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Comcast May Offer Download and Streaming Option Via Set-Top Box and Web

Comcast Corporation may make it easier for viewers to purchase and download movies right from their set top boxes and also stream it from the telecommunication provider’s Xfinity website. The Wall Street Journal reports that several Hollywood studios have signed on board to offer new releases …

Barack Obama raises possibility of new legislation to curb NSA powers

Barack Obama has raised for the first time the prospect of new legislation to limit the powers of the NSA, the US spy agency caught up in controversy over the sweep of its surveillance operations.<p>Answering a question at a joint press conference with Swedish prime minister Frederik Reinfeldt on …

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

E-Book Case Reminds Apple Its Biggest Enemy Isn't Samsung Or Google

The fight between Apple and the Department of Justice has been a story of overreaching. Rather than join publishers in settling with the government over accusations it conspired to fix the prices of e-books, Apple decided to fight in court. Of course, the company lost and as a result the government …