Michael CooneyOnline News Editor, Network World

Cooney is an Online News Editor. He is also the author of the Layer 8 blog, Network World's daily home for the not-just-networking news. He has a Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has been working with Network World since 1992. Direct: 508.766.5421 NETWORK WORLD 492 Old Connecticut Path| Framingham, MA 01701

iPhone, iPad Secrets Were Fodder in Insider Trading Bust

Analysis: The FBI and Justice Department allege insider information was passed along from Apple, Dell, and AMD.

FTC Wants 'Do Not Track' Option for Internet Users

The Federal Trade Commission's wide-ranging report included other steps the agency wants to see implemented to protect basic privacy.

10 Free IPhone Apps for Spectacular Stargazing

There's a lot to watch in the nighttime sky--everything from the International Space Station and meteor showers to planets and stars. These iPhone apps give you a window into such wonders.

What's Up With Encryption?

Indeed whatever the reason, encryption technologies seem to be behind a series of important security happenings of late.

Newest Social Net Scam: Stranded Friend

Analysis: Beware a common hoax involving a hijacked e-mail account and a plea for quick cash from a familiar name.

IBM Research Project Looks to Reshape Mobile Email

IBM targets iPhone, Pre, Android users with smartphone email client.

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Satellites Keep Aircraft Away from Iceland Volcano

NASA and ESA satellites monitor world environment for impact of Iceland’s volcano eruption.

The 5 Toughest Internet Scams

The FBI and IC3 say hitman scams, frauduent stimulant checks, fake job sites and more are still fooling Internet users.

Six Satellite Projects Set to Take Flight

Take a look at the new satellites that will likely lead to superior GPS, better military and private communications, and stronger national security.

NASA Moves Quickly to Advance Commercial Space Operations

NASA today moved quickly to advance its role as commercial space entrepreneur by awarding $50 million to five companies who could help design and build future...

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10 NASA Innovations That Might Not Get off the Ground

Budget constraints and changing priorities may stifle some innovative technological advances that often benefit us on earth as well as astronauts.

Wackiest Stories of 2009

Bots, bombs and weird science: From iPhone app trouble to Colbert toilets and levitating mice, here's out-there at its best

Virtual World Smut Too Accessible by Minors, FTC Charges

Research makes recommendations to better protect kids from accessing explicit and adult content online.

FTC Sues to Stop Robocallers

The Federal Trade Commission today said it was going after three outfits that allegedly made robocalls to sell worthless credit-card interest-rate reduction...