The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Privacy groups are denouncing a federal government move to force Internet companies like Facebook and Google to build backdoors that would let the FBI and other agencies snoop in on real time online communications.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 01 May, 2013 15:19
A federal court in Houston has rejected an FBI request for a warrant to hack into the computer of a suspect in an attempted cyberheist.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 25 April, 2013 20:56
As the manhunt goes on for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the bombers' social networks could give investigators needed clues about them.
By Sharon Gaudin | 19 April, 2013 20:19
A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday has reportedly been arrested, according to numerous news agencies, although there were conflicting reports about the status of the investigation.
By Computerworld Staff | 17 April, 2013 18:38
With federal and state investigators searching for clues about the person or organization behind the Boston Marathon bombing, social networks could hold a treasure trove of information.
By Sharon Gaudin | 16 April, 2013 20:16
Users of consumer technology and social media reacted quickly after explosions ripped through crowds near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last week, sending out updates, snapping photos and recording videos that officials said could turn out to be critical pieces of evidence.
By Matt Hamblen | 22 April, 2013 10:04
The first half of 2012 was pretty bad - from the embarrassing hack of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard to a plethora of data breaches - and the second half wasn't much better, with events including Symantec's antivirus update mess and periodic attacks from hactivists at Anonymous.
By Ellen Messmer | 10 December, 2012 17:57
The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has stopped banking online after nearly falling for a phishing attempt.
By Robert McMillan | 08 October, 2009 06:15