On Monday, security researchers at Codenomicon and Google discovered a bug in the encryption technology meant to protect your passwords, online files and valuable online information. They’re calling the bug “Heartbleed.” What can you do if you think a site that you use has been compromised?
The little padlock that that sits next to that website you just logged into — the one that’s meant to protect your privacy, your passwords, your online files — isn’t as secure as you thought. Continue reading
Visitors to HealthCare.gov on Monday morning saw messages that the site was down for maintenance. At times the visitors were also directed to a virtual waiting room — a feature designed to ease the strain on the site during periods of heavy use.
A new Pew study says that a majority of people living in developing and emerging countries want their internet access unrestricted. Continue reading
The Washington Post reported Friday that the United States intends to give up federal government authority over the administration of the Internet.
Twenty-five years have passed since a paper first introduced the concept of the World Wide Web. How do Americans think about the Internet and its impact on their lives? Jeffrey Brown talks to three people who have observed the growth of online life from different angles: Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing, Catherine Steiner-Adair of the Harvard Medical School and Daniel Weitzner from MIT. Continue reading
Mt. Gox, an early player in the virtual currency Bitcoins, became a major online exchange until the disappearance of a significant sum and the subsequent bankruptcy of the company. Kashmir Hill of Forbes joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the potential for tracking the missing money and the repercussions of collapse for its users and other rising cryptocurrencies. Continue reading
Often rooted in a heightened level of expressed emotion, uncensored anger or frustration, the rant is accessible to anyone armed with a computer keyboard and an Internet connection. But what are Internet ranters really after? And does ranting bring them closer to their goal? Continue reading