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Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

Ladar Levison, the guy behind Lavabit, is launching Dark Mail to encrypt emails so the NSA doesn’t even know who’s talking. You can run from NSA surveillance — but you can’t hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be able to snoop on your personal conversations. But there’s one tool that could make … Continue reading

Apple sued by employees over labor issues

Something is rotten in the Genius Bar, according to a class-action lawsuit. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with. The company is facing a lawsuit certified as a class action this week from employees who say they were denied meal breaks and rest periods in violation of California labor law. Attorneys … Continue reading

There’s almost a million fake apps targeting your device

Image Source Fake apps dressed up to look like official ones but actually designed to steal user data are increasingly targeting Android phone users, according to a study by Trend Micro. The company looked at the top 50 free apps in Google’s Play Store and then searched Google’s app store and others to see if … Continue reading

LinkedIn acquires alerts service

LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Newsle, an alerts service that will undoubtedly bolster the social network’s features for tracking users outside its website. In joint statements Monday, the two companies indicated the service will help users know more about what various people on the site are doing. The technology will likely bolster LinkedIn’s existing feature … Continue reading

Yahoo female executive sued for sexual harassment

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A major executive at Yahoo was named in a lawsuit Friday that accuses her of sexually harassing a female employee who reported to her. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering, plays a key role in Yahoo’s mobile efforts — an important piece in Yahoo’s strategy to turn around the lumbering Internet … Continue reading

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