- Official's email says shift to Flint River made too quickly Updated: Feb-12-16 7:27 pm
As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows.
- Minnesota company has a role in landmark physics discovery Updated: Feb-12-16 1:03 pm
BURNSVILLE, Minnesota - A Minnesota supercomputing company has a role in the research that's being heralded as one of the biggest discoveries in the history of physics - the sound of gravitational waves.
- Grand Rapids-area software company to expand, add jobs Updated: Feb-12-16 2:44 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Grand Rapids-area software development company SalesPad says it is expanding with a $3.85 million investment and 91 new jobs.
- Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons Updated: Feb-12-16 12:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.
- Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it Updated: Feb-11-16 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - Myspace still exists?
- Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
- Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters Updated: Feb-11-16 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.
- Missoula school student data breach included alumni records Updated: Feb-11-16 1:19 am
MISSOULA, Montana - Missoula County Public Schools says a data breach that affected more than 1,100 students also included private information on alumni and deceased students.
- Data breach affects 91,000 Washington Medicaid clients Updated: Feb-09-16 5:19 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State officials say a data breach has affected 91,000 Washington Medicaid clients.
- Cyberattack disrupts instruction at Oxford School District Updated: Feb-09-16 6:59 am
OXFORD, Mississippi - A cyberattack by an unknown hacker has forced a school district to shut down all of its servers.
- Up to speed: Website to help expand NC high-speed internet Updated: Feb-09-16 4:16 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A new state website is designed to help expand high-speed internet access for underserved communities in North Carolina.
- Lead-Deadwood High School seeing growth in robotics classes Updated: Feb-09-16 2:20 am
LEAD, South Dakota - The Robotics craze is catching on at Lead-Deadwood High School.
- TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online Updated: Feb-08-16 6:18 pm
NEW YORK - The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril.
- An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters Updated: Feb-08-16 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON - When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.
- Over $570M to be used for faster Internet in rural Wisconsin Updated: Feb-08-16 3:27 pm
MILWAUKEE - More than $570 million in government subsidies will be used to bring faster Internet service to rural Wisconsin.
- India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program Updated: Feb-08-16 3:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Feb-08-16 1:41 pm
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- Insider Q&A: Competing with cable's Internet offerings Updated: Feb-07-16 2:15 pm
NEW YORK - Chet Kanojia, the founder of startup TV service Aereo, has a new offering that could shake up the cable industry again. His new Internet service, Starry, would compete with cable companies in big cities.
- App launched with uniquely African emojis Updated: Feb-06-16 10:59 am
JOHANNESBURG - App developers have launched a series of uniquely African emojis of characters dressed in colorful traditional attire using popular local expressions and gestures.
- Houston police announce high-tech crime mapping tools Updated: Feb-05-16 12:17 pm
HOUSTON - Houston police are using online technology to make it easier for concerned citizens to track reported crimes in their neighborhoods.
- FCC chair to discuss broadband opportunities in eastern Ky. Updated: Feb-05-16 4:35 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The head of the Federal Communications Commission plans to travel to eastern Kentucky to discuss broadband-based economic opportunities.
- Chinese using carpooling apps to get ride home for holidays Updated: Feb-05-16 3:10 am
SHANGHAI - The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.
- Skvarla pitches broadband, crowdfunding, venture capital Updated: Feb-04-16 6:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's commerce secretary says rural and small-town economies won't grow without access to high-speed Internet.
- Senators grill personnel office nominee over data hack Updated: Feb-04-16 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday promised to strengthen the agency's cybersecurity and information technology systems after what's believed to be the largest data breach in U.S. history.
- Officials warned of water, Legionnaires' link Updated: Feb-04-16 2:15 pm
LANSING, Michigan - High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.