Zach Miners

U.S. Correspondent

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Teen jailed for supporting ISIS on Twitter

Google ordered to remove links to stories about 'right to be forgotten' request

Google ordered to remove links to stories about 'right to be forgotten' request

Google has been ordered to remove links to news articles reporting on the company's earlier removal of links in response to a "right to be forgotten" request in Europe.

Yahoo tackles large 'malvertising' campaign in its ad network

Yahoo tackles large 'malvertising' campaign in its ad network

Ads with malicious code may have appeared across Yahoo's sites

NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillance data Nov. 29

NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillance data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

New York judge rules against Facebook in search warrant case

New York judge rules against Facebook in search warrant case

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that Facebook has no legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of search warrants served on its users, highlighting the limits to online companies' abilities to protect user privacy.

Report: Microsoft paying $320 million for cloud security provider Adallom

Adallom provides a range of security and data gathering tools to businesses

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

Edward Snowden: Don't censor your d**k pics

Edward Snowden: Don't censor your d**k pics

HBO's John Oliver grilled Snowden during a sit-down interview in Russia

What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

Numerous leaks illuminating the massive scale of government surveillance programs have not rattled Americans. Relatively few people have made major changes to better secure their online communications and activities, even after the...

ISIS supporters operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts, study finds

ISIS supporters operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts, study finds

Supporters of the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts at the end of last year, a new study says, underscoring the challenge facing social networks as they become powerful tools for...

Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

An investigation revealed a database had been accessed last May

Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

The company has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information.

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