Edward Snowden, the former U.S. security contractor living under asylum in Russia, made a surprise appearance on Russian television to ask President Vladimir Putin if the nation spies on its citizens like the U.S.
The White House’s directive to limit the use of software flaws by U.S. intelligence agencies could require the disclosure of thousands of precious exploits now in the hands of elite spying units, intelligence professionals say.
Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest U.S. cable company, told regulators it can offer advanced video services and spread high-speed Internet service without harming competition if it’s allowed to buy No. 2 Time Warner Cable Inc.
When Netflix agreed to pay Comcast to stream its movies to the Internet service provider's customers without infuriating delays, it essentially yielded to monopolistic extortion. Comcast, which has just agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable, will soon be the biggest ISP in the U.S., and stuttering video transmission to its clients is not an option for Netflix. The outcome, however, is good for consumers: They will not be charged for what they are not buying.