Delivering bad news to world leaders is a thankless task, especially when they're asleep. Anchor Laura Lynch speaks with Jonathan Powell, who had the job of waking Prime Minister Tony Blair up when something big happened in the middle of the night.
Inspired by the grassroots Obama campaign, a Japanese student tried to start an online group to mobilize young Japanese voters. But he discovered that his online effort violates the country's 50-year-old election law. Akiko Fujita reports.
Over the holiday weekend, a concerted cyber attack disrupted computers at several U.S. government agencies. Meanwhile, South Korea's computers were also hacked with a 'denial of service' virus. The crimes were remarkably similar.
Google has announced it is planning to launch an operating system for personal computers. This move is seen as a direct challenge to Microsoft's dominance in the PC operating system market. Google's move is also worrisome for privacy groups.
Eyebrows raised when Shelley Sawers posted on Facebook photos of where she and her husband live and the names of relatives. Why? Lady Sawers is the wife of the head of MI6. Lisa Mullins talks with Sarah Lyall, London correspondent for the New York Times.
Google is rolling out a free phone management service, making phone use more like email and instant messaging. Join The Takeaway and New York Times personal technology editor Sam Grobart in playing with a powerful new means of communicating.
Over the last two weeks, Iran's internet has been slowed, hacked, and shut down completely. How did the Iranians set up such a deliberate firewall? Joining The Takeaway to tell us how is Rafal Rohozinski, Principal Investigator with OpenNet Initiative.
As protests continue, our partners at the BBC continue to receive emails direct from Iran. Joining The Takeaway is the BBC's Siavash Ardalan, a presenter with an international talk show program at the BBC's Persian TV in London.
The Petraeus scandal offers insights into the security of online communication and the media's access to military officials, says Zeynep Tufekci a visiting scholar at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy.
Analysts monitoring internet usage on the island say Cuban officials appear to have activated an undersea cable line linking the island to the Internet via Venezuela, as opposed to the slower satellite-based access the island has had for years.
Computer viruses emerged in the 1980s. But in the internet era, we decided not to beat viruses, but to join them. "Going viral" became the goal of any piece of content, from a movie to a Facebook post.