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Jul 20, 2014 4:42PM ET
Facebook is letting you take "liking" something to a whole new level with the introduction of a "Buy" button within users' posts and news feeds later this week.
Jul 14, 2014 12:01PM ET
In the high stakes world of Silicon Valley's tech giants, the competition for the best talent is particularly fierce. Now more of the gritty details surrounding big tech hiring practices have come out in the open.
Jul 9, 2014 4:41PM ET
Facebook has made a lot of changes to their image policies recently. Then this week, they took issue with baby butts and hunting photos.
Jul 8, 2014 12:06PM ET
A private cyber security firm has discovered evidence that a suspected Chinese government hacker group has been targeting U.S. experts on Iraq.
Jul 8, 2014 9:08AM ET
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev over the weekend for hacking into U.S. retailers' computer systems in order to steal credit card information.
Jul 7, 2014 7:34PM ET
The government argues this new law will protect the data of their citizens, however, the law is much more for the benefit of the surveillance-heavy government than the Russian people.
Jul 4, 2014 9:13PM ET
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC,) which advocates for digital privacy, has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over the 2012 Facebook mood manipulation study.
Jul 3, 2014 10:15AM ET
Since news of the Facebook mood manipulation study came out, the Internet has been up in arms, accusing the company of ethical wrongdoing. Second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg issued an almost apology.
Jul 1, 2014 6:11PM ET
Private cyber security researchers have determined Russian hackers are targeting Western oil and gas companies. The hackers are being called "Energetic Bear" (energy hacks + Russian bears = Energetic Bear.)
Jun 30, 2014 1:21PM ET
Everyone loves pizza. Even e-criminals. A group of anonymous extortionists have targeted small, local pizza joints.
Jun 28, 2014 6:11PM ET
The social network is coming under some serious fire today for a mood study it conducted back in 2012.
Jun 27, 2014 3:00PM ET
There might be something creepy crawly in your Android device. Selfmite is a new Android worm that installs malware on your device. It's a no good, very bad worm, but luckily, it has been caught before it makes too much trouble.
Jun 24, 2014 7:50PM ET
By the end of the year, Chicago will have as many as fifty sensors on light poles, tracking everything from humidity and air quality to noise level, creating a system reminiscent of a recent hit video game.
Jun 24, 2014 4:01PM ET
Most people using iOS devices have a simple password set up--four digits that protect your phone from prying eyes and theft. However, if you find yourself typing in your password in the presence of a Google Glass wearer, beware.
Jun 24, 2014 2:04PM ET
T-shirts and other apparel featuring the emblem and teachings of the radical Islamist group ISIS have been making their way around the world as the Sunni group spreads its reach across northern and western in Iraq and parts of Syria.
Jun 23, 2014 2:06PM ET
Errata Security did a scan to determine how many systems were still vulnerable the Heartbleed security bug. They found a staggering number.
Jun 23, 2014 10:43AM ET
On Sunday, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked Reuters. This is the second time Reuters has been the target of the SEA, the first time was in 2013.
Jun 19, 2014 3:07PM ET
Early this morning, Facebook experienced a thirty-minute site outage and the Internet nearly died.
Jun 19, 2014 2:04PM ET
In 2013, the servers of a large and powerful hedge fund became the target of hackers. They installed malware, bringing high speed trading to a halt, and redirecting trade information to the hackers' machines.
Jun 17, 2014 9:29PM ET
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will examine a modern take on an old argument about free speech. As a result, the Court is going to be reading a lot of nasty Facebook comments.
Jun 17, 2014 3:12PM ET
Privacy International, a charity "committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world," has helped uncover the United Kingdom's legal justification for its policy allowing unlimited social media surveillance.
Jun 16, 2014 7:58PM ET
Ordering pizza has put the personal data of thousands of Europeans in danger. Hackers are holding 600,000 Domino's Pizza customer records — including their favorite toppings — for ransom in France and Belgium.
Jun 13, 2014 8:33PM ET
Today, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on your browsing history.
Jun 13, 2014 12:31PM ET
Facebook and Instagram have come under fire for their stance on nipples. A pro-nipple movement (that is a thing) exploded on social media, using the hashtag #FreeTheNipple.
Jun 11, 2014 9:03AM ET
The editor-in-chief of The Hill on news recommendations from Pulitzer Prize-winning Facebook friends, switching between American and British vocabulary for his children, and reading presidential letters for fun.
Jun 10, 2014 4:09PM ET
Facebook accidentally released Slingshot, their Snapchat competitor, and then pulled it from the app market almost immediately. That's a pretty major oops for the tech giant.
Jun 9, 2014 8:31PM ET
Facebook is holding a conference exclusively for academics this summer, right before the American Sociological Association 2014 Annual Meeting.
Jun 9, 2014 5:25PM ET
Facebook has announced that David Marcus, president of PayPal, is headed to Facebook to lead their mobile messaging division.
Jun 6, 2014 7:34AM ET
Just a few months after Heartbleed was discovered and (thankfully) resolved, another OpenSSL bug is haunting the web encryptions. The new bug SSL/TLS MITM was posted by the OpenSSL group in a formal advisory on Thursday.
Jun 5, 2014 12:58PM ET
Two databases containing the personal information of about 16,000 South Koreans employed by the United States military have been hacked.