US government unprepared for cyberattacks, says report

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team isn't, er, ready for emergencies, according to an audit by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Upgraded air traffic control technology hits speed bump

Significant problems have forced the US Transportation Department to take a step back from upgrading its highly outdated air traffic control system.

New $100 bill uses thousands of lenses, has a 3D effect

The US Treasury Department has introduced a new makeover to the $100 bill, which now has moving images, 3D effects, and changing colors as the most robust anti-counterfeit note in the country's history.

Are police texts protected under the 4th amendment?

The Supreme Court is now reviewing a case that tries to make sense of new technology over a 233-year-old statute of law, as electronic communications continue to provide legal conundrums.

IBM lends its powers to collect back taxes

You may love IBM for its market-leading innovation and valuable services, but if you owe back taxes, it's about to become your worst nightmare.

White House optimizes Web site for iPad

In the week leading up to today's iPad launch, there was no shortage of announcements from companies, TV networks, and software publishers...but the most unexpected iPad announcement came from the White House.

Google and Microsoft call for greater limits on government snooping

Companies including Google, Microsoft and AT&T have launched a campaign group calling for restrictions on the government's access to private data.

Pentagon's spying on us, says WikiLeaks

Whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks has accused the US government of spying on the organisation and its staff - and Icelandic authorities of colluding.

French hacker arrested for targeting Obama's Twitter

A 25-year-old Frenchman has been arrested for trying to gain access to President Barack Obama's official Twitter account, as well as other notable public figures.

China says it doesn't blame US for Google's actions

The Chinese government has indicated that relations with the US won't be damaged by Google's decision to stop censoring search results in the country.

Military can now Tweet, post to their Wall

The Pentagon announced late Friday that it has lifted bans on social media sites for military personnel, conceding that the restrictions were outdated and in some ways even counter-productive. The move comes as some branches of military have begun using sites like Twitter to communicate more effectively.

US investigators track enigmatic Chinese hacker

US investigators are hot on the trail of an enigmatic Chinese hacker who allegedly developed the "critical" programming code used to attack Google and other western companies.