IT Modernization

The Bitcoin Industry Embraces What It Was Built to Avoid—Rules and Regulation

The crash of the prominent bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is the latest sign that bitcoin needs to adopt some sort of oversight if it is going to survive and thrive.


The US Won’t Spy on Angela Merkel—But Everyone Around Her Is Fair Game

The NSA is now spying on over 300 German politicians and businesspeople.


Chinese Censors May Have Accidentally Hacked Themselves and Caused a Major Internet Outage

Some 200 million Web users were mysteriously rerouted to site owned by an anti-censorship group.

IT Modernization

Mobile Phones Are Now as Crucial as Food and Water in Emergency Aid

The foreign assistance streaming into the Philippines includes technology to facilitate communications.

IT Modernization

10 Million People Are Trying to Tweet, Text, and Phone Home to the Philippines

As many as 13 million Filipinos work abroad, and they're desperately trying to reach their families and friends.


Monitoring the Spreading Radiation From Fukushima in Real Time

A searchable map for the country updates every ten minutes with data from the Nuclear Regulatory Authority.


China is Starting a Government-Run Website Clone to Stamp Out Rumors on the Internet

Beijing Internet Association looks to debunk what it calls 'misinformation.'