The 'anonymous' search engine DuckDuckGo is getting a boost off the PRISM scandal that is putting big tech companies like Google and Apple to shame.» Read More
June 17- Apple received over the last six months between 4,000 and 5,000 requests for customer data from U.S. law enforcement authorities relating to criminal investigations and national security matters, the company said on Monday.
A new set of classified documents disclosed Sunday suggested that Edward Snowden obtained a wider range of materials about government surveillance than had been known, the NYT reports.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the fallout from disclosures about a secret government data-collection program.
Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive
WASHINGTON, June 14- In the final months leading up to the launch of the key piece of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, the administration is preparing a public-education campaign designed to connect directly with the audience most critical for the law's success.
As online grocery shopping gains traction, several new start-ups are betting that consumers will be willing to shell out for dinner kits delivered straight to their doors.
Capstone Turbine Corp. fell 11.6 percent to $1.13 with 9,018,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 7 percent to $24.19 with 16,170,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.8 percent to $23.30 with 12,806,100 shares traded.
Government regulations will actually help bitcoin, not hurt it, digital currency entrepreneur Cameron Winklevoss says.
"Squawk Box" hit the road this week from the HP tech conference in Vegas to the US Open -- with a whole lot of, um, Squawkward moments in between!
PHILADELPHIA-- A veteran Philadelphia building inspector who apparently committed suicide had inspected the site of a deadly building collapse twice in February and an adjacent, related project in mid-May. City records show that Ronald Wagenhoffer inspected the site before work began on Feb. 12 and again on Feb. 25, after it got underway.
Microsoft Corp, Sony Corp, Electronic Arts and other industry giants whipped up the crowd of gamers and developers at the event into a frenzy, with displays of high-powered new consoles and previews of popular genre games.
June 13- Telecom providers T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Wireless do not directly contribute to the controversial U.S. surveillance program, partly due to their overseas ownership ties, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The social media sector is getting a big boost this year. What are companies like Annie's and Yelp doing right that Facebook seems to be doing wrong? Anthony DiClemente, Barclays, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin discuss.
Clearwire Corp. rose 1.8 percent to $4.45 with 18,514,400 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.6 percent to $23.40 with 16,628,600 shares traded. First Solar Inc. fell. 6 percent to $46.37 with 11,177,800 shares traded.
Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA, says classified document leaker Edward Snowden has contributed to misunderstanding about U.S. intelligence operations.
Finally, a way for young Wall Streeters to talk to each other without the SEC, FBI or the boss finding out what they're saying and doing.
As Apple stock sputters along, one analyst details risks for the tech giant that no one's talking about.
*Snowden vows to stay in Hong Kong and fight extradition. WASHINGTON, June 12- The head of the National Security Agency said on Wednesday that extensive U.S. surveillance efforts had helped stop "dozens" of possible attacks, and warned that making details of the top-secret programs public had compromised national security.
BRUSSELS, June 12- The European Union's chief justice official has written to the U.S. attorney general demanding an explanation for the collection of foreign nationals' data through its Prism spy programme.
*NSA contractor vows to stay in Hong Kong and fight extradition.