Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 8, 2012 4:24PM ET
Recent coverage of the inhumane conditions at the Foxconn plant, where Apple manufactures its goods, has angered Apple customers enough to take action just short of denouncing their iProducts.
Feb 8, 2012 4:15PM ET
Just when you thought you had your stereotypical Chinese spy pegged, a 41-year-old Notre Dame graduate is convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese tech firm.
Feb 8, 2012 4:10PM ET
The Boston Phoenix has a long blog post out Wednesday calling out The New York Times for uploading work owned by the paper on the same day columnist Bill Keller advocated for stronger SOPA-like enforcement of copyright laws.
Feb 8, 2012 3:04PM ET
Discovered: Mars's ocean, it's OK to eat cake for breakfast, giving the middle finger is harder than it looks.
Feb 8, 2012 2:44PM ET
Russian scientists in Antarctica have reached a freshwater lake hidden beneath two miles of ice, but we won't get to find out what lurks beneath for quite sometime.
Feb 8, 2012 12:15PM ET
Behind every bigoted robot there's a human, behind the latest bigoted robot, Iris, there are a lot of bigoted humans.
Feb 8, 2012 10:05AM ET
The big three cell phone carriers have a paradoxical relationship with the iPhone: each carrier needs the device to survive, but the more iPhones they sell, the more money they seem to lose.
Feb 7, 2012 7:16PM ET
Depending on who you talk to, Anonymous is either a righteous crusader out to expose corporate corruption by baiting a computer security company into offering it a bribe, or a vicious criminal syndicate using stolen data to extort money.
Feb 7, 2012 5:53PM ET
We'd like to congratulate smartphone only, micro-social network Path on its first mini-scandal, as it signals a sort of ascent to relevance in the social networking world.
Feb 7, 2012 5:28PM ET
Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock and three of his fellow board members bowed out of their roles at America's former homepage on Tuesday afternoon.
Feb 7, 2012 4:40PM ET
Discovered: The oldest painting ever, high cancer rates for 9/11 heroes, slang does not equal stupidity, spinning is like having a heart attack, the gender wage gap is getting better, faster.
Feb 7, 2012 3:07PM ET
The U.K.-based Sky News is out with new guidelines for its journalists on Twitter, and they sound pretty limiting: Sky employees can no longer retweet news from other outlets or items unrelated to their work or their beat.
Feb 7, 2012 2:56PM ET
NBC's livestream of this year's Super Bowl shows exactly how important the actual television is in sports watching culture and why it's not going away anytime soon.
Feb 7, 2012 12:05PM ET
Sifting through Facebook's S1 filing, DealBook's Andrew Ross Sorkin has discovered a semantic error, the social network does not have 483 million active users, but rather, more accurately, boasts 483 engaged users.
Feb 7, 2012 10:14AM ET
Poor AOL. All it wants in this cold, harsh, and loveless world full of bigger, stronger brands like Yahoo and Google is for customers to start caring for them again.
Feb 7, 2012 10:05AM ET
This afternoon Wolfram Alpha will release an updated "pro" version of its search engine, just in time for us to give up our Google habit.
Feb 6, 2012 5:14PM ET
It's unclear exactly how or why one of America's largest oil energy companies ever decided to require its employees to use Canadian smartphones, but starting this year, Halliburton is going to switch from BlackBerry to iPhone.
Feb 6, 2012 3:46PM ET
Discovered: Online dating is a crock, sugar is toxic, mapping the Milky Way and church as a weight loss management technique.
Feb 6, 2012 1:58PM ET
We've come full circle in this tale of Chinese worker exploitation, re-reaching the conclusion that Foxconn is still a hard place to work after hearing what it's really like from a woman who works on the inside.
Feb 6, 2012 1:22PM ET
After an infection ravaged her jawbone, an 83-year-old woman in Belgium became the world's first human being to receive an artificial jaw made with 3D-printing technology. It's made of titanium, and it is awesome.
Feb 6, 2012 12:48PM ET
Only a few weeks after a team of commandos stormed Kim Dotcom's compound outside of Auckland, the file-sharing site BTjunkie is shutting its doors.
Feb 6, 2012 9:52AM ET
As Internet use moves from the big screen to littler pocket computers, Facebook is struggling with turning its popular, yet buggy, phone aps into money-makers.
Feb 6, 2012 8:00AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 4, 2012 6:00PM ET
The New York Times has a profile today of Sheryl Sandberg, the second-in-command at Facebook, whose personal fortune could reach $1.6 billion after the company's IPO.
Feb 3, 2012 5:05PM ET
Discovered: Twitter addiction, Super Earth, there's a possibility obesity is infectious, 1.2 million malaria deaths, drinking coffee has at least one health benefit for a small set of people.
Feb 3, 2012 4:40PM ET
On Friday, hackers under the banner Anonymous released three years' worth of emails from the law firm representing a marine convicted in the 2005 Haditha massacre in Iraq, which presents a fresh question of how anybody will ever find anything worthwhile in all that.
Feb 3, 2012 3:33PM ET
With the Susan G. Komen foundation backing off of its decision to rescind funding from Planned Parenthood and the halting of SOPA last month, 2012 is turning out to be the year of the virtual protester.
Feb 3, 2012 2:53PM ET
Feb 3, 2012 2:29PM ET
After Facebook's initial public offering paper revealed that Zynga accounts for 12 percent of the social network's revenue, ZNGA has been on quite a bull run up at NASDAQ.
Feb 3, 2012 1:11PM ET
Google may get a bad rap at building social networks, but they've always been the gold-standard in search. But there's something we've noticed in the "personalized results" that they're using to self-promote Google+: They are not very good.