Google executives paid below market rates for fuel purchased from the Defense Department for their nine private aircraft, a report from NASA's inspector general says.
Microsoft joins group seeking to replace passwords
Microsoft has joined the FIDO Alliance, an industry group attempting to craft industry standards that reduce reliance on passwords, long regarded as a weak point in Web security.Launched in July 2012, FIDO, which stands for Fast IDentity Online, is hoping its specifications for security devices and
Foxconn Technology Group has come up short in trying to limit the overtime hours of its workers in China, but still made progress in improving the working conditions at three of its factories that make products for Apple, a labor group said Thursday.The iPhone manufacturer has completed nearly all t
Twitter has reversed a controversial policy change announced Thursday that would let a user block others on Twitter, but the blocked people could still continue to follow and see the user’s tweets and interact with them.”We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from
If you get a spam message advertising an application called “Bitcoin Alarm,” the name may tell you all you need to know.
The desktop Windows application sends price alerts by SMS to a mobile phone. But closer examination of its code turned up several suspicious traits that indicate it
EU Banking Regulator Issues Warning on Virtual Currencies
The European Banking Authority has issued a warning on potential risks related to virtual currencies.View EU Banking Regulator Issues Warning on Virtual Currencies on CoinDesk.
The Bitcoin Foundation has launched its expansion overseas, signing affiliates in Canada and Australia.View Bitcoin Foundation Officially Launches International Chapters on CoinDesk.
Presidential task force said to recommend overhaul of NSA
(Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET) The National Security Agency could undergo sweeping changes if recommendations expected to be made by a presidential task force are adopted. The panel's draft proposal recommends shifting the surveillance agency's leadership from military to civilian and limiting
The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 headphones in white silver. This week's winner gets their color of choice. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Congrats to Brenda S. of Dunn, N.C., for winning two Powerocks Magicstick portable batteries in last week's giveaway, and to Jon T. of Red Bank, N.J., for winning a wirel
Amazon going after big-box stores with Pantry service? Amazon is developing a new retail business venture called Pantry that will offer the same package goods consumers usually visit big-box retailers to purchase, according to a USA Today report. An expansion of Amazon's Prime shipping program, t
HP's Chromebook 11 is priced at $279. One of the reasons for Chromebooks increasing popularity. (Credit: CNET) The new year could be the year that Google's Chromebook platform gains real traction, according to research from Digitimes. That's the upside view of a research note published by Digit