Have hackers made passwords obsolete?

New startups looking for ways to keep their users secure should know one thing, a top Google security executive said Tuesday: “Passwords are dead.”

Speaking on a TechCrunch Disrupt panel called “Spies Like Us,” Heather Adkins, Google’s manager of … Read the rest

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy

Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was … Read the rest

France gives Google 3 months to adhere to French cyber privacy laws

google-evilFrance on Thursday threatened Google with a fine of up to 150,000 euros ($198,000) if it does not bring its privacy procedures into line with French law on data protection within three months.

In a move that France hopes will … Read the rest

Tech giants deny knowledge of PRISM spy operation

techgiantsAs the dust settles on the revelation that the U.S. government has been mining data from most of Silicon Valley’s largest companies in a program called “PRISM,” one question stands out: How did the NSA get access?

Apple, Google, Yahoo! … Read the rest

Apple clashes with Amazon in e-book case

Apple attorneys in the US antitrust case on e-books went on the offensive Thursday, attacking the credibility of government witnesses and seeking to debunk key elements of the government’s case.

Apple attorneys grilled a trio of witnesses from Apple rival … Read the rest

Google must pay Australian $200 000 for defamation

Google was ordered to pay Aus$200,000 (US$208,000) in damages to an Australian Monday after a jury found the Internet giant defamed him by publishing material linking him to mobsters.

Milorad Trkulja, an entertainment promoter who is now 62, was shot … Read the rest