Never before have so many people all of a sudden thought, "I wonder if Kansas City is a nice place to live?"
Dave Clemente of Chatham House discusses how the U.S. will defend itself against online terrorist attacks.
More than 400 million people trust Google with their e-mail, and 50 million store files in the cloud using the Dropbox service. People manage their bank accounts, pay bills, trade stocks and generally transfer or store huge volumes of personal data online. Who is ultimately in charge of making sure all this information is secure: the government, the companies or the users?
Brittany Wenger learned about artificial intelligence during a seventh-grade school project. She was immediately enthralled, bought a book on programming and taught herself how to code.
Demand for Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet seems to have well exceeded the tech giant's expectations.
Google's technology certainly can map out driving directions and organize e-mail (or even make cars drive themselves). But can its digital tools take down drug cartels?
Former Google executive Marissa Mayer has taken over as CEO of Yahoo! CNN's Zoraida Sambolin has this profile.
This week's announcement that Yahoo is hiring away Google executive Marissa Mayer as its latest CEO has been met by both Wall Street and the tech industry with yawns or worse.
Google's first female engineer, Marissa Mayer, has made a career out of bucking expectations -- and she did so once again on Monday by announcing she will leave Google to be the new CEO of Yahoo, the struggling company that once was Google's main competitor.
Google Plus, Google's much-chided version of Facebook, celebrated its first birthday last week.
Google unveiled a new home server called Nexus Q on its Google Play store in the minutes before the company's Google I/O conference in San Francisco began.
Google agreed to remove some 640 terrorist videos from YouTube at the request of law enforcement officials in the UK.
Western governments, including the United States, appear to be stepping up efforts to censor Internet search results and YouTube videos, according to a "transparency report" released by Google.
The MacBook Pro, with a shiny new high-definition screen, may have been the sexiest star of Apple's keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.
Business Insider's Jay Yarow on how Apple's changes on its mobile devices is being viewed as a message to Google.
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the annual gathering where the secretive company hosts folks who make a living writing software for its products, kicks off today.
Google unveiled some upgrades to its mapping software on Wednesday ahead of Apple's expected announcement that it will ditch Google Maps on iPhones and iPads in favor of its own technology.
Google's executive chairman discusses the spread of misinformation online in modern warfare.
Google has started warning users when it thinks they may be targets of government-sponsored hackers, the Internet giant announced.
Google Places is gone, replaced by a new feature that combines its Google Plus social site and renowned restaurant reviewers Zagat.
Marissa Mayer joined Google at the age of 24, and now she is the VP of Local, Maps and Localization Services.
Facebook is finally trading. And even though the stock didn't explode out of the gate, the company is still worth more than $100 billion. It shouldn't be.
CNN's Reza Sayah reports on an Iranian rapper who is facing death threats over one of his songs.
Iran is taking on one of the world's biggest Internet giants, threatening to sue over something that is not on its maps.
So, let's say you're doing a Google search for "Kings." Did you mean the L.A. hockey team or the Sacramento basketball team? Maybe the TV show? Or maybe you actually wanted to know something about monarchs.
Smartphones are now more common than "dumb" phones.
Christine Romans explains in detail who will be able to purchase Facebook stock the day of the social media giant's IPO.
By 2023, hideously powerful technology companies like the Weyland Corporation will rule the world. At least that's the storyline in "Prometheus," Ridley Scott's much-anticipated prequel to "Aliens," which will be released next month.
U.S. authorities are not required to release any internal National Security Agency communications it had with Internet giant Google Inc. after a 2010 cyber attack in China, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
If you want to salute, race or flirt with other drivers in Nevada, you could soon be out of luck with some cars.
Google demonstrates a self-driving car with a blind man.
CNN's Elise Labott looks at why the Israeli government has concerns of a program from Google.
I don't like feeling stuck in a particular operating system, social network or piece of software. It's not that I won't commit to a product or company -- it's that I don't trust any of them enough to get married to one of them. Once they own me, they'll start either selling my data to other companies, limiting my Web experiences to the ones that help sell their clients' products or otherwise screwing with me as a consumer and person.
Technology keeps bringing us closer to a world where people can communicate freely across language barriers.
As Wall Street makes final preparations for the largest technology debut by value in history, it has also faced what some bankers and investors have come to see as a series of snubs from Facebook.
Feeling besieged by pesky little problems today? You might want to be careful with your Google searches.
Mario Armstrong, HLN Contributor, explains how Google is testing augmented reality glasses.
Google expanded the digital world of cloud computing on Tuesday, announcing the rollout of "Google Drive."
Savvy Android users tend to be wary of installing apps that request seemingly unnecessary permissions. When an app wants access to data or functions on your phone, such as your contacts list or the ability to send text messages, it can signal potential security or malware risks.
Google's search engine was created when most of the Web's information was open and available to anyone willing to capture it. In today's more restrictive environment, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Larry Page may not have even tried to start the company.
Google's Android operating system will face its first big court challenge on Monday as a trial gets under way in California to consider a claim from software group Oracle that could top $1bn.
China is slowing, inflation is sleeping, bank stocks are slipping and Google is splitting. Got all that?
Google announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out a significant redesign for its social networking platform Google+, which will allow users to create a more customized experience on the site.
Is Google's future so bright, it has to wear shades?
Something strange happened Monday on the Internet.
In a poll published last week by the American magazine Consumer Reports, 71% of adults polled confessed to being very concerned about Internet companies abusing their personal information. But what this poll failed to ask was whether we fear governmental abuse of our online data as much as abuse from private companies.
America's top technology companies have approval ratings that most politicians can only dream of, according to a new poll.
In the Silicon Valley hierarchy, coders have always ruled the roost, but right now there's a different skill set on the industry's most-wanted list: designers.
The Justice Department on Monday announced the distribution of a record $500 million civil fine paid by the Internet search engine giant Google in the wake of what the government called the unlawful sale of prescription drugs over the Internet. Google, the Justice Department said, was on notice as early as 2003 that online pharmacies were advertising prescription drugs online to users in the United States, but failed to prevent the practice.
HLN's Vinnie Politan gets some legal advice on what you should do if your employer asks for your social media passwords.
For all the creative destruction that the Internet has wrought over the last decade, there has been one constant: Google's remarkable dominance of the internet economy.
Weeks after a policy change that sparked privacy concerns, Google has rolled out a new feature that will give users a monthly update to help them keep track of their activity across Google's multiple sites and tools.
Back when I was a kid, they were called "whistle-blowers": employees of corrupt companies or government agencies, who went to the press with shocking stories of criminality or abuse.
The tech industry is currently all about mobile. Smartphones are seeing huge growth, and there are a huge number of players trying to get a slice of the money consumers are spending. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the one big opportunity for companies to show off the models they are hoping will capture the imagination of customers.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout shows you the simple way you can turn off Google's web history.
Users spent just 3.3 minutes on Google+ in January compared to 7.5 hours for Facebook, according to a new comScore report.
It's a truth of the modern digital age: If you're using a Web service for free, you're not the customer. You're probably the product.
The "driverless cars" of science fiction fame are closer to reality than you think.
Last week, Google was caught circumventing Apple's Safari browser privacy settings. Microsoft chimed in Monday with a "me too" complaint, saying that Google is also dodging around Internet Explorer's privacy settings.
A few days ago, controversy erupted when news broke that Google and other online advertising companies bypassed privacy protections in order to track users of Apple's Safari web browser and iOS mobile devices.
CNN's John King speaks with Jonathan Mayer, the grad student who cracked the code that allowed Google to track users.
Is that app you just downloaded surreptitiously gathering data to push targeted ads to your 6-year-old? Quite possibly.
In the latest high-profile flap over online data privacy, Google has been caught bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari Web browser, letting advertisers track users in unintended ways.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's "Google problem" is well documented.
How do you know if your YouTube video is funny? Google says you can start by counting the "LOLs."
My neighbor recently discovered a four-digit passcode that unlocks the front doors to our apartment building.
Baidu is often referred to as China's Google. That might be insulting to Baidu.
Competition regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have voiced unease with Google's $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with the US Department of Justice in particular raising a "significant concern" with the transaction.
The tech world is all abuzz about Google's mysterious new "entertainment device."
After threatening web companies for more than a decade, Michael Doyle and his patent-holding company Eolas Technologies ? named after the Irish word for knowledge ? may be finished.
"We thought we were doing this the right way. It turns out, we made a mistake."
Facebook is a great company. It proved that in its IPO filing. A billion dollar annual profit and $3.9 billion in cash for something that didn't even exist 10 years ago? That's impressive.
CNN's Jonathan Mann looks at the controversy over Twitter's announcement it will delete posts if countries request it.
Twitter did not participate in the recent online "blackouts," in which Wikipedia and others made their websites inaccessible to U.S. visitors for a day, because it would have been counterproductive, the company's CEO said Monday night.
How does a company that collects so much information from its users keep all that data private?
For the first time, Google chairman Eric Schmidt invites cameras inside the company's iconic New York offices.
Google plans to start combining information the company collects about each user of its various websites and services into a single profile, the company announced on Tuesday.
In a big swerve in policy, Google has decided to allow people to sign up using nicknames or other pseudonyms on its growing social network, Google+.
Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have a message for Google: "Don't be evil."
U.S. investors were unwilling to place any big bets Friday, as key Greek debt talks remain unresolved.
A search for Google on Friday will return some pretty ugly results.
Google's infant social network experienced a recent growth spurt.
Wikipedia was one of several websites that were shut down Wednesday in protest of anti-piracy bills before Congress that critics say could amount to censorship.
There's nothing illegal about being so big that you dominate a market.
Google search is about to get way more personal.
It's 2012, the year that many believe will mark the end of the world. But if the four horsemen of the Apocalypse don't show up, you might want to make some smart investments for the long haul with a different kind of four horsemen.
Think your programming skills are world class? Facebook wants you to prove it at its second annual Hacker Cup challenge.
In peeking ahead to predict what 2012 holds for Google, it's informative to look back at the eventful year it had. While one can't help but see the big product introductions -- a social network, a mobile-payment system, a music store -- it's the deletions that are much more interesting.
The Google+ social network has topped 60 million users, according to Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen, who also made the bold prediction late Tuesday that Google+ would reach 400 million users by the end of 2012.
U.S. stocks surged Tuesday as concerns about the European debt crisis eased and investors welcomed signs of strength in the U.S. housing market.
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