Hashtag Trending РTwitter takeover rumours; Assange’s freedom; Google Bulletin

Rumours that Salesforce might buy Twitter are revived. The founder of WikiLeaks has a bad toothache. And Google looks to enter the local news space. Could Salesforce be planning to buy Twitter? No,

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Phishing scam that hooked Clinton’s campaign chief a cautionary tale for businesses

Frequently overlooked in the ongoing hullabaloo over Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's leaked emails and whether they will have an impact on the U.S. first lady-turned-senator-turned-secretary-of-state-turned-presidential candidate's chances of being elected is

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Wikileaks emails show Apple can still give law enforcement meta-data despite encryption

Apple Inc. gives governments information about its customers "thousands of times every month" and on-device encryption wouldn't hinder its ability to provide law enforcement "meta-data or any other very useful categories of data,"

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Indiegogo allows crowdfunders to embed campaigns on their own sites

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Inc. has launched a new feature called Outpost, giving campaigners the ability to embed their campaign pages on their own web pages, instead of just having them hosted on Indiegogo's

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Candice So

Social media guide to starting a revolution

There's no iPhone app for deposing Gaddafi or swapping out Mubarak, but your everyday tech gadgets and Web services can definitely help. Here's how to use your PC to organize your fellow citizens

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 Patrick Miller

Anonymous ‘warring with God’ says hacked church

A Twitter message from Monday suggests that a self-proclaimed "hacktivist" using the handle The Jester may have been responsible for knocking the controversial Westboro Baptist Church offline . In the message , the

Published on: February 24th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

How to prevent WikiLeaks from publishing your data

Government and intelligence officials around the globe have been caught off guard and in many cases embarrassed and compromised by disclosures of documents on the Web site WikiLeaks. For security and IT professionals,

Published on: February 16th, 2011 Chris Knotts

Pirate Party will host WikiLeaks mirror

The Pirate Party of Canada has unfurled the sails and lifted anchor on the latest Canadian-hosted WikiLeaks mirror. I wrote a piece that the Pirate Party was seeking an opinion from Elections Canada

Published on: January 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

2010 tech stories nobody predicted

Welcome to 2011. Usually around this time of year, pundits guess what we'll be seeing in the year ahead. On the computer security front, we're hearing that 2011 will be the year of

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Robert McMillan

10 tech predictions for 2011

We were wrong -- so far -- that Carol Bartz would be ousted as Yahoo CEO by the end of this year, but we were right that Apple's tablet, whose name wasn't known

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Nancy Weil

WikiLeaks finds friends with Pirate Party of Canada

Elections Canada is being asked to decide whether a federal political party can host a WikiLeaks mirror after a request made Dec. 16. The Pirate Party of Canada (PPCA) is seeking to support

Published on: December 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Facebook, Wikileaks founders nab top spots as Time’s Person of the Year

The man behind the world's largest social network has been named Time's Person of the Year. Time magazine announced today that its editors picked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the annual honor, beating

Published on: December 16th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Operation: Payback attacks can be tracked down

People using a tool to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against other websites in support of WikiLeaks can easily be traced, according to computer security researchers.Thousands of people have downloaded the "Low Orbit

Published on: December 14th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

MasterCard, PayPal reap botnet payback siege for shunning WikiLeaks

PayPal's website was hit late Wednesday by two botnets as online activists continued their Web attacks on companies that have severed their relationships with WikiLeaks. The activists have recruited volunteers, who have banded

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan