A Clever Plan to Build a Nationwide Network for the Internet of Things

Iotera is trying to crowdsource a new nationwide wireless network for devices that operate outside the home.

Internet Activism Worked Today. Here’s How to Keep the Momentum Going

Believe it or not, there are people in Congress listening to the Internet. We just have to get their attention -- and, more importantly, we have to keep their attention long enough to effect real change.

How to Keep the Internet of Things From Repeating AOL’s Early Blunders

[Commentary] By today’s standards, America Online’s tightly controlled experience seems quaint -- and pretty silly. But that early-’90s scenario could very well repeat itself today, with the so-called Internet of Things.

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will

Beneath its slick interface and crystal clear GPS-enabled vision of the world, Google Maps roils with local rivalries, score-settling, and deception.

Why the Supreme Court May Finally Protect Your Privacy in the Cloud

[Commentary] When the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Riley v. California, it definitively told the government to keep its warrantless fingers off your cell phone.

Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones

Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law enforcement and intelligence agencies use the tool to surreptitiously record and steal data from

What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality

[Commentary] Privileged companies -- including Google, Facebook, and Netflix -- already benefit from what are essentially Internet fast lanes, and this has been the case for years.

Google’s Balloon Internet Experiment, One Year Later

When Google announced Project Loon on June 15, 2013, a lot of people were skeptical. But Google reports that since then, it has been able to extend balloon flight times and add mobile connectivity to the service.

Algorithm searches for human actions in videos

An algorithm has been developed to automatically recognise human gestures or activities in videos in order to describe what is taking place.

FCC Proves Yet Again That It’s Out to Kill Net Neutrality

[Commentary] Well, the last meeting of the Federal Communications Commission was certainly a lot of sound and fury signifying next to nothing.