MA driver has license suspended by facial recognition software
Jul 18th 2011 at 1:50 p.m.

Photo (c) The Boston Globe The Boston Globe has a story about facial recognition gone awry . A software program designed to prevent fraud by identifying…

Atlantis launch heralds end of an era
Jul 8th 2011 at 5:32 p.m.

The space shuttle Atlantis launched this morning to start the final STS mission for NASA. It is a bittersweet day for American space travel.  The shuttle…

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down California video game law
Jun 27th 2011 at 3:23 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling today declaring a California law banning the sale of violent video games unconstitutional. The law was rejected…

Comcast-funded nonprofit sees funding pulled, reinstated
May 20th 2011 at 4:37 p.m.

A Washington nonprofit ReelGrrls saw Comcast threaten to pull its funding after making a negative comment on Twitter about Comcast's hiring of a former FCC

Tech Gives Back: Boston's tech serves the community
May 13th 2011 at 12:16 p.m.

On June 9th, Boston's startus, tech companies, and VC firms will be teaming up to hold the Tech Gives Back Citizenship Day .  The purpose of the event is to…

FCC Commissioner joins Comcast
May 13th 2011 at 11:41 a.m.

Four months after approving the merger of Comcast and NBC, and after opposing the FCC's attempts to impose limits on the deal, FCC Commissioner Meredith…

Northeastern University student group supports female tech students
Apr 19th 2011 at 2:28 p.m.

Via BostInnovation , I read about the CISters , a student group at Northeastern University focused on supporting women interested in Computer Science studies….

Massachusetts fixes overly broad internet law
Apr 15th 2011 at 11:54 a.m.

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has signed an amendment to an overreaching internet law that was initially passed by the state in 2010.  The law,…

Verizon provides Tufts University $60K to attract female engineering students
Apr 8th 2011 at 8:40 p.m.

While women have made big strides in the world of technology, admissions to engineering programs still are overwhelmingly male. In order to help counteract…

First fine under MA Data Privacy Law
Mar 31st 2011 at 11:44 a.m.

Massachusetts' Data Privacy Law, designed to protect consumers from loss of personal information due to poor data security, got its first test yesterday as a…

Former RIAA lawyer nominated for Solicitor General
Jan 26th 2011 at 5:11 p.m.

On Monday President Obama nominated Donald Verelli Jr to the post of Solicitor General of the United States. Ars Technica notes that the Solicitor General is…

MA D.A. plays the blame game
Oct 13th 2010 at 11:32 a.m.

In an interview with the Metro West Daily News, Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone casts a very wide net in his explanation of recent violent…

Network Neutrality: A Primer
Sep 27th 2010 at 11:11 a.m.

You may or may not be familiar with the term "network neutrality" and what it means to how information flows on the Internet.  It is a critical concept to…

UPDATE: Nashua crime ring actually didn't use Facebook that much
Sep 16th 2010 at 6:35 p.m.

So the story I posted earlier about the Nashua crime ring that supposedly employed Facebook to select targets turned out to be a little overstated. City…

RI Treasurer and Gubernatorial Candidate seeks to block 38 Studios deal
Sep 2nd 2010 at 10:20 p.m.

We previously wrote about how the State of Rhode Island offered a tax incentive for Maynard MA game developer 38 Studios to relocate to the Ocean State, and…

Pac-Man played on voting machine
Aug 19th 2010 at 4:45 p.m.

In order to demonstrate the hackability of electronic voting machines, University of Michigan professor J. Alex Halderman and Princeton Ph.D candidate Ariel…