What cell phone ownership says about poverty in America

Not too long ago, cell phones were considered a luxury or even a status symbol. Now, mobile phones are an increasingly basic necessity for Americans of all income levels.

Screwing with your emotions is Facebook's entire business

[Commentary] By now you've probably heard about the controversial Facebook study in which the company altered the news feeds of some 698,003 users for a week in 2012 to determine if seeing more happy or sad posts affected the emotional content tho

NSA admits it lets the FBI access its warrantless spying database

The House of Representatives voted to bar the Obama Administration from engaging in a controversial surveillance practice that insiders call a "backdoor search."

Is Bitcoin a joke? People thought that about the internet too.

A Q&A with Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist.

Will the Supreme Court ever figure out technology?

The Supreme Court issued two major rulings: in Riley v. California, the court required cops to get a warrant before searching cellphones, and in American Broadcasting v.

The most important sentence in the Supreme Court's cell phone privacy ruling

The Supreme Court decision of Riley v. California isn't just a landmark ruling on cell phone privacy. It also represents a dramatic shift in the high court's attitude toward technology and privacy.

The broken Congress has given us a hyper-empowered judiciary

[Commentary] On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled against a company called Aereo in a case that while not super-important on its face has potentially significant implications for the entire cloud storage industry.

The Supreme Court's Aereo decision could endanger cloud storage services

A lot of people expected Aereo to lose its Supreme Court case. The real question has always been whether a ruling against Aereo would have implications for other online services.

The man who coined 'net neutrality' is running for Lt Governor of New York

Columbia University's Tim Wu has only been a law professor for 12 years, but he's accomplished a lot during that time.

Congress isn't protecting you from the NSA. Here's how to do it yourself.

In 2013, Americans started learning about the true extent of domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency. Now, a coalition of technology companies and civil liberties groups are taking matters into their own hands.