Volume of Encrypted Email Rising Amid Spying Fears

The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users’ online communications from government spies and other snoops. Google and other companies are now automatically encrypting all email, but that doesn’t ensure confidentiality unless the recipients’ email provider also adopts […]

U.S. Says Global Effort Has Hobbled a Cybercrime Ring

In a secret 72-hour blitz over the weekend, the FBI, several foreign governments and a host of security firms dismantled what officials say is the most sophisticated operation ever to commandeer private computers and siphon tens of millions of dollars from American bank accounts. The operation’s alleged Russian ringleader has been indicted on charges of […]

Former Microsoft CEO to Buy Los Angeles Clippers for $2 Billion

(CNN) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has signed a binding agreement to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion from the Sterling family trust, a source familiar with the situation told CNN on Thursday night. The sale, negotiated by Shelly Sterling — co-owner with estranged husband Donald Sterling — will have to be approved at a […]

Google’s Employee Diversity…Isn’t

70 percent of Google’s employees are men and 61 percent of its U.S. employees are white, according to a workforce diversity report released by the company. Black workers accounted for 2 percent of the U.S. workforce, while Hispanics accounted for another 3 percent, according to the report released Wednesday. Asians accounted for 30 percent of the company’s […]