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Stories with subject: Computing and information technology
  • Department of Education rolls out mobile app 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:07 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Education is rolling out a new mobile app intended to make communication between school officials and parents easier.

  • All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 1:26 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.

  • New York State Fair has a new mobile app 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 12:08 pm

    ALBANY, New York - The New York State Fair has a new mobile app.

  • AP National News Calendar 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:47 pm

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 30 - September 5. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

  • Student data breach reported by South Dakota School of Mines 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:52 am

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Officials at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology say an email that a university employee inadvertently sent to graduate students included an attachment with names, student identification numbers and grade point averages of about 350 students.

  • Mobile driver's license app being tested in Iowa 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:34 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Transportation employees have started testing a mobile driver's license app as part of a new pilot program.

  • Grants to help state libraries upgrade computers, software 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:04 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee State Library and Archives is providing more than $305,000 in grants to help libraries upgrade their computer equipment and software.

  • Review: New phones, tablets keep Samsung at Android helm 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:19 am

    NEW YORK - Samsung's new smartphones and tablets might not offer enough to entice current iPhone and iPad users to switch, but they keep Samsung at the head of the class among Android gadget makers.

  • Secrets have long slipped into State Department email 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:06 am

    WASHINGTON - During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret.

  • Document: Kane received sensitive emails on personal account story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:22 pm

    NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's top prosecutor received sensitive emails from aides about news coverage of her office on personal accounts, preventing investigators from seeing many of her responses, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

  • Smartphone app identifies weeds invasive to Alaska 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:43 am

    KENAI, Alaska - A new smartphone application is helping researchers learn where plant species invasive to Alaska are growing.

  • Audit criticizes security at Oregon's state data center 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:37 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - Oregon technology managers never resolved known security vulnerabilities at a state data warehouse that stores a trove of sensitive information about Oregonians, state auditors concluded in a report released Tuesday.

  • Montana settles with CenturyLink on maintenance, broadband 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:53 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana reached a settlement with CenturyLink on Tuesday that requires the telecommunications company to improve maintenance response times and accept a federal grant to expand broadband in the state.

  • Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:34 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.

  • Watchdog: US Ambassador Kennedy used private email story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. Some emails contained sensitive information.

  • University student pleads guilty to making Android spy app 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:26 pm

    PITTSBURGH - A Carnegie Mellon University student who hoped to sell enough malicious software to infect 450,000 Google Android smartphones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal law meant to prevent hacking of phones and computers.

  • Tech startups want to change the way you drive 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:17 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering professor wants to double the range of today's electric vehicles. And an aeronautics expert believes flying cars shouldn't be science fiction.

  • Companies aid needy with Internet access in south Ala 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:04 am

    DOTHAN, Alabama - Students in low-income families may have a better chance of accessing the Internet from home through discounted services provided by area companies.

  • Russia cancels short-lived Wikipedia ban 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:43 am

    MOSCOW - Russia on Tuesday canceled a ban on the Russian-language Wikipedia, which barely lasted a few hours and caused a storm among Russian online users.

  • Rutgers University hires 3 cybersecurity firms 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:44 pm

    NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Rutgers University has hired three cybersecurity firms to protect its computer networks after they were hacked at least four times during the past school year.

  • New school bus routing software brings problems 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 1:16 pm

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - The launch of new bus-routing software led to a chaotic start to the school year across Palm Beach County, with stranded students and delayed arrivals rampant.

  • Nebraska government email accounts linked to cheating site 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:47 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Several Nebraska government email addresses are among the list of millions of subscribers leaked following the breach of the cheating website Ashley Madison.

  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:31 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social security numbers and other personal information of more than 1,000 agency employees.

  • Behind the bite: CSU runs West Nile virus tests 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 9:38 am

    FORT COLLINS, Colorado - It used to be that Colorado State University scientists checking for West Nile virus relied on sticking needles into the brains of baby mice and waiting four to five days to see if the tiny mammals died from the viral infection.

  • URI: Women primarily affected in potential email exposure 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 9:01 pm

    KINGSTON, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island says nearly 3,000 email accounts with addresses and passwords potentially exposed were almost exclusively held by women.