10 Hackers Who Made History

The computer world has a rich history of hackers who steered the progress of computer science and gave shape to computers, the internet, and networking as we see it today—in some cases single-handedly. » 9/12/11 12:00pm 9/12/11 12:00pm

How J.C. Penney Illegally Became the Number One Search Result in Many…

The NY Times has a great investigative report on how J.C. Penney became the number one search result for countless search terms on Google. Dresses, bedding, area rugs, skinny jeans, tablecloths and even grommet top curtains and more words popped J.C. Penney up as number one. Not Amazon, not Macy's, not any of the… » 2/12/11 5:00pm 2/12/11 5:00pm

Microsoft Starts Hackers MSDN Blog. Wait, What?

Microsoft just launched a new blog on their MSDN network (their network for developers) for hackers. Microsoft, of course, hires "white hat" hackers to come and work for them by throwing money at "talent," and having them test Microsoft products for security vulnerabilities and weaknesses. (Something tells us they… » 8/27/07 12:45pm 8/27/07 12:45pm