Circuit Judge Jay Bybee wrote that this collection violated the Wiretap Act, and that privacy protections do not depend on whether or not the network is secure.
7-Eleven, Home of the Big Gulp — and Multimillion Dollar Venture Capital Investments
Consumers tend to associate 7-Eleven mainly with Slurpees, Big Gulps, and hot dogs left under the heat lamp too long. So what is the real world’s Kwik-E-Mart doing by jumping into the sophisticated world of venture capitalism?
The New Way to Keep an Eye on the Market: Fidelity’s Google Glass App
The image of the Wall Street investor with dollar signs flashing in his eyes is about to become a lot more literal.
Tech Newcomers Face Big Challenges Disrupting Cable
The race to disrupt the market is heating up, but huge obstacles remain to infiltrate a $100 billion industry where both content creators and distributors are happily making money hand over fist.
Gmail Segregates ‘Promotions’: Why This Won’t Slow Down the E-mail Marketing Machine
Gmail’s new tabs system separates marketing messages into a “Promotions” box, making it easier than ever to ignore e-mail ads. Yet one theory holds that Gmail’s new design could actually make e-mail marketing more effective.
Google Wants Your Money, But Not Your Advice
Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have made their fortunes by putting the power of the Internet in the hands of ordinary people. But when it comes to empowering their own shareholders, these companies are a lot less willing to relinquish control.
When these firms went public in 2004 and 2012 respectively, they each issued …
The Real Reason Telecoms Cooperate on National Security? Money
Verizon, the phone company whose disclosure of customer data to the U.S. federal government is at the center of the furor over cooperation by technology companies with top-secret national-security programs, has offered a precise, clear, but little-noticed public explanation of why it did what it did.
The Verizon explanation is not in the
YouTube Throws a Curveball by Becoming a Sports Broadcaster
YouTube is quietly brokering deals with major sports leagues in hopes of establishing itself as the top sports destination online. The move could shake up the pay-TV world
Rejoice! The End of ‘User Name and Password’ May Be Nigh
Tech companies, including PayPal and Google, have joined together to dream up the future of passwords. And the future is to have no passwords at all
Trouble With Your Investment Portfolio? Google It!
In the stock market, there are countless strategies for making a buck. Some investors like to focus on the fundamentals of the companies they invest in — poring over financial statements to figure out which firms are over- or under-valued. Others invest based on trends or macroeconomic events, like whether the Fed is raising or lowering …
Free Lunches at Work? The Tax Man Wants a Bite
In Silicon Valley, the employee perks are the stuff of legend. Parents-to-be at Facebook are given a bonus to help with expenses and extensive maternity and paternity leave. Software company Evernote will pay to have their …
Report: Google Fiber Heading to Austin as Cities Race to Boost Web Speeds
America’s weirdest city is about to get wired.
Google Fiber is heading to Austin, according to multiple reports. If true, Austin, home of the South by Southwest festival, will become the largest city to receive Google’s …