Holy smokes! All over Europe

by Andrea Shea King -- NASA photo of Eyjafjallajokull eruption from space The Internet lets you watch real-time what's going on in the airspace as NASA satellites track Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano plume. See more…

A coup in 140 characters or less

by Andrea Shea King -- Roza Otunbayeva From utilitarian announcements of press conferences to political polemics to exhortations, Roza Otunbayeva, the leader of the opposition movement that took over the Kyrgyz government, is more…

Will Big Brother give you digital due process?

by Andrea Shea King -- How and when can law-enforcement agencies access citizens' private electronic communications? Several businesses want answers in the new age of electronic communications. As reported in the Los Angeles more…

City decrees: Name your firstborns 'Google'

by Andrea Shea King -- Might Google Broadband be coming to your town? Google's announcement last month that it would build a high-speed, fiber broadband network set off fierce competition among 600 communities. more…

First health care, now the Internet

by Andrea Shea King -- The Federal Communications Commission has released its broadband plan. We've been keeping our eye on this one. As we've reported in previous Surfin' Safari columns, the FCC is more…

Is this the end of Times?

by Andrea Shea King -- Remember when Dad returned home from work, sat in his easy chair, snapped opened the newspaper and caught up on the day's events while Mom fixed dinner? Those more…

So much for freedom of the Internet

by Andrea Shea King -- Is this constitutional? The Department of Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano says the department may eventually extend its "Einstein" technology, designed to detect and prevent electronic attacks, to networks more…

Big Brother casts shadow over Internet

by Andrea Shea King -- There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system the Thought Police plugged in more…

Warning! Social media use could rob you blind

by Andrea Shea King -- Screenshot from PleaseRobMe.com Technology is a wonderful thing. Until it's used for nefarious purposes. Did you know you're giving up your privacy when you tweet out your location more…

'Far out' adventures await on the Internet

by Andrea Shea King -- "This country was conquered by those who moved forward." – John F. Kennedy With just four NASA Space Shuttle launches remaining, there is little time to waste to more…