The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled against a U.S. government request that it be allowed to hold telephone metadata beyond the current five-year limit as it may be required as evidence in civil lawsuits that question the data collection.
By John Ribeiro | 10 March, 2014 05:31
Alibaba Group's hold over China's e-commerce market is facing a new challenge from rival Tencent, which is joining forces with a local online retailer to expand in the nation's growing mobile Internet market.
By Michael Kan | 10 March, 2014 04:41
Protecting privacy was on the minds of almost all the dignitaries assembled in Hanover, Germany, on Sunday night to open this year's Cebit trade show, the theme of which is "datability," or big data with responsibility.
By Peter Sayer | 09 March, 2014 21:35
Microsoft didn't disappoint with the new and improved capabilities it announced and demonstrated for Office 365 this week, but how well they work in the real world remains to be seen.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 07 March, 2014 22:48
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should move forward with a plan to open up new 5GHz spectrum to Wi-Fi as consumer demand for wireless bandwidth skyrockets, a member of the commission said Friday.
By Grant Gross | 07 March, 2014 21:07
As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it's increasingly likely that many major organizations will face a crisis very soon.
By Mike Bucken | 07 March, 2014 20:49
With smartphones and tablets increasingly at risk from malware, researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a new and potentially better way to detect it on Android devices.
By Joab Jackson | 07 March, 2014 18:00
Google and Verizon each made announcements this week that are significant in their race to catch the company many consider to still be the market leader in the IaaS public cloud: Amazon Web Services.
By Brandon Butler | 07 March, 2014 17:14
Japanese authorities are trying to unravel what happened at Mt. Gox, the popular Bitcoin exchange that collapsed last week, and recent revelations are only serving to thicken the plot, not clarify it.
By Tim Hornyak and Jeremy Kirk | 07 March, 2014 15:08
Confidence in the underlying strength of the tech sector as a whole appears to be solid despite some dispiriting news on the hardware front.
By Marc Ferranti | 07 March, 2014 14:46
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has turned the European Union into a tapping "bazaar" in order to spy on as many EU citizens as possible, NSA leaker Edward Snowden said.
By Loek Essers | 07 March, 2014 13:07
CIOs who haven't moved their companies from Windows XP by now ought to be fired, some people think, but those who haven't and are still on the job have options for saving their bacon.
By Tim Greene | 07 March, 2014 11:40
The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 07 March, 2014 11:40
China is blaming technology used to bypass China's censorship systems for recent terrorist attacks, suggesting that the government is considering tighter controls on the country's Internet.
By Michael Kan | 07 March, 2014 06:02
Twitter has decided to clamp down on the posting of explicit sexual content on its Vine video-sharing service.
By John Ribeiro | 07 March, 2014 04:59
Newsweek made waves this week with an article that claims to unmask Satoshi Nakamoto, the previously anonymous person whose name was the only one listed on the 2008 whitepaper that launched the modern cryptocurrency movement.
By Colin Neagle | 07 March, 2014 02:15
If you didn't like Facebook's News Feed redesign last year, you're in luck: The social network is trying to change what you don't like with another redesign.
By Sharon Gaudin | 07 March, 2014 01:00
Strategically leaking information about upcoming smartphones and tablets to the press is a favorite way for manufacturers to create buzz around their products without having to spoil everything in an official reveal. This has been your tech marketing tip of the day, thank you, you've been a lovely audience.
By Jon Gold | 06 March, 2014 23:01
Microsoft is issuing five security bulletins this month, two of them critical and affecting all versions of Internet Explorer as well as all versions of Windows from XP to 8/8.1.
By Tim Greene | 06 March, 2014 23:01
Malware often does strange things, but this one -- which looked like Skype installed on a corporate domain controller -- was most "peculiar," says Jim Butterworth, a security expert at ManTech International, whose security subsidiary HBGary recently found the custom-designed remote-access Trojan on a customer's network.
By Ellen Messmer | 06 March, 2014 21:13