Barrett Brown sits in a jail cell, awaiting trial for his role as an informal spokesperson for Anonymous and for making threats against the FBI, in what looks like a classic case of prosecutorial overreach.
Anonymous has called for an Internet blackout in an attempt to get the Web to protest CISPA, the much maligned cyber security bill which threatens our privacy more than it protects it. But, unlike last year’s SOPA blackout, it seems no one is listening.
Investigators in Australia have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of LulzSec, the hacker group and Anonymous offshoot that previously claimed responsibility for a slew of major hacks in 2011 including attacks on Sony Pictures, the UK tabloid The Sun, and the CIA’s public website. All “just for the Lulz” — laughs, that is — of it.
The White House isn’t supportive of the amended version of CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which is headed to the House floor for a vote. But that doesn’t mean President Obama is going to veto it.
Twitter is apparently moving on to bigger and better — or at louder and more musical — things. It just isn’t yet ready to tell us what they are.
A look at the social media impact of the Final Four squads in the NCAA tournament.
As the world waits with bated breath to see if Pyongyang will make good on its nuclear threats, the hacker collective Anonymous has made its own move in the increasingly cyber conflict between North Korea and the world.
Sure, it’s possible the big cyberattack this week might have been hyped a bit. But it was still huge. Worse, it may be a harbinger of attacks to come.
Is your Internet service provider’s poor security to blame for what’s likely the largest cyberattack in history? More than likely, yes.
When is the best time to buy a newly released Mac? Findings from a deal company reveal suggest you should just… wait. Though exactly how long may be the real the question.
Many corporations are viewing comments as a high-powered vehicle to drive lead generation and community building. Recent investments are making the case: Comments are a very valuable Web business.
It’s Twitter’s 7th birthday. Will the microblogging service still be around another seven years from now? Here’s what it’s facing; come vote for what you consider its biggest challenges in our poll.
Another hacker bites the dust. Andrew Auernheimer — aka “Weev” — got handed a jail sentence this morning, just for exposing a major security hole at AT&T and publicly shaming the company that hadn’t ever bothered to fix it.
Even though SOPA failed, says Andrew Bridges, “Soft SOPA” is the government unofficially putting pressure on advertising networks and payment processors to blacklist certain sites.
The feds today indicted Matthew Keys, a social-media editor at Reuters, for allegedly helping the hacker collective Anonymous hijack the Los Angeles Times website in 2011.
Unclear on how your ISP might inflict the new “six strikes” anti-piracy system hatched by Hollywood on you? Wonder no more — check out this handy infographic, then let us know what you think.
A tiny island in the South Pacific is the first territory to operate solely by solar power. Is it an outlier nation or an example for the rest of the world?
What if all of your online communication could be monitored and shared without a warrant? That’s what’s at stake if CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is approved by Congress. Here’s your need-to-know on who supports and opposes the bill and why.
A reintroduced bill might do some good in curbing patent trolls’ eagerness to take their cases to court. But it doesn’t address the deeper, innovation-unfriendly problems of the patent system.
Yes, the Six Strikes anti-piracy program is toothless and easily ridiculed. But it might still wreak real harm on Internet use – and it could also get much worse.