In life, Aaron Swartz was a force in creating today's Web, helping write game-changing code in his early teens before turning his attentions to Internet activism.
Aereo, the embattled startup that captured shows from the broadcast airwaves and let users stream them digitally to their computers, smartphones or tablets, is essentially dead after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday.
Google already is a major player in search, online mapping, social networking and other key functions of the Web. Now it wants to sell domain names, too.
He's the Internet's own monster, a ghoul who lurks in its darkest corners and, like the Web itself, has mutated time and again to suit the dreams and desires of his devotees.
OK, at this point, who doesn't have a music streaming service?
Skype users soon will be able to expand the list of people they can connect with, says Microsoft, owner of the popular Web-chat tool.
The co-founder of Rap Genius, an online-annotation website, has been fired after marking up the 137-page manifesto of California killer Elliot Rodger with comments that are being called tasteless and creepy.
If YouTube is really on the verge of buying video game-streaming website Twitch, there's at least one reason behind the move that's as old as business itself: eliminating the competition.
If you have some disposable income and want to own a piece of aviation or space-exploration history, now's your chance.
Netflix has a new logo, but you're forgiven if you didn't notice.
You probably won't see executives from Comcast and Netflix cozying up at some corporate event anytime soon.
What do you get when you combine a cryptocurrency, 752 left turns and a 16-year-old Reddit user? For NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Josh Wise, it all adds up to sponsorship for one of the most exciting races of the year and a new bunch of tech-savvy fans.
David Wallechinsky didn't invent what's on the Internet. It just seems that way.
AT&T has announced a plan that could see high-speed fiber Internet networks rolled out in as many as 100 cities in 21 metro regions throughout the United States.
A major online security vulnerability dubbed "Heartbleed" could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails.
Every now and then, being a jerk on the Internet can result in some unwanted attention.
A new digital map helps you find the Pokemon among us. YouTube made a shocking confession, Samsung and HTC advanced the world of wearable tech with souped-up gloves and you'll never have to take another lonely selfie, thanks to The Hoff.
Dating site OkCupid is calling for its members to ditch Firefox and use another browser to search for love. The company is protesting Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, who supported an anti-same-sex marriage campaign. Firefox is owned by Mozilla.
Gmail doesn't cost any money to use, but it's not free.
Does the computer breach at Target have the makings of a movie? Throw in a shotgun-toting security analyst, Russian hackers, drugs and a SWAT team and Hollywood appears to think so.
Even when pared down to just its Interactive portion, South by Southwest can feel like a huge and amorphous thing -- sort of like, as director Hugh Forrest says, the Internet itself.
Today is a landmark anniversary for Tim Berners-Lee. In March 1989 he wrote a proposal to his employers at CERN for a somewhat abstract "global hypertext" system he called Mesh. A year later he re-named that system the World Wide Web. It caught on.
It was 1993 when David Wood got his first look at the World Wide Web.
In a rare public talk via the Web, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden urged a tech conference audience Monday to help "fix" the U.S. government's surveillance of its citizens.
Almost two decades ago, a parlor game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" became an unlikely grass-roots phenomenon among movie buffs and foretold today's social web of online connections.
From his sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, with roughly a dozen police officers outside, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Saturday that everyone in the world will be just as effectively monitored soon -- at least digitally.
A California artist is turning people into paintings.
The crowdfunding model, in which entrepreneurs seek online pledges to finance their pet projects, appears to be alive and well.
Look at the letters in these words. Really look at them: the shape of the circle that makes the "o" and the roundness of the "c."
When you're a city's "Communicator of the Year" and have hailed yourself as a "passionate advocate" for job-seekers, you probably ought not blast one of those job-seekers in a snide, dismissive e-mail.
Kayla Michelle Finley may be wishing that services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime had been around a little earlier.
When the biggest cable company in the United States buys the second-biggest cable company in the United States, what does that mean for you?
An enthusiastic male voice announces the new haul -- a dozen fresh Disney-themed Kinder Eggs -- while a disembodied hand rotates a fully wrapped chocolate treat for the camera.
"Smart" TVs have failed because they've always assumed more is better. Instead of evolving the television experience, TV makers have simply added to it, heaping more streams, more services, and more content onto our sets without rethinking the interfaces for accessing them.
Hundreds of websites posted messages opposing online government surveillance on Tuesday, as activists planned live protests and other gatherings in cities all over the world.
If you've ever complained that the trolls junking up online comment sections are a bunch of sadistic psychopaths, you might be onto something.
It gets more visitors than any art gallery and more clicks than any other single site on the Internet. Imagine getting your own drawing on Google's homepage.
Thanks to digital media, future generations will probably have no trouble hearing Arnold Schwarzenegger say "I'll be back" or James Earl Jones, as Darth Vader, telling Luke that he's his father.
It's the stuff of movies. Bad movies. But movies.
Perhaps you chuckled at the irony of making your password "password." Or you thought it was the right place to express affection for your favorite primate by choosing "monkey."
The term "software engineer" conjures images of pasty-faced young men with poor posture and limited social skills. And people think fashion models are all beauty and no brains.
In a development that should surprise absolutely no one, anti-NSA activists were quick Friday to say that President Barack Obama's efforts to limit the agency's spying activities didn't go far enough.
How would you like to have to pay a fee to be able to stream YouTube videos at full speed? What if you liked downloading music from, say, Last.fm or Soundcloud, but those sites suddenly became infinitely slower than bigger sites like Amazon or iTunes?
Smartphones can control drones, speeding robots, cameras and the temperature of your master bathroom. That's just some of the technology on display in Las Vegas this week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show.
Maybe it's not surprising that in SeaWorld's hometown of Orlando, an online poll showed overwhelming support for the theme park in light of a recent documentary that has raised questions about its treatment of killer whales.
If you're planning to stay home New Year's Day and stream classic movies on Netflix, you may be out of luck.
"Fail fast." It's a mantra you hear in the tech-startup world -- a reminder to chase your dreams even if you need to pick up the pieces and start from scratch every now and then.
The biggest technology story of 2013 is one of the biggest stories of the year, period. It has had serious implications in the United States and around the world, and half a year later its true impact is only beginning to be felt.
In an uncharacteristically personal address, Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out about civil rights, saying equality for all is "at the core of my beliefs and values."
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has apologized for a massive e-mail outage last week, calling the days-long glitch "unacceptable" and a "massive inconvenience."
I'm really not sure how I feel about the color purple. It's elegant and regal, but part of me also wants it to die in a ditch.
A days-long outage for some Yahoo e-mail users is casting a dark shadow over a perceived turnaround at the once-mighty Internet player.
Spies with surveillance agencies in the United States and United Kingdom may have spent time undercover as orcs and blood elves, infiltrating video games like "World of Warcraft" in a hunt for terrorists "hiding in plain sight" online.
Watching digital artist Kyle Lambert's stunning photo-realistic iPad paintings emerge from a blank screen is an awe-inspiring experience. The image of Morgan Freeman in the video above, created from a picture by Scott Gries, is so rich in detail that it is difficult to believe that you aren't looking at a photograph. Difficult until you see the brush strokes build from a blank canvas and turn into the Oscar-nominated actor before your very eyes.
A dog's life is fairly easy. It usually involves waking up late, eating some food and then passing out for eight hours in the backyard.
Still concerned about some faceless government bureaucrat peeking at your e-mails and other online communications? Well, you've got a new champion: Microsoft.
News alert: Some things you read on the Internet are not true.
How eager are retailers to boost sales this holiday season? It's no longer enough for them to offer one special day of discounts to online shoppers -- they're stretching the deals out over an entire week.
Chris Haufe is tired of Amazon's recommendations.
In the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency's monitoring of traffic on the private international fiber links connecting the data centers of Google and Yahoo, Google stepped up its efforts to encrypt internal server traffic and block such monitoring.
Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a California father complained it shows the body of his teen-age son, who was shot to death in 2009.
The United States government's hunger for information on Google users is continuing to rise. The tech company had more requests for user information in the first half of this year from the United States than any period before, according to the bi-annual Google transparency report released on Thursday.
Google began an ambitious project in 2004: to scan and index the world's paper books and make them searchable online.
Netflix users who stream video to their televisions will be seeing a major overhaul in the next few days.
How hard is it to create a website to help people get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act?
I'm typing this in bed, lying next to my dog, Mikey. We're best buds, and it's sort of a thing we do. There's also the occasional tongue kiss.
People of the Internet, make yourself comfortable on the couch. Google would like to psychoanalyze you.
You're attempting to make meringue and your egg whites are a runny mess. What if you could pick up your phone or computer and instantly video chat with a cooking expert who can take a look at your kitchen disaster and tell you exactly what you're doing wrong?
When is a website crash not a crash? That question has been on the minds of many since the government official responsible for the beleaguered HealthCare.gov site testified Wednesday before Congress.
Kelly Simpson was a cyberbully.
A TV show can be wildly popular online, inspiring binge-watching marathons and feverish Twitter chatter, but it's still the number of people turning in via a regular television set that are counted most by networks.
A Microsoft executive took to the tech giant's official blog Wednesday to take an uncharacteristically direct shot at rival Apple.
If eHarmony or Match.com features more prominently in your "how we met" story than a smoky nightclub or the produce aisle, you're probably not so reluctant to admit it.
Among the calls for justice in the Maryville, Missouri, rape case is one from a familiar Guy Fawkes mask-wearing face.
Square, the mobile app and hardware that turns a smartphone into a cash register, is now letting users send and receive money as easily as sending an e-mail.
Authorities say Silk Road, the shadowy "deep Web" site shut down by the FBI this week, was the Internet's biggest destination for drugs and other illegal goods.
For many victims, California's new "revenge porn" law doesn't go far enough.
Can graphic design help protect your privacy? Sang Mun, a designer and former NSA contractor, thinks so.
With Google Glass, a new quest to cure death and driverless cars, it can be easy to forget what Google's primary business is: search.
Yes, they exist. And there might be more of them than you think.
Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer are limited in what they can say about their companies' dealings with the NSA, but one thing is clear: They want more transparency from the U.S. government.
Matthew Cordle hasn't yet been found liable of killing a man while drinking and driving, but there's not much question about whether he's guilty.
Its name was an early clue that the venture was a badly executed idea.
I'm the Luddite professor: My students are not allowed to use cell phones or laptops in my classes. During the break, they can power up and engage in a text and email frenzy for ten minutes -- then it's time to unplug again. Not all professors are this stringent with technology in the classroom.
After an extensive, month-long buildup, Yahoo has finally unveiled its new logo.
If you're reading this somewhere in Africa, then perhaps you should thank Nii Quaynor.
In the aftermath of a failed relationship, jilted lovers have been known to lash out by posting sexually explicit photos or videos of their exes online.
The New York Times website was still experiencing some issues late Wednesday and early Thursday following a widespread outage. Evidence continued to mount that it was the result of an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army.
Martin Manley hated waking up early, but on his 60th birthday he did -- or more likely, never went to sleep the night before.
Arianna Huffington is fed up with the trolls.
The National Security Agency has built a network that can access as much as 75% of all U.S. Web traffic -- a larger amount than has been publicly announced -- according to a new report.
Since taking the helm of Yahoo after years in Google's upper echelon, Marissa Mayer has been at the center of plenty of talk not focused on turning around the once-mighty Web giant.
Next time you wonder, "What am I doing today?" just ask Google.
The New York Times' website and mobile apps went down for more than three hours Wednesday, the apparent result of an "internal issue," according to the company.
An unknown hacker apparently gained access to a 2-year-old girl's baby monitor, calling her by name and harassing her, and her parents, with insults and profanity.
Facebook announced a new short-video service for Instagram to compete with Twitter's app, Vine.
Google's Bernhard Seefeld demonstrates how you can go sightseeing using the Google Maps and even watch the sun set.
Google is taking on music-streaming services like Pandora and Spotify with its own service called Google Play All Access.
Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg, Joanna Shields from Tech City, and Google's Eze Vidra share their tech tips for 2013.
Mozilla Chairwoman, Mitchell Baker talks to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about introduction of their new Firefox OS.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports Cuban techies got together for a festival without having any technology.
Craig Bell reports a new company has created software to help online job-seekers know where they stand in the process.
CNN's Eunice Yoon gets insights on Chinese hacking from a self-described godfather of China's hacker world.
Cyber sleuths try to learn details about mass shooting suspect Anders Behring Breivik. CNN's Kristi Lu Stout reports.
CNN's Felicia Taylor explains how "Bitcoin," an online currency works.
A young British woman and her grandmother demonstrate how different generations view internet security.
CNN's Michael Holmes looks at the digital footprint we leave behind and ways to hide our online lives.
In an exclusive interview, CNN's Felicia Taylor talks with Vogue Editor Anna Wintour about vogue.com's revamp.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout explains how ISP-imposed limits on how much data you can download could affect cloud computing.
Major websites test new versions of Internet protocol in an experiment known as IPv6 Day. Kristie Lu Stout explains.
Will cloud computing make hacking and ID theft easier? CNN's Felicia Taylor reports.
CNN's Emily Reuben gets a rare glimpse inside the data center of a cloud facility at an undisclosed location in London.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout explains what Apple's iCloud can and cannot do.
CNN's Liz Neisloss is in Singapore, where passions run high for food, photos of it and sharing both online.
A Buckingham Palace guard is removed from royal wedding duty over comments he put on Facebook.
For the first time, sales of electronic books in the U.S. exceed sales of print. CNN's Adriana Hauser reports.
CNN's Eunice Yoon travels to a village where the residents make their living selling through Taobao.com.
CNN's Jo Ling Kent in Beijing explains China's "Great Firewall" and how users circumvent it.
There are over 60 million bloggers in China, and he was among the first ones. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks to Isaac Mao.
CNN's Reggie Aqui explains how the internet has once again played a role connecting people after a disaster.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs appears at the debut of the iPad 2 in San Francisco.
One of the internet's founding fathers talks about Google's new boss and "Revolution 2.0" in Egypt.
Vint Cerf, one of the Web's founding fathers and Google Chief Evangelist, talks about Google's new boss, Larry Page.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout spoke to Jimmy Lai, the man behind Taiwan's hit political animations.
A website claims to give "administrator" access to various web addresses for a price, causing serious security threats.
CNN's Dan Simon has an exclusive interview with the founders of "Qwiki," a new website that could compete with Google.
CNN Money's David Goldman discusses the new man filling the CEO hot seat at Google and why Eric Schmidt stepped down.
In August 2010, the CEO of Groupon.com discussed the success of the group coupon website.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout examines the future of Microsoft Windows and its potential use on mobile devices.
CNN's Maggie Lake talks to internet guru Caterina Fake about her predictions for the web in 2011.
South Korea's government loses a legal battle over web control. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout brings you some of the best gift ideas for the geek on your shopping list.
Does Facebook's foray into e-mail fundamentally change how we use e-mail? And will it make e-mails shorter?
Openleaks founder Daniel Domscheit-Berg explains how Openleaks will differ from WikiLeaks.
CNN.com's John Sutter explains the recent denial-of-service cyber attacks and how they affect you.
CNN's Etan Horowitz explains why terms relating to WikiLeaks are not consistently trending on Twitter.
A CNN.com producer explains how the WikiLeaks site was reportedly targeted by a string of cyber attacks.
In this time of giving, Facebook's co-founder has launched a new social media site focusing on charity work.
A Japanese man's live video stream of his suicide sparks privacy debates. CNN's Kyung Lah explains.
Facebook announces a new messaging system that may create competition for e-mail providers. Affiliate KGO reports.
Is China's biggest search engine a Google clone with a home court advantage, or an innovator in its own right?
Tudou CEO Gary Wang tells News Stream how videos that go viral in China compare to those popular on YouTube.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales runs the gamut in a wide-ranging interview with News Stream.
The Chilean miners bring in big web traffic and Apple patents an anti-sexting program.
CNN's Ali Velshi explores which Web broswer is best for you.
Cisco's Senior VP Carlos Dominguez talks to CNN's Ali Velshi about how we may use communications tools in the future.
"American Idol" meets the tech world. Some promising start-ups meet in San Francisco hoping to get buzz and money.
Facebook outages cause headaches for the addicted and an iPad plays a part in baby delivery.