Eager Beaver Causes Net Outage

Internet and cellphone coverage was knocked out for a time up north in Taos last week. Some 1,800 Internet users and an unknown number of phone users were denied service for 20 hours before the break in the fiber cable between the city and I-25 could be repaired....

War in Cyberspace Will Be A Real Mess

When hackers boast of their exploits, they often claim that they had only the good of the victim at heart – no matter what kind of mischief they’ve been up to. They usually innocently say that they are exposing how they accomplished whatever remarkable invasion...

Can the Internet be tamed?

The World Wide Web is nearly a quarter of a century old; but it wasn’t until the browser was invented twenty years ago that it took off. Invented by atomic scientists as a means of sharing their experimental results, for such a young technology it’s surprisingly...

Is Cyberwar the New Normal?

The Internet these days is often compared to the Wild West. It, too, is a wide open frontier with endless possibilities, loose rules, limited government controls and not a few rustlers and bandits lurking along its trails. But unlike other frontiers, the Net seems to...