Scientists and public health officials are increasingly using digital surveillance tools to monitor diseases and plan how to react to outbreaks. The new technology has shortened by half the amount of time it takes for public health officials to determine that an outbreak has occurred.
In the world of video streaming, Netflix is king. But as Amazon and Hulu amp up to be more competitive, TV critic Willa Paskin says, Netflix and its original programming are changing how people watch television and shaping what television becomes in the future.
The financial investment and hours of planning that go into a wedding might prevent some from canceling their special day. But a new online business hopes to lessen the financial burden by buying canceled weddings and re-selling them to the last-minute or thrift-minded bride and groom.
A cyber attack hit South Korean broadcasters and banks Wednesday, causing computers to crash, display an error message, or worse. Though the origin of the attack could take weeks, intelligence officials aren't ruling out North Korea as the culprit.
A detailed report from an American computer security firm links members of a sophisticated Chinese cyber hacking group to the Chinese military. Chinese officials have rejected any allegations of involvement, but U.S. authorities are hoping China's new leaders will take a new path.
The death of Aaron Swartz has added a new data point to the discussion of mental health services available in the United States. That's certainly the case. But for some people, his death is also an issue in an ongoing battle over copyright law.
Control over the Internet could mean increased political control for Iran. And with a recent report of Iranian hackers gaining access to the international banking system, some are looking for a connection with Iran's expansive spy agency.
Watch out Onion, a Group of Serbs known as the NJUZ group have their eye on you. Taking cues from the work of The Onion, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the group launched a satirical news site in Serbia, and now they're moving their work into English.
As Egypt's Muslim-dominated government consolidates and organizes, there's a move to remake Egyptian law in a more conservative image. This week, the country's public prosecutor ordered a ban on online pornography be implemented.
Public and private funding for the arts in Europe are drying up as the economic crisis their continues. In Portugal, artists remain in survival mode and are testing new ways to find funds. Some have turned to crowdfunding through a website inspired by U.S.-based Kickstarter.