NSA pretended to be Facebook in its effort to infect ‘millions’ of computers

As part of its efforts to install malware on “millions” of computers worldwide, the National Security Agency impersonated Facebook to trick targets into downloading malicious code.

Happy 25th Birthday, World Wide Web! Here’s how you changed the world

Twenty-five years ago Tim Berners-Lee proposed the basics of the World Wide Web to CERN. Though his original ideas are now over two decades old, they remain the foundation on which the modern web is built. Here's how the web has changed the…

Google eyeing Manhattan site for first brick-and-mortar store, report says

A report this week claiming Google is close to signing a lease on a site in Manhattan's swish SoHo district is fueling speculation that the Web giant is gearing up to open its first permanent brick-and-mortar retail store.

Windows XP users should ditch Internet Explorer, says US Dept. of Homeland Security

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) say that Windows XP and Internet Explorer are a bad combination. CERT doesn't really want you to be using XP at all, but if you have to, they recommend that you switch to a browser…

Linguistic analysis refutes Newsweek’s claim about Bitcoin’s creator

Even though Newsweek reports that Dorian Nakamoto is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, Forbes commissioned an analysis that says the opposite. It doesn't look like this is the end of the story, however.

Edward Snowden at SXSW: Encryption is the answer to NSA surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the crowd at SXSW 2014 that better encryption tools are the best way to limit mass government surveillance, and called on the techologists in attendance to help create these tools.

We are all Satoshi Nakamoto: Newsweek proves how fragile our anonymity is online

All of the information that could expose us to a harsh world, just as Nakamoto is now exposed, is out there, waiting for life to make it valuable to anyone who wants to exploit it.

Newsweek’s Bitcoin man insists he has nothing to do with the digital currency

His name is Satoshi Nakamoto but the idea that he's THE Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, seems to be losing steam. Newsweek created a stir Thursday when it claimed to have found the cryptocurrency creator, though Mr. Nakamoto insists…

No stealing: Getty Images puts up millions of photos for free non-commercial use

In a game-changing move, Getty Images is making tens of millions of photos available to everyone for non-commercial use, through a new embed feature. It reflects the difficulty of policing the Internet for copyright infringement.

Spotify acquires The Echo Nest, buffs up its musical expertise

Spotify announced that it plans to acquire The Echo Nest, a self-proclaimed "music intelligence company," for an undisclosed amount of money. While The Echo Nest will seemingly continue to operate independently, time will tell how long that…
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Bitcoin enthusiasts are boiling after Newsweek unmasks its secretive inventor

In a blockbuster new report, Newsweek claims to have unmasked the identity of 'Satoshi Nakamoto,' the creator of Bitcoin. His real name? Satoshi Nakamoto. But the Bitcoin community isn't happy with Newsweek and its reporter.