Archives: October 2013

What's on tap at the NSA? Google's and Yahoo's private fiber backbones

October 30, 2013
The NSA is eavesdropping on overseas data links for Google and Yahoo, and it's now swimming in your data. But to what end?
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Shipshape or dead weight? Google's secret project sets sail

October 28, 2013
A floating data center? A windowless Google Glass store? Google's barge in the bay is drawing lots of speculation
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There's more than one way to uncover state secrets

October 25, 2013
NSA's ex-director tastes his own medicine when a passenger on the same train tweets his off-the-record statements
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Internet justice is served for Twitter trolls and PR puppets

October 23, 2013
Security wonks, Wikipedia 'editors,' Fox Newsies -- the Internet gaveth, then tooketh away from these fakers and fibbers
Read more », heal thyself -- but where to start?

October 21, 2013 is a screwup of massive proportions, even by Uncle Sam's standards. Get this patient some help, stat!
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Today's special: Apoplectic over Apple, lax at LinkedIn, bearish on Ballmer

October 18, 2013
Hating on Apple? Too hard on LinkedIn? What's wrong with Ballmer? Everyone has an opinion
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Hard numbers, chilling facts: What the government does with your data

October 16, 2013
The Brennan Center for Justice lays out what the NSA does with your data. The news is worse than you think
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The shutdown gets real for science and high tech

October 14, 2013
Think the shutdown only hits panda cams and national parks? Hardly -- scientific research will feel impact for years to come
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Meet Lavabit's founder: An American hero hiding in plain sight

October 10, 2013
Ladar Levison rebuffed government demands for total access to his secure email service -- and lost his livelihood as a result
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The Steve Ballmer farewell tour is officially under way

October 08, 2013
Microsoft's soon-to-be-ex CEO couldn't leave without sending a final shareholders' letter, full of platitudes and empty phrases
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