ...