The entertainment industry has tried to stop people from making digital copies of its work, but in 2011, they enlisted the help of the U.S. government. What is the Stop Online Piracy Act and what would it achieve?
Tracking copyrighted files online is a tricky business, but cutting-edge software has learned to recognize data unique to music and movie clips. You're also leaving digital traces of yourself all over the internet. How are these two things related?
Hacking has become a more common problem, and the risk of identity theft is always increasing. Hackers have become infamous for their viruses and their ability to outsmart our password-protected secrets. Take a look at these hacking and computer pictures.
In 2009, President Barack Obama created a White House position -- the cybersecurity czar -- to oversee the nation's computer network safety. With so many other federal agencies focused on the same task, what exactly does the cybersecurity czar's job entail?
With the evolution of the Internet, the big kid in class who used to steal your lunch money has evolved into a new kind of bully -- one who hacks your e-mail, sends you threatening messages and sabotages your computer.
When hackers take over computers to do their Internet bidding, they create zombie computers. Allegedly, one hacker under investigation used a single computer to control a network of more than 1.5 million zombie computers.
In "Live Free or Die Hard," Detective John McLane fights a group that carries out attacks using the Internet. Is it really possible for hackers to cause economic or physical devastation in the United States?