Google, Facebook, Twitter bolster digital defenses in wake of NSA revelations
Quietly at first, but more vocally in recent months, Google, Facebook and other leading Internet companies have been beefing up their digital defenses in response to reports that the National Security Agency has tracked online communications without the companies' knowledge or cooperation. While Google has led the way in encrypting users' data, privacy advocates say recent moves by other companies are long overdue. And some warn that the companies' efforts may not be a permanent safeguard, as encryption technology continues to evolve.
Bitcoin, the virtual money former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has called 'a bubble,' was accepted as payment in the recent purchase of a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric car at a California dealership
The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the 'death' of software patents.
AT&T says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers' communications data despite complaints that the telecom giant has been sharing and selling that information to federal intelligence agencies including the National Security Agency.
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Cargo bikes are the new minivans for cycling families
Cyclists are pushing the limits of what they can haul on cargo bikes sturdy two-wheelers built to haul lots of stuff. The so-called SUV of bicycles are increasingly popular in pedal-friendly communities, from Washington state to Massachusetts. Full Story
Office holiday parties breeding ground for drunks
Work parties also often lend a different meaning to the season of 'giving,' according to condom-maker Trojan.
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Evangeline Lilly upset with magazine's 'butt' reference
Women’s Health surprised “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” actress with her cover shot.