Facebook denied hackers brought down its website Monday night, saying instead an internal change sparked the outage.
“This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
The outage, which star ...
Updated below with comments from a researcher.
If you listen to politicians and tech leaders, the country is in dire need of more people trained in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called “STEM” fields.
Students appear to be responding somewhat to this message, according to a new study from the National S ...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil-liberties group, has shared its plan to stop global mass surveillance.
The plan includes keeping pressure on tech companies to protect our data against spying.
“We need to cultivate a sense of responsibility on the part of all those who are building products to whic ...
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday urged businesses to take a variety of measures to insure that the smart gadgets they make, which are flooding the so-called Internet of Things, won’t abuse consumer data.
“The Internet of Things is already impacting the daily lives of millions of Americans through the adoption of hea ...
“The big operators, and we know who they are, can no longer close their eyes if they are considered accomplices of what they host.”
— Francois Hollande, president of France, said Tuesday the government will draft a law that would make Internet companies accomplices of hate-speech offenses if they don’t crack down on ...
There is another attempt to get rid of the inefficient and overwhelming inbox. This time, software company Atlassian says it has the answer to thousands of unread emails and threads that go on for days and are impossible to follow.
Atlassian on Tuesday announced it is expanding its HipChat software, a product that allows employees at ...
A new study commissioned by Facebook has produced some impressive numbers. An impact of $227 billion on the global economy in 2014, $100 billion of it in the United States. More than 4 million jobs enabled, with 1.1 million of those Read More →
We'll be tuning in to the President Obama's State of the Union address (Tuesday night, 6 p.m. PST) to hear more about the White House's tech policy agenda. He is expected to hit on issues such as consumer and Read More →
Cyber crooks and other mischief-makers on the Internet pretty much had a field day in 2014, often with the unwitting help of computer users, according to Cisco Systems' annual report on web-related security problems.
The bad guys used several crafty Read More →
How Americans get to work, mapped. Speaking of going places, what if airplanes with more first-class passengers were allowed to land first? More transport: Can you name these cities by looking at their subway Read More →
A satellite made in Sunnyvale will launch Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, part of a project to give the U.S. military better mobile communications in the polar regions, remote deserts and other isolated environments.
Lockheed Martin made the craft for the Navy’s Read More →
It's lights, camera, action at Steve Jobs' childhood home.
Crews working on a biopic of the late Apple CEO began shooting on Friday in the garage of the modest Los Altos home where Jobs grew up, CNET reported. No detail Read More →
Here's something to watch: Amazon says it is going into the business of producing feature films that will be shown at movie theaters, then the company's Prime Instant Video streaming service a month or two afterward.
The news comes on the heels of the Read More →
Leon Panetta, the former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will become an Oracle director, the company announced Monday.
Silicon Valley has a practice of late of picking up talent from Washington. Salesforce.com has Colin Read More →