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Heartbleed bug puts the chaotic nature of the Internet under the magnifying glass

A major flaw in widely used encryption software has highlighted one of the enduring -- and terrifying -- realities of the Internet: It is inherently chaotic, built by multitudes and continuously tweaked, with nobody in charge of it all.

The question isn’t whether the Comcast merger is bad for consumers. It’s whether the alternative is better.

[Commentary] Comcast Xfinity customers in 14 states and DC are about to get a bump in Internet speeds.

A golf channel tells Congress: Comcast-TWC would hurt little guys like them

Back9Network, a golf lifestyle cable channel, fears that the merger between Comcast and Time Warner could spell the end of its business.

The backlash to the Comcast merger is now bipartisan

Ever since Comcast unveiled its plan to take over the nation's second biggest cable company, liberals have been pretty upset about the idea.

Comcast the little guy? There’s competition everywhere, the company argues.

Comcast says it has loads of competition -- everyone from Facebook to Apple, which Comcast says is contemplating a television set-top box to compete with cable service.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger faces a grilling in Washington this week

When Comcast sneezes, will too much of the technology industry catch a cold?

The emerging dark side of social networks

[Commentary] We’ve all heard how social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube help to spread democracy around the world by mobilizing the masses and making it easier to topple dictators. Now, we’re now seeing a darker side to them.

The real danger behind the ‘McCutcheon’ ruling

[Commentary] There is more than one way to demolish a wall, physical or legal. When it comes to undermining the structure of modern campaign finance law, Chief Justice John Roberts has done it both ways.

In a prying world, news organizations are struggling to encrypt their online products

The old-fashioned newspaper, long maligned for its stodginess and sagging profits, has one advantage over high-tech alternatives: You read it. It never reads you.

The biggest issue in government that no one talks about

While Silicon Valley start-ups reinvent the world, most government agencies can only dream of being innovators.