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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.
Jun 4, 2014 10:08PM ET
The Central African Republic has temporarily banned text messaging because authorities are concerned about the security "threat" they pose.
Jun 4, 2014 12:07PM ET
Google actually wants you to be more private. In their Transparency Report, Google made it abundantly clear which email providers support encryption, and which do not.
May 31, 2014 3:35PM ET
In an exceptionally dumb twist on the way we live now, a guy in Washington was caught after friending the person he robbed the day before on Facebook.
May 31, 2014 10:48AM ET
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be donating $120 million to San Francisco-area schools. This is the second largest education donation he has made in the last four years.
May 29, 2014 6:02PM ET
An Illinois woman was issued a $50 fine after a forest preserve protection officer took her Facebook comment to mean she was breaking the law — by using a dog park without a permit.
May 29, 2014 3:39PM ET
A change to the Facebook's News Feed algorithm means you'll be seeing fewer of your friend's Spotify songs, Instagram Likes and other third-party app activity.
May 28, 2014 3:45PM ET
This week, some iPhone owners in Australia got a rude awakening: their phones were hacked, locked, and held for ransom.
May 27, 2014 1:28PM ET
Spotify posted on their company blog that their systems were compromised. While that's never good to hear, luckily, only one user's data was breached.
May 27, 2014 8:16AM ET
Google and Facebook take a lot of hits. Still, throughout all their corporate frustrations, both technology giants manage to stay kind to their employees.
May 23, 2014 10:31AM ET
A recent St. Francis College graduate who thought he could outsmart Facebook for some major financial gains, is now being hit with a lawsuit worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
May 22, 2014 4:15PM ET
A gaming company has been claiming for some time now that the makers of Oculus Rift stole their technology, and they are finally going to court over the matter.
May 22, 2014 2:33PM ET
The Department of Homeland Security did not specify which utility was affected in the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) report.
May 22, 2014 1:58PM ET
Mike Hudack, Director of Product at Facebook, wrote a post Thursday decrying the sorry state of contemporary media and journalism. "It's hard to tell who's to blame. But someone should fix this shit," he writes. Journalists and others working in media were quick to point out that the bulk of blame falls on, well, Facebook.
May 22, 2014 11:40AM ET
Apparently, typing in your own Facebook status is not good enough for telling your friends what's pleasing your ears these days.
May 22, 2014 9:10AM ET
EBay has had a rough 24 hours. First, their website posted a password change request with no follow up information, then they confirmed a security breach, and now the system that allows password changes is failing.
May 21, 2014 9:05AM ET
Early this morning, a message asking all users to change their eBay passwords appeared on the community homepage and press page of PayPal, an eBay owned company.