Chris Haufe is tired of Amazon's recommendations.
In the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency's monitoring of traffic on the private international fiber links connecting the data centers of Google and Yahoo, Google stepped up its efforts to encrypt internal server traffic and block such monitoring.
Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a California father complained it shows the body of his teen-age son, who was shot to death in 2009.
The United States government's hunger for information on Google users is continuing to rise. The tech company had more requests for user information in the first half of this year from the United States than any period before, according to the bi-annual Google transparency report released on Thursday.
Google began an ambitious project in 2004: to scan and index the world's paper books and make them searchable online.
Netflix users who stream video to their televisions will be seeing a major overhaul in the next few days.
How hard is it to create a website to help people get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act?
I'm typing this in bed, lying next to my dog, Mikey. We're best buds, and it's sort of a thing we do. There's also the occasional tongue kiss.
People of the Internet, make yourself comfortable on the couch. Google would like to psychoanalyze you.
You're attempting to make meringue and your egg whites are a runny mess. What if you could pick up your phone or computer and instantly video chat with a cooking expert who can take a look at your kitchen disaster and tell you exactly what you're doing wrong?
When is a website crash not a crash? That question has been on the minds of many since the government official responsible for the beleaguered HealthCare.gov site testified Wednesday before Congress.
Kelly Simpson was a cyberbully.
A TV show can be wildly popular online, inspiring binge-watching marathons and feverish Twitter chatter, but it's still the number of people turning in via a regular television set that are counted most by networks.
A Microsoft executive took to the tech giant's official blog Wednesday to take an uncharacteristically direct shot at rival Apple.
If eHarmony or Match.com features more prominently in your "how we met" story than a smoky nightclub or the produce aisle, you're probably not so reluctant to admit it.
Among the calls for justice in the Maryville, Missouri, rape case is one from a familiar Guy Fawkes mask-wearing face.
Square, the mobile app and hardware that turns a smartphone into a cash register, is now letting users send and receive money as easily as sending an e-mail.
Authorities say Silk Road, the shadowy "deep Web" site shut down by the FBI this week, was the Internet's biggest destination for drugs and other illegal goods.
For many victims, California's new "revenge porn" law doesn't go far enough.
Can graphic design help protect your privacy? Sang Mun, a designer and former NSA contractor, thinks so.
With Google Glass, a new quest to cure death and driverless cars, it can be easy to forget what Google's primary business is: search.
Yes, they exist. And there might be more of them than you think.
Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer are limited in what they can say about their companies' dealings with the NSA, but one thing is clear: They want more transparency from the U.S. government.
Matthew Cordle hasn't yet been found liable of killing a man while drinking and driving, but there's not much question about whether he's guilty.
Its name was an early clue that the venture was a badly executed idea.
I'm the Luddite professor: My students are not allowed to use cell phones or laptops in my classes. During the break, they can power up and engage in a text and email frenzy for ten minutes -- then it's time to unplug again. Not all professors are this stringent with technology in the classroom.
After an extensive, month-long buildup, Yahoo has finally unveiled its new logo.
If you're reading this somewhere in Africa, then perhaps you should thank Nii Quaynor.
In the aftermath of a failed relationship, jilted lovers have been known to lash out by posting sexually explicit photos or videos of their exes online.
The New York Times website was still experiencing some issues late Wednesday and early Thursday following a widespread outage. Evidence continued to mount that it was the result of an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army.
Martin Manley hated waking up early, but on his 60th birthday he did -- or more likely, never went to sleep the night before.
Arianna Huffington is fed up with the trolls.
The National Security Agency has built a network that can access as much as 75% of all U.S. Web traffic -- a larger amount than has been publicly announced -- according to a new report.
Since taking the helm of Yahoo after years in Google's upper echelon, Marissa Mayer has been at the center of plenty of talk not focused on turning around the once-mighty Web giant.
Next time you wonder, "What am I doing today?" just ask Google.
The New York Times' website and mobile apps went down for more than three hours Wednesday, the apparent result of an "internal issue," according to the company.
An unknown hacker apparently gained access to a 2-year-old girl's baby monitor, calling her by name and harassing her, and her parents, with insults and profanity.
Facebook announced a new short-video service for Instagram to compete with Twitter's app, Vine.
On the same day that President Barack Obama spoke to the press about possible surveillance reforms?and released a related white paper on the subject?the National Security Agency came out with its own rare, publicly-released, seven-page document (PDF), essentially justifying its own practices.
A pro-privacy e-mail service long used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden abruptly shut down Thursday, blaming a secret U.S. court battle it has been fighting for six weeks ? one that it seems to be losing so far.
The people who created YouTube are getting into the quickie-video app business ... with a twist.
Under CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo might still be trying to shed its image as a relic of the 1990s Internet era.
You've never heard of XKeyscore, but it definitely knows you. The National Security Agency's top-secret program essentially makes available everything you've ever done on the Internet ? browsing history, searches, content of your emails, online chats, even your metadata ? all at the tap of the keyboard.
The National Security Agency's controversial intelligence-gathering programs have prevented 54 terrorist attacks around the world, including 13 in the United States, according to Gen. Keith Alexander, NSA director.
An internal report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found that it committed no wrongdoing in the case of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide while facing charges he hacked into the university's computers and stole millions of online documents.
Semi-ambidextrous Nicholas Cronquist rebelled against third-grade cursive lessons.
Flickr, the Yahoo-owned photo site, will be down for six hours Thursday evening for maintenance.
Land of the free. Home of the brave. Bastion of mediocre Internet speeds.
They've long been considered topics that aren't polite to discuss at the dinner table. As it turns out, politics and religion can get touchy on Wikipedia as well.
Everyone knows Google is big. But the truth is that it's huge. On an average day, Google accounts for about 25 percent of all consumer internet traffic running through North American ISPs.
Saying that "the darkest corners of the Internet" pose a real threat to children, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday rolled out a plan that would, by default, block pornography on most computers, smartphones and tablets.
It's not the Internet to Evgeny Morozov. It's "the Internet" -- with quotation marks.
Silicon Valley, wary of being seen as accomplices in the National Security Agency's unpopular data-surveillance program, has a message for the Obama administration.
A broad coalition of groups supporting everything from religion, drugs, and digital rights to guns and the environment sued the National Security Agency today, demanding a federal judge immediately halt what they are calling an "unconstitutional program of dragnet electronic surveillance" stemming from the government's vast collection of Americans' phone-calling data.
When Chris Reynolds opened his June PayPal e-mail statement, something was off.
With all due respect, thanks but no thanks.
We enjoyed some chuckles last week over Spotify's list of its most misquoted songs. Looks like you did, too.
Most of the big tech companies implicated in the ongoing controversy over secret government Web surveillance insist they turned over data about users to the National Security Agency only after being compelled by court orders.
There's no bathroom on the right, and Jimi Hendrix never asked to be excused so he could kiss a dude. And, no, no matter how blinded by the light you may have been, you weren't wrapped up like ... a feminine hygiene product.
Google and related services were inaccessible to some users Wednesday morning, prompting confusion and consternation across the Web.
It may be a long way from home but it took just two years for a trio of young techies to take their web-based startup from a classroom in Ghana to the world's technology capital, California's Silicon Valley.
Anti-NSA protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday, using the Independence Day holiday to call attention to recent disclosures about the U.S. government's telephone and Internet surveillance programs.
In 2013, no company can expect to be taken seriously if it's not on Facebook or Twitter. An endless stream (no pun intended) of advice from marketing consultants warns businesses that they need to "get" social or risk becoming like companies a century ago that didn't think they needed telephones.
Next Monday, Google is officially shutting down its popular RSS feed reader, Google Reader.
Yahoo has announced a plan to "recycle" old e-mail addresses, a move meant to free up accounts for folks who want them but that has sparked privacy concerns.
Mississippi's top prosecutor Wednesday threatened to subpoena the search giant Google over what he called its failure to crack down on ads touting unlawful sales of prescription drugs and pirated entertainment.
Feedly, the Web-content app that got a surge of new users when Google announced it was pulling the plug on its Reader service, is making a play to inherit even more.
Let's face it: Most of us don't e-mail, tweet, text or post anything worthy of clandestine scrutiny.
Trust us, we're from Silicon Valley.
Google says it will spend $5 million on an effort to wipe pictures of child sexual abuse from the Web and another $2 million to research more effective ways to find, report and eradicate the images.
This week, the U.S. Navy forsook a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Why? Because it's now too easily confused with the musings of an Internet lunatic.
A pioneer in sales of digital music, Apple on Monday became a late entrant in the booming music-streaming wars.
A series of revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs sparked outrage among many this week, including the expected privacy activists and civil libertarians.
For Yahoo users who prefer old-school e-mailing, your grace period is over.
Last week's rumor was the real deal: Google is rolling out a new Gmail inbox today which autosorts incoming messages so important stuff is easy to find and clutter stays out of the way.
Since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo last year, there's been a lot of talk about how the famously detail-oriented ex-Googler will "refocus" the company.
Change.org was hacked late Friday by someone who made "cosmetic" changes on the popular petition website, officials said.
We can't settle iPhone vs. Android or "Star Wars" vs. "Star Trek" for you. But another long-running geek debate was put to rest Tuesday night.
Sure, serious-minded folks from the White House on down have taken to Tumblr, the popular blogging platform that Yahoo announced it had purchased this week.
Yahoo's purchase of hot blogging platform Tumblr, which it announced Monday, was big news for the hundreds of millions of folks who already post to the site or check in to follow those who do.
For two years, Google has pushed its Google+ as more than a social network or cool video-chatting tool. This week, it is working to hammer home that point with a spate of new features.
Google Maps are getting personal. The next version of the widely used maps tool, previewed on Wednesday at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, will soon have a different look and some splashy new features including displays of real-time accidents and personalized recommendations.
Google's Bernhard Seefeld demonstrates how you can go sightseeing using the Google Maps and even watch the sun set.
Google is taking on music-streaming services like Pandora and Spotify with its own service called Google Play All Access.
Google is taking on music-streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and Rdio with its own music subscription service called Google Play All Access.
How would you like to do a search without touching a computer or phone? Or have your next question answered before you even ask it? Or get a reminder to pick up a carton of milk when you drive by a grocery store?
At 4:54 pm ET on Wednesday, someone downloaded the 50 billionth app from Apple's online App Store.
Chris Hadfield has conquered space. Now he's conquering the Internet, too.
Through some highly successful crowdfunding and skillful negotiation, the last remaining laboratory of futurist inventor Nikola Tesla is now in the hands of a nonprofit group that wants to preserve the site and make it a museum honoring "the father of the electric age."
We are using the Internet wrong. Smartphones turn people into horrible listeners. And cat videos aren't as riveting as we think they are.
It's a horrifying tale: Three young women are held captive for nearly a decade, spending some of that time in chains.
Should the government keep its hands off online shopping? According to the massive response to our stories on a proposed Internet sales tax, many of you think so.
Internet shoppers could be one step closer to having to pay sales taxes on online purchases.
Minimalist blogging platform Posterous drew its last breath earlier this week.
Twenty years ago, a team of researchers shared the Web with the world. Now they want to show a generation that grew up online what it was like in its earliest days.
On April 28, 2003, Apple threw open the virtual doors to its iTunes Store, and music -- all digital media, really -- hasn't been the same since.
Apple CEO Tim Cook might soon be sharing Silicon Valley's most expensive cup of coffee.
It's been the rant read 'round the world this week -- its prose so gloriously profane and its priorities so shockingly misplaced that the Web hasn't been able to look away.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has been thinking a lot about our digital future.
Reddit general manager Erik Martin has had a busy few days.
Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg, Joanna Shields from Tech City, and Google's Eze Vidra share their tech tips for 2013.
Mozilla Chairwoman, Mitchell Baker talks to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about introduction of their new Firefox OS.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports Cuban techies got together for a festival without having any technology.
Craig Bell reports a new company has created software to help online job-seekers know where they stand in the process.
CNN's Eunice Yoon gets insights on Chinese hacking from a self-described godfather of China's hacker world.
Cyber sleuths try to learn details about mass shooting suspect Anders Behring Breivik. CNN's Kristi Lu Stout reports.
CNN's Felicia Taylor explains how "Bitcoin," an online currency works.
A young British woman and her grandmother demonstrate how different generations view internet security.
CNN's Michael Holmes looks at the digital footprint we leave behind and ways to hide our online lives.
In an exclusive interview, CNN's Felicia Taylor talks with Vogue Editor Anna Wintour about vogue.com's revamp.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout explains how ISP-imposed limits on how much data you can download could affect cloud computing.
Major websites test new versions of Internet protocol in an experiment known as IPv6 Day. Kristie Lu Stout explains.
Will cloud computing make hacking and ID theft easier? CNN's Felicia Taylor reports.
CNN's Emily Reuben gets a rare glimpse inside the data center of a cloud facility at an undisclosed location in London.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout explains what Apple's iCloud can and cannot do.
CNN's Liz Neisloss is in Singapore, where passions run high for food, photos of it and sharing both online.
A Buckingham Palace guard is removed from royal wedding duty over comments he put on Facebook.
For the first time, sales of electronic books in the U.S. exceed sales of print. CNN's Adriana Hauser reports.
CNN's Eunice Yoon travels to a village where the residents make their living selling through Taobao.com.
CNN's Jo Ling Kent in Beijing explains China's "Great Firewall" and how users circumvent it.
There are over 60 million bloggers in China, and he was among the first ones. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks to Isaac Mao.
CNN's Reggie Aqui explains how the internet has once again played a role connecting people after a disaster.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs appears at the debut of the iPad 2 in San Francisco.
One of the internet's founding fathers talks about Google's new boss and "Revolution 2.0" in Egypt.
Vint Cerf, one of the Web's founding fathers and Google Chief Evangelist, talks about Google's new boss, Larry Page.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout spoke to Jimmy Lai, the man behind Taiwan's hit political animations.
A website claims to give "administrator" access to various web addresses for a price, causing serious security threats.
CNN's Dan Simon has an exclusive interview with the founders of "Qwiki," a new website that could compete with Google.
CNN Money's David Goldman discusses the new man filling the CEO hot seat at Google and why Eric Schmidt stepped down.
In August 2010, the CEO of Groupon.com discussed the success of the group coupon website.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout examines the future of Microsoft Windows and its potential use on mobile devices.
CNN's Maggie Lake talks to internet guru Caterina Fake about her predictions for the web in 2011.
South Korea's government loses a legal battle over web control. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout brings you some of the best gift ideas for the geek on your shopping list.
Does Facebook's foray into e-mail fundamentally change how we use e-mail? And will it make e-mails shorter?
Openleaks founder Daniel Domscheit-Berg explains how Openleaks will differ from WikiLeaks.
CNN.com's John Sutter explains the recent denial-of-service cyber attacks and how they affect you.
CNN's Etan Horowitz explains why terms relating to WikiLeaks are not consistently trending on Twitter.
A CNN.com producer explains how the WikiLeaks site was reportedly targeted by a string of cyber attacks.
In this time of giving, Facebook's co-founder has launched a new social media site focusing on charity work.
A Japanese man's live video stream of his suicide sparks privacy debates. CNN's Kyung Lah explains.
Facebook announces a new messaging system that may create competition for e-mail providers. Affiliate KGO reports.
Is China's biggest search engine a Google clone with a home court advantage, or an innovator in its own right?
Tudou CEO Gary Wang tells News Stream how videos that go viral in China compare to those popular on YouTube.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales runs the gamut in a wide-ranging interview with News Stream.
The Chilean miners bring in big web traffic and Apple patents an anti-sexting program.
CNN's Ali Velshi explores which Web broswer is best for you.
Cisco's Senior VP Carlos Dominguez talks to CNN's Ali Velshi about how we may use communications tools in the future.
"American Idol" meets the tech world. Some promising start-ups meet in San Francisco hoping to get buzz and money.
Facebook outages cause headaches for the addicted and an iPad plays a part in baby delivery.