In an unprecedented move Wednesday, the European Commission fined Microsoft Corp for failing to follow through on a commitment it made to give customers a clear choice of web browser. The fine of 561 million euros ($731 million) represents 1 percent of Microsoft's annual sales.
Stuxnet, a computer virus that attacked Iran's nuclear program, dates back to 2007, according to researchers at Symantec Corp. Stuxnet, believed to have been created by the US and Israel, was in development as early as 2005.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims to have the leaked script to the WikiLeaks movie, due out in November. He calls it propaganda. Film director Bill Condon calls it a drama-meant to explore the information age.
First automated toll stations, now self-checkouts at supermarkets. Martin Ford ponders a world where machines have taken all the jobs, devastating the economy, and leaving people aching for something more.