As you start out on a search for Web-related news that pertains to our class, I'd like to offer a few options that might help you along. There are abundant sources online beyond what I offer here, but these can be a good starting point if you need one. I've divided them into a few categories.
One easy place to start your search for tech news is with ... a search engine! Rather than typing in a query, you can go to the news section of a site where top stories by topic are gathered together from news sources around the world. Just go to the technology section and look at what's grabbing headlines.
GENERAL NEWS SOURCES
Any large news-gathering organization will cover topics in technology and of interest to our class. These are a few examples of sources I use, but many more (infinitely more!) are available. If you have a preferred regular news source, you can just start paying attention to their tech beat.
BBC News Technology Section
Financial Times Digital Business Section
New York Times Technology Section
Reuters Technology Section
INFORMATION DESIGN AND INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
These two sites specialize in issues of interest to our class. The first publishes more original content, while the second aggregates stories from around the Web that relate to information design.
Boxes and Arrows
InfoDesign: Understanding by Design
The sources in this category focus on different, sometimes specialized areas of technology. All cover topics of interest to the Web and information design. Compare them to get a sense of what they emphasize and how it aligns with your interests.
A List Apart
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's Website
PRIVACY, COPYRIGHT, CIVIL RIGHTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Organizations that specialize not just in innovation, but also in the ethics and implications of changes in technology, often capture news stories that relate to what they do. They're a good starting point to explore stories on these topics around the Web.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center