Health-monitoring contact lenses herald the Medical Tricorder Age

Google is working in a new device that will monitor your glucose levels: smart contact lenses, connected to your phone using a wireless chip. It's just the beginning of something that will be much bigger—this is going to be one of the sensors that will turn your phone into the Star Trek medical tricorder. » 1/16/14 7:59pm 1/16/14 7:59pm

How funny would it be if Google was a real person you had to talk to?

Your Google search history is probably littered with typos, questionable queries, embarrassing visits to malware-infected websites, porn, Facebook, porn, Facebook, basic math questions a 6-year-old would know, juvenile jokes and so forth. It's not a proud place to be. But what if in order to make all those searches you … » 1/13/14 9:03pm 1/13/14 9:03pm

NSA surveillance scandal: Major legal site shuts down over spying

A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last… » 8/20/13 1:31pm 8/20/13 1:31pm

How Google Gives Your Information to the NSA

Ever since news of PRISM broke, there's been a lot of confusion and denial about exactly how the NSA is getting your information from the companies that have been collecting it. Now Google's fessed up to the details, and it's unsurprisingly simple: by FTP or even by hand. » 6/12/13 10:17am 6/12/13 10:17am

Hacker Group Retaliates By Leaking Secret NSA Documents

In response to PRISM—the NSA and top tech companies' spy network to capture all your calls, photos, videos and files—hacker group Anonymous has published 13 secret US government's secret documents. These include documents about PRISM and the Department of Defense's Strategic Vision for controlling the internet. » 6/07/13 10:07am 6/07/13 10:07am

Larry Page Reveals His Mystery Throat Condition

If you thought Google co-founder Larry Page sounded horribly sick last time he spoke, it's because he's recovering from an extremely rare form of vocal cord paralysis, which stifles speaking and breathing. Now Page is going public with his illness. » 5/14/13 3:00pm 5/14/13 3:00pm