SEC Issues More Fines Over Magnetar Deals – and Appears to Move on
12 Dec 2013, 4:38 pm
by Jake Bernstein
and Jesse Eisinger
Five years after the financial crisis, the Securities and
Exchange Commission appears to be wrapping up its investigation into more than $40
billion worth of controversial mortgage deals
by A.C. Thompson
It’s been eight years since New Orleans police officers killed
Henry Glover and incinerated his
body, leaving his charred remains in a scorched Chevy Malibu parked on the
edge of the Mississippi Rive
by Nicole Collins Bronzan
As we reported with The New York Times this week, American and British spies have infiltrated online fantasy games, thinking them ripe for use by militants. Justin Elliott joins Stephen Engelberg i
by Charles Ornstein
When HealthCare.gov and
some state-run insurance marketplaces ran into trouble with their Web sites in
October and November, they urged consumers to submit paper applications.
YouTube opens up live streaming to all verified accounts
YouTube is turning up the volume on live streaming, allowing anyone with a verified YouTube account in good standing to stream live video to the Web. The expansion includes the ability to launch a Google+ Hangout on Air directly from the YouTube Live events manager, allowing easier access to foll
Qualcomm's chief operating officer Steve Mollenkopf. (Credit: Qualcomm) Microsoft has reportedly added Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm's chief operating officer, to the list of candidates to replace Steve Ballmer as chief executive, according to Bloomberg. Mollenkopf, 44, is said to be among several c
Bot vs. human Web traffic distribution. (Credit: Incapsula) With much trepidation, I must report that there is a pretty good chance that half the visitors to this story will not be human. According to a recent study by Incapsula, more than 61 percent of all Web traffic is now generated by bots, a
You'll no longer be seeing this notification by default in Gmail, thanks to the implementation of proxy servers for image attachments. (Credit: Screenshot by Seth Rosenblatt/CNET) A new Gmail policy that allows e-mailed image attachments to load automatically comes at a price, say two security r
Oculus Raises $75 Million for the VR Goggles of the Future
Virtual reality startup Oculus, the company behind the much-hyped Rift VR headset, has landed $75 million in Series B funding.
What is the center of the Bitcoin universe? With a completely decentralized digital currency like Bitcoin, it's hard to say, but today, Silicon Valley took a serious step toward claiming those bragging rights. That's because one of the Valley's most important venture capitalist firms, Andressen Horo
The makers of Loop say they've come up with a way to use your phone itself at any point-of-sale terminal where you would otherwise swipe a credit card -- and the merchant behind the counter doesn't have to install any new hardware or software to let you do it.
Google touts a new Gmail feature as enhancing security. What it really does is open a new privacy hole -- one that exposes your email reading habits.
BeLuvv Guardian bracelet lets iOS users setup perimeter, keep track of children
Children are like ninjas — there one moment, and somehow ten feet away in that second you glanced elsewhere. Taking your kid to a crowded amusement park or other event, especially if more than one child is involved, presents its own stresses, and BeLuvv hopes to ease those worries. The Guardia
The console wars are ones that know little bounds, and in them are all sorts of claims and proclamations. Sony fans have a reason to cheer, according to a report just released by NPD Group: the PlayStation 4 is reported as having the highest first-month sales number for any hardware platform. This g
Pandemics — the spread of disease through large populations rapidly — is something that has affected our world at various points for as long as humans have been around, and something that remains an ever-present threat despite increases in medical sciences and research. One of the bigges
Though the vote of 3-2 knocks out a technical ban in the FCC, the rule against using cellphones to make calls in-flight is still being left up to the Department of Transportation to make a final ruling on here near the end of 2013. This week’s vote was a close one. The FCC’s meeting toda