White House Honors Two Techies for Making Programming Cool

Bay Area residents Carlos Bueno and Kimberly Bryant are helping to prepare kids to use programming concepts in daily life and work.

Tech Titans Join Forces on Internet Surveillance

More than 60 technology firms and other groups are urging the federal government to let companies disclose Patriot Act data requests.

Why This Silicon Valley Slowdown Isn't Like a Bursting Bubble

We've heard a lot about the tech boom in recent years -- the frenzy to hire engineers, the money being thrown at startups, the minting of instant millionaires. Now, there are signs that the Silicon Valley boom is cooling -- but the way it's cooling isn't like the bursting bubble of the last dot-com bust.

Battles Over Government Access to Data Heats Up as Microsoft Sues DOJ

Microsoft has filed suit against the Department of Justice over requests for customer information, saying people have a right to know when the government gets a warrant to read their emails. Microsoft says it has received more than 5600 federal demands for data in the past 18 months, and in nearly half, the government forbade Microsoft from informing the customer. The suit comes as Congress wades into the issue with a bill that would require tech companies to provide access to data when served by a court order.