November 16, 2012 Privacy groups and tech companies have been pushing for more protection for emails and other online personal information for years. They hope the FBI investigation into Gen. David Petraeus' email correspondence with Paula Broadwell will give their efforts new momentum.
November 15, 2012 In a marriage of social media and warfare, Israel announced its military operation in the Gaza Strip via Twitter. Shortly afterward, Israel released video footage of a deadly air strike. Hamas, meanwhile, has been commenting on its rocket attacks against Israel.
November 14, 2012 Human-machine integration looms on the horizon, with a promise to redefine who we are as people. Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is an apostle of the coming Singularity, a time when it is envisioned that technology will advance to the point that life is redefined as something other than what we know and experience today.
November 11, 2012 Tens of thousands of people in the New York City area lost their homes to Superstorm Sandy. Many may be in need of temporary housing, so the home-sharing website Airbnb is working to connect people made homeless by Sandy with people willing to provide free housing.
November 10, 2012 Approximately three-quarters of the world's population now have access to a mobile phone, and the majority of those subscriptions are in developing countries. But those phones don't usually have data plans. Now, Google and Facebook are offering free apps on these devices to get users hooked on social media.
November 8, 2012 The seven SEALs are charged with releasing classified information while working as consultants on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. One of them was involved in the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. All have received letters of reprimand and the loss of pay for two months.
November 8, 2012 Exit polls and a separate survey of cellphone users show similarities between Obama voters and people who tap their mobile devices to get health information. Latinos, African-Americans and young people were big in both groups.
November 8, 2012 The micro-blogging service has warned many users that their accounts may have been "compromised" and that they should immediately create new passwords. While details haven't been released about where the threat is coming from, some users are pointing to China.