Can you answer these 4 questions and save the media industry from Taylor Swift?

[Commentary] The prices we pay for art are entirely set by distribution and scarcity.

OMG! Texting doesn't actually hurt kids' grammar or spelling skills

Texting has become the dominant form of communication among teens. This has led to widespread concerns that the informal spelling and grammar used in texts (termed "textisms" by researchers) would erode these kids' ability to use proper language.

13 ways the NSA spies on us

Here's a handy guide to the most significant ways the National Security Agency spies on people in the United States and around the world:

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.