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July 4th, 2013
08:51 AM ET

Pranksters slow Zimmerman trial – Jeanne Moos reports

CNN has your round-the-clock coverage and analysis of the George Zimmerman trial in Florida. Much of the nation's attention the last week has been on the serious issues raised in that trial.

But even the most-watched court proceeding in years couldn't avoid online pranksters.

CNN's Jeanne Moos has that story.

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Filed under: Internet • Prank • Trial • Zimmerman
June 7th, 2013
07:09 AM ET

U.S. intelligence agencies mining data of at least 9 Internet companies – Barbara Starr reports


America's top intelligence official on Thursday night challenged news reports claiming Facebook posts, Gmail messages and more have been intercepted for years in a vast data-mining operation, saying the reports "contain numerous inaccuracies."

The Guardian, a British newspaper, and the Washington Post reported Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies had access to the central servers of nine of the country's biggest technology firms including Microsoft, Apple, Google, Yahoo and Facebook.

The Post reported the program - called PRISM - underwent "exponential growth" since its founding in 2007. In fact, the newspaper said the program has become the leading source of raw material for the National Security Agency, the secretive U.S. intelligence operation that monitors electronic communications.

READ MORE: Top U.S. intel official challenges reports that spy agencies mined Internet data

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Filed under: Cyber security • Internet
July 9th, 2012
06:04 AM ET

'Internet Doomsday' virus threatens to boot thousands off web

Dan Simon on an 'internet doomsday' computer virus that threatens to keep thousands of people off the web today.


Filed under: Internet • Security
June 13th, 2012
11:42 AM ET

New domain names to expand web – Reuters MediaFile's John Abell on what this means for the internet's future

What's in a name? On the internet, the URL extension .com has ruled the web since it began. Of course, there have been others like .org, .net and .edu, but none as popular as the original.

Today, we find out who has applied for personalized addresses: Think .google, .doctor or even .lol!

Reuters MediaFile columnist John Abell on what new domain names we could see on the web in the near future.

Filed under: Domain names • Internet