Stories by Colin Neagle

GoDaddy declares outage was not caused by hack

GoDaddy's internal investigation into the outage suffered by its website and those of 52 million of its customers yesterday found that it was not the result of an external hacker, negating claims by a supposed Anonymous affiliate who took responsibility shortly after the sites went offline.

Inside the real economy behind fake Twitter accounts

Some people do it just out of simple competition, essentially throwing their money away so they can boast more Twitter followers than their friends. Others do it to boost their corporate profiles, while even more high-profile cases have led to better reputations in the world of online clout, and thus job opportunities and advertising revenue.

Media sites brace for hactivist attacks

Traditional news companies and other websites covering this year's presidential election are preparing for a flood of Web traffic over the coming months, and not just from political junkies. Politically motivated hactivist attacks have become a top concern among companies providing election coverage online.

Media sites brace for hacktivist attacks

Traditional news companies and other websites covering this year's presidential election are preparing for a flood of web traffic over the coming months, and not just from political junkies. Politically motivated hacktivist attacks have become a top concern among companies providing election coverage online.

Searls: 'We do not need Do Not Track legislation'

Imagine stopping at an information kiosk during a long road trip to use the rest room and check some maps, then later finding GPS tracking devices unwittingly attached to your car that have monitored everywhere you've traveled since you left that information kiosk.