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Jan 19, 2012 4:00PM ET
Anonymous brought down the the Department of Justice's website on Thursday afternoon after it admitted to arresting several Megaupload affiliates in a Thursday afternoon press release, calling the site a "international organized criminal enterprise."
Jan 19, 2012 3:00PM ET
Nike is a brand well known for its go-get-em branding and you-can-do-it attitude, and thanks to yet another winning quarterly earnings report, the nearly half century-old company is showing no signs of letting up.
Jan 19, 2012 2:19PM ET
An Army officer speaking on behalf of special forces confirmed on Thursday that a team of "highly trained personnel that excel in uncertain environments" are operating near Iran.
Jan 19, 2012 9:30AM ET
Teachers and fanboys alike gasped, when Apple announced its latest disruptive foray into a new media space revealed at Manhattan's Guggenheim Museumon Thursday morning: a textbook business and self-publishing platform.
Jan 18, 2012 4:31PM ET
Reuters columnist and One Percent dining habits expert Felix Salmon has posted a crucial bit of intelligence for status-conscious Davos attendees: how to tell how important people are by the badge they're wearing.
Jan 18, 2012 3:36PM ET
Twitter tells us that Newt Gingrich just revealed that he'd offer Sarah Palin a job in his administration, should he win the Republican nomination and then get elected president.
Jan 18, 2012 1:39PM ET
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and one of the world's youngest billionaires, has finally posted his personal thoughts on the anti-piracy bills currently being considered in the House and Senate -- on Facebook, of course.
Jan 18, 2012 12:38PM ET
In the hours before the blackout hit, coders and bloggers alike scrambled and many succeeded in finding ways around the anti-censorship protests on sites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Wired.
Jan 18, 2012 10:37AM ET
Not so long ago, we pointed out how Chris Dodd, the current chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), sounds like a bit of a despot when talking about Internet censorship, but lately, he just sounds hypocritical.
Jan 17, 2012 6:03PM ET
The Associated Press released a shiny new set of social media guidelines on Tuesday, a sure sign that one of the world's oldest media organizations is making moves to keep up with the times.
Jan 17, 2012 3:36PM ET
After a relatively significant cyber security breach at the websites for the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al websites, a Israeli hacker crew using the name IDF-TEAM retaliated by bringing down the website for the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange.
Jan 17, 2012 11:09AM ET
Apple's next big announcement is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 19th, in New York City's Guggenheim Museum, and is anticipated to be about getting into the textbook business. From there the speculation gets baroque.
Jan 16, 2012 7:39PM ET
Ron Paul is a passionate and outspoken freethinker -- that's part of his charm. But let's take a moment to talk about his supporters.
Jan 16, 2012 5:20PM ET
Latching on to the headline-making political controversy surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) the Pirate Bay is starting a new initiative -- get this -- to help the people the bill is supposedly trying to protect.
Jan 16, 2012 2:13PM ET
Rachel Maddow's blog team predicted this would happen way back on Halloween day, but Occupy is finally getting igloos.
Jan 16, 2012 12:05PM ET
Believe it or not, to legally watch that famous Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" speech -- arguably one of the most hallowed moments in American history -- costs $10 thanks to the twisted state of United States copyright law.
Jan 16, 2012 9:59AM ET
The newly minted Twitter sensation Rupert Murdoch has started weighing in on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in a frankly entertaining -- however poorly thought-out -- way.
Jan 13, 2012 7:20PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters.
Jan 13, 2012 5:57PM ET
Less than 24-hours after promising not to yield, the Texas congressman and author of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Lamar Smith is yielding on the bill's controversial language that would allow the government to censor the Internet -- for now.
Jan 13, 2012 4:47PM ET
Now that the latest string of iPad 3 rumors has graduated from the fanboy blogs up to a global news site, we're starting to get pretty excited about the new features that are being touted for Apple's next tablet.
Jan 13, 2012 4:15PM ET
The cut list is now out for the several European countries who are the latest to get the downgrade treatment from Standard & Poors and France and Austria are just the latest to get knocked from a AAA down to a AA+ credit rating.
Jan 13, 2012 3:07PM ET
Following the news that John Edwards' lawyers requested yet another delay to his trial due to a mysterious illness, a court filing revealed the former vice presidential candidate's diagnosis: a "life threatening heart condition" that requires surgery.
Jan 13, 2012 3:05PM ET
The latest big bad headline-grabbing hack targeted the cyber security company Symantec and claimed to reveal some pretty gnarly details about how the Indian government made special "back door" deals with Apple and Blackberry. But according to The Guardian's Charles Arthur, it's a canard.
Jan 13, 2012 3:01PM ET
The seemingly giant man standing behind Ron Paul in New Hampshire is actually only 6' 5": "That guy was pretty short who was standing in front of me. He's not a midget, but he's pretty short."
Jan 13, 2012 10:56AM ET
The latest grumblings (or lack thereof) from the lawmakers on Capitol Hill suggest that they're coming around to the idea that the latest anti-piracy efforts in the House and the Senate might've been a little hasty.
Jan 12, 2012 6:19PM ET
Despite part-owner Martin Peretz recently saying his opinion magazine is not for sale, a reported suitor of The New Republic is very intriguing: Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
Jan 12, 2012 1:26PM ET
Journalist flooded Twitter with side-splitting remarks about New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane's latest column, (provocatively?) wondering in the headline, "Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?"
Jan 12, 2012 12:18PM ET
Remember last year when everybody flipped out about how the astoundingly huge holiday sales figures proved that the U.S. economy was leaning into a bullish comeback?
Jan 12, 2012 9:56AM ET
After months of waiting, a former News of the World editor 'fessed up to a doozy of a crime: he told one of his reporters to bribe a prison guard and "chuck her some more money later" if need be.
Jan 11, 2012 5:46PM ET
It's unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks for at least the past 18 months.